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  • Young schoolchildren help visually-impaired students

    Young schoolchildren help visually-impaired students

    Forty visually-impaired students have received individual electronic devices after a €100,000 donation by the President’s Trust to help them keep up with the national curriculum and their peers. Electric video magnifiers, calculators with a big...

  • Malta's rubble walls left out of Unesco list as no one from community nominated them

    Malta's rubble walls left out of Unesco list as no one from community nominated them

    If you were disappointed that Malta’s iconic rubble walls did not make it to a Unesco list of intangible cultural heritage, you can still nominate them to join prospective contenders ftira, għana, brilli, lace and gold embroidery. The United...

  • Today's front pages - December 6, 2018

    Today's front pages - December 6, 2018

    The following are the main stories featured in Thursday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says that according to official data, foreign students from pre-primary to secondary school level have more than doubled in five years and exceeded 5,000 by the...

  • Qawra high-rise hotel approved, Paceville project in the balance

    Qawra high-rise hotel approved, Paceville project in the balance

    Updated 1.50pm with PA decision The Planning Authority on Thursday approved a 10-storey hotel in Qawra but put off a decision on a similar 12-storey proposal close to the Augustinian priory in Paceville after a majority of board members indicated...

  • Motorcyclist injured in Birkirkara

    Motorcyclist injured in Birkirkara

    A 37-year-old motorcyclist from Birkirkara was injured when he was involved in a collision along Mannarinu Road in Birkirkara on Wednesday evening. Police said the incident, which occurred at around 5.45pm, had seen the male motorcyclist crash...

  • Aviation body that honoured Air Malta gets local sponsorship

    Aviation body that honoured Air Malta gets local sponsorship

    An international aviation organisation that has just named Air Malta 2018 ‘Turnaround airline of the year’ will be holding its top annual event here next year, sponsored by the national air carrier and the Tourism Ministry. The Sydney-based Capa –...

  • Satabank saga could have been avoided - Simon Busuttil

    Satabank saga could have been avoided - Simon Busuttil

    Proper vetting of banking licence applications could have prevented the Satabank saga altogether, Simon Busuttil said in Parliament on Wednesday, questioning whether the freezing of all accounts was a proportionate response.The Opposition MP was...

  • St Julian's street fight lands man in court

    St Julian's street fight lands man in court

    A man allegedly involved in a street fight in St Julian’s was remanded in custody following his arraignment on Wednesday over a number of charges stemming from the incident. Somali-born Isman Omar Abdikarim, a 22-year old having no fixed...

  • Union accuses Mcast of not honouring teachers' deal

    Union accuses Mcast of not honouring teachers' deal

    The teachers’ union has issued directives to members at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, accusing it of not honouring the collective agreement signed last year. A Malta Union of Teachers spokesman said that after declaring a...

  • Child hit by car in Pembroke

    Child hit by car in Pembroke

    An 11-year-old boy was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening after he was hit by a car in Pembroke. The child was hit by a Peugeot 308 being driven by a 64-year-old Gżira man on Triq Walter Ganado. The incident was reported at around 4pm. Police...

  • Ministers ignore calls for answers on Gafà's militia meeting

    Ministers ignore calls for answers on Gafà's militia meeting

    A request for ministers to weigh in on an exposed meeting between a government official and a Libyan militia leader was ignored in Parliament on Wednesday evening. Democratic Party leader Godfrey Farrugia requested Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and...

  • Watch: Education Minister stands by call for Mizzi to resign

    Watch: Education Minister stands by call for Mizzi to resign

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo intimated on Tuesday he was still of the opinion that Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi should step down in the wake of the Panama scandal. Asked by the Times of Malta whether he still supported calls for Dr Mizzi to...

  • Construction worker seriously injured in fall

    Construction worker seriously injured in fall

    A 25-year old construction worker was grievously injured after falling from a height while working in Tarxien.Police said the incident took place at 1pm on a construction site in Triq Joanne Garden. He was taken to Mater Dei hospital for...

  • Cospicua man charged with stealing from neighbours to buy drugs

    Cospicua man charged with stealing from neighbours to buy drugs

    An unemployed man who allegedly stole from neighbours’ homes to fuel his drug addiction was remanded in custody after pleading not guilty on Wednesday afternoon. Leslie Farrugia, 26, from Cospicua, was marched to court under arrest and charged...

  • Arts Council 'welcomes audit office recommendations' after damning report

    Arts Council 'welcomes audit office recommendations' after damning report

    Arts Council Malta has said it has already taken action to address criticism of its financial systems in a damning report by the National Audit Office.The NAO report found that the council had prepared no financial statements for the last two years.

  • Alleged Marsa robber turns himself in to authorities

    Alleged Marsa robber turns himself in to authorities

    The third member of a trio allegedly involved in a movie-like robbery in Marsa last month was remanded in custody after turning himself over to the police. Noel Borg, a 38-year old Birkirkara resident working in the fishing industry, was arraigned...

  • Invasive aliens in environment authority's crosshairs

    Invasive aliens in environment authority's crosshairs

    The Environment and Resources Authority has called for collective action towards the combating of invasive alien species, with a new national strategy open for consultation.These species are considered to be one of the major causes of biodiversity...

  • False rape report lands mother with suspended sentence

    False rape report lands mother with suspended sentence

    A mother of five who admitted filing a false rape report against her partner was given a suspended sentence and a general 10-year interdiction. Bianca Hoyer, the 33-year old German national, was arraigned on Wednesday under arrest and charged with...

  • Modern day slavery has no borders: UK to provide Malta with support to raise awareness

    Modern day slavery has no borders: UK to provide Malta with support to raise awareness

    The UK will be providing Malta with training, legislative assistance and support about awareness raising on modern day slavery and human trafficking. The support forms part of a two-year Memorandum of Understanding signed on Wednesday by British...

  • New mental health hospital completion date set for 2025

    New mental health hospital completion date set for 2025

    The new mental health hospital adjacent to Mater Dei is not expected to be up and running before 2025, Health Minister Chris Fearne told Times of Malta on Wednesday. The deadline was given during a news conference marking the launch of a public...

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