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  • Dry spell leads to poor grape harvest

    Dry spell leads to poor grape harvest

    The dry spell throughout winter led to poor grape harvest, but the quality of Maltese wine was not impacted, Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes said.  Several plants were ruined as a result of the lack of rain throughout winter, leading to a...

  • Drink-driving laws are set to be less tolerant

    Drink-driving laws are set to be less tolerant

    The national drink-driving limit is set to be cut by a third as the government sobers up on boozy driving, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. A spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said the current limit of 0.8g of alcohol per litre...

  • Watch: Gianna Nannini: 'Malta is Malta, you can't copy it'

    Watch: Gianna Nannini: 'Malta is Malta, you can't copy it'

    Preparing to close an extensive tour in “unique” Malta this evening, Italian singer Gianna Nannini said she feels fitter and more energetic than ever at 62 years of age. “I feel younger than I ever have,” she told the Times of Malta. “My body is...

  • Pregnant woman who admitted stealing wallet jailed 16 months

    Pregnant woman who admitted stealing wallet jailed 16 months

    A pregnant 34-year-old Bulgarian woman who admitted to stealing a man's wallet broke down in tears in court today as she was jailed for 16 months. The wallet was stolen last Thursday on the number 13 route bus.   Police inspector Lara Butters told...

  • More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

    More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

    Rescuers believe they have located more bodies in the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town said up to 10 people were still missing and...

  • No immediate need for action to stop people walking across Azure Window - MTA

    No immediate need for action to stop people walking across Azure Window - MTA

    The Malta Tourism Authority sees no immediate need to take action to prevent people from walking across the iconic Azure Window in Gozo, despite the danger it poses, The Sunday Times of Malta has been told. Asked whether it felt it should take...

  • Proceeds from museums to help Italian earthquake relief efforts

    Proceeds from museums to help Italian earthquake relief efforts

    Italy's state museums are donating their proceeds today to relief and reconstruction efforts in the area devastated by an earthquake. The 6.2-magnitude quake on Wednesday flattened three medieval towns in central Italy, destroying not only...

  • Medical visas: ‘A criminal act linked directly to Castille’ – Simon Busuttil

    Medical visas: ‘A criminal act linked directly to Castille’ – Simon Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil today said there were clear links between bribes taken to issue medical visas to Libyans and the Office of the Prime Minister. Speaking during a phone interview on Radio 101, Dr Busuttil said he had raised concerns...

  • Development Bank will be this government's legacy - Joseph Muscat

    Development Bank will be this government's legacy - Joseph Muscat

    The European Commission's green light to set up a Development Bank in Malta was of utmost importance and would be part of this government’s legacy, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning. In a brief interview on One Radio, the Prime...

  • Robber stabs woman in St Julian's in attempt to steal her handbag

    Robber stabs woman in St Julian's in attempt to steal her handbag

    A 25-year-old woman from Marsaxlokk has been hospitalised after she was seriously injured when she was attacked by a robber armed with a knife in St Julian's early this morning. The police said the attack took place in Sqaq Lourdes at 4am. The...

  • Townsquare project: 'A choice between going up or across' - developer

    Townsquare project: 'A choice between going up or across' - developer

    Townsquare is a Gasan family project started by Joseph Gasan Senior in 1956. Andrew Ganado, a Townsquare Sliema Ltd director, is the nephew of Joe A. Gasan, whose family owns the land, and has been involved in the project for decades. His side of...

  • Townsquare developers plan to 'set record straight' about 'misinformation'

    Townsquare developers plan to 'set record straight' about 'misinformation'

    Updated at 12.15pm with independent MP Marlene Farrugia's comments The developers of the Townsquare high-rise project are going to start engaging with residents now that they have a permit for their controversial development – and have started to...

  • Today’s newspapers in review

    Today’s newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories appearing in Maltese newspapers today. The Sunday Times of Malta says Bank of Valletta is investigating a loan worth millions granted to a businessman who paid for a hotel stay in London for the bank’s executive...

  • Loan of more than €10 million being probed by Bank of Valletta

    Loan of more than €10 million being probed by Bank of Valletta

    Bank of Valletta is investigating a loan worth millions granted to a businessman who paid for a hotel stay in London for the bank’s executive head of corporate finance. Evidence seen by this newspaper has emerged showing that the businessman,...

  • Big buttocks beauty contest banned

    Big buttocks beauty contest banned

    The government of Burkina Faso has banned an annual beauty contest for women with the biggest buttocks, saying such events are sexist. Adverts for this weekend's third edition of 'Miss Bim-Bim', carrying an image of two fully clothed women with...

  • 'Children killed' as Syrian planes bomb Homs neighbourhood

    'Children killed' as Syrian planes bomb Homs neighbourhood

    Syrian activists say government war planes have attacked a besieged area in the central city of Homs with incendiary bombs that killed two children and left one badly burned. Hayyan, a doctor and Homs resident whose parents remain in the al-Waer...

  • BOV summer staff party

    BOV summer staff party

    Bank of Valletta employes were treated to a stand-up reception at Xara Lodge, limits of Rabat. Popular Maltese band Red Electrick and DJ Ziggy entertained the guests throughout the evening.

  • HSBC Malta summer concert

    HSBC Malta summer concert

    HSBC Bank Malta recently held a summer concert for its customers, which was followed by a reception, at the stunning setting of Fort St Angelo. The concert featured the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Percussion Ensemble – a collaborative initiative...

  • Gato Negro adored the world over

    Gato Negro adored the world over

    Malta hosted its first Gato Negro rooftop party at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, Ta’ Xbiex. The event hosted the first 200 Gato, who were the quickest at submitting their application for a free invitation via social media. The night showcased a...

  • Altar servers meet Pope Francis in Rome

    Altar servers meet Pope Francis  in Rome

    Maltese and Gozitan altar servers visited the Vatican to offer liturgical services at St Peter’s Basilica and to meet Pope Francis at St Martha’s House. The Pope thanked the boys for their help and commitment, asking them to pray for him.

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