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  • Hermann Schiavone back on PN list

    Hermann Schiavone back on PN list

    Hermann Schiavone’s persistent loyalty to the Nationalists has won him a place back in the party’s good books after he was approved as a candidate for the general and council elections. Dr Schiavone had been unceremoniously stopped from presenting...

  • President leads thousands in solidarity walk/run

    President leads thousands in solidarity walk/run

    Some 16,000 people this morning united to take part in the annual President's Fun Run in aid of the Community Chest Fund. While the run proper left from San Anton Palace, walkers were given a choice of three routes - from Paola square, from Sta...

  • Update 3 - Shooting incident: Opposition leader appointed himself prosecutor, judge and jury - PM

    Update 3 - Shooting incident: Opposition leader appointed himself prosecutor, judge and jury - PM

    The Opposition leader appointed himself prosecutor, judge and jury, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening in a statement replying to a letter sent to him by Simon Busuttil earlier today, declining his offer to appoint a retired member of...

  • ‘€1bn bridge for Gozo would take four years’

    ‘€1bn bridge for Gozo would take four years’

    A bridge linking Malta and Gozo will cost some €1 billion (including taxes) and take four years to complete, according to a feasibility study by China Communications Construction Company. The study is proposing to complete the project by 2020 with...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta says the Malta-Gozo bridge would cost €1billion and take four years to build. The Malta Independent on Sunday says the police have remained silent about...

  • ‘€1bn bridge for Gozo would take four years’

    ‘€1bn bridge for Gozo would take four years’

    A bridge linking Malta and Gozo will cost some €1 billion and take four years to complete, according to the Chinese company’s feasibility study seen by The Sunday Times of Malta. The study is proposing to open the overpass to traffic by 2020, but...

  • Procedure broken on shooting incident

    Procedure broken on shooting incident

    Police officers “completely broke with procedure” on Wednesday night when they moved a vehicle – shot at by the Home Affairs Minister’s security driver – before the inquiring magistrate arrived on the spot. Senior investigators told The Sunday...

  • Minister’s 20 months of blunders

    Minister’s 20 months of blunders

    Wednesday’s incident when the Home Affairs Minister’s driver fired shots at a foreign national’s car following an altercation has once again propelled Manuel Mallia into the news headlines for the wrong reasons. The established criminal lawyer was...

  • Smuggled birds are back in quarantine

    Smuggled birds are back in quarantine

    The few smuggled wild finches that survived as hundreds died while being held in quarantine were released earlier in the week, but the operation was far from successful. This newspaper revealed earlier this month that close to 500 protected wild...

  • PM says bus firms making money from delaying deal

    The local bus operators were trying to delay the signing of the public transport agreement with a Spanish company to continue making money, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat charged yesterday. He said he was informed Island Buses Malta, a Maltese...

  • Birżebbuġa fuel depot to be closed

    Birżebbuġa fuel depot to be closed

    The fuel depot in Birżebbuġa is to be closed down and the government will make use of the underground storage facilities in Ħas-Saptan, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said yesterday. “We analysed the situation and took a hard decision – the facility...

  • Serial thief sent to jail for nine years

    A judge yesterday sentenced a man, who jurors found guilty of an attempted theft, to nine years in jail after he noted that he had persisted in his criminality and had no less than 13 convictions on his record. Mr Justice Michael Mallia said that...

  • Illegal waste costs WSC €2m annually

    Illegal waste costs WSC €2m annually

    The illegal dumping of waste into the sewage system costs the Water Services Corporation €2 million a year, but the source of the problem was not addressed in the Budget. A large part of the illegal discharge into the sewage system comes from...

  • MUMN in talks on list

    The nurses union said it has started talks with the Health Ministry to extend community services and to address the problem of waiting lists at Mater Dei Hospital. In the first meeting held, both sides discussed the nursing challenges in the...

  • Woman, 65, is critical

    A 65-year-old woman from Zabbar is in a critical condition after the Maruti Omni she was a passenger in crashed into a Volkswagen Polo at 4pm yesterday. The Maruti was being driven by a 65-year-old man and the Polo by an 18-year-old man. Both are...

  • Two hurt in car crash

    Two car drivers were hospitalised yesterday afternoon following a collision near the Paola Hill roundabout. Their condition was unclear. The police said the cars involved were a BMW, driven by a 22-year-old man from St Paul’s Bay, and a Toyota...

  • L-Istrina in Gozo

    For the first time since the fund-raising marathon started being held, Gozo will host its own activities in aid of the Community Chest Fund on December 20 and 21. Addressing a news conference in Victoria, President Coleiro Preca said the Community...

  • No easy way to find the assets of minister Dalli

    No easy way to find the assets of minister Dalli

    Minister Helena Dalli’s claim that the assets she declared ‘hidden’ under companies could easily be verified by the public turns out to be an expensive and arduous process, The Sunday Times of Malta can reveal. The Civil Rights Minister has...

  • The war of the bees

    The war of the bees

    The Maltese busy bee has been saved from extinction as the lazy, fat Sicilian bee was increasingly bullying it. According to veteran beekeeper Arnold Grech, who has been rearing bees for the past 65 years, the Maltese bee has been under threat...

  • Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber will be representing Malta at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May after winning the national contest held at Malta Shipbuilding. Amber sung the song Warrior which obtained maximum points from all five judges and televoting. The...