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  • Rebate plan a shot in arm for film industry

    Filmmakers may benefit from up to 27 per cent in cash rebates if they feature Maltese cultural elements as the government embarks on a mission to boost the film industry. According to new financial guidelines, post-production is also eligible for...

  • Rare bird is monitored

    A rare and highly protected bird, the long-legged buzzard, was sighted this Thursday in an undisclosed area in the north of Malta. It roosted overnight, awaiting more favourable wind currents to continue its journey. The location was monitored by...

  • Ukraine deal welcomed

    Foreign Minister George Vella yesterday welcomed the preliminary agreement for action to calm tensions in Ukraine, which was reached in Geneva on Thursday. The US, EU, Ukraine and Russia agreed to establish a broad national dialogue to ensure the...

  • Anti-piracy patrol duties

    Maltese military personnel will again help patrol the shores of east Africa in an anti-piracy mission, under a Memor-andum of Understanding signed with the Dutch Navy. Home Affairs and National Security Minister Manuel Mallia made the announcement...

  • Radar plan at Fawwara

    Malta Air Traffic Services will soon be inaugurating a radar in Fawwara. The company told Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis about the challenges it had to face and its continuous investment. A radar at Ħal Far was inaugurated recently. The...

  • Passion in procession

    Good Friday processions depicting the Passion of Christ were held in several localities yesterday. Devotees look on as the Crucifix is carried past balconies in Senglea.

  • Ombudsman probes food safety concerns

    The Ombudsman has launched an investigation into concerns over food safety after Times of Malta reported the dumping of slurry on agricultural fields. The probe is being carried out on the initiative of the Ombudsman, Joseph Said Pullicino, and is...

  • New rules for Frontex rescues

    Migrants rescued at sea in Frontex operations will no longer have to be taken to the country coordinating the mission, according to Roberta Metsola. The Nationalist MEP said new rules approved by the European Parliament this week ensure that any...

  • Archbishop washes feet on Maundy Thursday

    Archbishop Paul Cremona washed the feet of migrants, disabled people and drug victims at St John’s Co Cathedral as part of the Maundy Thursday rite.

  • ‘ADHD is a real condition and it needs to be treated’

    Parents of children who have ADHD are “not taking a neutral decision” when they opt not to treat them as their choice comes with implications, according to psychiatrist Anthony Dimech. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he stressed, “is a...

  • Pilgrims by torchlight

    In keeping with tradition, hundreds of people walked up the hill from Siġġiewi to the Laferla Cross on Thursday reciting the rosary and pausing to meditate, with their way illuminated by fjakkoli (torches). Meanwhile, thousands of others visited...

  • Maltese climbers’ shock after avalanche tragedy

    When tragedy struck on the slopes of Mount Everest in the early hours of yesterday, Gregory Attard was still asleep. With three other Maltese climbers he is currently attempting his second ascent of the world’s highest mountain. But the group...

  • Army officers in Libya to train coastguard

    With its desert borders and coastline stretching thousands of kilometres, Libya has always failed to impose proper controls. As a result, drugs, arms and humans have been trafficked with little impunity across the borders, creating a headache for...

  • Former top hotel is a dangerous wreck

    South Malta’s former biggest hotel has been reduced to a dangerous shell, with parts of the publicly accessible structure collapsing due to weather damage. The four-star Jerma Palace hotel, once owned by a Libyan state company and leased and...

  • Jacob’s moving tale told from ‘heart of a mother’

    When teenager Jacob Cachia was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a rare brain infection, he asked his mother to tell his story to spread a message of hope to others going through tough times. Now that the worst is over and Jacob – who has...

  • Italian woman hit by car in Valletta

    A 54-year-old Italian woman was grievously injured this afternoon when she was hit by a Ford Mondeo in Mediterranean Street, Valletta. She is not in a critical condition. The accident happened at 1.30pm, the police said. The car was being driven...

  • Rare bird roosts in Malta

    A long-legged buzzard, which is rare and highly protected bird, was sighted yesterday in an undisclosed area in the north of Malta, the government said. It said the bird roosted overnight, awaiting more favourable wind currents to continue with...

  • Fgura woman struck by lightning bolt

    A 27-year-old woman from Fgura injured her hand when she was struck by a bolt of lightning at around noon. The police said the woman, who lives in Triq il-Ward tax-Xemx, was lowering an awning in the yard of her residence when the incident...

  • Concert to celebrate national anniversaries at Smart City

    A concert featuring a show with Beatles music is being held at Smart City on April 26. The concert, organised by the Fondazzjoni Ċelebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali Maltin, was launched by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici. He said that 45 singers and...

  • €75,000 raised in Good Friday night walk

    The sum of €75,000 was raised in aid of the Puttinu Cares cancer support group during the Good Friday night walk which this year was the largest ever with some 8,000 participants. The first to arrive at the finish line in front of the Senglea...

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