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Claire Caruana

  • Archbishops are 'removed by the Pope, not by the editor of L-Orizzont'

    Archbishops are 'removed by the Pope, not by the editor of L-Orizzont'

    The Church dismissed claims made in a newspaper that the Vatican is in the process of removing Archbishop Charles Scicluna. A spokesman for the Archbishop said Pope Francis had, on several occasions, publicly acknowledged Mgr Scicluna’s “valid...

  • Record-breaking kayaker makes it round Malta in time for lunch

    Record-breaking kayaker makes it round Malta in time for lunch

    Kayaker Chris Camilleri this week smashed all national records by completing a trip around the island, covering 75 kilometres in just seven hours. While Mr Camilleri had first taken up kayaking some 15 years ago and was an avid athlete, he only...

  • 10 superintendents promoted to assistant commissioners

    10 superintendents promoted to assistant commissioners

    Ten superintendents were this afternoon promoted to assistant commissioners, the third highest rank in the police force. Among them is Alexandra Mamo, who made history by becoming the force's first woman to be promoted to such a rank. Addressing...

  • Zarb claims closure of page ‘attempt to stop him from defending Malta’

    Zarb claims closure of page ‘attempt to stop him from defending Malta’

    Veteran trade unionist Tony Zarb said the shutting down of his Facebook page was an orchestrated attempt to stop him from “defending his country”. The former General Workers’ Union secretary general’s social media page was blocked following a...

  • Distribution of free breathalyser kits can give wrong impression

    Distribution of free breathalyser kits can give wrong impression

    Distributing breathalyser kits freely could risk giving the wrong impression that excessive drinking is condoned, insurance association head, Adrian Galea, has warned. The director general of the Malta Insurance Association was commenting to this...

  • Knowledge on chemical hazards is lacking – study

    Knowledge on chemical hazards  is lacking – study

    Fewer than one out of every 10 Maltese consumers know what chemical hazard warnings are about and the majority cannot even identify the safety symbols, a Eurobarometer study shows. Research on chemical hazard pictograms on certain products carried...

  • Abandoned Buġibba building ‘an accident waiting to happen’

    Abandoned Buġibba building  ‘an accident waiting to happen’

    What for years was a hub of activity in the heart of Buġibba is today an abandoned building full of empty beer cans, debris and dangling wires. The space, which for over a decade housed the popular McDonald’s outlet in the seaside locality, has...

  • Maltese rank second in EU for use of social media

    Maltese rank second in  EU for use of social media

    Over 80 per cent of the population aged between 16 and 74 are active on social media, the second highest rate of use across Europe, new data shows. According to Eurostat – the European Union’s statistics office – 82 per cent of the population were...

  • Maltese actor features in film about life of Enzo Ferrari

    Maltese actor features in film about life of Enzo Ferrari

    Few Maltese actors can boast of having made it big abroad, especially in the cut-throat world of film in the US, yet Joseph Vassallo seems to be the exception. Moving to New York 30 years ago, Mr Vassallo shows no signs of slowing down, with his...

  • Archbishop denounces ‘hate speech’ after Zarb’s comments

    Archbishop denounces ‘hate speech’ after Zarb’s comments

    Character assassination and attempts at intimidation have no place in a democracy, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said yesterday in reaction to the invective aimed at three MEPs by former General Workers’ Union secretary general Tony Zarb. “Hate...