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  • ‘Citizen scientists’ recruited to monitor wild orchids

    ‘Citizen scientists’ recruited to monitor wild orchids

    Volunteers are being trained by an orchid expert in a project to find out the status of orchids growing wild in the Maltese Islands. Among those who have already committed themselves to a nationwide orchid survey are pensioners, local naturalists...

  • ‘Inclusion, not just integration’

    ‘Inclusion, not just integration’

    Malta’s integration policy looks good on paper and migrants  express the willingness to integrate. But many are getting lost in the bureaucratic processes involved and are even disheartened by what should be the simple act of applying for an ID...

  • Relocation of pens ‘reduced tuna size’

    Relocation of pens ‘reduced tuna size’

    Azzopardi Fisheries has said an application to double the number of tuna cages at its offshore farm is necessary because the quality of its tuna has been hit by the imposed relocation. The operator has applied to increase the number of cages at...

  • Vitals in a desperate financial situation

    Vitals in a desperate financial situation

    Vitals Global Healthcare, which has received more than €50 million from the government to run three State hospitals, has ended up completely penniless and has accumulated debts of over €55 million. Sources close to the ongoing talks between VGH...

  • Man accused of planning to traffic cannabis

    Man accused of planning to traffic cannabis

    Rhys Spiteri, 28, was granted bail on Sunday after being allegedly caught with 3kg of cannabis. The St Paul’s Bay resident was arrested on Saturday. Police believe that the drugs were ready to be trafficked, however defence lawyer Franco Debono...

  • Delia to file court case to “get hospitals back”

    Delia to file court case to “get hospitals back”

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia said he will be filing a case in court on Monday to attempt to claim back the three State hospitals run by Vitals, as he urged those who “want to stand up for democracy” to join him. “There is a law that gives...

  • Occupy Justice, PA, argue over removed billboards

    Occupy Justice, PA, argue over removed billboards

    The Occupy Justice group and the Planning Authority argued today after billboards related to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia were removed them after a few hours. The group insisted it would not be shut up as its members unfurled the same...

  • Muscat indicates he will stay on at least until Euro Parliament elections

    Muscat indicates he will stay on at least until Euro Parliament elections

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday morning hinted that he would not step down from the helm of the Labour Party until next year’s MEP elections. Addressing a political activity in Qormi, Dr Muscat said he would be sticking with his plan to...

  • Magistrate must caution Casa, order criminal action if FIAU information is revealed - Mallia

    Magistrate must caution Casa, order criminal action if FIAU information is revealed - Mallia

    A magistrate due to hear MEP David Casa present alleged findings in an FIAU report about minister Konrad Mizzi should first warn the MEP that by some doing he would be incriminating himself in a crime, former minister Manuel Mallia told a Labour...

  • Gaming authority boss Joseph Cuschieri to become MFSA's CEO

    Gaming authority boss Joseph Cuschieri to become MFSA's CEO

    Joseph Cuschieri, an accountant who has been heading the Malta Gaming Authority since Labour was returned to power in 2013, has been selected by the Office of the Prime Minster to serve as the new CEO of the Malta Financial Services Authority, The...

  • Severely ill prison inmate still awaiting reply to plea for temporary release

    Severely ill prison inmate still awaiting reply to plea for temporary release

    A prison inmate with kidney failure asked for temporary release on humanitarian grounds more than two months ago but has not yet received a reply from the Office of the President, as the authorities await the outcome of a constitutional...

  • Brave policemen tried in vain to rescue trapped man in Marsascala apartment block blaze

    Brave policemen tried in vain to rescue trapped man in Marsascala apartment block blaze

    Two policemen bravely tried to rescue a man who was trapped by smoke and fire in an apartment block in Marsascala early on Sunday morning, but they were beaten back by the smoke, the police have confirmed. 35-year-old Gordon Spiteri died from...

  • Ex-manager claims AUM group made him ill

    Ex-manager claims AUM group made him ill

    The Jordanian group behind the American University of Malta has been taken to court by a former employee who is accusing them of causing him “psychological” harm to the point that he could no longer report for work. The plaintiff is requesting...

  • Today's front pages - February 18, 2018

    Today's front pages - February 18, 2018

    Good morning. The following are the top stories in Malta's Sunday newspapers. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that Vitals Global Healthcare, which had received more than €50 million from the government to run three state hospitals, has...

  • Man arrested in drugs operation

    Man arrested in drugs operation

    A 28-year-old was arrested by the police drugs squad on Saturday following an operation in St Paul's Bay. Police said around three kilos of cannabis resin was found, allegedly destined for trafficking.  A magisterial inquiry has been ordered. The...

  • Maltese youths shun sports clubs, second lowest in EU, study shows

    Maltese youths shun sports clubs, second lowest in EU, study shows

    Maltese youths, together with those from another four EU countries, were the second least likely to participate in activities held by sports clubs, according to a Eurobarometer study. The study found that only 11 per cent of Maltese people aged...

  • "Stop the madness" appeal as heritage buildings are lined up to be sacrificed for tourism

    "Stop the madness" appeal as heritage buildings are lined up to be sacrificed for tourism

    The Sliema Heritage Society has written an appeal to the authorities to intervene and “save Maltese architectural heritage, which will be eradicated in the name of tourism”. The letter – sent to the President, Prime Minister and Ministers for...

  • Man injured after falling down stairs

    Man injured after falling down stairs

    A man was grievously injured after falling down a flight of stairs in Gżira on Saturday afternoon.  The victim is a 67-year-old man who resides in Siggiewi.  Police said the incident happened in Triq Belvedere when the man fell down the stairs in...

  • Developers asked to keep facade elements of historic Balluta house

    Developers asked to keep facade elements of historic Balluta house

    Developers planning to demolish one of the oldest buildings in St Julian’s for a new guesthouse have been asked to retain parts of the original facade in the new development. The 19th century house, located at the corner of Old College Street and...

  • New CEO for Environment and Resources Authority

    New CEO for Environment and Resources Authority

    An assistant lecturer at the University of Malta specialising in environmental law has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Environment and Resources Authority. Dr Louise Spiteri studied at the University of Malta, where in...