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  • New Regional Road niche blessed

    New Regional Road niche blessed

    A new niche of Our Lady of Lourdes has been blessed by the archbishop under the Regional Road bridge in Kappara. The niche replaces the one further up the road which needed to be removed when the road was widened. 

  • Watch: Woman who rained garbage bags from fourth-floor balcony is fined

    Watch: Woman who rained garbage bags from fourth-floor balcony is fined

    Updated May 23, 2.14 pm Environment enforcement officers have tracked down and fined a woman who was filmed throwing garbage bags onto the street from a fourth-floor balcony in St Paul's Bay. Footage of the abuse was uploaded on Times of Malta on...

  • Ecological water spring inaugurated at San Lawrenz

    Ecological water spring inaugurated at San Lawrenz

    An ecological water spring was inaugurated in San Lawrenz on Thursday. The spring, in the main square, is aimed to help combat the harm caused by plastic. San Lawrenz mayor Noel Formosa said the project, co-financed by the Gozo Ministry, would...

  • You can play for a $393 million American jackpot prize from Malta

    You can play for a $393 million American jackpot prize from Malta

    The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is $393 million (€352.5 million); you could win it without leaving home. Until now, you’ve probably assumed that the only lotteries you can play are those available in Malta, but the prizes offered by European...

  • Number of injured turtles on the rise, Nature Trust warns

    Number of injured turtles on the rise, Nature Trust warns

    The number of turtles being injured or finding themselves entangled in marine debris is on the rise, Nature Trust warned. In a statement on World Turtle Day, Nature Trust sent out an appeal for waste to be disposed of responsibly and in the...

  • What happened on...

    What happened on...

    25 years ago - The Times Monday, May 23, 1994 Average of 118 civil marriages annually 117 Maltese married foreigners in a civil cere­mony last year, and 89 under Church rules, a seminar at Dar l-Emigrant was told. The seminar heard that the...

  • Announcements - May 23, 2019

    Announcements - May 23, 2019

    Obituary BUGEJA. On May 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, GIOVANNA, aged 92, of Valletta, widow of Joseph M. Bugeja (of Empire Pharmacy) went to meet the Risen Lord comforted by the Rites of Holy Church. Loved and remembered by her daughter Marlene and...

  • Only two days left to pick up your vote

    Only two days left to pick up your vote

    Voters have only two days left to pick up their voting document before Malta goes to the polls Saturday.  Those who have not yet received or collected their documents can do so from the offices of the Electoral Commission on Wednesday until 10pm...

  • New web app directs you to your closest 'smart' recycling bin

    New web app directs you to your closest 'smart' recycling bin

    A newly-launched web app that directs you to the nearest available 'smart' recycling bin has been launched.  IBiNs read the content of waste disposed inside them and have doubled the collection of plastic waste and had a dramatic increase in the...

  • Shadowplay

    Shadowplay

    Sunshine and shadows play a game of hide and seek as tourists plan their day while enjoying the spring weather. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

  • Learning made fun in the great outdoors

    Learning made fun in the great outdoors

    Ħondoq Bay in Gozo recently turned into one huge classroom for a day, as all the students attending the Gozo College Qala Primary spent a day learning in its environs. The school’s educators started preparing for the event months in advance,...

  • Announcements - May 22, 2019

    Announcements - May 22, 2019

    Obituary GATT. On May 21, OSCAR, aged 88, passed away peacefully at Casa Antonia. He leaves to mourn his loss his brother Sidney, his niece Anna and her husband Joseph Grech Sant and Denise and her husband Sebastiano Vitali, his grand-nieces...

  • Linguistic and literary study of the Bible

    The National Library of Malta, Valletta will tomorrow be hosting its second public lecture relating to its ongoing exhibition Ler Librorum: Texts, Translations & Exegesis which will be open to the public during library hours till June 26. This...

  • Architecture heritage lecture

    Architecture heritage lecture

    In keeping with its remit to promote awareness and sensitive reuse of Malta’s architectural heritage, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) is organising a series of four lectures showing our heritage sustainably remodelled and renewed. Chris Briffa...

  • Buckets of plastic, wood and flip-flops collected at Paradise Bay clean up

    Buckets of plastic, wood and flip-flops collected at Paradise Bay clean up

    Hundreds of plastic bottle caps, a huge amount of wood, abandoned fishing gear and kilograms of other rubbish were collected from Paradise Bay during a three-hour clean up earlier this month. The popular swimming zone tends to accumulate rubbish,...

  • Unsung sculptor

    Unsung sculptor

    Maltese sculptor Frans Galea (1945-1994) passed away 25 years ago. He was one of the best sculptors of the past decades of the 20th century, but he died young, before receiving the acclaim he richly deserved. The works he left behind are...

  • Summer break from excavation, demolition works

    Summer break from excavation, demolition works

    Demolition and excavation works will not be permitted within tourism areas during the summer months, the Planning Authority said. It said in a statement on Tuesday the initiative it was spearheading the initiative together with the Malta Tourism...

  • All together – global Ode to Joy at Bir Miftuħ Festival

    All together – global Ode to Joy at Bir Miftuħ Festival

    After a successful first opening concert, the Bir Miftuħ International Music Festival, organised by Din l-Art Ħelwa continues on Friday with ‘Concert for Europe’, featuring a string quartet from The Re:Orchestra, formerly known as the Rotterdam...

  • What happened on... May 21

    What happened on... May 21

    25 years ago - The Times Saturday, May 21, 1994 Gaffarena gets nine years for armed robbery Eugenio Gaffarena was last night jailed for nine years for an armed robbery he was “incited to commit”. Although the jurors delivered a guilt verdict with...

  • Announcements - May 21, 2019

    Announcements - May 21, 2019

    Obituaries ELLUL–MICALLEF. On May 19, at her residence in Attard, CONNIE, aged 96, widow of Charles, went to meet the Risen Lord, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss her son Roger and his wife Patricia,...