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  • Medical students offer sun protection advice

    Medical students offer sun protection advice

    As temperatures continue to soar, the Medical Students Association urged the public to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the UV Rays.It said one should: * Seek shade (especially during the peak hours of the sun 10am - 4pm) to minimise...

  • Ready to charge down the road

    Ready to charge down the road

    Silence is golden but on an island where noise pollution reigns supreme and many motorists strive to make their cars as loud as possible, finding peace and quiet on the road is rare. But hope is on the horizon in the shape of electric cars. The...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    A nationwide power outage, fireworks create a surreal scene around the supermoon, Malta joins the rest of the world in mourning Robin Williams - A selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by Times of Malta photographers.  

  • Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Irina Kuts, 54, realised she had to leave her Benghazi home when fear crept in that she could be killed for being a non-Muslim foreigner. The Ukrainian doctor, who has lived in Libya for 20 years, was one of more than 800 passengers evacuated to...

  • Virtu evacuates another 289 Daewoo employees to Malta

    Virtu evacuates another 289 Daewoo employees to Malta

    A Virtu Ferries Catamaran left the port of Zuwaytinah, south west of Benghazi, at 8am today with 289 evacuees on board. The trip was the second to be chartered by Daewoo Logistics Corporation.The evacuation was coordinated by Virtu Ferries and...

  • Alpa calls on airport to cover airline losses after generators failure

    Alpa calls on airport to cover airline losses after generators failure

    An MIA investigation into what caused its power generators to malfunction on Tuesday during the nationwide blackout has so far ruled out speculation that the generators were not properly maintained or out of diesel. “We carried out a simulation of...

  • 17 new FDI projects approved between January and June

    17 new FDI projects approved between January and June

    A record total of 36 new foreign direct investmnet projects were approved by Malta Enterprise between May-December 2013, and another 17 new projects were approved in the first six months of this year, ME said. It said this morning these were...

  • Plan on potential of afforestation being prepared

    A national outline plan on the potential of afforestation for Malta is being prepared by Louis F. Cassar at the request of the Environment Ministry. Mr Brincat said that this plan needed to undertake a stock-take of the existing situation and...

  • 23-year-old man in critical condition after Naxxar crash

    23-year-old man in critical condition after Naxxar crash

    A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after a crash early this morning in Naxxar. The police said three other people were injured in the incident in the Naxxar/Gharghur bypass at about 1.30am. The head-on crash involved a Toyota Townace, a...

  • Muslim woman told she can’t swim fully covered

    Muslim woman told she can’t swim fully covered

    A Muslim woman claiming to have worn a “modest” full-body bathing suit at the Marsa Sports Club was told she could not swim in the pool wearing “unhygienic” clothes. The Maltese woman, who asked to remain anonymous, feels the club discriminated...

  • Evacuated workers flown out

    Evacuated workers flown out

    A Boeing 747 and an Airbus A333 of  Philippines Airlines made rare visits to Malta last night to fly out some 800 Filipino workers who were evacuated from Libya. The workers were brought to Malta by ferry from Benghazi yesterday. They were flown...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says fear has forced doctors to escape Benghazi. It also separately reports about fears about children using harpoons after licence requirements were lifted. The...

  • Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Fear forces doctors to escape Benghazi

    Irina Kuts, 54, realised she had to leave her Benghazi home when fear crept in that she could be killed for being a non-Muslim foreigner. The Ukrainian doctor, who has lived in Libya for 20 years, was one of more than 800 passengers evacuated to...

  • ‘Children now using spearguns’ after licence withdrawn

    ‘Children now using spearguns’ after licence withdrawn

    Concerns are being raised that children are handling potentially harmful spearfishing guns after licensing requirements for the sport were removed. The licence, which used to ensure speargun users were over 18 and had been vetted by the police,...

  • Jerma hotel ruins finally blocked off

    Jerma hotel ruins finally blocked off

    The dangerous and dilapidated site of the former Jerma Palace hotel in Marsascala has had its entrances finally closed with large concrete blocks after years of the area being open to the public. The hotel, once owned by a Libyan State company and...

  • Teen learns how to party but little English in Malta

    A 14-year-old German girl’s holiday in Malta ostensibly to learn English ended up being a good opportunity to practise Spanish, one of Germany’s largest newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. Writing in the newspaper’s travel section,...

  • Muslim woman told she can’t swim fully covered

    Muslim woman told she can’t swim fully covered

    A Muslim woman claiming to have worn a “modest” full-body bathing suit at the Marsa Sports Club was told she could not swim in the pool wearing “unhygienic” clothes. The Maltese woman, who asked to remain anonymous, feels the club discriminated...

  • Montekristo Estates given grants for vineyards

    Montekristo Estates given grants for vineyards

    Montekristo vineyards, located on “Malta’s largest illegally developed sites”, have received close to €13,000 in EU agricultural funds. The winery and vineyards owned by construction magnate Charles Polidano, iċ-Ċaqnu, were already under an...

  • ‘Progress’ registered over army complaints dispute

    ‘Progress’ registered over army complaints dispute

    Progress has been registered in the long-running dispute between the government and the Ombudsman’s Office, on which entity has the right to probe complaints filed by army members, following talks held on Tuesday. Though no agreement is yet in...

  • Malta backs arming Iraqi Kurds against militants

    Malta backs arming Iraqi Kurds against militants

    Malta agrees that Iraqi Kurds should be given weapons to be able to fight Islamic militants who are occupying the country’s northern regions. Foreign Minister George Vella, who yesterday attended an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers, said...