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  • What happened on... August 9

    What happened on... August 9

    10 years ago - The Times Saturday, August 9, 2008 Shipyards’ privatisation: ministry rubbishes Labour’s IPSL idea The Finance Ministry yesterday rubbished Labour leader Joseph Muscat’s idea for dockyard workers to be given the option to join IPSL...

  • Announcements - August 9, 2018

    Announcements - August 9, 2018

    DE MAUNY WAINWRIGHT – ELIZABETH MARY LOIS, née Bower. Died peacefully at Eastbourne District General Hospital on August 3, 2018, aged 85, after an illness bravely borne. Dearly loved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.A...

  • Malta appoints new High Commissioner to UK

    Malta appoints new High Commissioner to UK

    Joseph Cole, a former permanent secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has been appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, succeeding Norman Hamilton. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry website, Mr Cole was appointed this...

  • Fireworks display to mark La Notte di San Lorenzo

    Fireworks display to mark La Notte di San Lorenzo

    The 10th August Pyrotechnic Association is organising its annual La Notte di San Lorenzo, a spectacular fireworks display held at Grand Harbour. The event, scheduled for August 9 from 10pm onwards, is part of the celebrations in honour of St...

  • Cana Foundation gets €30,000 a year in three-year deal

    Cana Foundation gets €30,000 a year in three-year deal

    The Family Ministry has guaranteed the Cana Foundation €30,000 in funds every year for the next three years.  The foundation is a branch of the Cana Movement, which aims to promote and strengthen the family. It offers a variety of educational and...

  • Flamingo Day at Għadira

    Flamingo Day at Għadira

    Birdlife Malta has currently a record number of Greater Flamingos at its Għadira Nature Reserve in Mellieħa. This is, in fact, the first time in Birdlife Malta’s history that they have 10 flamingos at one go. Although Birdlife Malta’s reserves are...

  • Żejtun treasure hunt

    Żejtun treasure hunt

    The Żejtun Organisation to Empower You (ZOEY), in collaboration with the Żejtun local council and Valletta 2018 Foundation, is organising a Żejtun National Heritage Treasure Hunt for the third consecutive year. The treasure hunt will leave from...

  • What happened on... August 8

    What happened on... August 8

    10 years ago - The Times Friday, August 8, 2008 Give ’yard workers a real choice, says Labour leader Shipyards workers should be given the option to join IPSL if they do not opt for an early retirement scheme, Labour Leader Joseph Muscat said...

  • Announcements - August 8, 2018

    Announcements - August 8, 2018

    DE MAUNY WAINWRIGHT – ELIZABETH MARY LOIS, née Bower. Died peacefully at Eastbourne District General Hospital on August 3, 2018, aged 85, after an illness bravely borne. Dearly loved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A...

  • Extensive 'White Tower' restoration well underway

    Extensive 'White Tower' restoration well underway

    Extensive restoration works at the 'white' tower in Armier are well underway in a challenging project by Din l-Art Ħelwa. The project is being carried out thanks to lead financial support of the HSBC Malta Foundation. It is being led by volunteer...

  • Swimming ban at Sirens because of sewage outflow

    Swimming ban at Sirens because of sewage outflow

    The health authorities have banned swimming at the Sirens area of St Paul's Bay because of a sewage outflow on Monday. The Superintendence of Public Health said that although the necessary works have been carried out, no swimming should take place...

  • 680kg of waste collected from Mistra Bay

    680kg of waste collected from Mistra Bay

    680kgs of waste were collected from Mistra Bay during a clean-up organised by Labour MEP Miriam Dalli and environment NGO Żibel. eNGO Żibel is an organisation committed to waste and to protect the natural environment. It has organised several...

  • What happened on... August 14

    What happened on... August 14

    10 years ago The Times Thursday, August 14, 2008 Next stop Castille, Zarb warns A militant Tony Zarb yesterday warned the government that if it does not invite the General Workers’ Union to further talks on the situation at Malta Shipyards, it...

  • What happened on... August 7

    What happened on... August 7

    10 years ago - The Times Thursday, August 7, 2008 Union tells Boffa nurses not to treat cancer patient The nurses’ union has ordered its members at Boffa Hospital to deny treatment to a patient with advanced cancer whom it deems to be a “health...

  • Announcements - August 7, 2018

    Announcements - August 7, 2018

    CAUSON. On August 5, at Casa Antonia, Balzan, DORIS, née Hibberd, of Santa Luċija, widow of Edwin, aged 79, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved children Leslie and his wife Tanya,...

  • Chess evenings in Valletta

    Chess evenings in Valletta

    Those who like the game of chess can today pit their wits against members of the Chess Society in Valletta. The event is open for all levels – from beginners to experts. Chess evenings at Café Society, 13, St John Street, Valletta, are being held...

  • Watch: Local Catholic group answers Nas Daily's question about religion and money

    Watch: Local Catholic group answers Nas Daily's question about religion and money

    When popular video blogger Nas Daily uploaded a video questioning religions for spending millions on expensive places of worship, he used footage of the Mosta Dome to make his point. Now a local Catholic group have answered the vlogger’s question...

  • Mater Dei Hospital parking fees reduced

    Mater Dei Hospital parking fees reduced

    Parking fees for people visiting patients at Mater Dei Hospital have been reduced as part of a new five-year car park deal, the Health Ministry announced on Monday. New, reduced parking fees came into effect on Sunday, one day after the KIS...

  • On the dot - August 6, 2018

    On the dot - August 6, 2018

    Name tags Whoever is tasked with naming streets should ensure the signs are either in Maltese or in English, not a mixture of both. A sign in Naxxar has the words ‘Triq San Matthew’ on it. It would have been understandable had it been a name that...

  • New Caritas director

    New Caritas director

    Psychologist Anthony Gatt has been appointed director of Caritas Malta, succeeding Leonid Mckay who has been appointed CEO of the Housing Authority. Dr Gatt's appointment was made by Archbishop Charles Scicluna. Dr Gatt will further the work done...