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  • After controversy, ministry launches consultation on new legal notice on data collection

    After controversy, ministry launches consultation on new legal notice on data collection

    The Government has launched a draft legal notice for public consultation concerning data protection in education, which amongst others regulates the collection of information about students. The announcement comes a week after the Minister of...

  • Economy grew by 2.9% in second quarter - PN reaction

    Economy grew by 2.9% in second quarter - PN reaction

    The economy grew by 2.9 per cent in real terms in the second quarter of the year - a growth rate which was faster than most of the EU countries but slower than the previous quarter. The NSO said GDP for the second quarter amounted to €1,897.8...

  • Draft policy proposes more vocational subjects in secondary and tertiary sectors

    The introduction of more vocational subjects in secondary schools, as well as new courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level is being proposed by a draft policy on vocational and educational training. The document was unveiled to the social...

  • Malta-based ambassador to Libya says US will listen to all sides - only recognises democratically-elected House

    Malta-based ambassador to Libya says US will listen to all sides - only recognises democratically-elected House

    The US will listen to all sides in Libya but will only recognise the democratically elected House of Representatives, US ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones said this morning. She insisted though this did not mean the US would agree with every...

  • Citizenship monitoring committee is yet to meet

    Citizenship monitoring committee is yet to meet

    A monitoring committee set up to scrutinise the process of selling Maltese citizenship to wealthy non-EU individuals has not met once since it was established last year. The Prime Minister, who is in charge of the committee, has not yet set any...

  • PN appoints oversight board

    PN appoints oversight board

    The Nationalist Party has set up an Oversight Board to monitor its financial and operational performance. The appointment was made after recent amendments to the party statute. Party leader Simon Busuttil said this was one of the steps to ensure...

  • Updated - Armier boathouses to get smart meters

    Updated - Armier boathouses to get smart meters

    Updated - Adds Alternattiva Demokratika reaction - Enemalta is in the process of installing smart meters at the illegal boathouses in Armier. Angry critics claimed there was “no political will to clamp down on illegalities” and that updating the...

  • Archbishop meets his critics to discuss ‘problems’

    Archbishop meets his critics to discuss ‘problems’

    Archbishop Paul Cremona has met three prominent clergymen who have criticised the Church leadership, for what one of them describes today as a “fruitful, frank and open discussion about the problems affecting the Church”. Fr Joe Borg, a media...

  • Priest says he was ‘misinterpreted’ on Islam

    Priest says he was ‘misinterpreted’ on Islam

    Marsascala vice parish priest Fr Stephen Attard is insisting he was misinterpreted by a parishioner who publicly accused him of using a homily to spread Islamophobia. In an opinion piece in Times of Malta today the priest rebuts a Talking Point...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says the Armier boathouses are to get Smart meters. The Malta Independent and l-orizzont say Italy has raised its airport security because of terrorism fears. The...

  • Archbishop meets critics to discuss ‘problems’

    Archbishop Paul Cremona has met three prominent clergymen, who have criticised the Church leadership, for what one of them describes today as a “fruitful, frank and open discussion about the problems affecting the Church”. Fr Joe Borg, a media...

  • Armier boathouses to get smart meters

    Armier boathouses to get smart meters

    Enemalta is in the process of installing smart meters at the illegal boathouses in Armier, Times of Malta has learnt. Angry critics claimed there was “no political will to clamp down on illegalities” and that updating the meters sends a message...

  • Investors demand return of their cash

    A group of investors yesterday filed a judicial protest against a financial services company demanding the return of their money and arguing they are in the dark about their €1.3 million investment after it was suspended from operating. The 14...

  • Research boat’s plastic hunt

    Research boat’s plastic hunt

    The research boat Tara will arrive in Malta tomorrow as part of an expedition to study the effects of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean. This will be the second time the schooner has visited the island, the first being five years ago. Tara...

  • Insults amounting to a criminal offence

    In the article entitled ‘Italians insulted officers’, which appeared on Monday, it was reported that the presiding magistrate told the accused that “it was not acceptable to insult police officers even though this was acceptable in Italian...

  • Citizenship monitoring committee is yet to meet

    Citizenship monitoring committee is yet to meet

    A monitoring committee set up to scrutinise the process of selling Maltese citizenship to wealthy non-EU individuals has not met once since it was established last year. Times of Malta is informed that the Prime Minister, who is in charge of the...

  • Priest says he was ‘misinterpreted’ on Islam

    Priest says he was ‘misinterpreted’ on Islam

    Marsascala vice parish priest Fr Stephen Attard is insisting he was “misinterpreted” by a parishioner who publicly accused him of using a homily to spread Islamophobia. The young priest defended his homily and insisted he did not generalise about...

  • Elderly want chips... and veg is too tough

    Elderly want chips... and veg is too tough

    Carers’ lack of training and the quality of food are the main complaints being voiced by elderly people and their relatives during the ongoing consultation process into minimum standards for residential homes. Parliamentary Secretary for the...

  • ‘Poll public sector staff to find gaps’

    A survey of public sector manpower is needed to establish the gaps in human resources, the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise has said. Government jobs should only be created in a sustainable manner to enhance “productive capabilities”, the...

  • Lowest number of migrant arrivals since 2010

    Lowest number of migrant arrivals since 2010

    The Italian government’s migrant rescue operation Mare Nostrum has led to the lowest arrivals in Malta since 2010, according to the UN refugee agency. Figures released by the UNHCR yesterday show that just 308 migrants arrived in Malta so far this...