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  • Archbishop urges all those suffering for the Church with him not to be disheartened

    Archbishop urges all those suffering for the Church with him not to be disheartened

    Archbishop Paul Cremona this evening urged all those who, with him, were suffering in order to strengthen the Church not to be disheartened. Speaking in a week which has seen questions raised about his leadership of the Church, owing to his...

  • 1,400 mothers benefit from new community post-natal care project

    1,400 mothers benefit from new community post-natal care project

    Some 1,400 mothers have, since April, benefited from a new community post-natal care project, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Chris Fearne, said today. He said during a visit to a family that midwives had made 3,500 visits to over 1,400...

  • Barcelona residents fight back against drunken, naked tourists

    A record tourism year may be a boost for Spain's struggling economy, but in one corner of Barcelona residents are furious about drunken holidaymakers and a new fad for carousing naked in public. People of La Barceloneta, tucked behind a beachfront...

  • PN to meet stakeholders in the health sector

    The government’s refusal to regularly consult with stakeholders was leading to “avoidable administrative blunders” in the health sector, Opposition health spokesman Claudio Grech said. Speaking at a meeting with the Medical Association of Malta,...

  • Updated - Blackout: PN hits out at discrimination in payouts, transfers of staff

    Updated - Blackout: PN hits out at discrimination in payouts, transfers of staff

    Updated - Adds PL reaction - The Nationalist Party said today that there should be no discrimination between businesses and households in compensation given for power cuts. In a statement over the signature of George Pullicino, spokesman for...

  • Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza

    Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza

    Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel today, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war. Militants wearing masks and dressed...

  • Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing 46 Sunnis

    Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing 46 Sunnis

    Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a mosque today, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni Islamists whose rise has alarmed Western powers. One Iraqi security...

  • Westin take up Hilton's ice bucket challenge, and nominate tourism minister

    Westin take up Hilton's ice bucket challenge, and nominate tourism minister

    The management and staff of the Westin Dragonara this afternoon took up an ALS ice bucket challenge made by their competitor friends at Hilton Malta. Some 30 members of staff led by General Manager Michael Camilleri Kamsky and a number of guests...

  • Man forced entry into partner's home to see children

    Man forced entry into partner's home to see children

    A court heard this morning how a man forced entry into his partner's apartment after she did not allow him to see his two young children. He also injured a policeman. Wayne Borg, 22 denied the charges and was granted bail. The incident happened on...

  • Court lifts ban on priest's name in Gozo sex abuse case

    Court lifts ban on priest's name in Gozo sex abuse case

    A court in Gozo has upheld an appeal by the police to lift the ban on the name of a priest accused of defiling minors. The priest, Fr Jesmond Gauci, was arraigned on Monday but the court had imposed a ban on his name and on the case. The police...

  • MFSA update on Maltese Cross Financial Services

    MFSA update on Maltese Cross Financial Services

    The MFSA today issued an update of its investigation into the affairs of Maltese Cross Financial Services Limited. The MFSA had suspended the operations of the company on August 7. On August 12 the Authority took regulatory action against Jean...

  • Man describes circumstances leading to his sister's rape

    Man describes circumstances leading to his sister's rape

    A man this morning described the circumstances which led to his sister being allegedly raped by two foreigners in Floriana. Abdiraman Abukar and Liban Mohamud, both 26 stand charged with raping the Italian woman on March 24 last year. A court had...

  • Ferry crewman who returned bag with cash says smile was enough of a reward

    Ferry crewman who returned bag with cash says smile was enough of a reward

    A Gozo Channel crewman who found and returned a woman's handbag with €2,000 said the woman's smile was enough of a reward for him. Ina Pavlova forgot her bag on the ferry two days ago but the crewman found it and returned it to her untouched (See...

  • Government to promote entrepreneurship by women

    Government to promote entrepreneurship by women

    The government is currently designing a national platform to promote  entrepreneurship by women and narrow the gender gap in this area,  Economy Minister Chris Cardona said this morning. He made his comments as he greeted Zita Gumbai, a Hungarian...

  • Restaurateurs fume as canopy removed

    Restaurateurs fume as canopy removed

    Two Gozitan restaurateurs are fuming at what they claim is discriminatory treatment by the Land Department after it removed a wooden canopy yesterday from outside their eatery in Marsalforn. Workers turned up outside Neptunes Bar and Restaurant...

  • Bridge laid across Dock 1

    Bridge laid across Dock 1

    A 40-metre steel bridge has been laid across  the disused Dock 1 in Cospicua, linking the promenades of Senglea and Vittoriosa. The bridge marked the last phase of the Cottonera Waterfront rehabilitation project, which has seen the Dock 1 area,...

  • Fgura murder was drive-by shooting - Police

     Fgura murder was drive-by shooting - Police

    Senior police officers said today that yesterday's murder in Fgura was a drive-by shooting in which shots were fired from an SUV. Tyson Butcher owner Jonathan Pace was hit by five bullets and died a short time after. Between 15 and 20 shots were...

  • Updated - Neighbours, police, catch car vandals

    Updated - Neighbours, police, catch car vandals

    Vigilant neighbours and a timely response by the Rapid Intervention Unit led to the arrest of two foreigners, aged 22 and 23, who were seen damaging cars in Swieqi early this morning, the police said. The arrests were made early this morning at...

  • ‘I pulled terrified boy from the road’ - Fgura school gates still open yesterday

    ‘I pulled terrified boy from the road’ - Fgura school gates still open yesterday

    The three-year-old boy who wandered out of a State summer school on Monday was found crying and alone in the middle of a busy arterial road, according to the man who plucked him out of harm’s way. Bernard Sammut, a sales representative who was on...

  • Rescued Koala given mouth to mouth

    Rescued Koala given mouth to mouth

    A Koala which ran up a tree after being hit by car was rescued by fire-fighters and given mouth to mouth resuscitation. It survived. The incident happened in Victoria, Australia