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  • Signs of a change of heart over monti stalls location

    Signs of a change of heart over monti stalls location

    The government has hinted that it is bowing to pressure to squeeze all 75 monti stalls into Ordnance Street and curb the controversial spillover across the street beside Valletta’s new parliament building and old theatre ruins. “If it is...

  • Mepa plans amnesty for building violations

    Mepa plans amnesty for building violations

    Mepa is in the final stages of proposing an amnesty to sanction long-standing illegal developments. The scheme is meant to wipe out a substantial chunk of Mepa’s pending enforcement cases, which number about 10,000, and to rake in more than €20...

  • Migrant injured in fight

    A 28-year-old Eritrean man who lives in Birkirkara was grievously injured early this morning in a brawl which following an argument. The incident happened at about at Xatt il-Mollijiet, Marsa. The police are investigating. Informed sources said...

  • Sir Paul Boffa Hospital to be refurbished, retained

    Sir Paul Boffa Hospital is to be refurbished so that it can continue to be used as a hospital after it ceases to be used as an oncology facility in the coming weeks, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Chris Fearne, said. In an intervention on...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that Mepa is planning an amnesty for building violations. MaltaToday says voter apathy is giving hunters a vital push. It also says oil trader...

  • SkinCeuticals charity launch event

  • SMOM presented with Grand Maître donation

    SMOM presented with Grand Maître donation

    Marsovin Winery CEO Jeremy Cassar presented a donation of €2,238 to Philip Farrugia Randon, president of the Maltese Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and his wife Helen. Marsovin’s donation was a contribution towards the charitable...

  • Students visit PM’s office

    Students visit PM’s office

    A group of 42 students from St Nicholas College Naxxar Boys Secondary School visited the Office of the Prime Minister at the Auberge de Castille, Valletta. Afterwards, the students took part in two creative workshops at St James Cavalier.

  • Action plan for an organic future

    Action plan for an organic future

    Organic farming is much more than a system of agricultural production whereby pesticides, synthetic fertilisers and genetically modified organisms are not used in favour of sustainability and a better quality of life. Wider benefits of organic...

  • Single-parent families need more education

    Earlier this year, the University of Malta’s Department of Family Studies began a collaboration with Oxford University to expand work on evidence-based policy for children and families. The Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity...

  • Għadira swim raises over €2,000

    Around 50 people braved the cold waters of Għadira Bay to collect €2,343 in aid of Dar tal-Providenza. The charity swim was an initiative of Manuel Calleja of Koptaco, who was supported by the Malta Rugby Football Union and fans of boxing,...

  • Sustainable energy conference

    Sustainable energy is the theme of the annual conference of the University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy to be held on March 17. The quest for energy, clean water and decent housing could lead to power struggles and conflicts, because these...

  • Lija youths meet up

    Lija youths meet up

    A group of 20 St Pio X Band Club, Lija youths (1994-1996) recently met at the band club for a reunion.

  • Comet Lovejoy

    Comet Lovejoy

    Discovered last August by Terry Lovejoy, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is the object in the sky currently attracting most attention from astro­nomers all over the world. The comet, the fifth discovery of this expert Australian comet hunter, has gotten...

  • DLĦ inaugurates Majjistral grove

    DLĦ inaugurates Majjistral grove

    Din l-Art Ħelwa inaugurated a new grove at Xagħra l-Ħamra within the Majjistral Park. Among the guests were Environment Minister Leo Brincat, Majjistral chairman Sammy Vella, Mellieħa mayor John Buttigieg and Middleasea Insurance’s assistant...

  • New hall at Dar Qalb ta’ Ġesù inaugurated

    New hall at Dar Qalb ta’ Ġesù inaugurated

    A new conference hall, Sala Sacro Cuor, was inaugurated by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at Dar Qalb ta’ Ġesù, Santa Venera. Among the guests were Social Policy Minister Michael Farrugia, American Ambassador Gina Abercombie-Winstanley,...

  • Discussions on responsible use of computers and gaming at Senglea primary

    Discussions on responsible use of computers and gaming at Senglea primary

    A discussion on responsible computer use was held for Year 4 pupils at St Margaret’s College Senglea primary by the Foundation for Responsible Gaming. A similar discussion with the pupils’ parents focused on responsible gaming, included the types...

  • 22 receive gold award

    22 receive gold award

    During an award ceremony by the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Malta at the Palace, Valletta, 22 Maltese youngsters were presented with the Gold Standard Award by its patron, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The award is for leading...

  • Anti-austerity Podemos stages show of force in Spanish capital

    Anti-austerity Podemos stages show of force in Spanish capital

    Tens of thousands marched in Madrid yesterday in the biggest show of support yet for Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos, whose policies and surging pre-election popularity have drawn comparisons with Greece’s new Syriza rulers. Crowds chanted...

  • Accreditation for local Aikido centre courses

    Accreditation for local Aikido centre courses

    The Aikido Yamato Dojo centre, Ħamrun, has obtained formal accreditation for its martial arts courses. The centre said Malta is the first European country where the Japanese martial art of Aikido has been academically rated and accredited. Aikido...