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  • We need quality not numbers – hotel chief

    We need quality not numbers – hotel chief

    Politicians and business leaders need to take “bold” steps to take Malta to the “next level” in the tourism industry by moving away from the mass market and embracing quality tourism, according to Corinthia chairman Alfred Pisani. Speaking at...

  • Enemalta failed to check on safe disposal of waste

    Enemalta did not oblige Polidano Brothers to ensure the waste from the dismantling of the Marsa power station, which included coal ash, was disposed of safely rather than illegally dumped at the Lapsi quarry. The Sunday Times of Malta last week...

  • Mintoff a man of global stature – PM

    Mintoff a man of global stature – PM

    Former prime minister Dom Mintoff was a man who made his voice heard, chose his mission and implemented what he believed in, according to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Mr Mintoff was a Maltese of global stature who managed to divide the past from...

  • Controversial decision paves way for more flats

    Controversial decision paves way for more flats

    Two double-fronted townhouses of architectural value located just outside the Urban Conservation Area in Sliema are to be replaced by blocks of flats, following a controversial decision by the planning authority. Last week, Mepa approved the...

  • Gozo airstrip proposed for 2017

    Gozo airstrip proposed for 2017

    Plans for a 900-metre-long rural airfield in Gozo have been forwarded to Brussels with the aim of tapping EU funding for the estimated €14 million project. Documents seen by The Sunday Times of Malta show that the government intends to construct a...

  • Sudanese man critical after stabbing in Ħamrun

    A 55-year-old Sudanese living in Balzan is in a critical condition after being stabbed in a fight at Our Lady of Sorrows Street in Ħamrun. The police said that they were alerted to the incident on Friday at 10pm when two men turned up at the...

  • Young man injured in car accident

    A 23-year-old man from Siġġiewi was injured when he crashed his car into a tree in Triq Mgr Mikiel Azzopardi yesterday at 3.25pm. The police said the man was driving a Ford Escort in the direction of Żebbuġ. His 25-year-old male passenger from...

  • Two arrested with cannabis in backpack

    A 20-year-old Ghanaian man who lives in Sicily was arrested on Friday night following the discovery of one kilogram of suspected cannabis in his backpack. The police said that a Gambian man, 29, from Sliema was also apprehended yesterday afternoon...

  • 98% of ITS students get work

    Ninety-eight per cent of students at the Institute of Tourism Studies are immediately absorbed by the industry, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said during the graduation ceremony at ITS. Dr Zammit Lewis said Malta has been enjoying records...

  • We are confined to built environment – President

    We are confined to built environment – President

    Malta has changed radically over the past 40 years, with people confined to the built environment, away from contact with nature, while the Catholic religion was no longer central to cultural activity, the President said yesterday. Speaking during...

  • ‘Malta’s importance is disproportionate to its size’

    ‘Malta’s importance is disproportionate to its size’

    Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud yesterday said he was “very optimistic” at what he had seen in Malta but did not specify whether he intended to invest on the island. The Saudi prince said he was honoured...

  • The way we were in 1974

    The way we were in 1974

    Forty years after Malta became a republic, Kristina Chetcuti looks back at a simpler life when men wore the trousers, knitting was all the rage and a home cost €7,500. This was the year the Russians invented a pill that would supposedly help...

  • A tribute to Nalizpelra

    A tribute to Nalizpelra

    Artists have paid tribute to Maurice Tanti Burlò, hailing him as a brilliant cartoonist whose witty cartoons teased and trivialised the political convictions, actions and decisions of people in power. Also known by his pseudonym Nalizpelra, Mr...

  • Marsa man is cleared of attempted murder charge

    Marsa man is cleared of attempted murder charge

    A man has been cleared of attempted murder after jurors decided he acted in self-defence when stabbing a Libyan national at an apartment in Marsa in July 2010. By six votes against three, Noel Farrugia, 35, from Marsa was found not guilty of the...

  • Debt-ridden supermarket chain facing liquidation

    Debt-ridden supermarket chain facing liquidation

    D More Holdings, which owns the debt-ridden More Supermarkets chain, is facing liquidation after an attempt to place the company under administration failed, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. According to the Companies Act, once a company is...

  • Malta second highest for deaths by strokes

    Malta second highest for deaths by strokes

    Almost one-fifth of Maltese die within one month of being admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke, according to a report, which is the second highest rate in Europe. Only Latvia ranks lower – 19 per cent compared with Malta’s 18.8 per cent –...

  • AD deplores use of inquiries for political purposes

    AD deplores use of inquiries for political purposes

    Alternattiva Demokratika chairman Arnold Cassola yesterday deplored the Prime Minister’s use of an inquiry into the death of a migrant to score political points and challenged him to release all unpublished inquiries. Although it was positive that...

  • MEP Sant queries threat of asbestos

    Alfred Sant has recast the spotlight on the fate of hundreds of European Commission employees, including 50 Maltese, still working in an asbestos-ridden building. The Labour MEP asked the Brussels executive whether it had a definite date by when...

  • PM’s visit to Azerbaijan is shrouded in secrecy

    PM’s visit to Azerbaijan is shrouded in secrecy

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will head a delegation to Azerbaijan today, but details of the visit have been kept under wraps. The Office of the Prime Minister has not released any details about the purpose of this trip or who will be forming part...

  • Body of work

    Body of work

    A mural at Qui-si-Sana, Sliema, by French hyperrealist street artist MTO recently featured on CNN in a documentary entitled ‘What’s the secret behind these eye-popping street art illusions?’