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  • Chorus of objectors to ODZ development in Għargħur

    Chorus of objectors to ODZ development in Għargħur

    The Għargħur council has formally objected to the development of four terraced houses with pools instead of a farm. The proposed development, on a site of agricultural land between Triq Kromb il-Baħar and Sqaq Charlotte, will replace a couple of...

  • ‘Difficulties’ for foreigners to register babies

    ‘Difficulties’ for foreigners to register babies

    Foreigners who wish to register their child in Malta have complained that they must “jump through hoops” to complete the process. A young Brazilian couple said they were unable to register their child’s surname as they wished for weeks,...

  • Millions at stake in wrangle over Malta firm

    Millions at stake in wrangle over Malta firm

    Shareholders in a Maltese company behind a Russian online retail giant are locked in million-euro legal battles that have been playing out in London, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Russia and Malta. The Russian online retail giant Ulmart is...

  • Today's front pages - February 18, 2019

    Today's front pages - February 18, 2019

    The following are the stories making the front pages of Malta's newspapers on Monday: Times of Malta reports that some schools have tried to “minimise and hide” teachers’ concerns amid reports of violent incidents. It also reports that some 300...

  • Country house built before the Great Siege could be dwarfed

    Country house built before the Great Siege could be dwarfed

    The 500-year-old Grade 1 scheduled Villa Barbaro in Tarxien may have withstood the onslaught of the Great Siege but it is under threat from an application to build an apartment block directly in front of it. The development would dwarf the unique...

  • Two hurt as argument between seven people gets out of hand

    Two hurt as argument between seven people gets out of hand

    A man and a woman were seriously injured on Sunday afternoon when an argument involving seven people got out of hand. The police said they were informed of the situation in Villabate Street, Zabbar, at 4pm. Officers from the local police station...

  • Paraglider stranded after crashing into cliff face

    Paraglider stranded after crashing into cliff face

    A paraglider was lucky to escape injury on Sunday afternoon when he crashed into the cliff face at Mtaħleb. The man ended up dangling from the chute which was stuck to the rocks, but he was pulled up safely by a team from the Civil Protection...

  • Cassola resigns from AD after 30 years, citing differences over abortion

    Cassola resigns from AD after 30 years, citing differences over abortion

    Arnold Cassola has resigned from Alternattiva Demokratika, a party which he co-founded and led for several years, amid differences over the topic of abortion. He told Times of Malta, however, that he will contest the European Parliament elections...

  • 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.

  • ‘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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Government ‘should pay for’ longer paternity leave

    Government ‘should pay for’ longer paternity leave

    Nationalist MEP David Casa called on the government to carry the financial burden of an EU directive that would be increasing paternity leave to 10 days. The proposed Work-Life Balance directive, led and negotiated by Mr Casa himself, was given...

  • Maltese man, wife killed in plane crash in US

    Maltese man, wife killed in plane crash in US

    A Maltese man and his wife were killed in a plane crash in Texas, the US, on Friday.  The pilot, Carmel Azzopardi, 75, and the passenger, Paula Azzopardi, 49, both of Amarillo, were killed in the crash in Roberts County, just west of the Hemphill...

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