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  • USA honour for University of Malta academic

    USA honour for University of Malta academic

    Professor Joe Cannataci, Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance and deputy dean of the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta, has been awarded the Louis D. Brandeis Award for Privacy in Washington. Prof.

  • Number of rape cases last year doubled

    Number of rape cases last year doubled

    The number of rape cases reported to the police last year was the highest since data started being recorded in 2008, figures show. Police statistics show 23 rape cases were reported last year, more than double the number recorded in 2014. Prior to...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta says leaked papers have revealed the costs of the Malta Song contest. It also reports that the number of rape cases doubled last year. The Malta Independent reports...

  • Parker without licence nets €7,000 a weekend

    Parker without licence nets €7,000 a weekend

    The owner of a field close to a clubbing venue in Ta’ Qali says he is netting over €7,000 a weekend by offering parking facilities despite not having a licence to operate. The property owner-turned-parker estimates that about 3,000 vehicles...

  • Transport Malta wins €500,000 over contract breach, takes less than half

    Transport Malta has waived more than half the sum of €500,000 it was owed in damages by an advertising agency over a breach of contract two decades ago. The recent out-of-court settlement came after the agency, MPS, objected to paying and filed an...

  • Who is going to fight for the unborn?

    Who is going to fight for the unborn?

    Miriam Sciberras from the Life Network explains their stand against the morning-after pill, telling Claire Caruana that the first few days of human life cannot be disregarded. Pro-life activists are insisting that the morning-after pill is...

  • Brexit: How Malta may be hit

    Brexit: How Malta may be hit

    The dark clouds Influence: The UK’s departure will deal a blow to Malta’s leverage on major political decisions being taken in Brussels, former EU Commissioner Tonio Borg and Malta’s former Permanent Representative to the EU Richard Cachia Caruana...

  • Iraq is not just a war zone, say students visiting Gozo

    Iraq is not just a war zone, say students visiting Gozo

    Gozo has opened its arms to a group of Christian Iraqi students who want to share their history, culture and values. Sarah Carabott spoke to them. Nineteen Christian Iraqi students aged between 12 and 16 and five teachers who live in Erbil are in...

  • Man stabbed with broken mirror - second man jumps two storeys onto car

    Man stabbed with broken mirror - second man jumps two storeys onto car

    Two Somali men were injured in a dramatic incident in Birzebbuga this morning. Informed sources said the two got into an argument and one of the men, 30 was stabbed in the stomach with a broken mirror. When the police were called, the aggressor,...

  • Malta on pole to replace Britain as EU president

    Malta on pole to replace Britain as EU president

    The likelihood is growing that Malta will assume the presidency of the EU for the whole of 2017 instead of just the first six months, in the light of Britain’s decision to leave the bloc, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Malta has already...

  • Ministry reacts as Opposition slams government for signing Gozo hospital away for 99 years

    Ministry reacts as Opposition slams government for signing Gozo hospital away for 99 years

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning slammed the government for signing away the Gozo hospital to a private investor for 99 years. The Sunday Times of Malta revealed today that the hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and...

  • Hospital in Gozo can be leased for 99 years, not 30 as previously declared - ministry says government retained its rights

    Hospital in Gozo can be leased for 99 years, not 30 as previously declared - ministry says government retained its rights

    The Gozo General Hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and not just 30, as the government has repeatedly declared, this newspaper can reveal. The Gozo hospital, including all its grounds and surrounding roads, has been transferred...

  • Malta could be UK gateway to the EU, Muscat says

    Malta could be UK gateway to the EU, Muscat says

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today that Malta could in the future be a gateway of the UK to the European Union. Speaking in a One Radio interview, Dr Muscat said Malta was economically strong and prepared to face the withdrawal of the UK from...

  • Engineer's top floor apartment needs no electricity to stay cool

    Engineer's top floor apartment needs no electricity to stay cool

    A young engineer has transformed his 1955 top-floor apartment into one that needs no electricity to cool down in summer, while its twin flat next door needs four air conditioners. As soon as you step into Stefan De Marco’s apartment, housed in a...

  • Report shows how congestion is driving up costs for the country

    Report shows how congestion is driving up costs for the country

    The cost of traffic congestion for the country will hit €1.28 billion per year in 2050 if no changes to transport policies are made, according to an estimate contained in the new national transport strategy. The 2050 strategy document prepared by...

  • Boy, 6, critically injured in Vittoriosa accident

    Boy, 6, critically injured in Vittoriosa accident

    A boy, 6, was critically injured late yesterday when he was hit by a car in Vittoriosa. The police said the accident happened at Xatt r-Rizq at about 10.30pm when the boy was hit by a Skoda Felicia, driven by a 61-year-old man from Fgura.  His...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese press today. The Sunday Times of Malta says the Gozo General Hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and not just 30, as the government had repeatedly declared. It also reports...

  • 1893 travel guide for an ancient, mythical island

    1893 travel guide for an ancient, mythical island

    For tourists flocking to Malta from the UK this summer, the trip typically includes little more than a low-cost flight of a few hours, but 120 years ago the journey was a very different one. “The most direct route is by the Peninsular and Oriental...

  • Michelle Muscat completes charity swim in three hours

    Michelle Muscat completes charity swim in three hours

    Michelle Muscat completed her second athletic challenge this afternoon by swimming from Marsascala to the Grand Harbour in aid of charity.  It took the Prime Minister's wife three hours to complete the charity swim with funds going towards the...

  • Connecting people through the djembe

    Connecting people through the djembe

    In a world marred by conflict, Senegalese drummer Mousse Ndiaye is touring the world, bringing people together through music. His current stop is Malta. “To be able to connect people, you first have to gather them, and when you do, you offer them...