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  • Sharp progress made against MRSA, but new superbug on the rise

    Sharp progress made against MRSA, but new superbug on the rise

    Infections caused by a highly drug-resistant superbug are on the rise again at Mater Dei Hospital, with two patients a day being infected or identified as carriers, according to data gathered by the hospital’s infection control department. The...

  • MHRA: Any sale of Air Malta majority stake must be to Maltese investors

    The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) said today that it was important for Maltese tourism that Air Malta remained in Maltese hands, even if shares in the airline were sold. The Sunday Times of Malta reported yesterday that the...

  • Free childcare not reaching 'poorest of the poor'

    The government’s free childcare scheme, which has been marketed under the banner ‘Free Childcare for All’ is failing to target the poorest of the poor, according to researcher Anna Borg. While the scheme was a step in the right direction for...

  • Busuttil: Speak out on university location concerns

    Simon Busuttil has called on everyone with objections to the siting of the new university project to “unite and speak up while still in time to save the area”. During a meeting with students at the University of Malta this morning, Dr Busuttil...

  • No final decision on 'monti' move - Speaker

    No final decision on 'monti' move - Speaker

    No final decision has been taken yet on the relocation of the Monti open-air market, Speaker Anglu Farrugia said today. He made his comments in reply to questions during a press conference where he announced Parliament House open days on June 6...

  • The new parliament: Where’s everyone sitting?

    The new parliament: Where’s everyone sitting?

    The new parliament chamber in the Renzo Piano building is much more intimate and less spar conducive than the old Westminster-style parliament at the palace. Opponents do not face each other, but neither do they sit in a continental-style...

  • Pedestrian injured as car mounts pavement, hits tree

    Pedestrian injured as car mounts pavement, hits tree

    A 59-year-old Irish pedestrian was hospitalised after an accident in Triq il-Qawra, Qawra today at about 10.15am. The police said the pedestrian was hit by a Toyota Yaris which mounted a  pavement and also hit a tree near Fra Ben.  The driver was...

  • Plagarism claim denied

    Josef Grech and Doreen Spiteri in their personal capacity and on behalf of Dom Communications Lts have denied that they plagarised a book on titular statutes in Malta and Gozo. The claim was made in court last week by author Joseph Mary Grech who...

  • Poisonous fish found in Malta for the first time

    Poisonous fish found in Malta for the first time

    A poisonous fish that could be fatal if consumed has been spotted for the first time in Maltese waters, leading local researchers to call for an early warning system and an information campaign about its danger. The silver-cheeked toadfish, or...

  • Rain today, but April was considerably drier than normal

    Rain today, but April was considerably drier than normal

    While it was raining today, the MIA Met office reported that the weather in April was slightly cooler and considerably drier than what is usually experienced during that month. Only a total of 4.6mm in rainfall was collected when the norm is...

  • Daughter seeks information on father's death in the sea in Cospicua

    Daughter seeks information on father's death in the sea in Cospicua

    What caused Anthony Azzopardi, 68, to drown in the Cospicua dock two weeks ago may remain a mystery because CCTV footage did not capture the moment he fell in the water. So far, the police have not yet managed to track down anyone who witnessed...

  • Cruise passengers visit Gozo

    Cruise passengers visit Gozo

    The cruise liner Seabourne anchored in the Comino channel on Saturday to enable its 420 passengers to tour Gozo. Seabourne will be making a number of such stops over the summer before berthing in Grand Harbour.   Malta's former ambassador to...

  • Pictures - Malta Fashion Week ends in style

    Pictures - Malta Fashion Week ends in style

    Claire Ciantar was named both top female model and top female photomodel at this year’s Malta Fashion Awards, which concluded the fifth edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta in style. Diandra Mattei won the make-up artist award and...

  • University investor wanted a bigger plot

    University investor wanted a bigger plot

    The Jordanian investor planning to develop a university campus had initially asked for a larger tract of land than the one in Marsascala.  Spokesman Kevin Deguara said most of the university models Sadeen Educational Investments had looked at...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta quotes Justice Minister Owen Bonnici saying a reform of appointments to the judiciary will be part of a raft of changes proposed by the Bonello Commission. It also...

  • Bonnici: Reform of judiciary appointments will be part of a package

    Bonnici: Reform of judiciary appointments will be part of a package

    A reform of the way nominations to the judiciary are made will happen but only within a wide-ranging review of the entire system, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said. He was reacting to a statement by the Chamber of Advocates which said the...

  • MUBE seeks conciliation meeting with HSBC

    The Malta Union of Bank Employees said this morning it has asked the director of industrial relations to arrange a conciliation meeting between it and HSBC to amicably resolve their long-standing dispute over pay. The union said it had made the...

  • Filipino sailor dies of knife wounds on board ship

    Filipino sailor dies of knife wounds on board ship

    A police investigation has been launched after a Filipino sailor was found dead on a merchant ship at Malta Freeport last night. The sailor was found in a pool of blood on the MV Elbella, which is registered in Malta. He is believed to have...

  • Updated - Three hurt in Tal-Barrani crash

    Three persons were hospitalised after a crash involving two cars at Tal-Barrani road, Tarxien. The police said the crash, at 7.15pm, involved a BMW 520 driven by a 30-year-old man from Zejtun  and a Fiat Punto driven by a 71-year-old man from...

  • Bonnici: we will reform way judiciary appointed

    A reform of the way appointments are made to the judiciary will happen but only within a wide-ranging review of the entire system, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said yesterday. He was reacting to a statement by the Chamber of Advocates which said...