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  • ‘Change’ the refuse times

    The government has urged local councils to change waste collection times to avoid traffic congestion, Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Buontempo said. He said the traffic problem was directly linked to the volume of vehicles on the road at a given...

  • Valletta mayor at war over road closure

    Valletta mayor at war over road closure

    Valletta mayor Alexiei Dingli is seeking legal advice after the transport watchdog closed a road to traffic “without the necessary consultation”. “When a decision on vehicular access to a road is taken, the council should be consulted. This,...

  • Carnival comes to town

    Carnival comes to town

    Carnival yesterday proved to be a crowd puller with one of the enthusiasts saying that, at times, dancers even had problems performing in front of the floats. The weather was not as fine as on Saturday but many still made it to Valletta, the...

  • Commercialising sports facilities

    Proposals to allow sports organisations to commercialise their venues, thus helping them become financially self-sufficient, is the aim behind a new White Paper. Sports Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius said that if nothing was done about the...

  • The unlawful use of names, marks or distinctive devices

    The unlawful use of names, marks or distinctive devices

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti, in the case ‘Gaming VC Corporation Ltd and GVC Holdings plc, registered society in Isle of Man with registration number 4685V v Harvey Gaming Ltd’, held, among other...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Which entity is responsible for the park and ride facility in Floriana? The area and equipment there are in such a state that one wonders whether anybody is actually responsible for the place. A couple of deep potholes (pictured below) have caused...

  • Juvenile flamingos at Għadira reserve

    Juvenile flamingos at Għadira reserve

    A pair of juvenile greater flamingos sought refuge at the Għadira nature reserve, delighting the public who visited over the weekend. They arrived in Malta on Thursday.

  • Italian TV show Le Iene pours scorn over Malta's parliament building debts

    Italian TV show Le Iene pours scorn over Malta's parliament building debts

    The government’s debts with one of the developers of the new parliament building in Valletta earned it rebuke on popular Italian TV show Le Iene. The eight-minute clip pours scorn on the fact that the government still owed Italian contractor CFF...

  • 24 arrested for drug possession

    24 arrested for drug possession

    A total of 24 people were arrested in the past three days after they were found in possession of drugs. The police said these included eight stopped in road blocks carried out by the Drug Squad, assisted by the Rapid Intervention and the Dog Section.

  • Unrealistic ideal body image culture broader than Barbie

    Unrealistic ideal body image culture broader than Barbie

    Barbie has certainly contributed to the unrealistic “ideal body” image that children have been brought up with. However, the problem with this culture goes beyond the doll’s body, according to Brenda Murphy, a senior lecturer in gender...

  • No permanent deacons for Malta in near future

    No permanent deacons for Malta in near future

    Malta will not be getting permanent deacons anytime soon as their introduction – announced by then Archbishop Paul Cremona – has been put “on hold” pending “further discernment” by the ecclesiastical authorities. A Church spokesman confirmed this...

  • Escaping rituals, traditions of Lent 'more appealing' – Archbishop

    Escaping rituals, traditions of Lent 'more appealing' – Archbishop

    Religious faith in Malta remains high, but taking part in the associated traditional rituals appears to be in consistent decline. Most commonly remarked on are declining Sunday Mass attendances, but as Lent starts on Wednesday, the once ubiquitous...

  • Prevention is the best cancer remedy

    Prevention is the best cancer remedy

    With many still mourning legendary rock star David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman, the world this week put the spotlight on cancer, which is responsible for a quarter of deaths in the EU. The more we learn about the biological causes of cancer, the...

  • Frontrunner for rector post says he has own style of management

    Frontrunner for rector post says he has own style of management

    Chemistry professor Alfred Vella, the frontrunner in the race for university rector, tells Ariadne Massa that if chosen he will have his own style of management. He knows what it means to be pro-rector and is keen to continue working for the...

  • Man charged with raping woman

    Man charged with raping woman

    A 26-year-old Libyan man who lives in St Julian’s was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to raping a Hungarian woman early yesterday morning. Ezzedin Salem Elaoud was also charged with attacking and slightly injuring the woman. The...

  • Denies injuring another man

    A 20-year-old Eritrean who lives in Zebbug was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to injuring a man in Marsa early yesterday morning. Solomon Berhe Tesfamaryam was also accused of disturbing public peace.

  • Bail for man charged with attacking officers

    A 22-year-old man from Żabbar was granted bail against a deposit of €500 and a personal guarantee of €5,000 after he pleaded not guilty to attacking police officers in Nadur. He was also charged with disobeying police orders, breaching the peace...

  • Joseph Muscat wants future-proof Labour Party

    Joseph Muscat wants future-proof Labour Party

    The next Labour deputy leader has to modernise the party’s organisation at a local level and improve interaction with society, Joseph Muscat said this morning. In a 30-minute interview on One Radio, the Prime Minister spoke about the deputy...

  • Justice Minister failed to protect the Constitution and should resign - Simon Busuttil

    Justice Minister failed to protect the Constitution and should resign - Simon Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning reiterated his call for the resignation of Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, who, he said, had failed to protect the Constitution. He said during an interview on Radio 101 that Dr Bonnici should shoulder...

  • President was aware of Paqpaqli preparations

    President was aware of Paqpaqli preparations

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and her closest aides were aware of all the preparations related to the organisation of last October’s Paqpaqli event which ended in tragedy, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. According to Justice Minister...