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  • Sunday night storm fails to rain on carnival parade

    Sunday night storm fails to rain on carnival parade

    The sudden storm that hit Malta on Sunday night may have raised fears for the safety of the bright floats decked out for carnival, but organisers have not let it rain on their parade. “We heard that the carnival in Gozo was being cut short because...

  • Malta, Luxembourg shortlisted as base for insurance giant ahead of Brexit

    Malta, Luxembourg shortlisted as base for insurance giant ahead of Brexit

    Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox Ltd was in talks with regulators in Luxemborg and Malta over setting up a new insurance base in one of the countries to service European Union clients after Britain leaves the bloc, its chairman said. Hiscox,...

  • ISIS forced Philippine nurses to give medical training in Libya

    ISIS forced Philippine nurses to give medical training in Libya

    A Philippine nurse held by Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte said that she and her colleagues had been forced to treat militants and give them medical training. The nurse is from a group of seven women, one man and a 10-month-old child who...

  • Local newspapers in review

    Local newspapers in review

    The murder in Swieqi, as well as comments made at a seminar by the Malta Chamber of Commerce yesterday, dominated most of the front pages of today's newspapers. Times of Malta reported that the 51-year-old businessman was found in a pool of blood...

  • Since election, PA rejections reversed in their hundreds

    Since election, PA rejections reversed in their hundreds

    Hundreds of previously rejected development applications have been given the go-ahead by the Planning Review Tribunal since April 2013, data tabled in Parliament shows. According to information provided in response to a question from Opposition MP...

  • Announcements

    BORG BELLANTI – NOELLE. On February 26, at Mater Dei Hospital. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved husband George, her sons John and his partner Anne, Philip and Peter; her grandsons Luc and Ian; her sisters Nella and Marilu, other relatives...

  • Gaulitana: a festival of music

    Gaulitana:  a festival of music

    The 11th edition of the Gaulitana festival kicks off today in Victoria. A selection of participants of vocal masterclasses held by internationally renowned Maltese soprano Miriam Gauci will take part in a concert that brings the classes to a...

  • First edition of Italian Design Day

    First edition of Italian Design Day

    The first edition of the Italian Design Day is taking place on Thursday in 100 locations worldwide. Ideated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, this occasion will be marked through events organised by the...

  • Meeting with sculptor Ray Azzopardi

    Meeting with sculptor Ray Azzopardi

    The next Art Discussion Group meeting is being held today in Qrendi with sculptor Ray Azzopardi as guest speaker. Azzopardi’s works are statuesque, strong, bold, massive, robust and heavy and his sculpture does not reflect or refract light,...

  • Maltese just can't have enough mobile phones, statistics show

    Maltese just can't have enough mobile phones, statistics show

    Almost half of Maltese internet subscribers are enjoying speeds up to five times higher than the majority of broadband connections in existence five years ago, according to the latest data published by the regulator. This ever growing demand for...

  • 'More charm, less rhetoric' in Brexit talks, Sir John Major urges PM May

    'More charm, less rhetoric' in Brexit talks, Sir John Major urges PM May

    Former British prime minister Sir John Major has called on Theresa May to inject "a little more charm and a lot less cheap rhetoric" into the Brexit negotiations. In a stinging attack, the ex-Tory leader said he had watched with "growing concern"...

  • Tourism industry rewards its 'Stars'

    Tourism industry rewards its 'Stars'

    Seven nominees have received a special thanks and recognition – Star – award from the Malta Tourism Authority. Patricia Flores Martin, a tourist guide; Warren Galea, falconer, Malta Falconry Centre; Natalene Smith, sales representative, Supreme...

  • Syrian parties at UN peace talks can barely stomach sitting in the same room

    Syrian parties at UN peace talks can barely stomach sitting in the same room

    Like a headmaster addressing rowdy pupils, the United Nations envoy for Syria began peace talks in Geneva last week by telling the warring parties to behave and show respect. But five days into the latest attempt to end the Syrian conflict, there...

  • Lung cancer kills most men in Malta, breast cancer in women

    Lung cancer kills most men in Malta, breast cancer in women

    Lung cancer was the most common form of cancer to kill men last year, with breast cancer the most common in the case of women. Data on cancer deaths in 2016 tabled in Parliament by Health Minister Chris Fearne shows that 710 people died of cancer.

  • Watch: No indications David Abela was killed for business links

    Watch: No indications David Abela was killed for business links

    Updated Tuesday 10.20am Police so far have no indications that David Abela was murdered for his business links, sources have told Times of Malta.  The police are working on the theory that the Swieqi resident was killed for "other personal...

  • Chinese accountant to replace Sai Mizzi Liang, ministry announces

    Chinese accountant to replace Sai Mizzi Liang, ministry announces

    Updated 6.10pm A Chinese accountant who has worked in Malta for more than 20 years is to replace Sai Mizzi Liang as Malta Enterprise's representative in China, the Economy Ministry announced today.  Jennifer Shen May speaks English, Mandarin and...

  • Trump to increase Pentagon budget by $54 billion - official

    Trump to increase Pentagon budget by $54 billion - official

    US President Donald Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $54 billion in his first budget proposal and cut the same amount from non-defence spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid, a White House budget official said...

  • Man bribed VRT tester after his van twice failed the test

    Man bribed VRT tester after his van twice failed the test

    A man today pleaded guilty to having bribed a VRT tester after his vehicle had twice failed the test. Godfrey Formosa, 38, from Naxxar, was charged with trading in influence, making use of certificates containing false declarations, making a false...

  • Żebbuġ man hit by car in St Julian's

    Żebbuġ man hit by car in St Julian's

    Updated 5.15pm  A 25-year-old Żebbuġ man was hit by a car in St Julian's this afternoon, police have confirmed. The incident happened on Triq George Borg Olivier at around 3.15pm. A 47-year-old Czech woman was driving the Citroen C1 that hit the...

  • 'Typical of Transport Ministry': Birkirkara bypass fence wins few plaudits

    'Typical of Transport Ministry': Birkirkara bypass fence wins few plaudits

    Pedestrians are up in arms about fencing that was erected at the crossing point on the Birkirkara bypass, which had been used by students on a daily basis. The fence was erected by the transport authority to discourage people from crossing the...

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