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  • Free childcare is good... but then what?

    Free childcare is good... but then what?

    The gap between employment rates for men and women in Malta is the widest in Europe, official data published yesterday shows. Figures published by the EU statistics agency Eurostat showed that while the employment rate for men aged between 20 and...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta quotes Opposition leader Simon Busuttil saying that Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, not only had an account with the contentious Pilatus Bank, but...

  • One dead, 10 injured in fiery Los Angeles crash

    One dead, 10 injured in fiery Los Angeles crash

    Two big rigs and several cars collided on a freeway north of downtown Los Angeles on yesterday, sparking an explosion and fire, killing at least one person and forcing authorities to shut down two major arteries into the city for hours. Several...

  • Announcements

    BONNICI. On Monday, April 24, at Mater Dei Hospital, EDWARD (Dwardu), aged 64, went to meet the Risen Lord. He leaves to mourn his great loss his beloved son Michael and his partner Rebecca, his daughter Sophie and her partner Mark, his partner...

  • BandAdriatica’s Floating Art workshop and performance

    BandAdriatica’s Floating Art workshop and performance

    The 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union is conducting a workshop with Italian music group Band-Adriatica in collaboration with the Malta World Music Festival on May 17 and 18. The band infuses traditional Salento music...

  • Live broadcast of Julius Caesar

    Live broadcast of Julius Caesar

    The 2017 season of the Royal Shakespeare Company takes a leap into Roman history and opens with the politics of spin and betrayal which turn into violence in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, Julius Caesar. The play being held at Stratford-Upon-Avon...

  • Guided tour of St Publius church

    Guided tour of  St Publius church

    Floriana is this week en fête, celebrating the feast of St Publius, the first bishop and one of the patron saints and protectors of Malta. A guided tour of the parish church dedicated to the saint will be held on Saturday. Towering and dominating...

  • Photo-mosaic and għana

    The Strada Stretta Concept, under the auspices of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, is tonight presenting a performance of visual art and għana entitled Mosaic-Għana-Mużajk. French photographer and artist Katel Delia (of Katelia Art), who has family...

  • The beauty of the Addolorata

    The beauty of the Addolorata

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar is organising a two-hour tour of the Addolorata Cemetery on Saturday. Participants will learn about the history and design of this cemetery, as well as its good use of the landscape. The Addolorata Cemetery was designed...

  • Maltese Jesuits to form part of joint province with Italy, Albania

    Maltese Jesuits to form part of joint province with Italy, Albania

    The Maltese Jesuit province will be officially incorporated into a new Euro-Mediterranean province, comprising Malta, Italy and Albania, during a ceremony at the Chiesa del Gesù in Rome on July 1. The Jesuit chosen to lead the new province is Fr...

  • Schembri accused of passport sale kickbacks by Busuttil

    Schembri accused of passport sale kickbacks by Busuttil

    Updated 10.10pm with Schembri reaction The prime minister's chief of staff received kickbacks from the controversial cash-for-passports scheme, the opposition leader claimed this evening, saying he had documented evidence to prove it. Simon...

  • Netanyahu snubs German minister over plan to meet rights groups

    Netanyahu snubs German minister over plan to meet rights groups

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled talks with Germany's visiting foreign minister, snubbing Sigmar Gabriel over his decision to meet groups critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians. The dispute threatened to widen a rift between...

  • Tax on business inheritance slashed to 1.5%

    Tax on business inheritance slashed to 1.5%

    A measure announced in the Budget, whereby the transfer of family businesses from parents to their children will be taxed at 1.5 per cent instead of five per cent, has come into force, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and Economic Services...

  • Wild west demolition in Mosta

    Wild west demolition in Mosta

    Malta's cavalier approach to construction work was in full display in Mosta yesterday morning, as these photos taken by a Times of Malta reader show. In the photos, an excavator can be seen kicking up a cloud of dust at a Ponsonby Street in Mosta,...

  • Yana Micallef Stafrace sworn in as Magistrate

    Yana Micallef Stafrace sworn in as Magistrate

    Lawyer Yana Micallef Stafrace was sworn in as magistrate at a ceremony at the Palace in Valletta today. During the ceremony President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca drew on Dr Micallef Stafrace’s experience on issues related to domestic violence,...

  • Google launches Malta digital workshop programme, offering free training to anyone

    Google launches Malta digital workshop programme, offering free training to anyone

    Google has launched the Digital Workshop programme in Malta, a new online platform offering free training to all those who  want to grow their digital skills and increase their knowledge in digital marketing.   This new platform can be accessed at...

  • Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

    Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

    Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species...

  • Air Malta to resume flights to Tunis

    Air Malta to resume flights to Tunis

    Air Malta is to resume scheduled services to Tunis Carthage Airport on June 26. Flights will be operated three times a week  The flight schedule is as follows:

  • Man dies at Comino's Blue Lagoon

    Man dies at Comino's Blue Lagoon

    A 61-year-old Polish man was discovered face-down and unconscious in the water at Comino's Blue Lagoon this afternoon, police said.  He was lifted to shore and given first aid but was certified dead by a medical team rushed to the site.  Comino...

  • Finance minster avoids questions on Mizzi/Schembri

    Finance minster avoids questions on Mizzi/Schembri

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna this afternoon avoided questions on what action was taken by the Inland Revenue Department against the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff and Minister Konrad Mizzi for not having declared their trusts in New Zealand...

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