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Claire Caruana

  • Hands-on subjects to be added to State school options

    Hands-on subjects to be added to State school options

    Students at State schools struggling with traditional teaching methods will from September be able to take subjects that focus on hands-on learning. In a major shift of the education system away from a purely academic approach, successful students...

  • Mater Dei Hospital still operating at 'above normal' levels

    Mater Dei Hospital still operating at 'above normal' levels

    High patient numbers at Mater Dei Hospital have continued to persist in the past days, with the hospital operating at “above normal” activity levels, Times of Malta has learnt. Despite this, hospital CEO Ivan Falzon is convinced that the number...

  • Teachers dreading going to work after school violence

    Teachers dreading going to work after school violence

    Educators in schools where violent incidents occurred were feeling a “certain amount of apprehension”, teachers’ union president Marco Bonnici told Times of Malta. He spoke to the newspaper after it emerged that, apart from the two incidents that...

  • Church targets poor to tackle Mass attendance

    Church targets poor to tackle Mass attendance

    Updated at 4.19pm with Curia statement The Church will be looking at introducing a pastoral plan that includes more assistance to the most vulnerable in society in an attempt to address Mass attendance problems, Times of Malta has learnt. The...

  • Malta's freedom ranking falls due to ‘ineffective institutions'

    Malta's freedom ranking falls due to ‘ineffective institutions'

    Malta’s freedom ranking has again been downgraded by a Washington-based democracy monitor, with researchers blaming the “inefficacy of the country’s anti-corruption institutions”. According to Freedom House’s latest report, released this week,...

  • Konrad Mizzi went on 30 trips abroad last year

    Konrad Mizzi went on 30 trips abroad last year

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi went on 30 trips abroad last year, spending some €78,000 on them. Asked in Parliament by Nationalist Party MP Claudette Buttigieg for details about his trips abroad, Dr Mizzi said that last year he made 30 official...

  • Engineering warrant report a ‘working document’

    Engineering warrant report a ‘working document’

    The government’s Engineering Profession Board has turned down a request by Times of Malta to publish an audit of the course offered at Mcast, insisting this was a “working document”. The board was replying to questions by the newspaper in the wake...

  • Teachers warn of ‘system collapse, staff shortages’

    Teachers warn of ‘system collapse, staff shortages’

    Updated at 8.50am with PN statement The teachers’ union has expressed fears that the introduction of 13 new subjects next year would result in more staff shortages, again accusing the government of lack of planning. Malta Union of Teachers...

  • Majority of meningitis cases were in adults

    Majority of meningitis cases were in adults

    The majority of bacterial meningitis cases in the past three years occurred in adults despite the illness often being associated with young children, Times of Malta has learnt. Data on the number of bacterial meningitis cases since 2016, supplied...

  • Operators get just three waste collection fines as residents report abuse

    Operators get just three waste collection fines as residents report abuse

    The environment watchdog has issued just three fines for breaches of waste collection permit conditions so far despite various reports of shortcomings by residents. A spokesman for the Environment and Resources Authority earlier this month said...