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  • Boats, band and a bishop - Sta Marija feast celebrated in Comino

    Boats, band and a bishop - Sta Marija feast celebrated in Comino

    The feast of Sta Marija was celebrated yesterday evening in Comino, which has a chapel dedicated to Our Lady and a bay named after her. Gozo Bishop Mgr Mario Grech led the activity, which included a boat pilgrimage from Gozo with the statue of Our...

  • Probation for boy who punched his mother

    Probation for boy who punched his mother

    A 16-year old boy was placed on a three-year probation and treatment order today after admitting in court to injuring his mother. The boy, who is about to start an Mcast course, was accused of causing his mother grievous injuries when he punched...

  • Watch: Group offers €14,000 to carry Mġarr statue in procession

    Watch: Group offers €14,000 to carry Mġarr statue in procession

    €14,000 were raised today in the traditional 'auction' at Mġarr (Malta) among groups wishing to carry the statue of Sta Marija in the procession this evening. The winning group was headed by Westin Vella. The amount was €1,000 more than last year...

  • Imam condemns Barcelona attack

    Imam condemns Barcelona attack

    Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, claimed by Islamic State, was 'another criminal satanic act' that caused grave harm to the Islamic faith and the followers of Islam, Imam Mohammad Elsadi said in a statement today. "The injured and the...

  • PN leadership race: Favourites share support as most MPs sit on fence

    PN leadership race: Favourites share support as most MPs sit on fence

    An informal survey of Nationalist MPs by The Sunday Times of Malta found that support for party leadership frontrunners Adrian Delia and Chris Said is evenly split among the few who declared their preference. No MPs publicly expressed support for...

  • 'We want to have nothing to do with racist organisations,' Muscat says

    'We want to have nothing to do with racist organisations,' Muscat says

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat insisted this morning that Malta does not want to be associated in any way with organisations that are using immigration to further their racist agenda. Dr Muscat was referring to the government’s decision to ban entry...

  • Plans for Malta’s first Russian Orthodox church

    Plans for Malta’s first Russian Orthodox church

    The Russian Orthodox community in Malta has applied to build a church, the first of its kind on the island, in Kappara, but will be facing opposition from local residents. The St Paul the Apostle Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, a community...

  • Motorcyclist grievously injured in Qala crash

    Motorcyclist grievously injured in Qala crash

    A 52-year-old motorcyclist from Qala was grievously injured last night when he lost control of his Honda and fell off. The police said the incident happened at about 12.30am in Qala Road. Investigations are under way. 

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in Malta’s newspapers today. The Sunday Times of Malta says the few Nationalist MPs who have declared their preferences are evenly split between party leadership candidates Chris Said and Adrian Delia, but there...

  • Judge was annoyed by ‘attack’ on his impartiality

    Judge was annoyed by ‘attack’ on his impartiality

    A judge facing a challenge in a Panama Papers appeal expressed his annoyance at what he termed as an attack on his impartiality. Judge Antonio Mizzi was this week formally asked by the Opposition leader to recuse himself from a hearing to...

  • Air Berlin bankruptcy will not affect Malta flights, MTA says

    Air Berlin bankruptcy will not affect Malta flights, MTA says

    Air Berlin carried no passengers to Malta this year, a spokeswoman for the Malta Tourism Authority told Times of Malta. The airline, Germany’s second largest, filed for insolvency after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following...

  • Rotting cow head remains in Buskett, one week after it was discovered

    Rotting cow head remains in Buskett, one week after it was discovered

    The Animal Welfare Directorate has yet to clear the remains of the head of a cow in Buskett, despite the director insisting it should have been removed immediately. This newspaper reported earlier this week that a woman had stumbled upon the skull...

  • Lija slip road has made riding even more dangerous for cyclists

    Lija slip road has made riding even more dangerous for cyclists

    Cycling advocates have postponed a protest ride as they await a meeting with the Transport Minister. Earlier this summer, the local community of bicycle commuters raised concern about the new layout at the airport roundabout and how cyclists would...

  • Three hospitalised following Paola car crash

    Three hospitalised following Paola car crash

    Updated 7.10pm  An elderly woman was seriously injured today in a car crash on Vjal Santa Lucija in Paola.  The accident happened at around 1pm, police said, and involved a Nissan March driven by a 46-year-old man from Birżebbuġa and a Kia Pride...

  • Mater Dei gets a POYC one-stop shop

    Mater Dei gets a POYC one-stop shop

    Patients eligible for medicines paid for by the public purse can as of next week obtain or renew their schedule 5 card (kartuna s-safra) at Mater Dei hospital.  A one-stop shop that forms part of the government's Pharmacy Of Your Choice scheme has...

  • As tension grips Barcelona, locals remain defiant

    As tension grips Barcelona, locals remain defiant

    Barcelona woke up grieving yesterday, but the Catalan capital also put on a brave face, according to a Maltese tourist holidaying in the city. Phil Saliba, who is in Barcelona with his girlfriend, spoke of an atmosphere marked by tension, grief...

  • Summer carnival to be held next week

    Summer carnival to be held next week

    Malta's fifth summer carnival will open on Friday August 25 in St Paul's Bay and end two days later in Marsascala, the government announced today.  This year's summer carnival will feature 11 floats and 10 dance companies, as well as the...

  • Scouts beat the heat by camping on water

    Scouts beat the heat by camping on water

    If you thought pitching a tent in the summer heat was a breathless task, try doing it on water.  For the fourth consecutive year, 20 young adventurers from Mosta Scout Group are camping on a double floating raft camp. The raft camp took 100...

  • Most PN proposals to improve parliament work included in PL manifesto - government

    Most PN proposals to improve parliament work included in PL manifesto - government

    Most of the proposals made by the Nationalist Party to make parliament more effective were actually included in the Labour Party manifesto, the government said. The PL's proposals included constitutional reform, parliamentary scrutiny of...

  • Sant’Antnin fire leading to recyclable waste backlog

    Sant’Antnin fire leading to recyclable waste backlog

    A fire which gutted the Sant’Antnin waste plant in Marsascala last May has led to a piling up of rubbish at the Magħtab waste treatment facility, the Times of Malta has learnt. According to a spokeswoman for the government’s waste treatment...