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Kurt Sansone

  • Airport and elected assembly for Gozo?

    Airport and elected assembly for Gozo?

    An airport in Gozo would be one way of asserting regional autonomy, as Ryan Mercieca’s research on small island regions shows. Every island state Mr Mercieca has analysed with similar characteristics to Malta’s shows that autonomy for secondary...

  • Ex-Libya exporters seek new market in Algeria

    Ex-Libya exporters seek new  market in Algeria

    Maltese manufacturers are looking at Algeria to replace lost business in Libya as the country remains plagued with instability. Algeria ranked first for new markets in the profiling exercise of manufacturing companies conducted by Trade Malta, a...

  • Debate on whether Islam should be taught at secondary schools heats up

    Debate on whether Islam should be taught at secondary schools heats up

    The request made by Imam Mohammed El Sadi that Muslim students be taught Islam at secondary school has fuelled a heated debate. Kurt Sansone got a snapshot of the controversy when he asked the question on Facebook. It is yet another debate...

  • Photographers sought underage girls for lewd photo shoots, court told

    Photographers sought underage girls for lewd photo shoots, court told

    A photographer was charged with having sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl after enticing her via Facebook for a photoshoot. Michael Kingswell, 36, from Żebbuġ was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The police got to...

  • Malta will be financial centre of choice after Brexit, analyst predicts

    Malta will be financial centre of choice after Brexit, analyst predicts

    Malta will be a financial centre of choice for British companies wanting a base in the EU after Brexit, a financial services analyst has predicted. Jeremy Leach, CEO of Managing Partners Group, an international asset manager, said Malta will...

  • Minnows' Euro 2016 success brought Maltco plenty to smile about

    Minnows' Euro 2016 success brought Maltco plenty to smile about

    Minnows Iceland and Wales brought smiles to the faces of football fans during the Euro 2016 finals but the month-long tournament also had Maltco Lotteries smiling. The company saw revenue from sports games increase by 25 per cent to €12.4 million...

  • Melita eyes acquisition of Vodafone Malta

    Melita eyes acquisition of Vodafone Malta

    Melita is preparing a bid to acquire Vodafone Malta, industry sources have told the Times of Malta. The move was initiated by Apax Partners, the French firm that acquired a majority shareholding in Melita in February 2016. The sources said a...

  • Watch: Muscat defends Dubai family holiday

    Watch: Muscat defends Dubai family holiday

    A lucrative family holiday the Prime Minister took last year was to celebrate the 15th wedding anniversary. Joseph Muscat defended the holiday, saying he and his wife Michelle had originally planned to go to Dubai six months earlier for the 20th...

  • Muscat hailed as 'friend of unions'

    Muscat hailed as 'friend of unions'

    Malta is supporting the trade union movement in its campaign for a European pay rise, Joseph Muscat said. The Prime Minister's comment at the ETUC executive committee meeting held in Malta was greeted by applause. He said the government had...

  • ‘While the minister talks of job cuts, Air Malta trains new part-timers’

    ‘While the minister talks of job cuts, Air Malta trains new part-timers’

    Air Malta’s cabin crew representative says he is confused by the tourism minister’s talk of job cuts at the airline, since the company continues to train new part-timers. Noel Mercieca, president of the Union of Cabin Crew, said that in terms of...