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  • Marriage law amendments are a matter of equality - Muscat

    Marriage law amendments are a matter of equality - Muscat

    The forthcoming amendments to the Marriage Law, which will allow gay marriage, were a demonstration of the government's commitment to equality for all, the prime minister said this morning. Speaking in a One Radio interview, Joseph Muscat said he...

  • Blaze badly damages two cars in Sliema

    Blaze badly damages two cars in Sliema

    A car caught fire as it was being driven in St Ignatius Street Sliema, last night, with the flames spreading to a nearby parked car. The incident happened at about 1.30am. The blaze started in the car's engine, with the driver stopping immediately...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the stories making the front pages of Malta's newspaper's today. The Sunday Times of Malta reports how lawyer Adrian Delia has become the first to declare his interest in standing for the leadership of the Nationalist Party.  In...

  • Sandro Chetcuti: ‘Construction is at full throttle’

    Sandro Chetcuti: ‘Construction is at full throttle’

    Ivan Camilleri speaks to the man who has been credited for helping kick-start the construction boom – Malta Developers Association president Sandro Chetcuti How would you describe the current state of the construction industry? The construction...

  • Updated - Birkirkara lawyer Adrian Delia to bid for the PN leadership

    Updated - Birkirkara lawyer Adrian Delia to bid for the PN leadership

    Adrian Delia, a partner in a legal firm, is to submit a bid for the leadership of the Nationalist Party after feeling “a need to answer the country’s call”. Dr Delia, who is the president of Birkirkara FC, has never occupied any role within the...

  • Minister skirts questions about €1m direct order

    Minister skirts questions about €1m direct order

    The Finance Minister yesterday skirted questions on a contract worth about €1.04 million for IT networks at the prison that was awarded by direct order rather than after a call for tenders. Edward Scicluna was asked on the matter during a news...

  • Archbishops are 'removed by the Pope, not by the editor of L-Orizzont'

    Archbishops are 'removed by the Pope, not by the editor of L-Orizzont'

    The Church dismissed claims made in a newspaper that the Vatican is in the process of removing Archbishop Charles Scicluna. A spokesman for the Archbishop said Pope Francis had, on several occasions, publicly acknowledged Mgr Scicluna’s “valid...

  • Driver rushed to hospital after head-on crash with bus

    Driver rushed to hospital after head-on crash with bus

    A 22-year-old was rushed to hospital after his vehicle collided head-on with a bus in Qormi this afternoon.  The incident happened around 4.15pm in Triq l-Istabal. The victim, a residnt of Luqa was driving a Volkswagen Polo when it crashed into...

  • Two drug arrests in Paceville

    Two drug arrests in Paceville

    Two Somali nationals were arrested by the police vice squad in Paceville last night.  The two men, aged 21 and 29, were found in possession of cannabis and a drug suspected to be cannabis in "circumstances" police believe was not for their...

  • In search of three sisters, 60 years on

    In search of three sisters, 60 years on

    An English woman, whose “brightest and happiest childhood memories” were made in Ħal Far and Kalafrana 60 years ago, is in Malta looking for three women: Yvonne, Marlene and Joyce. JaneMary Castelfranc-Allen, 67, flew over from New Zealand with...

  • Spare jail terms for rehabilitated drug offenders - President

    Spare jail terms for rehabilitated drug offenders - President

    Drug users who successfully rehabilitate themselves should be spared the possibility of facing jail for pending offences, the President has appealed.  The authorities need to give attention to those who underwent a drug rehabilitation...

  • PN is now using billboards illegally, just like Labour

    PN is now using billboards illegally, just like Labour

    Billboards used by the Nationalist Party during the election campaign and which should have been removed are being used illegally for commercial advertising purposes, the Times of Malta is informed. This newspaper last week reported the illegal...

  • PA report opposing Wied Incita plans is 'encouraging', say Greens

    PA report opposing Wied Incita plans is 'encouraging', say Greens

    A Planning Authority report which recommends that an application to turn a disused quarry in Attard into an industrial area is a step in the right direction, Alternattiva Demokratika said today.  Earlier this week, the PA indicated that plans to...

  • Government pledges Constitutional reform as 13th legislature gets underway

    Government pledges Constitutional reform as 13th legislature gets underway

    Malta’s 13th parliament will begin the process which will lead to a Constitutional Convention intended to modernise national institutions and strengthen local democracy, reviving a pledge first made by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in the run-up to...

  • Watch: School's out, and teachers at Pembroke Secondary are loving it

    Watch: School's out, and teachers at Pembroke Secondary are loving it

    If you thought students were the only ones counting down the days, hours and minutes until their summer holidays, think again.  A group of teachers and staff members at St Clare College, Pembroke Secondary School used some of their spare time to...

  • Record-breaking kayaker makes it round Malta in time for lunch

    Record-breaking kayaker makes it round Malta in time for lunch

    Kayaker Chris Camilleri this week smashed all national records by completing a trip around the island, covering 75 kilometres in just seven hours. While Mr Camilleri had first taken up kayaking some 15 years ago and was an avid athlete, he only...

  • Pedestrians are 'under attack', cycling NGO warns

    Pedestrians are 'under attack', cycling NGO warns

    Pedestrians are "under attack" following proposals to move two separate zebra crossings in St Julian's and Ħamrun to favour car drivers, a cycling NGO has warned.  In a statement, the Bicycling Advocacy Group said that pedestrians on St George's...

  • Watch: Ring those church bells... while you can still hear them

    Watch: Ring those church bells... while you can still hear them

    Three men went out of their way to disprove Ħal Safi's reputation as a sleepy village last Sunday, doing untold damage to their hearing in the process.  In a 20-minute video sent to Times of Malta, the men can be seen incessantly ringing bells at...

  • 'Come home, you will be safe': wife's plea to missing husband

    'Come home, you will be safe': wife's plea to missing husband

    Return home where you will be safe, Phyllis Stewart is appealing to her husband Tom, who has been missing for more than a year. Ms Stewart believes her husband is still alive, and is appealing to him, or anyone who knows him to pass on her...

  • Parliament opens today

    Parliament opens today

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will be spared the controversy that hit her predecessor when she delivers the ‘speech from the throne’ this morning. The speech she will read out in Parliament at the opening of the 13th legislature is unlikely...