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  • Plans for a ‘Galizia’ mosque unearthed in Ottoman archives

    Plans for a ‘Galizia’ mosque unearthed in Ottoman archives

    The Paola mosque was the first proper Muslim place of worship in Malta in the modern era but a recent discovery in the Ottoman archives in Istanbul shows that plans for a mosque had been drawn up a century before. Designed by renowned Maltese...

  • 'Shut up or I will shoot you too': Police detail suspects' trail in migrant murder

    'Shut up or I will shoot you too': Police detail suspects' trail in migrant murder

    Evidence against two soldiers charged with the racially-motivated murder of a man was given in court on Friday morning. Francesco Fenech, 21, and Lorin Scicluna, 22, stand accused of having killed Lassana Cisse in a drive-by shooting in Birżebbuġa...

  • Today's front pages - May 24, 2019

    Today's front pages - May 24, 2019

    The following are the top stories in today’s newspapers. Times of Malta leads with a plea from paediatricians to the government to make vaccination mandatory for children who are admitted to childcare, nurseries and schools. In another story, it...

  • 'A generation of teenagers who think stress is a disorder'

    'A generation of teenagers who think stress is a disorder'

    Most stress was good for children and years of ‘bubble-wrapping’ them did more harm than good, Canadian psychiatrist and renowned expert in adolescent mental health, Stan Kutcher, warned. “For 15 years, we have been teaching kids that stress is...

  • €7,000 paid to smugglers for migrant’s release

    €7,000 paid to smugglers for migrant’s release

    Sophia was only a teenager when she was held by human traffickers and forced to ask her brother for €7,000 to be freed. Just a year earlier, she had left her home country in search of better prospects. Having been raised in a remote village and...

  • New app will guide you to ‘smart’ recycling bin

    A new web application that directs people to the nearest available ‘smart’ recycling bin has been launched. IBiNs, which gauge the volume of waste disposed, have doubled the collection of plastic waste and contributed to a dramatic increase in the...

  • Muscat ends campaign with call for unity and pledge to deliver

    Muscat ends campaign with call for unity and pledge to deliver

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat wound up the Labour Party’s election campaign on Thursday with a message of unity and a pledge to deliver further on the achievements of recent years.Speaking in Birgu, Dr Muscat highlighted the 55 per cent of his...

  • Delia: Saturday's elections will only be 'the end of the beginning' for the PN

    Delia: Saturday's elections will only be 'the end of the beginning' for the PN

    Saturday’s elections would mark the ‘end of the beginning’ for the PN, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Thursday, borrowing a phrase from Winston Churchill. As of Monday, he told a Net TV interviewer, the Nationalist Party would embark on a...

  • More guidance required on food allergies – nutritionist

    More guidance required on food allergies – nutritionist

    There is not enough awareness in Malta about food allergies and intolerance, which could cost a person their life or get them bullied, registered clinical nutritionist Mariella Porter is warning. “According to the world’s largest NGO dedicated to...

  • Half of those on probation committed thefts, fraud

    Half of those on probation committed thefts, fraud

    Close to half of those placed on probation last year had been found guilty of theft or fraud-related crimes, a new Council of Europe study shows. Published earlier this week, the annual penal statistics – commonly referred to as SPACEII –give an...

  • 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...

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