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Claire Caruana

  • LSEs discover they have to pay €250 for mandatory course

    LSEs discover they have to pay €250 for mandatory course

    Learning Support Educators (LSEs) were unaware that they would have to pay €250 for a mandatory 10-week course, it has emerged. According to a circular sent to all college principals and heads of schools last week by the government’s Institute for...

  • SLAPP suits outside EU are governed by national laws, says Timmermans

    SLAPP suits outside EU are governed by national laws, says Timmermans

    European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans has confirmed that vexatious judgments from countries outside the EU “remain governed by national laws”. In a letter to MEPs from different political groups who have proposed EU laws to address...

  • Brussels wants MFSA scrutinised for potential conflicts of interest

    Brussels wants MFSA scrutinised for potential conflicts of interest

    The European Banking Authority should see whether the Maltese financial services watchdog fulfilled its obligations given the “apparent lack of action” against certain private banks, Frans Timmermans said. Mr Timmermans, the European Commission’s...

  • Pilatus whistleblower Efimova will not be extradited

    Pilatus whistleblower Efimova will not be extradited

    The courts in Athens have refused an appeal by a Greek prosecutor on the decision not to extradite Pilatus Bank whistleblower Maria Efimova to Malta. The Russian national had fled Malta last year after a European and international arrest warrant...

  • Government unveils Child Protection Act

    Government unveils Child Protection Act

    The government this morning unveiled its final draft of the Children’s Protection Act, initiating a six-week public consultation after securing the Cabinet’s approval. Addressing a press conference this morning, Family Minister Michael Falzon said...

  • Promotion of magistrate involved in Caruana Galizia case would cause delays

    Promotion of magistrate involved in Caruana Galizia case would cause delays

    A decision on the appointment of new judges would be made in the coming days, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici confirmed, refusing to say whether the magistrate heading the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder inquiry was in the running. In a report...

  • ‘Unannounced’ roadworks cause chaos in Paceville

    ‘Unannounced’ roadworks cause chaos in Paceville

    The transport watchdog failed to inform the St Julian’s local council that work on a major road in Paceville would start this week, resulting in long tailbacks and chaos as motorists struggled to make their way around the locality on...

  • Malta to host Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt

    Malta to host Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt

    The Malta Tourism Authority has signed an agreement with media giant Viacom to host the Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt next year. Organised in collaboration with the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, the event will be taking place between April...

  • Air Malta disruptions 'few and temporary', minister says

    Air Malta disruptions 'few and temporary', minister says

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi again insisted that Air Malta disruptions were few despite more than 10 flights being cancelled or delayed over the weekend. Fielding questions from journalists on Wednesday afternoon, Dr Mizzi reiterated that...

  • Events programme unveiled in run-up to contemporary art space's 2021 launch

    Events programme unveiled in run-up to contemporary art space's 2021 launch

    A series of talks on contemporary art and an audio-visual exhibition will in October kick-start the process leading to Malta getting an international contemporary art space in 2021. Culture Minister Owen Bonnici announced the Micas launch plans at...