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  • Watch: Puerto Rico "totally obliterated by Hurricane Maria

    Watch: Puerto Rico "totally obliterated by Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria churned toward the Turks and Caicos today after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, flooded streets, crippled economies and left at least 32 people dead. Maria is the second...

  • Mugger jailed for 16 months

    Mugger jailed for 16 months

    The man involved in a mugging in Fgura earlier this month has been jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to the charges, while his brother continued to deny the accusations. Kevin Borg, 35, from Qawra, pleaded guilty to the theft of a...

  • Malta first country to offer blockchain certification

    Malta first country to offer blockchain certification

    The government has launched a pilot project to explore the possibility of issuing educational certificates on the blockchain. The project will see diplomas at Mcast, training certificates at the Institute of Tourism Studis, and equivalence...

  • Uber stripped of its licence to operate in London

    Uber stripped of its licence to operate in London

    London's transport regulatortoay stripped Uber of its licence to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app. "Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in...

  • Pedestrian seriously injured after accident

    Pedestrian seriously injured after accident

    A 70-year-old woman from Floriana was seriously injured after she was run over at 9.15am this morning on Triq Ġlormu Cassar in Valletta. Police said that she was hit by a van driven by a 56-year-old man from Paola.

  • Post of MPO principal conductor might be axed

    Post of MPO principal conductor might be axed

    The post of principal conductor of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra might remain vacant following the controversial sacking of Mro Brian Schembri, with one of the options being considered is havinge various conductors taking charge during the...

  • Household income increased by 5.7% in just two years

    Household income increased by 5.7% in just two years

    The average household gross income stood at €31,655 in 2016, up 0.7% compared with a year earlier, and by 5.7% when compared with 2014. According to figures released by the National Statistics Office, there was even more of an improvement in the...

  • Malta becomes first country to explore Blockchain education certificates

    Malta becomes first country to explore Blockchain education certificates

    The government has launched a pilot project to explore the possibility of issuing educational certificates on the Blockchain. The project will see diplomas at MCAST, training certificates at ITS, and equivalence statements, accreditation and...

  • 69,920 at risk-of-poverty in 2016, up 0.2 percentage points

    69,920 at risk-of-poverty in 2016, up 0.2 percentage points

    The number of people at risk of poverty has risen again, by 0.2 percentage points, between 2015 and 2016, with 69,920 people now falling into this category. The National Statistics Office today painted a grim picture, noting that this number...

  • Syrian activist and daughter murdered in Istanbul home

    Syrian activist and daughter murdered in Istanbul home

    A Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, the Istanbul police department said. The bodies of 60-year-old Orouba Barakat and her 22-year-old daughter Halla were found overnight...

  • Chance to have your say on adoption standards

    Chance to have your say on adoption standards

    A consultation document about national standards for the child adoption process was today launched by Family Minister Michael Falzon. Dr Falzon said the government was committed to facilitating what was a very difficult process for many couples. ...

  • Watch: Gambling nearly cost ex-striker his family

    Watch: Gambling nearly cost ex-striker his family

    Gambling nearly cost former Celtic striker John Hartson his family, and six years on, he gives a heartfelt warning: the addiction could take over anybody’s life. He reached rock-bottom when his wife threatened that if he did not stop, she would...

  • New Majjistral Park board shoots down increase in hunting hours at park

    New Majjistral Park board shoots down increase in hunting hours at park

    The Majjistral Park Supervisory Board has “strongly advised” against the increase in the hours when hunting is permitted in the Park. The new board, appointed recently by government to oversee the management of the Majjistral Nature and History...

  • PA leads by example with green plan for transport

    PA leads by example with green plan for transport

    The Planning Authority is aiming to lead by example in encouraging large organisations to adopt green transport plans after the authority’s own scheme drew in a quarter of its employees. At a seminar held yesterday, PA executive chairman Johann...

  • Competition watchdog, insurers in dispute over repair scheme

    Competition watchdog, insurers in dispute over repair scheme

    The competition watchdog and four insurance companies are locked in a dispute over the operation of a vehicle repair scheme, which the insurers argue would raise standards. A number of car repair garages complained to the Malta Competition and...

  • Hope fades for Mexico quake survivors

    Hope fades for Mexico quake survivors

    Tears flowed at Our Lady of Carmen and Saint Joseph Parrish on Thursday night as the families of two dead children killed when a powerful earthquake toppled their school a few blocks away interred their ashes The crushed victims, 7-year-old...

  • Feet, bikes replace cars for a day

    Feet, bikes replace cars for a day

    Hompesch Road in Fgura, normally clogged with traffic, was yesterday transformed into an unusual pedestrian space to mark Car Free Day. The Fgura Local Council said the awareness-raising activity was successful in attracting a large part of the...

  • Shhhh. The jellyfish are sleeping...

    Shhhh. The jellyfish are sleeping...

    Even a jellyfish - one of Earth's first and most ancient animals - needs its sleep. Scientists have demonstrated that a primitive type of jellyfish called Cassiopea goes to sleep nightly. While sleep has been confirmed in other invertebrates such...

  • Will it be a Gozo route to Parliament for Delia?

    Will it be a Gozo route to Parliament for Delia?

    Adrian Delia will be exploring the Gozitan avenue to make it into Parliament when he meets Nationalist Party MP Frederick Azzopardi today. The PN leader will address party members at the Sannat sub-headquarters this evening but was also expected...

  • Announcements

    GRECH. On September 20, MARIA CONCETTA (Connie), née Caruana, aged 89, widow of Paul, passed away peacefully at Mater Dei Hospital, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her son Dr Peter Grech and his wife Mariella,...