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Claire Caruana

  • Eight applications by sports clubs wishing to turn facilities into businesses

    Eight applications by sports clubs wishing to turn facilities into businesses

    Eight sports clubs have applied to commercialise their facilities, the Education Minister confirmed, saying one was already granted “preliminary authorisation”. Times of Malta reported last month that retail outlets would be replacing the present...

  • Government has ‘contingency plan’ for flu season peak

    Government has ‘contingency plan’ for flu season peak

    With the flu season around the corner, Mater Dei Hospital had a “contingency plan” in place, a government spokeswoman told the Times of Malta. Flu cases doubled last year and, as a result, the hospital struggled to cope with the outbreak. At one...

  • 'Radically changed' practices following new law - NGO Commissioner reacts to Auditor General's report

    'Radically changed' practices following new law - NGO Commissioner reacts to Auditor General's report

    Voluntary Organisations Commissioner Anthony Abela Medici has downplayed issues flagged by the Auditor General on NGOs. Among other things, the National Audit Office commented that the commissioner still lacked adequate information about...

  • UN consultant accuses minister’s aide of verbal abuse

    UN consultant accuses minister’s aide of verbal abuse

    A United Nations consultant has accused the Foreign Affairs Minister’s private secretary, Sandro Mangion, of verbally attacking her. Sarah Clarke, who also serves as an advocacy and policy manager at the organisation PEN International, claimed Mr...

  • No details on hotel data hack impact

    No details on hotel data hack impact

    The Westin Dragonara, one of the hotels impacted by the massive Marriot International personal data hack, will not say how many guests were affected. Questions sent to the hotel were directed to the company’s communications department for Europe,...

  • No change in current relationship with Huawei, government says

    No change in current relationship with Huawei, government says

    The government is not reviewing agreements it has with technology giant Huawei despite recent issues involving the company founder’s daughter and international concerns over threats to national security. In July, the government signed a memorandum...

  • Watch: Sant turns the tables on Muscat - MEP asks the PM to stay on

    Watch: Sant turns the tables on Muscat - MEP asks the PM to stay on

    Alfred Sant on Sunday called on Joseph Muscat to stay on as prime minister on Sunday, effectively turning the tables on the Prime Minister who two weeks ago asked Dr Sant to stay on as MEP by seeking re-election in May. Dr Muscat has repeatedly...

  • Prison population up over 80% in a decade

    Prison population up over 80% in a decade

    The number of prisoners at Corradino Correctional Facility increased by more than 80 per cent over a period of 10 years, the Council of Europe reported. The report, drawn up by the University of Lausanne and co-funded by the European Union and the...

  • Minibus drivers say they have not been paid

    Minibus drivers say they have not been paid

    Operators engaged in the free school transport scheme say they are not being paid, with some drivers threatening to stop the service unless the matter is rectified, the Times of Malta has learnt. Operators and drivers who spoke to the Times of...

  • Jailed in Seychelles for corruption, but says it's a frame-up

    Jailed in Seychelles for corruption, but says it's a frame-up

    A Seychelles resident whose father is Maltese was yesterday sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of corruption. Abison Degiorgio, a former complaints and communication manager at the Seychelles Anti-Corruption Commission,...