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  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta leads with comments by Archbishop Paul Cremona, who officially resigned yesterday. It also quotes the former Air Malta CEO Peter Davies saying the...

  • Daughter reacts as Maltese couple is touted for canonisation

    Daughter reacts as Maltese couple is touted for canonisation

    A Maltese couple being considered for canonisation “loved everyone, whether a beggar or a bishop, and did not hold any grudges”, according to their only child. “They would return unkindness with generosity and tell me to do the same,” Sr Cecilia...

  • Ħamrun’s More outlet owes €250,000 in rent

    Ħamrun’s More Supermarket ran up debts of about €250,000 in unpaid rent, compounding a trail of millions of euros in arrears left behind by a man who has fled Malta. The amount was accrued over a year of unpaid leases related to the outlet,...

  • ‘I tried my best, but effort was too great’

    ‘I tried my best, but effort was too great’

      Paul Cremona said the recent internal criticism levelled at his leadership may have “accelerated” his resignation as Archbishop but the idea first took root two years ago when he “succumbed to exhaustion”. Looking tired yet serene, Archbishop...

  • A pastor’s tribulations

    A pastor’s tribulations

    Archbishop Emeritus Cremona’s leadership of the Church has gone through a number of trying times over the past eight years. Kurt Sansone heads down the bumpy tracks of memory lane. Two years ago, an e-mail from the Curia announced that the...

  • Air Malta on track before I left – Davies

    Air Malta will need a private cash injection if it wants to grow and expand, the airline’s former CEO Peter Davies has told The Sunday Times of Malta. Air Malta was achieving the desired financial results until he stepped down last March and had...

  • Worker took €345k to lead a ‘good life’

    Worker took €345k to lead a ‘good life’

    A judge has ordered a man to refund €345,216 which he misappropriated from his former employer, after hearing how he used the company’s money to buy cars and lead a “good life”. The court found Vince Etienne Vella, 33, from San Ġwann, had...

  • Maid sacked over umbrella gets €1,000

    A hotel maid has won €1,000 in compensation after an industrial tribunal found the company had not followed the proper disciplinary procedures when it sacked her over an umbrella that a guest left in a room. Charmaine Scicluna Muxi worked for...

  • Polidano’s illegal zoo adds three cubs to its collection

    Polidano’s illegal zoo adds three cubs to its collection

    Montekristo Estates is promoting weekly displays of two new tiger cubs and one new puma cub at its unlicensed and illegal zoo, with no sign of law enforcement authorities clamping down. The zoo is charging an entrance fee of €10 per adult and €8...

  • British paedophile jailed for 18 months

    British paedophile jailed for 18 months

    A convicted paedophile suspected of having possible links with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was yesterday jailed in Malta for 18 months for possession of child pornography. Roderick Macdonald, 76, pleaded guilty to the possession of...

  • Piecing the energy jigsaw

    As the energy landscape heads for a major overhaul with the introduction of private sector involvement, Kurt Sansone unravels the complexities. Sparks are expected to fly in Parliament tomorrow when the Energy Minister gives a breakdown of how the...

  • Man denies trafficking

    A Sicilian man was yesterday charged with trafficking cannabis plants and resin and being in possession of cocaine. Aldo Pistella, 36 from Agrigento, who told the court he was unemployed, denied possession of cannabis in circumstances denoting it...

  • Policeman injured

    An off-duty policeman was seriously injured and another three were slightly hurt when they arrested a knife-wielding man in Paceville early yesterday morning. The incident happened on St Rita Steps at about 5.20am when a man threw a glass at a...

  • Nurses directive

    The nurses union has issued a directive, instructing all nurses and midwives not to fill in the necessary forms required to obtain drugs from the pharmacy department for patients. Taking effect on November 1, the MUMN urged members not to ask...

  • Man critical

    A 23-year-old Norwegian man is in a critical condition after allegedly falling from the balcony of a house in St Edward Street, Qormi. The police said they were informed about the case at about 8.30am yesterday. The victim was found on the...

  • ‘Join local community to experience new cultures’

    ‘Join local community to experience new cultures’

    Simona Ricci goes to daily open markets in different villages to get to know more about the Maltese people, food and language. “I want to try to learn some Maltese words. It’s difficult but it sounds nice. “When you move to another country you...

  • Firearms collection goes under hammer

    Firearms collection goes under hammer

    A stunning private collection of firearms and weapons bought from the prestigious British auction house Sotheby’s will soon be going under the hammer locally. More than 80 pieces of weapons – some dating back to the 18th century – are up for sale.

  • Malta’s CHOGM plans still not been revealed

    A number of diplomats from Commonwealth countries have complained they have been kept in the dark by the government over next year’s Commonwealth leaders meeting in Malta. “We cannot understand why the government is not informing us about the...

  • Dr Klown comes to town

    Dr Klown comes to town

    A Dr Klown Awareness Day was organised yesterday at The Point in Sliema. Dr Klown is an NGO, active at Mater Dei Hospital that provides hospitalised children distraction and stress relief through fun and laughter.

  • Feline happy to be on show in Malta

    Feline happy to be on show in Malta

    About 75 cats from around the world are on show at Daniel’s Shopping Centre in Ħamrun. This cat from Russia, a Burmilla, (centre) won the General Best award yesterday. The cat show, organised by the Malta Feline Guardians Club, is also open today...