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Matthew Xuereb

  • Maltese couple who died in Sydney car crash were attending family wedding

    Maltese couple who died in Sydney car crash were attending family wedding

    A Maltese couple killed in a horrific traffic accident in Australia on Friday morning were in the country to attend a family wedding. Maria Dolores, 57, and Laurence Pulis, 60, from Birżebbuġa, were killed instantaneously when the car they were in...

  • Suspected drug dealer extradited from Spain

    Suspected drug dealer extradited from Spain

    A Sicilian man who was on bail over a massive six-kilogramme haul of cannabis in 2014 was brought back to Malta on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Maltese police. Rosario Caruso, 44, appeared under arrest before magistrate...

  • Flu virus affects production lines with sickness surge

    Flu virus affects production lines with sickness surge

    The influenza virus that hit Malta hard this winter affected production lines too, with employers reporting a massive surge in workers calling in sick. Although no official figures are available yet, Malta Employers’ Association’s director...

  • A phone app leading to that elusive parking spot

    A phone app leading to that elusive parking spot

    If there’s one thing that motorists despise more than being stuck in traffic it is driving around desperately looking for a place to park. But technology may soon take the pain out of parking in Valletta with a mobile phone app that tells users...

  • Valletta mayor says council has no power to decide on Caruana Galizia memorial

    Valletta mayor says council has no power to decide on Caruana Galizia memorial

    The Valletta local council cannot discuss a motion to remove the makeshift memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia at the foot of the Great Siege Monument, because the issue falls outside the council’s remit, says the mayor. Labour councillor Ray...

  • ‘Logistics whiz’ who made Malta his home was the man killed by falling tree

    ‘Logistics whiz’ who made Malta his home was the man killed by falling tree

    Dan Udrea left his home in Romania five years ago and came to Malta, searching for a job that could give him and his family a prosperous future. By a terrible stroke of bad luck, his life was cut short on Saturday when strong winds uprooted a...

  • MUT reacts as it loses fourth council member

    MUT reacts as it loses fourth council member

    Updated 2.25pm with statement by the MUT - The teachers’ union has lost another council member, the fourth since educators claimed they had been fooled over the new sectoral agreement. Educators felt they had been misled into believing that the...

  • Planned 5-storey development threatens Simar nature reserve

    Planned 5-storey development threatens Simar nature reserve

    Environmental NGO Birdlife is expected to join residents and another NGO to formally object to a proposed five-storey development in Pwales which overlooks the Simar nature reserve. The proposed development, in Triq il-Pwales, is to replace the...

  • Half of Gozo could end up with no recycled waste collection

    Half of Gozo could end up with no recycled waste collection

    Updated at 4pm - adds ministry's reaction Half of Gozo will not have their grey bags collected this week after the service provider pulled out from what it described as “an unsustainable operation”. Several mayors contacted by The Sunday Times of...

  • Watch: Demolition debris pours down Fortina hotel site, choking Sliema in dust

    Watch: Demolition debris pours down Fortina hotel site, choking Sliema in dust

      Updated 8.45pm - Added video Methods being used in the demolition of the Fortina Hotel, in Sliema, with debris reportedly being dumped from a height of eight storeys, have forced an investigation into possible breaches of construction...