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  • Tom Cruise arrives in Malta

    Tom Cruise arrives in Malta

    Top actor Tom Cruise has arrived in Malta to scout locations for his new film - a remake of the adventure horror film The Mummy.  The production team scouted various locations around the island but appeared to have set its eyes on Fort Ricasoli...

  • New issue of fixed rate Malta Government Stocks

    The Accountant General has announced the issue of €120 million Malta Government Stocks subject to an over-allotment option of an additional amount up to a maximum of €80 million as follows: (i)1.5% Malta Government Stock 2022 (IV), and (ii)2.5%...

  • Seabank recognised as preferred bidder for ITS site

    Seabank recognised as preferred bidder for ITS site

    The consortium formed by SD Holdings Ltd, Seabank Hotel and Catering Ltd and Seaport Franchising Ltd has been officially recognised as the preferred bidder to develop the site currently occupied by the Institute of Tourism Studies in St George's...

  • Machete wielding man shot dead by Ohio police

    Machete wielding man shot dead by Ohio police

    Police in Columbus Ohio shot and killed a man after he attacked people with a machete in a restaurant. The man walked into the Nazareth Restaurant around 6 p.m. local time and had an argument with an employee. He left, but returned a short time...

  • Finance and insurance dominate foreign direct investment flows

    Foreign direct investment in Malta reached €5.2 billion during the first six months of 2015 an increase of €3 billion over the corresponding months in 2014. Financial and insurance activities accounted for 98.1 per cent of FDI flows in Malta. As...

  • Malta still doing poorly on renewable energy

    Malta still doing poorly on renewable energy

    Malta still has one of the lowest percentages of energy usage from renewable sources in the European Union, according to statistics published by Eurostat yesterday. In 2014, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of...

  • Uqualified individuals performing medical foot care treatments

    A number of unqualified people are promoting and conducting foot health care services, the Association of Podiatrists of Malta (APM) said today. It urged people to be cautious about promotional material sent by email or found on the internet and...

  • Baby found in freezer, mother faces manslaughter charge

    A South Florida woman has been charged over the death of her baby son found dead in a freezer at her home. Paola Vargas-Ortiz, 37, has spent the past month in a mental health care centre, but Miami-Dade police took her into custody yesterday and...

  • Plans for Titanic II advance

    Plans for Titanic II advance

    An Australian millionaire,Clive Palmer, is building a 'replica' of the ill-fated Titanic called "Titanic II. Titanic II is set to launch in less than two years. The ship will be about four metres wider than the original, to meet current...

  • New Malta bus map

    New Malta bus map

    A new route map has been issued by Malta Public Transport to help passengers plan their trips using the bus network. This map was developed by Freytag & Berndt – an Austrian market leader in cartography. The new map shows all the routes serving...

  • President underscores multi-culturalism, warns of dangerous ideology threatening unity

    President underscores multi-culturalism, warns of dangerous ideology threatening unity

    The President warned this morning that a dangerous ideology was threatening the vision of a united, inclusive country as she urged MPs and leaders of society not to give in to the threat. “I dream of and believe in a confident and inclusive...

  • Are silent fireworks the answer?

    Are silent fireworks the answer?

    For fireworks enthusiasts, the lights and sounds of a beautiful display all go hand in hand – but for the sick and elderly, young children and pet owners, the persistent thud of nearby petards is more menace than marvel. Now, a radical solution to...

  • Syria truce possible next week

    A plan to begin a temporary ceasefire in Syria within a week has been agreed by the major powers. The decision was hailed as an "important step" towards ending the civil war in the country y UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. The ceasefire...

  • A helping foot...

    A helping foot...

    Kingston Police issued this video of how a bystander tripped a suspected drug dealer who was trying to run away from the police. The police thanked the bystander for his 'helping foot' and said the Borough Commander was extremely impressed and...

  • Motorcyclist's lucky escape

    Motorcyclist's lucky escape

    Motorcyclist Waynelin Baldacchino took this picture of what remains of his motorcycle after a collision in Qormi yesterday afternoon. He said he thanked God that he was alive and only slightly hurt. The accident was allegedly caused when a van...

  • Malta newspaper review

    Malta newspaper review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta and l-orizzont lead with the news yesterday that a Maltese man was infected by the Zika virus. Times of Malta also reports that thousands of migrants are being...

  • Cash stolen in Msida hold-up

    Cash stolen in Msida hold-up

    Some €1000 in cash are believed to have been stolen last night in a hold-up from a convenience shop in Rue d'Argens, Msida. The hold-up took place shortly after 9.30p.m. and involved two hooded men, one of them armed with a firearm. No one was was...

  • Clinton and Sanders go head to head

    Clinton and Sanders go head to head

    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled over healthcare and Wall Street in a debate last night, with Clinton accusing Sanders of misleading Americans on his healthcare plan and making promises "that cannot be...

  • Hawkers claim ministry bound by agreement on Valletta market relocation

    Hawkers claim ministry bound by agreement on Valletta market relocation

    The Valletta monti relocation has taken another twist, as hawkers are claiming that the Economy Ministry has not adhered to a 2014 agreement which specified an alternate site for their stalls. Though the Labour Party committed itself to relocate...

  • Announcements

    ABELA CARUANA. On February 11, at her residence in San Ġwann, FORTUNATA née Buttigieg, aged 86, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Antonio, her daughter Marika and her husband Joe...