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  • School clerks to be recruited through private contractors

    School clerks to be recruited through private contractors

    Full-time clerical staff at many government schools will be provided by private employment agencies instead of being engaged through the usual recruitment procedure, Times of Malta is informed. The move is aimed at filling school clerk vacancies...

  • The week at a glance - March 24, 2019

    The week at a glance - March 24, 2019

    St Joseph tradition The smell of żeppoli filled the air in Rabat on Tuesday, as the locality marked the feast of St Joseph. The traditional deep-fried choux pastry balls stuffed with ricotta are closely associated with the yearly celebration. What...

  • Today's front pages - March 24, 2019

    Today's front pages - March 24, 2019

    The following are the top stories in Sunday’s newspapers. The Sunday Times of Malta says a year after the FIAU flagged a reasonable suspicion of money laundering by Opposition leader Adrian Delia, the police investigation has hit a brick wall. In...

  • Stricken Norwegian cruise liner reaches port after hundreds airlifted to safety

    Stricken Norwegian cruise liner reaches port after hundreds airlifted to safety

    Updated 5.27pm A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation. Escorted by tugboats, the...

  • Migrants using drugs because of unjust policies

    Migrants using drugs because of unjust policies

    “Unjust policies” that leave migrants in limbo over their future is causing them to turn to drug use, a new study has revealed. The study found that many homeless migrants are being kept at Mount Carmel Hospital out of humanitarian goodwill or...

  • Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

    Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

    A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity. The all-white African black-foot penguin was born on...

  • Australia hit with second 'severe' cylcone in two days

    Australia hit with second 'severe' cylcone in two days

    A severe category 3 cyclone blew into the key mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia Sunday, forcing evacuations and a halt to port operations, as the north of the country dealt with the effects of an even more powerful storm that hit the...

  • What police found about Delia's Soho links - and why the case has stalled

    What police found about Delia's Soho links - and why the case has stalled

    A year after the FIAU flagged a “reasonable suspicion of money laundering” by Opposition leader Adrian Delia, the police investigation has hit a brick wall.  The Sunday Times of Malta can confirm that a report by the Financial Intelligence...

  • Spring in the air

    Spring in the air

    With spring in the air what better way to enjoy Malta’s coastline than a walk through the fields near Selmun.

  • President visits Victoria Scouts

    President visits Victoria Scouts

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, last Sunday paid a visit to the Victoria Scout Group where she met the Scout Group, the Group Council, the Chief Scout, the Group patron and parents. As a farewell gesture before the President ends her term of...

  • Fontana church facelift

    Fontana church facelift

    The parish church of Fontana is undergoing a restoration project on its facade, the bell tower and the church parvis. The project is part financed by the European Union after appeals by the current parish priest John Muscat and previous parish...

  • Hospital celebrates Holy Family feast

    Hospital celebrates Holy Family feast

    The feast of the Holy Family was celebrated at the Ta’ l-Ibrag Hospital at Gozo General Hospital last Sunday. Hospital chaplain Fr Giovanni Curmi celebrated Mass, which was attended by Gozo Minister Justyn Caruana and Gozo General Hospital CEO Joe...

  • Citadel lit up by 30,000 candles

    Citadel lit up  by 30,000 candles

    The Ċittadella was lit by thousands of flickering lights on Saturday week in the first edition of the Lejl Imkebbes festival hosted by the Gozo Ministry. Around 10,000 people turned up for the event, which was supposed to be held in November but...

  • Grand opening of Gaulitana festival

    Grand opening of Gaulitana festival

    A Symphonic Opening was the first musical event in the 13th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music, held at the Gozo Cathedral. The event featured the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mro Colin Attard. The overture from...

  • Students’ summer internships with University researchers

    Students’ summer internships with University researchers

    Nineteen fifth form students will this summer be given the opportunity to work with researchers at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science conducting studies in areas such as plant ecology, insect studies and beekeeping, chemistry, quantum...

  • Cultural excursion in Valletta

    Cultural excursion in Valletta

    A group of Form 4 students from St Margaret College Senior Secondary School, Verdala, Cospicua, recently went on a cultural excursion in Valletta organised by their teacher Martin Azzopardi in collaboration with History Department teacher Joanne...

  • Embracing changes in reading and writing in the digital age

    Embracing changes in reading and writing in the digital age

    Children are nowadays exposed to a wide range of digital technologies. A quick look around the home or during social events confirms how often children spend time on such devices. A variety of terms such as ‘digital natives’, ‘digikids’ and...

  • Mcast strategic plan consultation

    Mcast strategic plan consultation

    As part of the process of renewing its strategic plan for 2019-2021, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently held a consultation meeting with representatives of various entities and other people who work closely with the...

  • Third Sunday of Lent: Opting for the long view

    Today’s readings: Exodus 3,1-8.13-15; 1 Corinthians 10,1-6.10-12; Luke 13,1-9. Perhaps many of us can recall the struggles and debates in the past against militant atheists who fought harshly to prove that God simply does not exist. The response...

  • A blessing in disguise

    A blessing in disguise

    No one denies that that the Catholic Church has hit rock-bottom. The issues that are contributing towards this state of affairs are more than one but lately two very serious ones have come into the open, molester priests and the Church’s...

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