The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Marsaxlokk sandy bay: ‘Minor’ works could be carried out before planning permit approval - ministry

The Ministry for Tourism has confirmed that sand replenishment at Għar l-Aħmar in Marsaxlokk was carried out before a planning permit for the entire project had been issued, but insists that...

Blue Lagoon: The reality behind the idyllic Instagram photos

Swarms of tourists are drawn to Comino’s Blue Lagoon each year, allured by countless photos of a bay with the clearest of turquoise waters, white sands and open spaces. Once they get there,...

Gżira Local Council appeals application to move Manoel Island fuel station to public park

The Gżira Local Council has appealed an application that would see the fuel station located next to the Manoel Island bridge moved further up the road, taking up part of the public...

Animal welfare: 5,000 cases, 2,000 patients, 710 animals adopted, 20 criminal cases… in 1 year

The Animal Welfare Department receives about 5,000 calls per year, its director Noel Montebello has told The Malta Independent on Sunday, while 2,000 animal patients are admitted for care and another...

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‘Sadness and frustration’ after post-vigil Great Siege Square vandalism

Repubblika yesterday expressed its "renewed sadness and frustration" over the publication of photographs of private individuals who on Friday night vandalised mementos left by protesters in Great...

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Sculptor, ceramist Ganni Bonnici passes away, aged 86

Ganni Bonnici, sculptor, ceramist and medallist passed away earlier today, eighteen days short of his eighty-seventh birthday, his family said. Ganni Bonnici was a leading figure among Maltese...

More than 53% increase in new applications received by Institute of Tourism Studies

The Institute of Tourism Studies has announced that it had an increase of 53% applications for full-time programmes over last year’s new students’ intake. The programmes with the...

8,487 signatures on petition to save Manoel Island, Gzira group says

A petition signed by 916 citizens was presented to the Speaker of the House of Parliament by MP Anglu Farrugia. The petition is added to the over 7,500 signatures made in an online petition. The...

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