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  • Pornography lecture which pitted Anthony Burgess against conservative Malta to be published, 45 years on

    Pornography lecture which pitted Anthony Burgess against conservative Malta to be published, 45 years on

    Updated 2pm A 1970 lecture about pornography which outraged its University of Malta audience and caused a furore within Maltese intelligentsia is to be published in book form for the first time.  Anthony Burgess, best known for his seminal novel A...

  • Watch: Foam in the sea linked to natural phenomena

    Watch: Foam in the sea linked to natural phenomena

    Last updated 6.40pm - Dreaded sea slime which plagued local shores last summer appears to be back with a vengeance, but the Environment Authority said this afternoon that it could be a natural phenomena which has also been noted in other parts of...

  • Watch: One person displaced every three seconds in 2016 - UNHCR

    Watch: One person displaced every three seconds in 2016 - UNHCR

    A record 65.6 million people worldwide were forced from their homes due to conflict or persecution by the end of 2016, the United Nations said today. The UN refugee agency's Global Trends Report, published ahead of World Refugee Day tomorrow,...

  • Watch: 'We will prove road resurfacing sceptics wrong,' says Ian Borg

    Watch: 'We will prove road resurfacing sceptics wrong,' says Ian Borg

    Transport Minister Ian Borg has the unenviable task of fulfilling Joseph Muscat's electoral promise to fix all of Malta's roads in just seven years.  But although road contractors privately suggest such statements are pie in the sky political...

  • Ian Borg talks roads and PA permits on Times Talk

    Ian Borg talks roads and PA permits on Times Talk

    Aged just 31, Ian Borg has been handed the daunting task of overseeing the country's transport, infrastructure and planning policies.  The minister inherits a Planning Authority accused of bowing to its political masters, a country choked by...

  • Ballot box winners and losers

    Ballot box winners and losers

    The votes have been counted, the carcade honking has petered out and the Prime Minister has been sworn in.  Malta's 2017 general election has come and gone, and as the dust settles on a hectic and acrimonious campaign, we take a look at a pick of...

  • Just seven women MPs as Malta remains in gender equality doldrums

    Just seven women MPs as Malta remains in gender equality doldrums

    Malta's next legislature is likely to fall short of its already dismal gender equality track record.  Although eight female candidates have been elected so far, Nationalist Party MEP Therese Comodini Cachia's suprise announcement that she will not...

  • Joseph Muscat's Alfa Romeo to be auctioned off

    Joseph Muscat's Alfa Romeo to be auctioned off

    Update 5pm Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is to auction off his Alfa Romeo 159 car, with "at least part" of the proceeds from the sale going to charity.  The newly re-elected Prime Minister will instead switch to using a state-owned vehicle, he told...

  • Watch: Marlene Farrugia's election met with counting hall taunts

    Watch: Marlene Farrugia's election met with counting hall taunts

    Updated 1.26pm - Farrugia does not rule out running for PN leadership Malta's next legislature will feature an elected third party representative for the first time in more than 50 years, with Democratic Party leader Marlene Farrugia having made...

  • Blog: Muscat sworn in as Prime Minister

    Blog: Muscat sworn in as Prime Minister

    One day after the Labour Party's resounding electoral win, the vote counting process is still underway in Naxxar.  Joseph Muscat was sworn in as Prime Minister in triumphant fashion at the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta, with crowds packing St...