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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...

  • South Carolina aquarium preps its animals for solar eclipse

    South Carolina aquarium preps its animals for solar eclipse

      Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them tomorrow afternoon, biologists say. Zoos, aquariums and other wildlife parks see the celestial phenomenon as a...

  • Death toll rises to 23 in massive India train collision

    Death toll rises to 23 in massive India train collision

      Rescuers worked into the night searching for survivors after a passenger train derailed in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 23 people and injuring several others, officials said. At least eight carriages derailed in the...

  • 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. 

  • Police in Spain still looking for van attack driver

    Police in Spain still looking for van attack driver

    Police in Spain are still searching for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona . They are also trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked to the attack have died or are...

  • 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...

  • Fundraising cocktail party

    Fundraising cocktail party

    The Marigold Foundation – BOV in the Community held its annual fundraising White Cocktail Party at Fort St Elmo in Valletta. The board of trustees, volunteers and guests joined the Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat, to celebrate the...

  • Accordion band in Treviso

    Accordion band in Treviso

    The Santa Maria Accordion Band was on a four-day visit to Italy and to perform in three concerts on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Rassegna Internazionale di Fisorchestra, Treviso, Italy. The band was welcomed at Palazzo Rinaldi by...

  • Setting the direction of future European research projects

    Setting the direction of future European research projects

    Thirty-eight partners from 30 European countries that are participating in the Cimu­lact (Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020) project, recently met at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus to discuss the future impact of...

  • Dancers attend London summer school classes

    Dancers attend London summer school classes

    Thirty dancers from Paul Curmi Dance Studio in Fgura participated in an intensive summer school programme at Dance Attic and Pineapple studio in London. The one-week programme gave students the opportunity to gain further technique and skills in...

  • Scholarship for Australian students on Malta masters

    Scholarship for Australian students on Malta masters

    Maltese-Australian businessman Anton Tagliaferro, founder of the TAG Foundation, is part-financing a scholarship offered by the Western Australia Maritime Museum for Australian students to enrol on a MA in Global Maritime Archaeology at the...

  • Prohealth employees in blood drive

    Prohealth employees in blood drive

    As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility activities, Prohealth teamed up with the Blood Donation Unit to set up a blood drive outside the company’s premises in Zebbug. Employees, family, friends and members of the public came...

  • Catering for dyslexia benefits all students

    Catering for dyslexia benefits all students

    Both dyslexic and non-dyslexic students benefit from the develop­ment of dyslexia-friendly school environments in terms of inclusion, motivation and performance, provided educators have relevant training and the school provides an effective...