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  • Enemalta debate: Opposition cannot agree with position it knows nothing about - de Marco

    Enemalta debate: Opposition cannot agree with position it knows nothing about - de Marco

    While it was good that the government was coming up with solutions to address the challenges in the energy sector, it did not mean that these solutions were always the best, PN deputy leader Mario de Marco said this morning. Speaking during the...

  • Watch out – this critter stings

    Watch out – this critter stings

    A growing number of young box jellyfish have been spotted in yacht marinas along the eastern coastline – but don’t panic, they are not related to the lethal ones which drift through the Australian waters. The species in Malta is known as the...

  • Passengers endure heat but praise bus increase

    Passengers endure heat but praise bus increase

    The main improvement in the public transport system in the last few months has been the larger bus fleet, but other problems remain unsolved, according to commuters who spoke to Times of Malta. “Funnily enough, Arriva used to insist that there was...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. The loss of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine in an area where pro-Russian rebels have been fighting government forces was given coverage in all national...

  • PM: integrity of new judge never in doubt

    PM: integrity of new judge never in doubt

    The integrity of freshly-appointed judge Wenzu Mintoff is “unquestioned”, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat insisted yesterday, as he defended the government’s decision to appoint a staunch Labour activist as a member of the judiciary. Dr Muscat said...

  • ‘Sex texts’ charge

    A 47-year-old English language school teacher from Naxxar was yesterday charged with sending inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature to the 17-year-old friend of his son. The man, who is currently receiving treatment at Mount Carmel...

  • Car culprits pay

    Two 21-year-old French students have been conditionally discharged for three years after damaging four cars in Swieqi while drunk in the early hours of Tuesday morning. During the proceedings, Mathieu Moulin admitted damaging an Alfa, an Opel and...

  • Spinola tidy-up

    Spinola tidy-up

    Early yesterday morning, a team from San Giuliano restaurant cleaned up Xatt is-Sajjieda in Spinola after the area hosted thousands who watched the World Cup on a big screen for a month.

  • Why saying you are bad at maths doesn’t add up

    Why saying you are bad at maths doesn’t add up

    The phrase “I’m terrible at maths” is commonplace among students and adults alike, which could be leading to low pass marks in exams, according to teachers. They were reacting to Education Ministry figures released yesterday showing that 45 per...

  • Zoo lacks certificates for protected species

    Zoo lacks certificates for protected species

    Exotic animals enjoying international protection are being exhibited at Montekristo Animal Park without the necessary legal documentation, yet no penalties have been imposed. Polidano Brothers, the park’s owners, did not inform Mepa of the...

  • Baglioni ‘honoured’ to sing again with Calleja

    Baglioni ‘honoured’ to sing again with Calleja

    Popular Italian singer Claudio Baglioni said it was an honour to sing with Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja tonight, after the two met through a recording for an album released in 2009. Baglioni yesterday landed in Malta to join Calleja, X-Factor...

  • Drivers urged to avoid Regional Road

    Drivers urged to avoid Regional Road

    The organisers of two festivals being held in Valletta this weekend are urging patrons to use alternative routes to Regional Road, which will be partially closed for fireworks to be let off at the Msida feast. Since the Malta Jazz Festival is...

  • Three men face probe over secret recordings

    Three men face probe over secret recordings

    The police have been asked to investigate three men, including the former Żabbar mayor, over the secret recording of conversations in a bid to entrap somebody. Two CDs containing illegally-obtained discussions were passed on to the police, a...

  • Neglected car park is taken over

    The former St Luke’s Hospital car park, neglected since the hospital closed down in 2008, will be given a new lease of life following a devolution agreement between the government and Pietà local council. However, this will come at a cost to...

  • Dragonara investment

    The Dragonara peninsula will undergo a multimillion euro extension development and restoration project, the management of the Dragonara Casino announced. Casino managing director Johann Schembri was speaking during celebrations marking the 50th...

  • Docker chief

    Ryan Fava has been elected as the new president of the Malta Dockers’ Union. Mr Fava – a licensed dock worker and qualified mechanical engineer – received 249 of the 339 votes cast yesterday.

  • Expert: urgent need for home care rules

    Expert: urgent need for home care rules

    There is an urgent need for home care regulations to be introduced for elderly people who do not want to resort to residential homes but opt for personal care to retain their independence, a care manager has said. As long as no standards for...

  • ‘Beware diluting message: drugs kill’

    The proposed drug reform, recently launched for consult-ation, should avoid dampening the message that “drugs kill people” and the discussion should include the rights of the unborn child, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech believes. “We have the social...

  • ‘My cousin just had her house bombed’

    ‘My cousin just had her house bombed’

    Sanaa El Nahhal marched through Republic Street yesterday bearing a graphic poster depicting heart-wrenching photographs of young Palestinian children killed in Israeli attacks. Many turn their eyes away from such distressing images, but Ms El...

  • Firm ‘was fooled to pay too much’

    Two property development companies have complained in court about the way the Commissioner of Lands “acted in bad faith” after he sold them plots only to issue a government scheme two months later leaving them to pay substantially more. The...