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  • Abductors of 14 Tunisians want Libyan prisoner freed

    Abductors of 14 Tunisians want Libyan prisoner freed

    Armed men who abducted 14 Tunisians in Libya have demanded the release of a man jailed in Tunisia for drug trafficking, in a video released Sunday on social media. The video, verified by a Tunisian source close to the case, shows the abductees...

  • Malta-Tunisia jobs agreement ‘discourages illegal migration’

    Malta-Tunisia jobs agreement ‘discourages illegal migration’

    The employment agreement between Malta and Tunisia sends out a strong signal there is a legal way to migration, Tunisian Ambassador Zyed Bouzouita told The Sunday Times of Malta. The agreement, signed during last week’s visit to Malta by Tunisian...

  • Mellieħa Bay Hotel to be demolished

    Mellieħa Bay Hotel to be demolished

    All employees at Mellieħa Bay Hotel have been notified of their forthcoming redundancy amid a plan to demolish the complex and replace it by a brand new five-star resort. A company spokesman told The Sunday Times of Malta that the existing complex...

  • Hijacker who forced plane to come to Malta granted bail

    Hijacker who forced plane to come to Malta granted bail

    One of the two men involved in the hijack of an Afriqiyah Airlines Airbus 320 to Malta just before Christmas 2016 has been granted bail. The plane was on an internal flight when it was hijacked and forced to land in Malta by pro-Gaddafi loyalists.

  • Body in Croatian freezer might be woman missing for 18 years

    Body in Croatian freezer might be woman missing for 18 years

    The mystery of a Croatian student who disappeared 18 years ago might have been solved with the discovery of a body in a freezer, press reports said Sunday. The freezer was in a home in Mala Subotica, northern Croatia, belonging to the sister of...

  • ‘Revolutionary’ environment law grinds to a halt

    ‘Revolutionary’  environment law grinds to a halt

    It was once hailed as a ‘revolutionary’ environmental law, but less than three years on, the Public Domain Act appears to have ground to a halt, with legal deadlines ignored and no sites having benefitted from its protection. Introduced in 2016,...

  • PN wants Gozo declared a region

    PN wants Gozo declared a region

    The Nationalist Party would be “pushing” the government to declare Gozo a region as part of amendments to the Constitution, leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday. Speaking at an event in Gozo marking the start of week-long meetings during the party’s...

  • Tunnels, trains, and tarmac: Muscat details plans for infrastructure of the future

    Tunnels, trains, and tarmac: Muscat details plans for infrastructure of the future

    The Malta-Gozo tunnel will allow the government to introduce free buses linking the sister isle to the airport, Mater Dei Hospital and other strategic locations across the mainland, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. “We were going to...

  • Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request

    Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after being requested to do so by Washington, a Japanese newspaper reported Sunday. Washington sounded out Tokyo over the possibility of...

  • Village bars resurgence is residents’ nightmare

    Village bars resurgence is residents’ nightmare

    As people move away from traditional entertainment hubs like Paceville, village bars are experiencing a revival. But the trend does not spell good news for residents. It’s gone midnight in the sleepy town of Lija and the streets leading to the...

  • 3 to 5 other potential suspects in Caruana Galizia murder probe but...

    3 to 5 other potential suspects in Caruana Galizia murder probe but...

    The police insist they need to gather more “rock solid evidence” before interrogating and proceeding against other suspects believed to be closely connected with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. “The police’s target is not just to arrest...

  • Watch - Sant: Friends of friends is just how Malta works

    Watch - Sant: Friends of friends is just how Malta works

    ‘Friends of friends’ networks are an inevitable way of life in a small society like Malta’s, MEP Alfred Sant told The Sunday Times of Malta in an interview. During his time as Opposition leader, Dr Sant would frequently criticise PN governments...

  • World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

    World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

    Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops' conferences from every...

  • Today's front pages - February 17, 2019

    Today's front pages - February 17, 2019

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers on Sunday. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that the police need to gather more “rock solid evidence” before interrogating and proceeding against other suspects believed to be closely...

  • Sixth Sunday in ordinary time: Trust we build on

    Today’s readings: Jeremiah 17, 5-8; 1 Corinthians 15, 12.16-20; Luke 6, 17.20-26. How can people be happy when they are hated, abused or when they are weeping, poor or hungry? This is a very punching provocation from today’s gospel text that calls...

  • The wounded Church

    The wounded Church

    This Thursday, the high-level four-day summit on clerical sexual abuse summoned by Pope Francis last September, will gather the presidents of all bishops’ conferences, the heads of Eastern Catholic Churches and representatives of religious...

  • Quotes and news - February 17, 2019

    During a recent audience with the National Association of Magistrates, Pope Francis said: “It is precisely the timing and ways in which justice is administered that touch the living flesh of people, especially those most in difficulty, and leave...

  • Street art in Victoria 

    Street art in Victoria 

    The Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School, within the Mikiel Anton Vassalli College, took part in ‘#inhobbok Valentine’s in Gozo’ programme. Celebrating art in its various forms, students showcased their works, including drawings, paintings,...

  • Promoting research, networking on nature-based solutions

    Promoting research, networking on nature-based solutions

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) is coordinating a €1 million Horizon 2020 funded project aimed at deve­loping a research strategy in nature-based solutions, training and networking events, including international PhD...

  • Music practice in Gozo

    Music practice in Gozo

    Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form council and alumni society organised its annual public lecture at the Gozo Ministry in Victoria. ‘Art Music in Gozo in the 19th-Century Practice and Influences’ was conducted by Joseph Grech. Mro Grech (pictured)...

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