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  • Muscat welcomes Bet 365 expansion announcement

    Muscat welcomes Bet 365 expansion announcement

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Thursday welcomed a formal announcement by Bet365 that it will significantly expand its operations in Malta.   Times of Malta had first announced the betting giant’s plans to expand its operations over one year...

  • Watch: Pete Buttigieg enticed with pastizzi, speaks Maltese on US campaign trail

    Watch: Pete Buttigieg enticed with pastizzi, speaks Maltese on US campaign trail

    Presidential candidate was enticed to speak at a Maltese migrants' club in New York with an offer of pastizzi. Pete Buttigieg appeared to hold his own during a conversation on Wednesday in an exchange on American tabloid news website TMZ. Mr...

  • Alleged rapist made arrangements for victim to work in Malta

    Alleged rapist made arrangements for victim to work in Malta

    A male nurse accused of raping a fellow female member of the local Pakistani community had made arrangements for the woman to work as a cleaner in Malta, a court was told on Thursday. Aftab Prince, 36, was denied bail last Sunday after pleading...

  • Government leases 100 beds for the elderly in two private homes

    Government leases 100 beds for the elderly in two private homes

    The government has leased 50 bed spaces from two private homes for the elderly for patients classed as having high or medium dependency. The agreement was reached with Casa Pinto in Qormi and Golden Care Home in Naxxar, which will each make 50...

  • Retired judge to examine Caruana Galizia's laptop for death threats

    Retired judge to examine Caruana Galizia's laptop for death threats

    A retired judge who was tasked by a court to analyse Whatsapp messages to see if any death threats were made to Daphne Caruana Galizia, has had his task extended to cover a laptop exhibited in court. Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb on...

  • Tries to rob employer, repatriated hours after sentence

    Tries to rob employer, repatriated hours after sentence

    A young woman who admitted attempting to rob her employer was given a suspended sentence hours before her repatriation, which is expected to take place later on Thursday. Katarina Todorovic, a 20-year-old Serbian national engaged as a domestic...

  • Melita acquired by investment firm for undisclosed sum

    Melita acquired by investment firm for undisclosed sum

    Melita’s owners have sold the company to an investment firm, just one and half years after a merger with Vodafone fell through.  Apax Partners and Fortino Capita sold the telecommunications company to EQT, a leading investment firm, for an...

  • Ex-PN media official in Labour electoral promo

    Ex-PN media official in Labour electoral promo

    The Labour Party has used the services of a former top Nationalist media official in its final electoral push for Saturday’s elections. In a slick video, identical to a recent Danish television advert which went viral, the former PN media chief...

  • Paediatricians call for wider mandatory vaccination

    Paediatricians call for wider mandatory vaccination

    An Italian health official recently called for mandatory vaccinations for all children going to school – but the Malta Paediatric Association has gone ever further and called for this to be extended to child-care centres and nurseries. Walter...

  • Estimated street value of Żejtun cannabis haul was €3 to €4 million

    Estimated street value of Żejtun cannabis haul was €3 to €4 million

    Two men arrested some three weeks ago by the Drugs Squad in Żejtun after a massive 130 kilogram cannabis haul, with an estimated street value of between €3 and €4 million, have been granted bail. Jonathan Cassar, 34, and Jerome Azzopardi, 21, both...

  • Environmental bodies call for study on reducing need to excavate

    Environmental bodies call for study on reducing need to excavate

    Eleven organisations have called for a study on ways to reduce the need to excavate, the way excavations are carried out and the recycling of excavated waste. In a statement on Thursday they said land reclamation was being promoted as a way to...

  • Gozo Ministry offers free crane service for boats

    Gozo Ministry offers free crane service for boats

    The Gozo Ministry has offered a ‘free’ crane service to Gozitan residents wanting to lower pleasure craft into the sea for the summer season. In a post on her social media webpage, Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana urged those wanting to launch their...

  • €120 million contribution from e-sports, gaming

    €120 million contribution from e-sports, gaming

    Electronic sports and video game development would contribute about €120 million to the country’s economic value added in a decade’s time, the government said yesterday. Launching a new vision for video game development and e-sports, Digital...

  • So which party should you really be voting for?

    So which party should you really be voting for?

    Have you ever wondered whether the party you have always voted for actually embraces your own values and beliefs? A new voting advice application could give you an idea of your actual political leanings ahead of the May 25 European...

  • Motorcyclist grievously injured in collision with truck

    Motorcyclist grievously injured in collision with truck

    A motorcyclist was grievously injured on Thursday in a collision with a truck in Qormi. The police said the accident happened in Triq il-Ħammieri at 7.20am. The biker, a 22-year-old man from Qormi, was riding a Honda that crashed with an ERF...

  • Today's front pages - May 23, 2019

    Today's front pages - May 23, 2019

    The following are the main stories in Thursday’s newspapers. All lead with a report on the televised debate between Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia. Times of Malta quotes Dr Muscat admitting that the government had...

  • Shipping movements - May 23, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Rio Grande from Algiers to Genoa, the CMA CGM Cassiopeia from Genoa to Beirut, the APL Minnesota from Suez Canal to La Spezia (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd) today. The Oued Ziz from Skikda to...

  • Physio directives will hit 300 patients every day

    Physio directives will hit 300 patients every day

    Updated at 2.15pm, adds statement by Żminijietna No new patients will be treated at the physiotherapy department at St Luke’s Hospital as union directives come into force after Steward Health Care failed to provide upgraded timelines, Times of...

  • Muscat, Delia face off in last campaign debate

    Muscat, Delia face off in last campaign debate

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia debated abortion, the environment, and migration, among a myriad of other issues in a final TV showdown on Wednesday ahead of the European elections. The two leaders largely stuck to...

  • Labour anything but underdog, bookmakers say about election

    Labour anything but underdog, bookmakers say about election

    A Labour victory in Saturday’s European Parliament elections is being taken as a foregone conclusion by bookmakers, despite the Prime Minister insisting his party is the “underdog”. This pronounced trend emerged when the Times of Malta analysed...

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