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  • Law will protect vulnerable people

    Parliamentary Secretary Justyne Caruana told Parliament that the Counselling Professions Bill would protect vulnerable people as well as create clear parameters and benchmarks for the profession. She said the Bill also helped define counselling...

  • Stop terrorists’ access to funds, says de Marco

    Stop terrorists’ access to funds, says de Marco

    Malta must do its part in observing all laws and regulations to prevent terrorist organisations like the Islamic State from getting access to financing, PN deputy leader Mario de Marco told ­Parliament yesterday. Speaking during the debate in...

  • Pride and Passion

    Pride and Passion

    St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta was packed to the pews by music lovers listening to Bach’s St John Passion, performed by the Joyful Company of Singers and the world renowned Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Steven Devine.

  • Dolphins in Marsamxett

    Dolphins in Marsamxett

    This pair of dolphins was sighted in Marsamxett Harbour yesterday afternoon, a rare occurence. They followed a boat around the harbour for a while and this picture of them was taken by sailor Nicky Sammut at about 5pm.

  • New law regulates counsellors

    Parliament has started debating a bill which will regulate counsellors and the counselling profession. Family Minister Michael Farrugia said anyone who knowingly gave incorrect, fraudulent or misleading information in order to obtain a warrant or...

  • Prison inmate says he was beaten by guard for not urinating on the floor

    Prison inmate says he was beaten by guard for not urinating on the floor

    A magisterial inquiry has been launched after an inmate, Jason Decelis, 37, claimed he was “severely beaten” when he refused a guard’s order to urinate on his cell's floor.  The Home Affairs Ministry said that after investigations by the prison...

  • Exam candidates opted to carry on despite law courts bomb threat

    Exam candidates opted to carry on despite law courts bomb threat

    Lawyers and legal procurators who were undergoing an exam in the law courts building when a bomb threat was made on January 15 all opted to carry on despite being told to evacuate Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said this evening. Replying to a...

  • Dolphins in Marsamxett

    Dolphins in Marsamxett

    Nicky Sammut sent in these pictures of what appeared to be dolphins in Marsamxett. The pictures were taken this afternoon. "They started following us (on a boat) at 3.20 and the photos in the harbour were taken at 5.10," Mr Sammut...

  • Request for screening of Enemalta debate denied

    The government this evening turned down a request by the opposition for tomorrow's debate on the Enemalta-Shanghai Electric deal to be televised. The request was made by Nationalist whip David Agius,

  • First meeting held on legal notice to regulate horses on the roads

    First meeting held on legal notice to regulate horses on the roads

    Talks were started today between the government, Transport Malta and interested parties on the drafting of a legal notice to regulate horses on the roads. The Commissioner for Animal Welfare, Manuel Buhagiar, said on TimesTalk this evening that...

  • Further study on plan to scuttle patrol boat off Gozo

    Further study on plan to scuttle patrol boat off Gozo

    A plan to scuttle a former patrol boat off the north coast of Gozo is to undergo further study to find the best location in view of the environmental sensitivity of the site. An application to scuttle Patrol Boat P33 in an area west of Reqqa Point...

  • Government to sell 2,400 garages in housing estates

    Government to sell 2,400 garages in housing estates

    The governemnt is planning to sell 2,400 garages built on government land in housing estates, Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon said in parliament this evening. He told Censu Galea (PN) that garages which were on lease would be offered for...

  • Driver who hit Manuel Mallia's car 'was drunk'

    Driver who hit Manuel Mallia's car 'was drunk'

    The man whose car was on the receiving end of two shots fired by the driver of former minister Manuel Mallia had an alcohol level that was three times the legal limit, even though the test was taken more than five hours after the incident, a court...

  • Woman's death in hospital corridor under investigation, but hospital officials say all treatment was given

    Woman's death in hospital corridor under investigation, but hospital officials say all treatment was given

    Mater Dei Hospital officials are investigating the death of an elderly woman in a corridor of Mater Dei Hospital last night, but management officials said she was given all possible care. The woman's death was raised in the afternoon by the shadow...

  • Valletta shortlisted for European Best Destination title

    Valletta shortlisted for European Best Destination title

    Valletta is one of 20 nominees shortlisted for the European Best Destination 2015 title, the Malta Tourism Authority said. It said in a statement public voting here is open for three weeks, between today and  February 10. European Best...

  • Man hit by bus in Msida

    Man hit by bus in Msida

    A 63-year-old man from Gzira was hospitalised today after he was hit by a bus in Msida. His condition is not yet known. The police said the accident happened in Triq ix-Xatt ta’ Xbiex at 11.50am. The bus was being driven by a 34-year-old man from...

  • Last year third hottest on record

    Last year third hottest on record

    Last year was Malta’s third hottest on record, with an average annual temperature of 19.88°C. The Meteorological Office said that since records started to be kept in 1923, the heat recorded last year was only exceeded twice before: in 2001...

  • Maltese wanted in Sicily for hunting protected bird

    Maltese wanted in Sicily for hunting protected bird

    Italian police are searching for three Maltese men in connection with the illegal hunting of a protected Eurasian crane grawwa in Sicily, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said today. The incident, CABS said, was observed by a hunting...

  • The centuries-old skill that spared us from starvation...

    The centuries-old skill that spared us from starvation...

    Few are aware it was a Maltese man who steered the oil tanker Ohio into the Grand Harbour 70 years ago, although most have heard of the operation that saved Malta from famine. The Ohio had been hit three days before its arrival on August 15, 1942.

  • Works of first notary of Order of St John in Malta to be restored

    Works of first notary of Order of St John in Malta to be restored

    The works of the very first notary of the Order of St John in Malta will be restored through a private sponsorship by the Alfred Mizzi Foundation. The invaluable documents of Bartholomeo Selvagii de Via, the Order’s notary from their time in...