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  • Shifting sands

    A north-easterly gale shifted sand across the road in Għadira Bay on Thursday, creating havoc for oncoming cars. Weekend weather is expected to improve, though rainfall is anticipated for Saturday. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

  • Watch: Plastic galore and even metal barriers await divers for St Paul's Bay clean-up

    Watch: Plastic galore and even metal barriers await divers for St Paul's Bay clean-up

    Plastic chairs, sunbeds and even metal gates await scuba divers who will be cleaning up the St Paul’s Bay seabed in two weeks’ time. Diver and clean-up activist Raniero Borg highlighted the wasteland beneath the waves at Sirens Bay in a series of...

  • Good Friday sticker album will feature Qormi's celebration in all its glory

    Good Friday sticker album will feature Qormi's celebration in all its glory

    Entire generations of youngsters have experienced the metaphorical calvary of being one sticker short of completing an album. Now locals can come one step closer to that actual event in glorious high-res, with a sticker album featuring giant...

  • Malta-linked care home in India needs help to stop the rot

    Malta-linked care home in India needs help to stop the rot

    Almost 15 years ago, a man turned up at the doorsteps of Gozo’s Franciscan church in Victoria with money and a vision to build a home in India for adults and children living with terminal illnesses. A local priest, Fr Joe Cilia, rolled up his...

  • Chance to meet President as her term draws to an end

    Chance to meet President as her term draws to an end

    With two weeks to go till the end of her term, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will be giving the public the opportunity to meet her as follows: March 23 from 11am to noon at the Grandmasters’ palace in Valletta on March 24 from 10 am to noon...

  • Child magazine takes a look at aggression in schools

    Child magazine takes a look at aggression in schools

    Any form of aggression and violence is never acceptable, least of all in schools, where children are meant to receive an education. However, there were at least two such incidents which made it to the headlines this year.  The new edition of Child...

  • What happened on... March 22

    What happened on... March 22

    10 years ago - The Sunday Times Sunday, March 22, 2009 Asbestos at Boffa Hospital The service ducts below the main corridor and wards at Boffa Hospital, Floriana, are contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos, The Sunday Times has learnt. The hot...

  • Wreath disappears from Floriana monument

    Wreath disappears from Floriana monument

    A metal wreath adorning the foot of a monument in Floriana to the King's Own Malta Regiment has disappeared. Denis Darmanin, who raised the alarm about its disappearance, said he thought that the monument had been vandalised.  People linked to the...

  • Announcements - March 22, 2019

    Announcements - March 22, 2019

    Obituaries BUHAGIAR. On March 20, JOHN BAPTIST of Siġġiewi, passed away peacefully, aged 86, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his son Dion and his wife Denise, Joseph and his wife Marianne, and his beloved...

  • Contraband drinks, tobacco to be sold by auction

    Contraband drinks, tobacco to be sold by auction

    Alcoholic drinks, wine, beer, cigars and tobacco seized by Customs are to be sold by auction on March 29 at noon. The 28 lots include whisky, brandy, vodka, gin, rum, tequila, port, sherry, aperitifs and liqueurs. Viewing is between Monday and...

  • What happened on... March 21

    What happened on... March 21

    10 years ago - The Times Saturday, March 21, 2009 Malta, Libya ‘to coordinate’ on search and rescue Malta and Libya have signed a memorandum of understanding on search and rescue, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced yesterday evening. The...

  • Announcements - March 21, 2019

    Announcements - March 21, 2019

    Obituaries ARRIGO. On March 11, EDGAR, aged 70, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Alice, his daughters Anita and her husband Robert Grech, Julia and her husband Mark...

  • Faces of hope make it to Parliament exhibition

    Faces of hope make  it to Parliament exhibition

    The faces of those who received treatment at the ‘Maltese Hospital’ in the second largest Ghanaian city have made it to the House of Representatives, in Valletta. They feature in a photographic exhibition by Jonathan Mercieca, which chronicles...

  • Sea of tranquillity

    Sea of tranquillity

    The sun sets over Ġnejna Bay at the end of a balmy March day on Monday.

  • Freedom Day sparks debate on 60 eventful years in Malta’s contemporary history

    Freedom Day sparks debate on 60 eventful years in Malta’s contemporary history

    A public discussion commemorating Freedom Day will spark a debate on one of Malta’s most controversial periods in contemporary history (1955-2004) – with the participation of historians Mark Camilleri, Henry Frendo and former prime minister Alfred...

  • What happened on... March 20

    What happened on... March 20

    10 years ago - The Times Friday, March 20, 2009 Somali to face trafficking charges A Somali national is today expected to be charged with human trafficking between Libya and Malta. The man was recognised by illegal immigrants when he came to...

  • Ecce Homo penitential pilgrimage in Valletta

    The Dominican community of Valletta will be holding the annual penitential pilgrimage with the miraculous effigy of the Ecce Homo next Friday. The pilgrimage, along the streets of Valletta, starts from St Dominic parish church at 6pm. Back to St...

  • Announcements - March 20, 2019

    Announcements - March 20, 2019

    Obituaries ARRIGO. On March 11, EDGAR, aged 70, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Alice, his daughters Anita and her husband Robert Grech, Julia and her husband Mark...

  • Local chefs travel to China for Malta-themed gala dinner

    Local chefs travel to China for Malta-themed gala dinner

    Local master chefs will be cooking Maltese specialties for hundreds of Chinese later this week during a gala dinner at a Beijing hotel. Aaron Degrabriele, Jimmy Aquilina and  Ramon Muscat will cook up a storm at the Minzu Hotel for an event...

  • Blossoming Gozo

    Blossoming Gozo

    Spring is approaching fast and flowers have already begun to blossom, with the restored Ċittadella in Victoria serving as an amazing backdrop. Photo: Jonathan Borg