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Authority seeks information on unsafe work location

Authority seeks information on unsafe work location

The Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) has requested information from the public about the location where a video was taken, showing a person working in an unsafe manner on a plank. The video was posted on facebook but subsequently removed, the authority said. The authority said he had written to the person who uploaded the video requesting...

  • Claim of bad blood is rejected, worker paid

    A hotel group claim that an industrial tribunal chairman had ruled against it because of “bad blood” was dismissed and an employee that had been unfairly fired kept his compensation. An Appeals Court has rejected Island Hotels Group’s claim and...

  • Youth rescued from collapse

    Youth rescued from collapse

    Rescuers freed an 18-year-old man from the rubble of a small room in Mġarr after the ceiling collapsed yesterday afternoon. The police said the young man was hurt and that two other youths, aged 17, had also been taken to hospital. The extent of...

  • STI health unit going mobile

    The Health Promotion Unit will be going mobile to reach out more effectively to target audiences prone to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne an-nounced yesterday that the mobile unit would be...

  • 39 deaths at work

    Thirty-nine men between 35 and 54 died in work-related accidents from 2007 to 2014, according to official figures. Nearly half sustained head injuries and the others were hurt in the torso and various parts of the body, the National Statistics...

  • Word series

    Maria Zammit of Attard is the winner of the latest word game series. Ms Zammit won two return passenger catamaran tickets to Sicily with Virtu Ferries and received her prize from Times of Malta’s Alex Galea. The current game, which ends on...

  • 2013 grads

    Almost 3,800 graduates completed their tertiary education in 2013, up 6.6 per cent over 2012, the National Statistics Office said. About 2,150 graduates achieved a first degree, an 8.8 per cent increase over 2012. Males preferred engineering,...

  • Drug Act heralds change in policy

    The new Drug Dependence Act came into effect yesterday after unanimous approval by Parliament, heralding a major change in Malta’s drug policy. Under the new law, simple possession of small quantities of drugs (up to two grams, or two pills of...

  • Commemoration service at Siege Bell Memorial

    Commemoration service at Siege Bell Memorial

    A commemoration service was held at the Siege Bell Memorial in Valletta yesterday in remembrance of those who lost their lives during World War II.

  • Luxury superyacht’s first Melita Shipyard servicing

    Luxury superyacht’s first Melita Shipyard servicing

    The €35 million luxurious super-yacht Baraka is undergoing a three-month servicing job at the Melita Shipyard floating dock facility in Grand Harbour. The 58-metre-long vessel is being given her first refit since she was launched five years ago.

  • Lawyers are given online access to information on pending civil cases

    Lawyers are given online access to information on pending civil cases

    Legal practitioners now have online access to all acts of pending civil cases before the Court of Magistrates, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said yesterday. Speaking at the Court Registry, Dr Bonnici said the Lecam Online project had begun in...

  • Grand Master makes the first State visit in 26 years

    Grand Master makes the first State visit in 26 years

    A mobile clinic, to be donated by the Order of St John, will be placed at Haywharf to cater for rescued migrants who are brought to Malta. The announcement was made by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca after meeting Fra Matthew Festing, Grand...

  • Volunteers plan nationwide clean sweep

    Volunteers plan nationwide clean sweep

    An army of volunteers is expected to ‘sweep’ the country in a national clean-up on May 9, encouraged by last’s year’s feat when 28,700 kilos of trash were collected from 21 sites across Malta. About 1,263 volunteers took part in the 2014 campaign...

  • Plans to knock down ‘iconic’ Tigné property

    Plans to knock down ‘iconic’ Tigné property

    The Sliema Heritage Society has raised the alarm over an “iconic” Tigné property that would be replaced by a modern development if a recent application submitted to Mepa gets approved. The building forms part of a “terrace of dwellings”...

  • Police on the lookout for Serb responsible for false passport stamps

    Police on the lookout for Serb responsible for false passport stamps

    The police are on the lookout for a person who is charging foreigners €150 to stamp their passports with falsified stamps. The police investigations got under way when they stumbled upon three Serbian nationals who were found to have false entry...

  • Italian professor to conduct seminar on experiential tourism

    Prof. Fabiola Sfodera, an associate professor from La Sapienza University of Rome, will be in Malta this week to conduct a seminar on 'Developing and Marketing Experiential Tourism'. Research conducted in various countries has identified that...

  • Knights of Malta to donate mobile clinic for examination of migrants

    Knights of Malta to donate mobile clinic for examination of migrants

    The Knights of Malta will be donating a mobile clinic to be used at Haywharf for the medical examination of migrants who are brought to Malta. The announcement was made at the start of a state visit to Malta by Fra Matthew Festing, Grand Master of...

  • Young man pulled out of debris as roof caves in

    Young man pulled out of debris as roof caves in

    A young man was pulled out of debris after the roof of a room caved in at Mgarr this afternoon. The incident happened at about 2.15 in at a field in Triq Vitale. The police said two boys, both 17, managed to make their way out of the rubble.  

  • NGOs 'saddened' by migrants' death

    A number of NGOs said this afternoon they were deeply saddened by the news of the death of some 400 migrants in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya. The migrants died when their boat capsized, according to survivors. This was the latest tragedy...

  • Commentator under fire for ‘xenophobic’ remark

    Football commentator Sandro Micallef has drawn heavy criticism for what has been called a xenophobic remark he made about a Senagelese footballer during a local match last Sunday. Referring to an incident in which Amadou Samb, playing for...

  • Court dismisses government pleas on company's claims on citizenship programme

    Court dismisses government pleas on company's claims on citizenship programme

    Pleas raised by government authorities following an action filed by Canadian company Arton Capital Inc about the choice of Henley & Partners Holdings Europe Ltd to operate the Individual Investment Programme in Malta have been dismissed by the...