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  • Former Labour mayor will be ‘trusted’ Addolorata manager

    Former Labour mayor will be ‘trusted’ Addolorata manager

    Former Żebbuġ mayor Brian Bonnici has been recruited by the government to manage the Addolorata cemetery in Paola on a position of trust basis without a call for applications, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. When contacted, Mr Bonnici...

  • €43m spent on schools – minister

    A total of €43 million is currently being spent on 28 educational projects, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said yesterday during a visit to Rabat’s Secondary School. He said work at the new sports hall and facilities which are part of the...

  • Siġġiewi garden for Nalizpelra

    A public garden in Siġġiewi will be renovated and dedicated to cartoonist Maurice Tanti Burlò. The Siġġiewi council said the play area in Nikol Zammit street would be renamed Nalizpelra Playground, dedicated to Mr Tanti Burlò, for several years a...

  • Way of the Cross in Cottonera

    Malta’s new Archbishop, Mgr Charles Scicluna, will lead the Way of the Cross in Cottonera on Wednesday. The Stations of the Cross will start next to the Maċina in Senglea at 7.30pm, it will then pass through Cospicua and end at the garden in...

  • ‘Leah now praying for us’

    ‘Leah now praying for us’

    Six-year-old Leah Xuereb was lying peacefully in bed, between her parents, when she took her last few breaths in her Għajnsielem home early yesterday morning. “We were watching her all night. When she exhaled her last breath, she had a smile on...

  • ‘Yes vote would send dangerous message’

    ‘Yes vote would send dangerous message’

    The choice facing the public in the spring hunting referendum is whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past, according to the No campaign. Speaking during an activity in Valletta, Shout campaign spokes-man Mark Sultana said those who are...

  • Looking to unlock mindset of Germanwings co-pilot

    Looking to unlock mindset of Germanwings co-pilot

    A German co-pilot’s decision last Tuesday to deliberately crash an Airbus A320 into the French Alps has left everybody grappling for answers. Ariadne Massa traces the chilling details that have emerged since. Being jilted by his girlfriend, a...

  • Crowdfunding appeal for new board game hit target in just 12 hours

    Crowdfunding appeal for new board game hit target in just 12 hours

    When a group of Maltese game developers started an online crowd-funding campaign to fund the development of a new board game, they were cautiously optimistic of raising the $25,000 (€22,960) they needed. None of them expected, however, that their...

  • Top doctor warns perils of heart disease still real

    Top doctor warns perils of heart disease still real

    Heart disease is projected to remain the number one killer in the world until the year 2050 unless people make drastic lifestyle changes, a top European cardiologist has warned. Professor Fausto Pinto is urging healthcare professionals to provide...

  • Kessler-Busuttil ‘buddy buddy’

    Kessler-Busuttil ‘buddy buddy’

    Former European Commissioner John Dalli yesterday issued a statement to decry what he termed as the “buddy buddy” relationship that exists between Nationalist Leader Simon Busuttil and Olaf director general Giovanni Kessler. Mr Dalli referred to a...

  • Council drafting new film policy

    A new consultative council has been established with its brief to draft a national film policy that the government wants in force by November. Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis told a press conference yesterday that twelve organisations will be...

  • Spring hunting choice about whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past - Shout

    Spring hunting choice about whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past - Shout

    The choice facing the Maltese public in the spring hunting referendum is whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past, according to the No campaign. Speaking during an outreach activity in Valletta this afternoon, Shout campaign spokesman...

  • Updated: 'John Dalli should not draw me into his lies' - Simon Busuttil

    Updated: 'John Dalli should not draw me into his lies' - Simon Busuttil

    (Adds Simon Busuttil's statement) John Dalli was free to continue living a lie if he so wanted "but he should not draw  me into his lies", Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. He was reacting to a statement issued earlier this...

  • Upgraded playground in Siggiewi to be renamed in honour of cartoonist Nalizpelra

    The Siggiewi council has filed an application with the planning authority to upgrade the playground at Triq it-Tabib Nikol Zammit and rename it Nalizpelra Playground, in remembrance of Times of Malta cartoonist Maurice Tanti Burlò. Mr Tanti Burlo...

  • Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    A ‘Yes’ vote for spring hunting is a positive choice in favour of mutual respect and tolerance, Yes campaign spokeswoman Kathleen Grima said this morning. Speaking during a public dialogue organised by the Yes campaign in Birkirkara, Dr Grima said...

  • PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    The Nationalist Party has challenged the Prime Minister to extend the investigation on the use of public officials and products for private work in Gozo beyond March 2013. PN general secretary Chris Said said there were allegations that the...

  • St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II, the new 200-bed state-of-the-art private hospital to be built at Smart City in Xgħajra, should be open in 2017. The €100 million private investment, through a new investment company with Maltese and Italian interests, will include...

  • National film policy to be drawn up

    National film policy to be drawn up

    A new consultative council to draft a national film policy has been appointed by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis. The council will represent 12 organisations including PBS, Malta Tourism Authority, University of Malta, Malta College of...

  • €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    A total of €43 million is being spent on 28 educational projects, most of which would be finished or will be finalised in summer, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said during a site visit to Rabat's Secondary School. The sum, which did not...

  • Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Leah Xuereb, the bubbly six-year-old girl who stole the heart of the Maltese nation as she fought cancer, succumbed to the disease at 6.30am at her home in Ghajnsielem. Puttinu Cares said her death was peaceful and expected. Leah’s mother, Zhana,...