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  • Appreciation: Joseph Troisi

    Louis Cilia writes: My friend, Joe Troisi, who died aged 74 on August 12, was a many of many parts. I came to know Joe the first time in my teenage years when, as mere 15-year-olds, we attended a few days’ retreat at Manresa House, in Gozo in the...

  • Marian devotion reaches its peak

    Marian devotion reaches  its peak

    The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, celebrated on Wednesday, marks the peak of Marian devotion on the Maltese islands. The Santa Marija feast is celebrated in Mosta, Għaxaq, Gudja, Mqabba, Qrendi, Attard and Victoria, the morning marches...

  • ‘We are here to give Catholics a voice’

    ‘We are here to give Catholics a voice’

    A former finance minister, a former head of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit and a former stock exchange chairman are among a group of people who got together for a project which is unrelated to the economy. Instead, the three are lending...

  • What happened on... August 16

    What happened on... August 16

    10 years ago - The Times Saturday, August 16, 2008 ‘The robbers threatened to cut off my fingers’ It was his engagement in a “battle of the wits”– even feigning heart attack and concussion – with his three gun-wielding aggressors that saw Labour...

  • Announcements - August 16, 2018

    Announcements - August 16, 2018

    THEUMA. On August 14, at Gozo General Hospital, MARIA, aged 62, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her brother Eddie and his wife Rose Rapa, her sister Mariosa and her husband Saviour Grech...

  • Cats are being poisoned in Baħrija, owner says

    Cats are being poisoned in Baħrija, owner says

    Two pet cats, both with new kittens, were poisoned within a week of each other in Baħrija, their owner says.Charmaine Vella, the cats’ owner, told Times of Malta the two cats were killed last Wednesday and Sunday. “They started drooling and...

  • Nature week for children

    Nature week for children

    Children aged seven to 11 are being invited by Birdlife Malta to get up close and personal with Maltese wildlife next week. A Nature Week at Simar Nature Reserve, St Paul’s Bay, consisting of five indoor and outdoor sessions, will be held from...

  • What happened on... August 15

    What happened on... August 15

    10 years ago - The Times Friday, August 15, 2008 Police to be charged on Paceville beatings One or more police officers are expected to be charged in the coming days in connection with the alleged beating of two handcuffed migrants in Paceville...

  • Feasts

    The feast of Santa Marija is being celebrated today in Attard, Birkirkara, Għaxaq, Gudja, Żebbuġ, Mosta, Mqabba, Qrendi and Victoria.

  • Watch: Spectacular fireworks light up Mqabba's night sky

    Watch: Spectacular fireworks light up Mqabba's night sky

    Update 3 at 11.40am Summer skies above Mqabba were turned into a kaleidoscope of colour on Tuesday night, as Mqabba held its annual fireworks spectacular. The 90-minute show, held on the eve of the locality’s feast, featured a pyromusical show...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Regent Pharmacy, 70, Merchants Street, Valletta (2124 5135);Darwin Pharmacy, 152, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2122 1512);Collis Williams St Venera Pharmacy, 532, St Joseph High Road, Santa Venera (2123 8625);Ħerba Pharmacy, 183, Main Street,...

  • Announcements - August 15, 2018

    Announcements - August 15, 2018

    GRAINGER – BARRY JOHN, Sqdn Ldr. RAF (retired) of Lincoln-shire, UK, but residing in Marsascala. On August 3, 2018, at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Hazel and a proud and loving father, grandfather and...

  • 'Talk to the police,' concerned citizen told after reporting dangling AC unit

    'Talk to the police,' concerned citizen told after reporting dangling AC unit

    Updated August 25 with OHSA reply A pedestrian who contacted the Occupational Health and Safety Authority to warn them about an air conditioning unit dangling precariously over a pavement in Marsa has seen his attempt to help rebuffed. The...

  • St Julian statue returns to its former glory

    St Julian statue returns to its former glory

    The titular statue of St Julian, now back to its former glory after a 10-month restoration project, on Monday was returned to the original parish church exactly 125 years to the day since it was first delivered in 1893. The six-foot statue, a...

  • Project seeks to instil heritage awareness from a young age

    Project seeks to instil heritage awareness from a young age

    Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna (FWA) and Bank of Valletta are collaborating on the ‘Hands on Heritage’ for the 21st consecutive year. Hands on Heritage are sessions organised for schoolchildren in various historical sites in Malta, managed by the FWA with...

  • Watch: Bus driver in a hurry could not care less about road safety

    Watch: Bus driver in a hurry could not care less about road safety

    Updated 3.10pm with MPT comment A bus driver in a hurry almost caused two crashes in under a minute on Tuesday morning, in the latest example of cavalier driving caught on camera. Dashcam footage shared with Times of Malta shows the bus driver...

  • New reception area at Karin Grech Hospital

    New reception area at Karin Grech Hospital

    The reception area at Karin Grech Hospital has been given a €90,000 uplift following refurbishment. Steward Health Care Malta said it had installed air-conditioning, new flooring and automatic doors in the area. The company, which runs Karin...

  • Mcast students represent Malta at robotics challenge in Mexico City

    Mcast students represent Malta at robotics challenge in Mexico City

    Three students attending the Malta College for the Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) are in Mexico City representing the country for the second edition of the First Global Robotics Challenge this week. The students are Aaron Josef Farrugia,...

  • Science shows, workshops, films for children and adults

    Science shows, workshops, films for children and adults

    Family Science Week 2018 is celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths this week at Esplora Science Centre, Kalkara. Visitors of all ages will be able to engage with over 200 interactive exhibits. Children aged between four and nine...

  • Announcements - August 14, 2018

    Announcements - August 14, 2018

    CALLEJA. On August 10, at Mater Dei Hospital, RITA, née Agius, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church, after a long illness borne bravely. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband George, her son Alan and his wife Marika,...