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  • Hunters to salute St Julian's on August 31

    Hunters to salute St Julian's on August 31

    Hunters will be firing blanks to salute their patron saint during the celebration of his feast on August 31 after 6.30pm. The event will be sponsored by the hunters’ federation, FKNK. Following the salute, a number of doves reared by FKNK members...

  • New parish priests for Tarxien, Birkirkara

    New parish priests for Tarxien, Birkirkara

    Fr Michael Bellizzi has been appointed parish priest of the Marija Annunzjata parish in Tarxien and Fr Vincenz Cachia of St Elena parish, Birkirkara. Born in November 1970, Fr Bellizzi was ordained priest in 1997 and has worked in Qrendi,...

  • Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    An inquiry probing how a tanker managed to evade an arrest warrant last May has found no fault with the authorities’ handling of the embarrassing incident, arguing that they were asked to intervene late in the day. The inquiry report, penned by...

  • Mafia boss caught escaping to Malta

    Mafia boss caught escaping to Malta

    One of the most influential mafia bosses in Sicily, Aldo Gionta, 42, was apprehended by the police in Pozzallo yesterday evening as he was boarding a catamaran to escape to Malta, Italian media reported. He was accompanied by a man and two women.

  • Man hospitalised after fire

    Man hospitalised after fire

    A 47-year-old man was hospitalised last night after a fire at his home in Triq il-Blata, Qormi. His condition is stable. The police said they were informed of the fire at around 11.30pm. There were three people in the house at the time, the man...

  • Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    The Maltese Church’s leadership is in a worse situation than that of the Nationalist Party after the 1976 general election, according to Fr Joe Borg. Writing in his weekly The Sunday Times of Malta column, Fr Joe, a blogger and former PRO to...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta says the government’s power cut payout is to exclude all businesses. It also quotes Fr Joe Borg, a blogger and former Curia official, as saying that the...

  • Power cut payout to exclude all businesses

    Businesses will not receive any of the compensation being proposed for those left more than 12 hours without electricity last Tuesday, the government confirmed yesterday. The financial package being proposed would only be given to domestic users...

  • Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    The Maltese Church’s leadership is in a worse situation than that of the Nationalist Party after the 1976 general election, according to Fr Joe Borg. Writing in his weekly The Sunday Times of Malta column, Fr Joe compares the Church to the PN’s...

  • Teachers urged to give life-saving medication

    Teachers urged to give life-saving medication

    Children with food allergies risk dying at school if teachers continue refusing to administer life-saving medication to counter possible allergic reactions, parents have warned. Speaking to The Sunday Times of Malta, parents expressed concern that...

  • Runway lights seen flickering at airport

    Runway lights seen flickering at airport

    A pilot complained to air traffic control officials that important runway lights were not clearly visible when he landed his plane during the nationwide blackout on Tuesday, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Malta Air Traffic Services CEO...

  • Group signs €450k contracts before election

    Contracts allocating almost €450,000 in EU agricultural funds to three companies belonging to Magro Brothers in Gozo were signed three days before last year’s general election. Two weeks ago, The Sunday Times of Malta revealed that nine contracts...

  • Malta tops league for young who refuse to leave the nest

    Malta tops league for young who refuse to leave the nest

    Malta has the joint highest number of young people who delay seeking independence by continuing to live with their parents, a European study has found. The top position is shared with Slovenia where 85 per cent of those aged 18 to 29 refuse to...

  • Scout critical, seven others injured in crashes

    Scout critical, seven others injured in crashes

    A Ħamrun scout who was on his way home after a few days camping was critically injured early yesterday morning following a head-on crash on the Għargħur bypass. Gianluca Vassallo, 23, was driving a Toyota Townace at about 1.30am when it collided...

  • Doctor called in to update driver capability tests

    Doctor called in to update driver capability tests

    Transport Malta has engaged the service of a doctor to update the medical assessment that is carried out before a person is declared fit to drive, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The transport watchdog took this action a few days after Times...

  • Nearly 300 expats are evacuated from Libya

    Nearly 300 expats are evacuated from Libya

    Another 289 expats were evacuated from Libya to Malta yesterday on board a Virtu Ferries catamaran. The ferry left the port of Zuwaytinah, south west of Benghazi at 8am yesterday and arrived at Valletta last night. The trip was the second to be...

  • Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    An inquiry probing how a tanker managed to evade an arrest warrant last May has found no fault with the authorities’ handling of the embarrassing incident, arguing that they were asked to intervene late in the day. The inquiry report, penned by...

  • First he made us laugh, now he’s making us talk

    First he made us laugh, now he’s making us talk

    The news US comic genius Robin Williams had committed suicide after a long struggle with depression triggered a worldwide debate on mental illness last week. Kim Dalli takes a snapshot of the situation in Malta. The death of 63-year-old Robin...

  • ‘Society must unite against mental illness’

    It is important that society is united in a battle to break the stigma lingering over mental illness, according to psychiatrist Anton Grech. This stigma and the fear of being labelled weak, incompetent or crazy is what keeps many sufferers from...

  • Sharing a lecturer’s perspective

    Sharing a lecturer’s perspective

    Within an education system that is predominantly goal oriented, young people have many expectations to live up to and perhaps not enough opportunity to talk about failure and the struggles of keeping up, according to the University’s Department of...