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  • Opposition slams government for signing Gozo hospital away for 99 years

    Opposition slams government for signing Gozo hospital away for 99 years

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning slammed the government for signing away the Gozo hospital to a private investor for 99 years. The Sunday Times of Malta revealed today that the hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and...

  • Hospital in Gozo can be leased for 99 years, not 30 as previously declared

    Hospital in Gozo can be leased for 99 years, not 30 as previously declared

    The Gozo General Hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and not just 30, as the government has repeatedly declared, this newspaper can reveal. The Gozo hospital, including all its grounds and surrounding roads, has been transferred...

  • Malta could be UK gateway to the EU, Muscat says

    Malta could be UK gateway to the EU, Muscat says

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today that Malta could in the future be a gateway of the UK to the European Union. Speaking in a One Radio interview, Dr Muscat said Malta was economically strong and prepared to face the withdrawal of the UK from...

  • Engineer's top floor apartment needs no electricity to stay cool

    Engineer's top floor apartment needs no electricity to stay cool

    A young engineer has transformed his 1955 top-floor apartment into one that needs no electricity to cool down in summer, while its twin flat next door needs four air conditioners. As soon as you step into Stefan De Marco’s apartment, housed in a...

  • Report shows how congestion is driving up costs for the country

    Report shows how congestion is driving up costs for the country

    The cost of traffic congestion for the country will hit €1.28 billion per year in 2050 if no changes to transport policies are made, according to an estimate contained in the new national transport strategy. The 2050 strategy document prepared by...

  • Boy, 6, critically injured in Vittoriosa accident

    Boy, 6, critically injured in Vittoriosa accident

    A boy, 6, was critically injured late yesterday when he was hit by a car in Vittoriosa. The police said the accident happened at Xatt r-Rizq at about 10.30pm when the boy was hit by a Skoda Felicia, driven by a 61-year-old man from Fgura.  His...

  • Corbyn sacks shadow foreign secretary after party coup reports

    Corbyn sacks shadow foreign secretary after party coup reports

    UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked Hilary Benn after reports the shadow foreign secretary was planning to spearhead a coup against the leader. Simmering tensions within Labour over Mr Corbyn's role in the Remain campaign are threatening to...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese press today. The Sunday Times of Malta says the Gozo General Hospital has effectively been privatised for 99 years and not just 30, as the government had repeatedly declared. It also reports...

  • Two dead, homes burned by massive California wildfire

    Two dead, homes burned by massive California wildfire

    Firefighters in central California are struggling to control a massive wildfire that has killed two people and burned at least 100 homes. The so-called Erskine fire has scorched more than 30,000 acres, making it one of the worst in an already...

  • Throwback to the 1920s

    Throwback to the 1920s

    French Ambassador to Malta Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen and Julian Diacono from Hilton Malta awarded prizes to participants presenting their classic car as well as to the best dressed couple at the inaugural Concours d’Elégance, hosted in the...

  • Grand Harbour Marina summer kick-off

    Grand Harbour Marina summer kick-off

    Vincent Ruiz, Pierre Donvez, Caroline Navarro, Colin Gregory, Elisa Ruiz and Alexandra Vella at the Grand Harbour Marina Summer Kick-Off yacht rally event at Baia Beach Club. The annual event attracted clients, largely British and Nordics who like...

  • Air Malta captain retires

    Air Malta captain retires

    The very first Air Malta flight ever captained by a Maltese pilot was the departure of KM116 to Gatwick on October 8, 1985. The captain of that flight was 31-year-old Charles Massa, who has retired. At the time, all Air Malta flights were...

  • Marina’s first summer yacht rally

    Marina’s first summer yacht rally

    The Grand Harbour Marina held its Summer Kick-Off, one of the largest annual events targeted at pontoon berth holders, yachts ranging from eight to 25 metres. The marina forms part of the Camper & Nicholson Marinas International brand and attracts...

  • Dominican Sisters in Lahore need help for poor children

    Dominican Sisters in Lahore need help for poor children

    The Dominican Sisters in Pakistan have completed the building of an additional school block: 12 classrooms, one staff room and one playgroup classroom. The school, which has been standing for 51 years, has educated hundreds of children. However,...

  • First civil union held in Qrendi

    First civil union held in Qrendi

    Qrendi held its first civil union – Lisa Marie Gibson married Ryan Andrew Pryce at San Mattew tal-Maqluba Square in Qrendi. Conducting the ceremony, Qrendi mayor David Schembri thanked the bride and groom for choosing these mystical surroundings...

  • Under-14 Starlites Fortizza team

    Under-14 Starlites Fortizza team

    Starlites basketball club signed an agreement with Il-Fortizza, its new sponsor, who will help it further invest in its junior programmes. From now on, boys and girls under 14 will be playing under the Starlites Fortizza name. Seen here are Ivan...

  • Choir stalls at Valletta church to be restored

    Choir stalls at Valletta church to be restored

    The 18th-century carved wooden choir stalls at Our Lady of Victory Church are to be restored after a donation by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc and Farrugia Investments Ltd to Din l-Art Ħelwa. Simonds Farsons Cisk chairman Louis Farrugia visited the...

  • Alive donates another €100,000 to research

    Alive donates another €100,000 to research

    Alive Charity Foundation presented another €100,000 to the Research Trust of the University of Malta (RIDT) to further the University’s specialised programme in cancer research for children. The sum was collected by Alive cyclists who bravely...

  • The magic of Sicily

    Sicily beckons the winner of a new word game series, which kicked off yesterday. Virtu Ferries is offering two return passenger catamaran tickets valid until December. The prize includes fuel and port service charges. The six winning words of the...

  • Amber face of Audi

    Amber face of Audi

    Audi and Continental Cars Ltd have signed singer and songwriter Amber to represent Audi as their local brand ambassador. Amber recently released her first singles What They Say and Messed Up Love from her upcoming pop music album, which she is...

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