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Matthew Xuereb

  • Directives for nurses at Karin Grech

    Directives for nurses at Karin Grech

    The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses has issued directives for nurses working at the Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital, after Steward Health Care ignored complaints that their working conditions were not in line with those of nurses in other...

  • Burglars are coming to Malta as a 'working holiday', police suspect

    Burglars are coming to Malta as a 'working holiday', police suspect

    The police believe that the people behind the recent spate of burglaries belong to a gang who came to Malta on “working holidays”. Sources close to the investigation said the police had made little progress in identifying the culprits behind the...

  • Farmers in Malta's south are running out of water

    Farmers in Malta's south are running out of water

    Farmers with fields in the south of the island have complained about a sudden reduction in water for irrigation, which they say is the result of concurrent work on two reservoirs. Over 200 full-time and many other part-time farmers have invested...

  • Caught red handed burgling villa, sent to jail for 'weekend break'

    Caught red handed burgling villa, sent to jail for 'weekend break'

    A man with a criminal record that was quickly becoming "a booklet" was remanded in custody after being caught red handed burgling a villa in St Paul's Bay. Police inspector Godwin Agius told the court that the police received a call at around...

  • Man denies slapping woman at police station

    Man denies slapping woman at police station

    A Żejtun man denied slightly injuring his ex-girlfriend when he allegedly slapped her at the police station during one of their many arguments. Mario Ellul, a 42-year-old construction worker, was granted bail after the court heard about their...

  • Air Malta reopens injustices board to deal with pre-2013 decisions

    Air Malta reopens injustices board to deal with pre-2013 decisions

    Air Malta employees who feel aggrieved by decisions taken before 2013, or who feel they have suffered some sort of injustice, have been given another chance to file their complaint, the Times of Malta has learnt. A spokesman for the Tourism...

  • Għargħur council, residents appeal ODZ permit

    Għargħur council, residents appeal ODZ permit

    Għargħur local council and a group of residents have filed an appeal over a permit granted to convert dilapidated rooms into a two-storey dwelling with a swimming pool and surrounding deck area in a cultivated field. The project in Sqaq Charlotte,...

  • New project to double Ta' Qali national park area

    New project to double Ta' Qali national park area

    The government on Friday announced a project that will effectively almost double the area of the Ta`Qali National Park, with an additional 200,000 square metres of land turned into open spaces for families to enjoy. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat...

  • Council to forge ahead with Spinola square in defiance of Infrastructure Malta plans

    Council to forge ahead with Spinola square in defiance of Infrastructure Malta plans

    The St Julian’s local council will forge ahead with its application before the Planning Authority, despite a new Infrastructure Malta plan for the village square.  Mayor Guido Dalli said that while the council’s proposal was meant to return the...

  • Speeding motorists are slowing down as deterrents start to bite

    Speeding motorists are slowing down as deterrents start to bite

    Speeding, Malta’s number one killer on the roads, appears to be less of a menace than it used to be, according to spot checks carried out by the police using recently acquired speed guns. The police believe these speed monitoring devices are...