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Claire Caruana

  • University lectures spilling over to the Junior College

    University lectures spilling over to the Junior College

    University lecturers are informing their students that some of their lessons are going to be held at the Junior College in Msida this year as there are no available classrooms at the campus in Tal-Qroqq. Irked students from the department of...

  • New robotic system to give out medicine in hospital by 2021

    New robotic system to give out medicine in hospital by 2021

    The dispensing of medicine at Mater Dei hospital will, as from 2021, be in the hands of a robotic system installed in every ward, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, Mr Fearne said the island's health...

  • Fearne evasive on Mizzi, Schembri removal

    Fearne evasive on Mizzi, Schembri removal

    Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne on Tuesday refused to say whether he believed Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri should be removed in light of the revelations on once-secret company 17 Black. In...

  • National alcohol policy 'rushed', insurers fear

    National alcohol policy 'rushed', insurers fear

    The alcohol policy unveiled earlier this month was “rushed”, according to insurance association head Adrian Galea, who also criticised the new document for sending a distorted message and not being strong enough. Speaking to the Times of Malta...

  • Hospital IT firm’s owner joins Health Minister’s staff

    Hospital IT firm’s owner joins Health Minister’s staff

    The sole shareholder of an IT company providing services at Mater Dei Hospital has joined Health Minister Chris Fearne’s private secretariat, the Times of Malta has learnt. Carmen Sammut’s recruitment raised eyebrows among government quarters,...

  • Educators are returning ‘bruised and battered' from learning centres

    Educators are returning ‘bruised and battered' from learning centres

    Learning Support Educators working in the government’s learning centres are arriving home from work “bruised and battered”, the Union for Professional Educators has claimed. According to its president, Graham Sansone, the union had received...

  • Meetings with Malta's institutions 'useful', Venice Commission says

    Meetings with Malta's institutions 'useful', Venice Commission says

    A series of meetings with the government, the Opposition and civil society were “useful” to the Venice Commission’s work, a spokesman told the Times of Malta. Venice Commission representatives were in Malta earlier this week and held meetings with...

  • Police silent on call to remove minister’s husband from FIAU

    Police silent on call to remove minister’s husband from FIAU

    The police would not say whether the Gozo Minister’s husband, Silvio Valletta, would be removed from the government’s anti-money laundering agency. Calls for his removal from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit were made last month after the...

  • Vocational subjects take-up still among lowest in Europe

    Vocational subjects take-up still among lowest in Europe

    Just over a quarter of all students aged between 14 and 16 opt for a vocational subject, the fourth-lowest rate in Europe, fresh data shows. According to the European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, of the 19,303 students in upper secondary...

  • ‘Preliminary authorisation’ for Tigné football ground to become retail space

    ‘Preliminary authorisation’ for Tigné football ground to become retail space

    The government commission overseeing ventures between sports clubs and commercial entities has granted Sliema Wanderers FC “preliminary authorisation” for football pitches at Tigné Point to be transformed into retail outlets, it has...