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Matthew Xuereb

  • Budget wage raise expected to be €2.33, plus further €1 adjustment

    Budget wage raise expected to be €2.33, plus further €1 adjustment

    The cost-of-living-adjustment for next year is expected to amount to €2.33 a week. To this, employers will add another weekly increase of €1 as the second instalment of the national minimum wage agreement signed in April last year. This means the...

  • Former Kerygma director banned from priestly duties

    Former Kerygma director banned from priestly duties

    Fr Charles Fenech, the former Kerygma Movement director once accused of sexual abuse, has been prohibited from carrying out the functions of his ministry anywhere in Malta and Gozo.  Three years ago, Fr Fenech was found guilty of sexually abusing...

  • Rental prices pressure employers to raise wages

    Rental prices pressure employers to raise wages

    The rocketing prices of property and rent are putting employers under extreme pressure to upgrade the wages for their staff, who are complaining that they cannot make ends meet. According to Malta Employers’ Association director general Joe...

  • Expropriated property left unused for 25 years, because of squatters

    Expropriated property left unused for 25 years, because of squatters

    Two companies which jointly own three properties in Valletta expropriated in 1993 but never used have been awarded €200,000 in moral damages after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in their favour. The property had been expropriated to...

  • Teachers’ work-life balance ‘non-existent’

    Teachers’ work-life balance ‘non-existent’

    Teachers’ work-life balance will only get worse this scholastic year, with an increase in paperwork, according to a union chief. This increase in duties will mean that the work will have to spill over at home, eating away at teachers’ already...

  • Abandoned baby fruit of ‘secret pregnancy’

    Abandoned baby fruit of ‘secret pregnancy’

    The mother who recently abandoned her newborn outside a block of flats in Buġibba had told no one that she was pregnant, not even her partner, the Times of Malta can reveal. The 22-year-old mother of the baby, found wrapped in a blanket on Friday...

  • Baby Cristiano's mother found and taken to newborn child

    Baby Cristiano's mother found and taken to newborn child

    Updated 7.55pm with details The 22-year-old mother of a baby found abandoned in Buġibba on Friday just hours after he was born has been identified and reunited with her son at Mater Dei Hospital.Sources said the Maltese mother was “in tears” when...

  • 2,000 Maltese were sent to Italian concentration camps during WWII

    2,000 Maltese were sent to Italian concentration camps during WWII

    The 43 Maltese nationals deported to Uganda in 1942 were not the only World War II internees, new research has revealed. It turns out that a group of 2,000 Maltese people were sent to concentration camps in different parts of Italy during World...

  • Malta must settle national day question 'once and for all' - President

    Malta must settle national day question 'once and for all' - President

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro-Preca believes the time is ripe for Malta to decide “once and for all” on a national day following a period of reflection and a national debate. She said although there were days in Malta’s history which must be...

  • Solidarity with Kerala flood victims

    Solidarity with Kerala flood victims

    The Indian community in Malta has raised more than €3,800 to help the victims of the floods that swept through the southwestern Kerala state earlier this month. Considered to be the worst floods in Kerala in a century, their death toll has so far...