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  • 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...

  • Court decision on old rents increases pressure on low-cost housing - NGO

    Court decision on old rents increases pressure on low-cost housing - NGO

    Maltese residents are being squeezed out of the property market and the situation will not be resolved by building more social housing units, environment NGO Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar has said.  It said the recent court decision belatedly...

  • Michela's Chameleon climbs to third in the Spotify charts

    Michela's Chameleon climbs to third in the Spotify charts

    Chameleon, Malta's Eurovision entry by Michela, had climbed to third on the Spotify viral 50 chart on Wednesday, despite its disappointing placing at last week's contest. Spotify's viral charts track how often a song is shared.  Chameleon trailed...

  • Young mother granted bail after a month behind bars

    Young mother granted bail after a month behind bars

    A young mother who stands accused of involvement in money-laundering, misappropriation and fraud, was granted bail on Wednesday after having been held in detention awaiting trial for the past month. Marianna Petropoliac, a Russian national with a...

  • Electronic vote-counting to take minutes, first indication of election results early on Sunday

    Electronic vote-counting to take minutes, first indication of election results early on Sunday

    The new electronic vote-counting system due to be introduced this weekend for the European Parliament elections in Malta, will reduce to just three minutes a process that normally takes more than three days. The parties’ projections on the...

  • Proposal to induce early births for unwanted pregnancies raises eyebrows

    Proposal to induce early births for unwanted pregnancies raises eyebrows

    The Democratic Party has proposed “medically accelerating” unwanted pregnancies as an alternative to abortion, following confusion over a pledge seeking to enshrine the abortion ban in the Constitution. “Our position as a party is to support a...

  • Those who encourage hatred should be punished - AD

    Those who encourage hatred should be punished - AD

    Stronger measures need to be taken against those who spread hatred, AD leader Carmel Cacopardo insisted on Wednesday, saying that the cold-blooded murder of Lassane Cisse in April was the result of the growing culture of racism. He said that...

  • Watch: Green lung over Regional Road in four years, says Environment Minister

    Watch: Green lung over Regional Road in four years, says Environment Minister

    A €20 million project that will see 13,000 square metres dedicated as a green area will be completed within three to four years, Environment Minister Jose Herrera announced on Wednesday.  The project will see the roofing over of a stretch of...

  • Don’t abstain, vote for pro-hunting candidates, lobby urges

    Don’t abstain, vote for pro-hunting candidates, lobby urges

    The hunting lobby has urged its members not to abstain from Saturday’s European Parliament election but to vote for candidates who had shown themselves to be in favour of hunting and trapping.FKNK, the hunters’ federation, said in a statement that...

  • Teenager hurt in yet another construction site accident

    Teenager hurt in yet another construction site accident

    A 17-year-old youth was the latest to be seriously injured in a string of construction site accidents over the past few weeks. The police said that the man, from Qormi, fell three storeys at the site in Triq il-Ħafur, Attard. The accident occurred...

  • Church Commission asks MEPs to insist on consultation for EU-funded projects

    Church Commission asks MEPs to insist on consultation for EU-funded projects

    The Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA) has invited the Maltese MEPS elected on Saturday to ensure that all citizens, both in Malta and in all other member states of the European Union, are given the opportunity to express their views on...

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