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  • Government silent on Lands website going back online

    Government silent on Lands website going back online

    The government would not say when the Lands Authority website would be going back online after having been offline for more than two months following a data breach exposed by Times of Malta. A spokeswoman for the Transport and Infrastructure...

  • Not all money stolen in BOV cyberattack may be found

    Not all money stolen in BOV cyberattack may be found

    Bank of Valletta may never be able to retrieve the entire €13 million stolen during Wednesday’s cyberattack because reversing such transactions was no easy feat, Times of Malta has been told. Speaking a day after the bank was forced to temporarily...

  • Shop owners give up on temporary roadside stalls

    Shop owners give up on temporary roadside stalls

    Infuriated shop owners have “given up” hoping for a solution to the problem of temporary stalls they face every time annual events, such as Valentine’s Day, approach. Stalls in the shape of small tents and tables popped up at every corner of the...

  • Southern harbour has highest number of residents with mental problems

    Southern harbour has highest number of residents with mental problems

    The southern harbour region has the highest number of patients receiving assistance because of mental health problems, fresh data shows. When it comes to localities, Birkirkara, which has the second highest population, tops the list, with 30...

  • Hands-on subjects to be added to State school options

    Hands-on subjects to be added to State school options

    Students at State schools struggling with traditional teaching methods will from September be able to take subjects that focus on hands-on learning. In a major shift of the education system away from a purely academic approach, successful students...

  • Mater Dei Hospital still operating at 'above normal' levels

    Mater Dei Hospital still operating at 'above normal' levels

    High patient numbers at Mater Dei Hospital have continued to persist in the past days, with the hospital operating at “above normal” activity levels, Times of Malta has learnt. Despite this, hospital CEO Ivan Falzon is convinced that the number...

  • Teachers dreading going to work after school violence

    Teachers dreading going to work after school violence

    Educators in schools where violent incidents occurred were feeling a “certain amount of apprehension”, teachers’ union president Marco Bonnici told Times of Malta. He spoke to the newspaper after it emerged that, apart from the two incidents that...

  • Church targets poor to tackle Mass attendance

    Church targets poor to tackle Mass attendance

    Updated at 4.19pm with Curia statement The Church will be looking at introducing a pastoral plan that includes more assistance to the most vulnerable in society in an attempt to address Mass attendance problems, Times of Malta has learnt. The...

  • Malta's freedom ranking falls due to ‘ineffective institutions'

    Malta's freedom ranking falls due to ‘ineffective institutions'

    Malta’s freedom ranking has again been downgraded by a Washington-based democracy monitor, with researchers blaming the “inefficacy of the country’s anti-corruption institutions”. According to Freedom House’s latest report, released this week,...

  • Konrad Mizzi went on 30 trips abroad last year

    Konrad Mizzi went on 30 trips abroad last year

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi went on 30 trips abroad last year, spending some €78,000 on them. Asked in Parliament by Nationalist Party MP Claudette Buttigieg for details about his trips abroad, Dr Mizzi said that last year he made 30 official...