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Claire Caruana

  • Malta airport has among worst on-time performance

    Malta airport has among worst on-time performance

    Malta’s airport has among the worst on-time performance, a passenger rights group has found.  The island’s only airport placed at 128th place out of the 132 airports whose performance was analysed in the survey by the group AirHelp. The ranking...

  • Babies and children should not be involved in political campaigns

    Babies and children should not be involved in political campaigns

    Babies and young children should not be involved in campaigns by political parties, the Commissioner for Children has insisted.  In comments to the Times of Malta, Commissioner Pauline Miceli said that she was aware that children are “once again...

  • Patients treated in corridors all year round – MUMN

    Patients treated in corridors all year round – MUMN

    Patients at Mater Dei Hospital are being treated in corridors “all year round”, the nurses’ union has charged, with corridors being given names “as a cover up”.  “The situation of treating patients in corridors in Mater Dei is now all year-round...

  • "This will not go away" - Archbishop on sex abuse

    "This will not go away" - Archbishop on sex abuse

    Sex abuse is a pervasive global issue that goes beyond the Church and which "will not go away", Archbishop Charles Scicluna believes. In an interview that sheds some light on his work as the Vatican's leading sex crimes investigator, Mgr Scicluna...

  • Watch: Government committed to ensuring everyone enjoys good quality of life - Muscat

    Watch: Government committed to ensuring everyone enjoys good quality of life - Muscat

    The government is committed to making sure everyone in Malta enjoys a good quality of life, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday morning, insisting this would be its main priority moving forward. Addressing Labour Party supporters in Mosta,...

  • ‘No compensation’ for parents with no school transport

    ‘No compensation’ for parents with no school transport

    Parents whose children were still being denied free school transport would not get any compensation, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said. The government launched the scheme in September last year, providing parents of children attending State,...

  • Watch: 170 students still on mini-bus waiting list

    Watch: 170 students still on mini-bus waiting list

    A total of 170 students have yet to be provided with a seat on a mini-bus as part of the government's free school transport scheme, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo confirmed on Friday afternoon.  Fielding questions from the press after...

  • Engineering warrant course should be approved by ‘independent foreign body’

    Engineering warrant course should be approved by ‘independent foreign body’

    The course aimed at making Mcast engineering graduates eligible for a warrant should be first approved by an “independent foreign body” before starting, the Chamber of Engineers has insisted. The issue with the warrant made headlines again this...

  • Nurses want time frames for works at Mount Carmel to be cut shorter

    Nurses want time frames for works at Mount Carmel to be cut shorter

    The nurses’ union wants the time frame for renovation works at Mount Carmel Hospital to be cut shorter so the job could be done sooner, Times of Malta was told. The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses last month threatened the government it would...

  • Close to 2,000 hospitalised for excessive alcohol consumption

    Close to 2,000 hospitalised for excessive alcohol consumption

    The number of people admitted to hospital after consuming excessive alcohol shot up to more than 1,800 last year, the highest in a decade. The figure is more than five times the average in the previous 10 years. A total of 388 cases had been...