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  • A safe, European pension system

    The EU pension’s landscape is in need of reforms as the percentage of the EU population covered by decent pension systems is too low, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority chairman Gabriel Bernardino told the 9th European Pension...

  • ROCS Group to expand with three locations and new brand

    ROCS Group to expand with three locations and new brand

    ROCS Group will be celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. The family-owned group, synonymous with insurance, investment, travel, retail and the property market, is expanding its online and geographical borders. The company, which will be...

  • Dhalia appoints HR executive

    Dhalia appoints HR executive

    Dhalia Real Estate services recently appointed David Dingli (pictured) as its new HR executive. Mr Dingli, a management consultant by profession, specialises in strategic development, HR management and operations management and has delivered...

  • Highest turnover for E&V in 2014

    Highest turnover for E&V in 2014

    The Engel & Völkers Group increased its commission revenues in 2014 by 10.1 per cent to €300.3 million, setting yet another record for the highest turnover in its history, stretching back more than 35 years. “We are extremely pleased to report our...

  • New CEO at trading and importing firm

    New CEO at trading and importing firm

    Denis Zammit Cutajar (pictured) was appointed CEO of P. Cutajar & Co. Ltd after 22 years successfully heading the trading company’s sales and marketing activities. He replaces Tony Zammit Cutajar, who retired after a long and fruitful career. “I...

  • Certificate awards by training provider

    Lead Training Services in Swatar organised its annual certificate awards ceremony at the Xara Lodge, Rabat. Education Minister Evarist Bartolo attended, along with other guests, including National Commission of Further and Higher Education CEO...

  • Hyundai’s Brilliant Competition kicks off

    Hyundai’s Brilliant Competition kicks off

    Students forming 12 teams from University, Mcast and St Martin’s Institute have enrolled in Hyundai’s Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs, a competition run by Hyundai Europe in partnership with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta (JA-YE). The...

  • Blood donation at Smart City

    Blood donation at Smart City

    The Blood Donation Unit visited FTIA Ltd’s new premises at Smart City Malta. The blood donation drive was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility commitment to promote community values among its employees. FTIA managing director...

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  • Valletta 2018 to hold script development programme

    Valletta 2018 to hold script development programme

    Valletta 2018 is holding a course – Storyworks: A Script Development Programme – designed to develop skills in narrative for the screen, between March 14 and 20. The fee is €200 for writers who participate with their proposed scripts; €150 for...

  • Leaving a deposit: your rights

    Leaving a deposit: your rights

    When consumers accept to leave a deposit, they are committing to a sales transaction with the supplier of the product or service. This commitment is legally binding. Ideally, the contract of sale is made in writing and should include the details...

  • Minister visits Ċittadella

    Minister visits Ċittadella

    Gozo Minister Anton Refalo (left) visited the Ċittadella in Victoria, which is undergoing extensive works, especially on its internal and external parts. Restoration works are ongoing on a number of historic buildings, preserving important...

  • Can I cancel my order?

    Q: A local salesman contacted me to install electrical panels on my roof. He came to my house and convinced me to place the order and pay a deposit of €200. Now I feel that I have not made the right decision and think that I should have shopped...

  • Phoenicia chooses Employee of the Year

    Phoenicia chooses Employee of the Year

    Hotel Phoenicia has named Pegasus head waiter John Paul Vella as Employee of the Year. The hotel’s annual award has been established to highlight employees’ outstanding contribution. Mr Vella, who received this award because as a result of...

  • Replaced phone also faulty

    Q: I would like to know what my rights are regarding a mobile phone I bought in May 2013 from a local seller, costing around €700. The phone came with an extended three-year warranty, for which I paid an extra €55. After a year, the phone started...

  • Chamber of Engineers congratulates Cremona

    Chamber of Engineers president Norman Zammit congratulated Marco Cremona, who was appointed member of the National Order of Merit, saying engineers have regularly formed part of the Gieħ ir-Repubblika awards list, including Carmel Pule in 2013,...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • Once a sales agreement is concluded, both parties are obliged to honour the agreement. • When consumers decide not to proceed with the sale they risk losing the deposit paid. • If consumers feel that the deposit is unreasonable, they can...

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Lydia Buttigieg was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in musicology from the School of Music, University of Durham, UK. Buttigieg’s doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Carmelo Pace (1906-1993 the career and creative achievement of a 20th-century...

  • Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK unit for up to £10.25bn

    Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK unit for up to £10.25bn

    Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his boldest bet yet to revamp his European telecoms business. Hutchison already operates the Three...

  • Carney says ECB steps ‘absolutely necessary’ for prosperity

    The bond-buying plan unveiled by the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday has laid the foundations for more prosperity in Europe, Bank of England chief Mark Carney said. “I welcome the steps that the ECB took yesterday,” Carney told a panel at...