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  • Godfrey Farrugia rules out contesting PD leadership

    Godfrey Farrugia rules out contesting PD leadership

    Godfrey Farrugia has ruled out contesting the leadership of the Democratic Party once his partner Marlene Farrugia steps down. In a Facebook post, he said: "I am determined to serve the country through the Democratic party in Parliament. At this...

  • Statue of 19th century slavery advocate removed in Maryland

    Statue of 19th century slavery advocate removed in Maryland

    Authorities in Maryland on Friday removed a statue of a 19th century chief justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision in the latest example of action over memorials that have sparked protests across the United States. Crews in state...

  • Spending on public order and safety third lowest in EU

    Spending on public order and safety third lowest in EU

    Malta’s expenditure on public order and safety is the third-lowest in Europe as a ratio of the island’s GDP. Data published this week by Eurostat, the European statistics office, shows that, in 2015, Malta spent 1.2 per cent of its Gross Domestic...

  • Free gender reassignment treatment to go ahead soon

    Free gender reassignment treatment to go ahead soon

    The government is planning to introduce free gender reassignment treatment for transgender people “without delay”, fulfilling an electoral pledge. Reacting to an article in this newspaper about a call by the national equality commission for a plan...

  • Solar eclipse will cost US employers nearly $700m

    Solar eclipse will cost US employers nearly $700m

    Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost UScompanies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity. American employers will see at least $694 million in missing output for the roughly 20 minutes...

  • South African borders on "red alert" to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing

    South African borders on "red alert" to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing

    South African police have put a "red alert" on the country's borders to prevent any attempted flight by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable. Her 93-year-old...

  • Donald Trump at war with his own party over Confederate monuments

    Donald Trump at war with his own party over Confederate monuments

    Donald Trump has lashed out at members of his own party as his controversial response to white supremacist violence threatens to engulf his presidency. With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, Mr Trump...

  • Air Malta Manchester route returns next year

    Air Malta Manchester route returns next year

    Air Malta will be restarting flights to Manchester on a weekly basis as of May 2018 after the service was axed earlier this year. The airline announced last December that the popular route would be scrapped from May 2017 to focus on other, more...

  • ‘Malta’s worst road’ is now being rebuilt

    ‘Malta’s worst road’ is now being rebuilt

    Birkirkara residents can finally breathe a sigh of relief as works are under way to rebuild Triq Bontadini, once dubbed as “Malta’s worst road”. A spokesman said Transport Malta had started the first phase of the project. The dire state of the...

  • Anthony Buttigieg says Godfrey Farrugia as PD leader would not be 'meritocracy'

    Anthony Buttigieg says Godfrey Farrugia as PD leader would not be 'meritocracy'

    Anthony Buttigieg, who yesterday confirmed that he would be contesting the post of PD leader, believes that a bid by Godfrey Farrugia would be a disservice to the party's founders. "I admire Marlene Farrugia for her guts and ability to be the only...

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured

    Motorcyclist seriously injured

    A 62-year old man from Xagħra was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Xewkija on Thursday evening.  Police said that the man lost control of the motorcycle he was driving on Triq Tal-Ħamrija, and was thrown onto the ground. No other...

  • Spanish police kill five attackers, foil bomb plot

    Spanish police kill five attackers, foil bomb plot

    Updated 8.30am Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation today after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona yesterday, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned...

  • Russian private detectives intimidated whistleblower's father

    Russian private detectives intimidated whistleblower's father

    Updated with PN comments at 10.54am The woman who alleged Egrant was owned by the Prime Minister’s wife claims she informed the court her elderly father was intimidated by Russian private detectives “hired by individuals from Malta”. Maria...

  • Announcements

    AGIUS. On August 16, at Mater Dei Hospital, MICHAEL, of Żabbar, aged 78,  ex-Dockyard worker, went to meet the Risen Lord. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Rita, his children John and Mariella Shaw, his granddaughter Emma, his sister Carmen...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The Times of Malta reveals that the Russian whistleblower at the centre of the Egrant claims had told the court that she was being intimidated, and supplements that with a story that Malta's spending on public order is the third lowest in the...

  • A juxtaposition between the virtual and real in digital world

    A juxtaposition between the  virtual and real in digital world

    The students of the MFA in Digital Arts, who have followed a two-year practice-led programme are exhibiting their final thesis projects at Spazju Kreattiv until Sunday. The exhibition is called ‘extant’, an adjective that describes what is...

  • ‘Godfather of dance music’ performing again in Malta

    ‘Godfather of dance music’ performing again in Malta

    Paul Oakenfold is heading to Malta with his Generations World Tour – The Best Dance Classics in 30 Years. Oakenfold is considered one of the godfathers of dance music and is a two-time Grammy and World Music nominee. Oakenfold, who has performed...

  • Heart of Darkness in Sliema gig

    The Salesian Theatre will host another free music event tonight with guest act Heart of Darkness. With main contributions from brothers Jimmy and John Bartolo, Heart of Darkness’s music is built on the use of drones, loops, noise and improvised...

  • Moas rescues 235 migrants in two operations coordinated by Tripoli and Rome

    Moas rescues 235 migrants in two operations coordinated by Tripoli and Rome

    The Moas volunteer group said today that 235 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean by its ship ‘Phoenix’ in two operations. Both involved rubber dinghies, which carried 131 and 104 people respectively.   The Phoenix is now sailing north and...

  • 18kg of drugs found in car, Briton arrested on arrival from Sicily

    18kg of drugs found in car, Briton arrested on arrival from Sicily

    A 54-year-old British man resident in Malta was arrested on arrival from Sicily this morning after 6kg of suspected cocaine and 12kg of suspected heroin were found in his car. The drug was hidden in the chassis of the vehicle.  Magistrate Gazzio...

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