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  • 'Finally we can reclaim Bugibba'... Maltese react to Brexit vote

    'Finally we can reclaim Bugibba'... Maltese react to Brexit vote

    The Maltese resorted to the social media this morning in reaction to the Brexit vote. And a lot of comments posted on Facebook and Twitter predicted doom and gloom for the EU bloc... with the odd humorous remark. 

  • Gibraltar to get a Maltese bishop

    Gibraltar to get a Maltese bishop

    Gibraltar is to have a Maltese bishop, with Pope Francis having appointed Gudja local Mgr Carmelo Zammit to the post.  The 66-year-old Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Malta was announced as Gibraltar's next Bishop during a press conference at...

  • Special bus routes for Isle of MTV

    Special bus routes for Isle of MTV

    Thinking of going to the Isle of MTV concert next week?  Then leave those glass bottles, laser pens and even your car at home.  A special bus service will run on the night of the concert, the Malta Tourism Authority has said, with buses passing...

  • Consolidated fund gets €47.5m boost

    Consolidated fund gets €47.5m boost

    Recurrent revenue rose by €62.8 million while total expenditure went up by €15.3 million in the first five months of the year when compared to last year, official statistics show.The increases resulted in a positive change in the Government’s...

  • Students like co-education, but teachers are less enthusiastic

    Students like co-education, but teachers are less enthusiastic

    Students are generally happy with co-education – which was introduced in state schools in 2013- but teachers are decidedly less keen, survey results published today by the education ministry show.Over 3,000 students were surveyed, with 83 per cent...

  • Hold up at gambling outlet in Victoria, Gozo

    Hold up at gambling outlet in Victoria, Gozo

    Hooded thieves robbed a gambling outlet in Victoria, Gozo yesterday evening, police said.  Police said the thieves entered the outlet on Triq Patri Manwel Magri at approximately 10pm yesterday evening and demanded that a female cashier hand over...

  • Maltese newspaper review

    Maltese newspaper review

    These are the main stories featured in today's Maltese newspapers: Times of Malta reports that the allegations of fraud made against deputy governor Alfred Mifsud are expected to be discussed during a meeting of the Central Bank's board of...

  • Central Bank’s board to discuss allegations about Alfred Mifsud

    Central Bank’s board to discuss allegations about Alfred Mifsud

    Alfred Mifsud and the allegations made against him are expected to be discussed during a meeting of the Central Bank’s board of directors today, the Times of Malta has learnt. Sources close to the Bank said that although the meeting had been...

  • Malta prepared for a UK exit from EU: Joseph Muscat

    Malta prepared for a UK exit from EU: Joseph Muscat

    Updated 12.34pm - Chamber of Commerce says it remains optimistic An EU referendum in Malta would be 'suicide' - Muscat Malta is prepared for the "new reality" of life in the EU without the UK, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this...

  • OUTch - Britain votes to leave EU

    OUTch - Britain votes to leave EU

    Last updated 12.55 pm Friday   David Cameron to resign as British PM   'Malta is prepared', says PM Muscat  Maltese react to Brexit on social media How world politicians reacted Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 per cent to 48...

  • ‘Panama probe will put presidency under cloud’

    ‘Panama probe will put presidency under cloud’

    The Panama Papers inquiry conducted by the European Parliament would put Malta’s presidency of the EU Council under a dark cloud, Roberta Metsola told the Times of Malta. Dr Metsola was yesterday named a member of the inquiry committee together...

  • Repeated criticism harming financial sector - minister

    Repeated criticism harming financial sector - minister

    Digital Economy Minister Manuel Mallia in an indirect reference to the Panama Papers controversy, said this evening that people who continue to stress the issue “on every occasion” were doing as much damage as the event they are referring to.   Dr...

  • Ethics education or religion? Study underway in state schools

    Ethics education or religion? Study underway in state schools

    An exercise to determine the demand for ethics education in State schools is finally under way after repeated complaints by parents who felt their children were not being offered an adequate alternative to religion lessons. Parents of students in...

  • Man drives at police car after pedestrian hit - Italian falls off Mistra cliff

    Man drives at police car after pedestrian hit - Italian falls off Mistra cliff

    A driver who this afternoon allegedly hit a pedestrian and drove on, later also drove at a police car which tried to stop him. The pedestrian, a 24-year-old man from Mosta, was hit at Triq l-Ibrag, Swieqi at about 3pm. The car did not stop. The...

  • Winning design for new Gozo Museum unveiled

    Winning design for new Gozo Museum unveiled

    The winning design for the Gozo Museum project has been unveiled, paving the way for the creation of a new multi-disciplinary museum and cultural centre in Victoria. The new museum, which is expected to cost around €5 million, will take the place...

  • Malta to open embassy in Ankara

    Turkey has welcomed a decision by Malta to open an embassy in Ankara. Bilateral relations were discussed today when Foreign Minister George Vella held talks in the Turkish capital with Foreign Minister Melvut Çavuşoğlu. The Turkish Minister said...

  • Malta strongest in opposing Brexit

    Malta strongest in opposing Brexit

    Support for Britain staying in the EU is stronger in Malta than anywhere else in the EU, a survey has shown. The Brexit Showt survey was carried on websites in all EU countries, including timesofmalta.com. Readers were asked to express a Yes or No...

  • Malta U-21 striker offered bribe through Whatsapp

    Malta U-21 striker offered bribe through Whatsapp

    Malta Under-21 striker Joseph Mbong was offered a bribe through a mobile phone text message in an attempt to fix a recent UEFA Under-21 qualifier, but sounded the alarm bells and alerted the authorities, a court heard today. The bribe attempt was...

  • Gzira Strand lido gets the go-ahead

    Gzira Strand lido gets the go-ahead

    The Planning Authority has given the go-ahead for the construction of a lido along the promenade of the Gzira strand. The project will include the reclamation of land for an outdoor swimming pool, a sundeck area, two restaurants, changing rooms...

  • Foreign workers contribute 'significantly' to economy: Central Bank

    Foreign workers contribute 'significantly' to economy: Central Bank

    Foreign workers have contributed significantly to both Malta's economic growth as well as the state of its public finances, a Central Bank report has found.  The bank's Quarterly Review found evidence that foreign workers were paying more tax than...