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  • Developer had illegal tunnel from bay to hotel for 20 years

    Developer had illegal tunnel from bay to hotel for 20 years

    A developer seeking to build two villas overlooking Fekruna Bay in Xemxija has for 20 years maintained an illegal tunnel from the bay to a nearby hotel, prompting residents to fear that there are plans to turn the bay into a private beach. A...

  • Spacex boss Elon Musk sets out plans for life on Mars

    Spacex boss Elon Musk sets out plans for life on Mars

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set out a plan to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars complete with iron foundries and pizza restaurants. He envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet will within the next century,...

  • Former PS handpicked for €50,000 job at Grand Habour Regeneration Project

    Former PS handpicked for €50,000 job at Grand Habour Regeneration Project

    Former parliamentary secretary Michael Falzon, who resigned last January over the Gaffarena scandal, has ended up in a much better financial position, as new documents obtained by the Times of Malta show he was hand-picked for a €50,000 job at the...

  • Students discuss depopulation concerns in Gozo with Alfred Sant

    Students discuss depopulation concerns in Gozo with Alfred Sant

    Depopulation in small EU islands like Gozo will become irreversible unless exceptional measures are allowed which do not necessarily comply with wider EU rules and policies, former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said. He was meeting Gozitan youths...

  • Malta-Gozo tunnel study ‘superficial’ - expert

    Malta-Gozo tunnel study ‘superficial’ - expert

    An expert has expressed serious doubts on the geological study tender issued by the government on the proposed Malta-Gozo tunnel, branding it a “superficial” exercise which may have safety and budget implications. “This so-called geological study...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says an expert has expressed serious doubts on the geological study tender issued by the government on the proposed Malta-Gozo tunnel, branding it a “superficial”...

  • Hubble spots 'water vapour plumes' erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa

    Hubble spots 'water vapour plumes' erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa

    Tantalising new evidence of water vapour plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa has been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. If shown to be real, the plumes are likely to originate from the global salty ocean known to lie...

  • Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies aged 93

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies aged 93

    Shimon Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career, has died aged 93. Mr Peres suffered a major stroke two weeks ago that led to bleeding in his brain. He was sedated and on a...

  • Gżira council welcomes access to Manoel Island foreshore

    Gżira council welcomes access to Manoel Island foreshore

    The Gżira mayor said this morning that while his council embraced the fact that the MIDI consortium had finally has acceded to its request to grant access to the foreshore, it was not in any way begging for a grant from MIDI as the consortium was...

  • Announcements

    Mr ALDO AZZOPARDI and Miss MYRA DUTTON The marriage took place on September 28, 1966, at St Margaret Mary’s church, Liverpool. Congratulations from Dianna and Godfrey, Paul and Alicia, John and Silke, grandchildren Andrew, Lara and Melvin and...

  • Gozo’s two opera houses subject of documentary

    Gozo’s two opera houses subject of documentary

    International television documentary The Battle of the Operas in Malta, focusing on the existence of two opera houses in Victoria,  is now available for viewing on Arte. Production company Sounding Images shot an hour-long film under the...

  • Philately exhibition in Gozo

    A new philately exhibition is currently underway at Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria. Set up by the Gozo Philatelic Society, the exhibition hosts a selection of items from the renowned Juncker Melitensia collection recently donated to the society. The...

  • Anastasia Malkhazova presents solo paintings exhibition in St Julian’s

    Melt Down Time is a solo exhibition of paintings by Anastasia Malkhazova currently on display at the Renoir Gallery of the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s. Born in Moscow in 1987, Malkhazova studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the class...

  • Farce by renowned Scottish playwright in Maltese

    Farce by renowned Scottish playwright in Maltese

    Il-Giddieb Għomru Qasir is the Maltese version of Anthony Neilson’s black comedy The Lying Kind, being staged by Unifaun Theatre next month. On being tasked to inform an elderly couple of the death of their daughter on Christmas Eve, two...

  • Fragmenta event returns this Sunday

    Fragmenta event returns this Sunday

    Due to inclement weather last week, the next site and time-specific piece within the Fragmenta platform, Untitled (Ix-Xemx), is taking place this Sunday in Marsascala. The installation by Malta-based artist Sandra Banthorpe is scheduled to happen...

  • Tarkovsky’s Solaris to be screened today

    Tarkovsky’s Solaris to be screened today

    The latest film to be screened today as part of the Sculpting Time: Andrei Tarkovsky Retrospective remastered in new digital prints at Spazju Kreattiv is Solaris. The Russian film master focuses on Solaris, an ocean-covered planet around which a...

  • Flock of storks roost in Malta, leave without incident

    Flock of storks roost in Malta, leave without incident

    A flock of six storks migrating south roosted in the Malta Freeport area overnight and flew away safely during the day, CABS reported. During the morning the birds spent a short time circling over the south of Malta and then made out to sea...

  • Georgian politicians duke it out on live TV

    Georgian politicians duke it out on live TV

    While in the U.S. tension was high Monday night during the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Georgia saw some fighting in the election campaign of its own. The country will hold a parliamentary election on October 8 and some...

  • Fish farms commit to follow PA agreement

    Fish farms commit to follow PA agreement

    Fish farm operators will not rule out an appeal against the revocation of their permits but are committed to following steps agreed with the Planning Authority to address illegalities and relocate the farms. “There is absolutely no question on the...

  • Environment Ombudsman offers conservation advice

    Environment Ombudsman offers conservation advice

    Malta needs to re-evaluate its local urban conservation heritage zones and buildings that are worthy of conservation, according to the Environment Ombudsman. David Pace was reacting to a complaint filed by museum curator John Vella about an...

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