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  • 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,...

  • Nature study

    Nature study

    The limestone colour of St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral’s spire and the dome of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, in Valletta, contrast sharply with the green prickly pear trees at Manoel Island. Photo: Jonathan Borg

  • On the dot - May 20, 2019

    Grave danger A vegetable hawker has suddenly appeared in Ganu Street, Birkirkara, close to the pharmacy and right in the middle of an extremely busy and dangerous thoroughfare. The hawker even tries to attract custom by dropping boxes of products...

  • What happened on... May 20

    What happened on... May 20

    25 years ago - The Times Friday, May 20, 1994 Freeport loan: du Puis denies MLP’s claims The government has denied Labour Party claims that it was not known how the $205 million international loan taken up by the Malta Freeport to finance a...

  • Announcements - May 20, 2019

    Announcements - May 20, 2019

    Obituaries BONNICI. On May 18, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPH, director Paolo Bonnici Ltd., aged 99, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his nephews and nieces, his sister-in-law Doris, wife of...

  • Ġnien l-Għarusa tal-Mosta regenerated

    Ġnien l-Għarusa tal-Mosta regenerated

    More than €500,000 have been invested in the regeneration of Ġnien l-Għarusa tal-Mosta, inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Sustainable Development Minister José Herrera on Sunday. Dr Muscat said that open spaces in Mosta were uncommon...

  • The President’s engagements

    10am The President and Mrs Vella visit the cloistered nuns of St Ursula Monastery, St Ursula Street, Valletta. 12.30pm The President receives a courtesy call by members of the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, at the Palace, Valletta. 3.30pm...

  • Pharmacies open today - May 19, 2019

    Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun (2122 5539);Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi (2144 3221);The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street, Birkirkara...

  • Announcements - May 19, 2019

    Announcements - May 19, 2019

    Obituaries BONNICI. On Saturday, May 18, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPH, director Paolo Bonnici Ltd., aged 99, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his nephews and nieces, his sister-in-law...

  • Things to do today - May 19, 2019

    Things to do today - May 19, 2019

    • Enjoy the annual Dwejra festival in Dwejra Bay, Gozo. • Join a tour of Villa Frère’s gardens. https://shop.heritagemalta.org. • Listen to a National Youth Band performance in Mdina at 10.30am. • See Charles & Ron and David Catalan’s latest...

  • €7m social housing plans in Valletta

    €7m social housing plans in Valletta

    Around 180 dilapidated apartments in Valletta are to be patched up, fixed or repurposed as housing for senior citizens or disadvantaged families. Money for the works comes in part from EU regional development funds, with the project forming part...

  • Family fun day

    An event for the whole family in aid of charity is being held tomorrow at the Marsascala promenade. Visitors will get to know the works of Passi and Beyond, what is happening in their projects, while at the same time enjoy different activities for...

  • National Youth Band at Mdina

    The National Youth Band will march through the streets of Mdina tomorrow, from 10.30am, to celebrate the #MusicInMalta Project. The band is made up of young musicians from different band clubs around the island. Their first concert took place on...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun (2122 5539);Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi (2144 3221);The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street, Birkirkara...

  • XTERRA weekend at Majjistral

    XTERRA weekend at Majjistral

    XTERRA Malta, part of the European XTERRA Race Series, takes place in the nature reserve of Majjistral on Saturday. The crystal blue waters of Golden Sands Bay, the breathtaking cliff-edge trails and the family atmosphere that the organisers bring...

  • Dwejra festival

    Dwejra festival

    The annual Dwejra festival set in the picturesque Dwejra Bay in Gozo will this year focus more on children, with activities like bouncy castles and fun games. Hampers containing house needs could be won throughout the day. Different kinds of food,...