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  • Joe Cauchi

    Joe Zahra writes: I have known Joe Cauchi since the day he was posted with the academic staff at Mrieħel Technical School in 1958. Joe loved teaching, and when his school was transferred to the Technical Institute, Naxxar, a room was allocated for...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am – noon Waterfront Dispensary, Forni, 21, Pinto Wharf, Floriana;Cosmed Pharmacy, Soccors, Villambrosa Street, Ħamrun;Lantern Pharmacy, Kebbies Square, Santa Venera;St Jude Pharmacy, 213, Valley Road, Birkirkara;Regional Pharmacy,...

  • Hong Kong activists regroup

    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone from police early yesterday after hours of turmoil that the city's police chief warned undermined order and jeopardised public safety. Dozens of people were injured in the...

  • Vatican document on family revises language on gays, again

    The final version of a controversial Vatican document issued today radically revised its earlier wording on homosexuals, eliminating language that had talked more positively of them than ever before in church history. The document, called a...

  • Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse

    Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse

    US President Barack Obama has urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers this week urged Obama...

  • Sicilian man denies trafficking cannabis plants

    A Sicilian man, 36, was remanded in custody this afternoon after he pleaded not guilty to possession and trafficking of cannabis plants and resin on and before October 16. Aldo Pistella, from Agrigento, also denied being in possession of...

  • Wanted Briton, 76, jailed for possession of child porn

    Wanted Briton, 76, jailed for possession of child porn

    A 76-year-old British national, wanted in the UK to serve time for sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl was this afternoon jailed for 18 months for possession of child pornography. Roderick Macdonald, who was living in an apartment at Ta` Cenc,...

  • Just one bid for Gozo cruise terminal and marina project

    Only one proposal was presented within the stipulated time for the design, construction and operation of a cruise terminal and yacht marina in Gozo, the Gozo Ministry said today. The proposal was made by Kalamarine Development Consortium. The call...

  • CEO for PN's commercial arm appointed

    CEO for PN's commercial arm appointed

    Brian St John has been appointed asChief Executive Officer of Media.link Communications, the PN's media and commercial arm. The party said the appointment is part of a series of changes within its political and commercial structures. Nationalist...

  • Nigeria aims to have abducted girls freed by Tuesday

    Nigeria aims to have secured the release of 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants by Tuesday, a senior source at the presidency told Reuters, although he declined to comment on where the transfer would take place. "I can confirm...

  • Off-duty policeman seriously hurt as knife-wielding man is held

    Off-duty policeman seriously hurt as knife-wielding man is held

    An off-duty policeman was seriously injured and another three were slightly hurt when they arrested a knife-wielding man in Paceville early this morning. The police said the incident happened on St Rita Steps at about 5.20.   The incident started...

  • MUMN tells nurses not to file 'covering letters' for medicines

    MUMN tells nurses not to file 'covering letters' for medicines

    The MUMN has instructed nurses not to submit the required 'covering letter' to be able to take particular drugs from the hospital pharmacy to their wards but only to use the standard form. In a statement the union complained that its efforts to...

  • Update 3 - Pope accepts resignation - Archbishop started thinking of resignation two years ago

    Update 3 - Pope accepts resignation - Archbishop started thinking of resignation two years ago

    Updated, adds prime minister's, Opposition leader's reaction - The Pope has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Paul Cremona, the Apostolic Nuncio, Mgr Aldo Cavalli said.  The acceptance of the resignation was announced this morning at a press...

  • Body dumped beside rubbish bins

    A British MP has demanded answers after claims paramedics dumped a man's body beside rubbish bins because they wanted to finish work on time. The East of England Ambulance crew was called out after a man, believed to be James Harrison, 32,...

  • Norwegian critical after fall from balcony

    Norwegian critical after fall from balcony

    A 23 year old Norwegian man is in a critical condition after allegedly falling from the balcony of a house in St Edward Street, Qormi. The police said they were informed about this case at about 8.30am today. The victim was found on the pavement...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From football as Malta take on Norway and European giants Italy, to classic planes and cars - Times of Malta presents a selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by its team of photographers.

  • ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    Calls for an expression of interest for the long-promised Mrieħel Bypass footbridge will be issued shortly but the government is not saying when this will be built as it is “too early”. “At this stage, it is better not to commit to specific time...

  • Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Ryan Schembri, the former owner of More supermarkets who left Malta owing millions to several creditors, entered into a promise of sale agreement for a €1.2 million Marsascala property when he already knew he was in trouble. His business partner,...

  • Cruise ship passenger in voluntary isolation

    Cruise ship passenger in voluntary isolation

    A Texas healthcare worker is now in voluntary isolation on board a cruise ship. The worker works at the the Dallas hospital where two nurses contracted Ebola. The individual, who so far, is showing no symptoms handled body fluids belonging to...

  • Mgr Cremona to officially resign his post today, Mgr Scicluna to become Administrator

    Mgr Cremona to officially resign his post today, Mgr Scicluna to become Administrator

    Archbishop Paul Cremona is expected to announce his resignation this morning, although it remains unclear whether this has already been accepted by the Pope. Mgr Cremona’s resignation is likely to be motivated by ill-health, which has prevented...