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  • MTA recruits Tourism Minister’s right-hand man

    MTA recruits Tourism Minister’s right-hand man

    Edward Zammit, who until recently served as the Tourism Minister’s chief of staff, has been given a top job at the Malta Tourism Authority without a public call. Mr Zammit’s appointment was issued on the direct instructions of Minister Edward...

  • Lawyers questioning role of judge in clerical abuse case

    Lawyers questioning role of judge in clerical abuse case

    Lawyers for clerical sex abuse victims will be filing an application in court requesting the judge to abstain from hearing their case because of his connection to Radju Marija. Lawyers acting on behalf of clerical sex abuse victims will be filing...

  • ‘Binge drinking must be tackled urgently,’ report shows

    ‘Binge drinking must be tackled urgently,’ report shows

    Binge drinking is a “worrying new phenomenon” in Malta and must be tackled before it becomes “more prevalent”, according to the first nationwide check-up on the island’s health system. One in 10 young adults aged 15 to 34 reported knocking back...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas media. The Sunday Times of Malta reports how a nation-wide survey has pointed to the need for binge drinking to be tackled urgently. It also reports that an investigation is underway...

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  • €10,000 for L-Istrina

    €10,000 for L-Istrina

    The Re/Max & Friends Foundation donated €10,000 to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca for L-Istrina. The donation was made during Re/Max Malta’s Christmas party at Villa Arrigo. Board member Michael Bonello said: “It is an honour to share our...

  • Air Berlin to buy 14 Alitalia planes

    Air Berlin said yesterday it would buy 14 Airbus A320 planes from Alitalia in a move designed by major shareholder Etihad to benefit both loss-making airlines. “I can confirm that we are receiving 14 A320 family aircraft from Alitalia to speed up...

  • KPMG reunion

    KPMG reunion

    Former KPMG employees held a reunion at the Temptasian restaurant of The Palace hotel in Sliema. The event saw some 100 former colleagues networking and sharing experiences.

  • Head of serial killer cremated

    The head of a German serial killer known as the ‘Butcher of Hannover’ has been cremated after lying in storage for 89 years. The Goettinger Tageblatt newspaper reported that the University of Goettingen’s medical department confirmed it had...

  • Giving from the heart

    Giving from the heart

    As part of its corporate social responsibility plan, GSD Marketing Ltd donated €26,000 to L-Istrina 2014 in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. Staff members and top management, including chief operating officer Maria Micallef, presented the...

  • Goldman president: Britain must stay in EU

    The president of Goldman Sachs has urged Britain to stay within the EU, warning, ahead of a May general election, that an exit would put the capital’s status as a major financial centre at risk. In an interview with the BBC, Gary Cohn said the US...

  • €4,000 for Dar tal-Providenza

    €4,000 for Dar tal-Providenza

    The Go Cares Employee Fund donated €4,000 to Dar tal-Providenza. The fund supports various good causes through financial support and practical help. Josephine Grima, senior manager, HR Operations at Go, said: “The Go Cares Employee Fund raises...

  • Kosovo police fire teargas in protest

    Kosovo police fire teargas in protest

    Kosovo police fired teargas yesterday evening to disperse thousands of protesters throwing stones at a government building in a demonstration called by ethnic Albanian Opposition parties. It was the biggest protest seen in Pristina since Kosovo...

  • Relaxing device for autistic children

    Relaxing device for autistic children

    Mente, a new technology that helps relax the minds of children with autism, has been launched by ATG Co. Ltd at Hilton Malta, Portomaso. The event, which was held under the patronage of the Prime Minister’s wife Michelle Muscat, chairwoman of the...

  • Potential Republican candidates in Iowa

    For Republicans, the long road to the 2016 US presidential election began in earnest yesterday in Iowa when a group of potential candidates competed for support among conservatives in the state that will hold the country's first nominating...

  • PhD study on St Paul cult in Malta

    PhD study on St Paul cult in Malta

    An 82-year-old woman from Sliema has been conferred with a PhD from the Greenwich School of Theology and North-West University of South Africa. Doris Cannataci’s thesis in Church and dogma history was entitled ‘The St Paul cult in Malta – an...

  • Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia on tribute visit

    Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia on tribute visit

    US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh’s important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist...

  • Boxes of joy

    Boxes of joy

    Bianco’s of St Julian’s sent out its bikers with boxes of pizzas to the Salesians in Sliema over Christmas as part of Boxes of Joy, an initiative to help the community. “We are blessed to be able to continuously give back to charities around us,”...

  • Yemenis stage biggest street protests in Sanaa

    Yemenis stage biggest street protests in Sanaa

    Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets yesterday in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi group that dominates Yemen, two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s resignation left the country in political limbo. Witnesses said a...

  • Concert by Gozo Youth Wind Band

    A concert entitled ‘A night at the theatre’ will be held next Sunday at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria, by the Gozo Youth Wind Band. The concert programme includes performances of operatic masterpieces, a selection from the musical...