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  • Unknown firms win €356,000 hub contract

    A €356,000 tender for consultancy services for the establishment of a digital hub in Gozo was awarded to a consortium whose members cannot be identified. Gozo Connect won the contract to determine the technical and financial feasibility for the...

  • ‘Cancer diagnosis was not the end: we chose to smile’

    ‘Cancer diagnosis was not the end: we chose to smile’

    Doriette and Silvana both faced the same choice – to pity themselves or live whatever was left of their lives smiling. And the two breast cancer survivors chose the latter. “When I was given the news I had two options: either cry over my fate or...

  • Teen ‘caught scalp ringworm from bench press’

    The first known Maltese patient to have contracted a certain type of scalp ringworm, which could lead to baldness, probably got it when he lay down on a bench press at a gym, a medical report has revealed. The 16-year-old boy, who has been treated...

  • University’s pot luck with ancient objects

    University’s pot luck with ancient objects

    People can this week take a first peek at the four ancient objects retrieved from the oldest shipwreck in the central Mediterranean. They include a burial urn, an artefact never before found on a sunken Phoenician ship. The discovery of the...

  • Tablets for all at elderly care home

    Elderly people living at St Vincent de Paul Residence will be taught how to use tablet computers so they can enjoy reading e-books, watch their favourite movies and keep in contact with relatives over Skype. The training will be offered for free...

  • Debate on the media

    The debate on whether the media is independent, balanced or even-handed will be tackled in a discussion involving columnists and experts in the field. Amid claims that print journalism is often openly partisan, public-service traditions demand...

  • ‘I’ve learned my rights, the next step is teaching others’

    ‘I’ve learned my rights, the next step is teaching others’

    Mohammed Salif Bah is a young man with a big dream. The migrant from Guinea, who was brought to Malta in 2007 while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, wishes to travel to stable countries in Africa to teach the younger generations their rights...

  • Stopped driver bites skin off officer’s hand

    Stopped driver bites skin off officer’s hand

    A police constable was bitten by a man he had stopped for driving dangerously and had some of the skin of his hand ripped off, the police said yesterday. The incident took place on Saturday at around 7pm, when two policemen patrolling the Tigné...

  • Pride isn’t lost in translation

    Pride isn’t lost in translation

    Maltese translators in Luxembourg are a hardworking, jolly – and loud – bunch. Kristina Chetcuti talks to the pioneer of the department, Javier Valeri Cobo. Up until 10 years ago Javier Valeri Cobo had never been to Malta, had never met a Maltese...

  • Court approves vessel sale

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti, on October 8, 2014, in the case ‘Dr Ann Fenech in representation of Bank of America N.A. v MV D Ladybug’, the court approved the private sale of the vessel as all...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Garbage has been mounting on both sides of Old Bakery Street, right next to the Manoel Theatre and the St Albert the Great College (inset). A restaurant owner who complained was told that a skip in the area was removed because it was being...

  • Bikers with a cause

    Bikers with a cause

    Bikers and cyclists rode through villages in the south yesterday during the President’s Bike Ride held to raise funds for the Malta Community Chest Fund. It started at San Anton Palace and ended at Ta’ Qali.

  • Bending to her will

    Bending to her will

    A young gymnast does wonders with her body as she performs in Tarxien yesterday during an international rhythmic gymnastics competition organised by Club Ritmica. A total of 150 child athletes from 16 countries including Malta took part in the...

  • Three agreements signed with Jordan

    Three agreements signed with Jordan

    Three bilateral agreements with Jordan were today signed by Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella and his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh. The agreements are for cooperation between the ministries of the two countries, the waiver of visas for...

  • President attending World War I ceremony in Brussels

    President attending World War I ceremony in Brussels

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and her husband Edgar left Malta for Brussels this afternoon to attend a First World War commemoration ceremony in Ypres and Nieuwpoort. Dolores Cristina is acting President.

  • Man charged with smuggling 645 protected birds from Sicily

    Man charged with smuggling 645 protected birds from Sicily

    A 35-year-old man from Qrendi was this afternoon was granted bail against a personal guarantee of €2,000 and a deposit of €500 after he pleaded not guilty to charges of smuggling 645 protected songbirds from Sicily. The case dates back to Friday...

  • Thousands take part in President's Bike Ride

    Thousands take part in President's Bike Ride

      Thousands of motorbike riders and cyclists donated €10 each in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund today to take part in the first ever President’s Bike Ride from San Anton Palace, to St George's Square, Valletta and on to Ta' Qali. The ride...

  • Birdlife's nature reserves reopen

    Birdlife's nature reserves reopen

    Nature reserves were reopened for winter today with a special event organised by BirdLife and Merlin Publishers at Is-Simar. The event included book readings from special guest Trevor Żahra, nature detective activities, and book readings from...

  • Dangerous driver bites policeman ripping skin off his hand

    Dangerous driver bites policeman ripping skin off his hand

    A policeman yesterday had the skin of his hand ripped off as he was bitten by a man stopped for driving dangerously, the police said today. The man has been arrested. The police said the man was seen driving dangerously by policemen on patrol at...

  • Maltese banks pass ECB test

    Maltese banks pass ECB test

    Malta’s two largest retail banks have passed a Eurozone-wide stress test, a review by the European Central Bank shows. The year-long probe evaluated the strength of the loan portfolios issued by Bank of Valletta and the subsidiaries of...