Articles by Claire Caruana
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Claire Caruana

  • Government payments to credit rating agencies soar since 2013

    Government payments to credit rating agencies soar since 2013

    The government has been forking out almost a quarter of a million euros every year in payments to credit rating agencies, it has emerged. According to figures tabled in parliament by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna on Wednesday afternoon, in...

  • Two months after data breach, Lands Authority website remains offline

    Two months after data breach, Lands Authority website remains offline

    The Lands Authority’s website remains offline two months after a data breach was exposed by Times of Malta, with clients forced to visit the regulator’s offices to settle even the smallest of issues. This newspaper reported in November that a...

  • Rule-of-law concerns in Malta highlighted to European Commission

    Rule-of-law concerns in Malta highlighted to European Commission

    Members of the European Parliament are again calling on the European Commission to address shortcomings in Malta’s rule of law and are asking the EU executive whether it sees scope for “constructive dialogue” with the government on the issues...

  • Mass attendance set to collapse in the years to come

    Mass attendance set to collapse in the years to come

    Sunday Mass attendance is projected to decline further over the coming years until it sinks to only 10 per cent of Malta’s Catholic population by 2040. The figure emerges from the Malta Sunday Mass Attendance Census 2017, which has just been...

  • V18 Foundation spent over €40,000 on parties, alcohol in eight months

    V18 Foundation spent over €40,000 on parties, alcohol in eight months

    The Valletta 2018 Foundation spent more than €40,000 on parties, receptions, dinners and alcohol during the first eight months of last year.  The information emerged in Parliament from Culture Minister Owen Bonnici in reply to a question by...

  • At least 150 children under care orders - minister

    At least 150 children under care orders - minister

    Around 150 children are currently under care order, Family Minister Michael Falzon said on Friday morning, as he unveiled the final version of the Child Protection Act. Speaking during a joint press conference with the Opposition before the act’s...

  • Resident takes judicial action over Corinthia’s deal

    Resident takes judicial action over Corinthia’s deal

    A St George’s Bay resident is taking judicial action to ensure the land deal with the Corinthia Group would not be in breach of the law. Ivan Mifsud made the request in a judicial protest against Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Tourism Minister...

  • Malta is ‘biggest loser’ in quality of life study

    Malta is ‘biggest loser’ in quality of life study

    Malta has been labelled as “the biggest loser” in a Quality of Life Index that analysed living conditions in 187 different countries. The island fell from 19th best for quality of life to 38th in The Expat Insider 2018 report. According to the...

  • Alternative markets for UK-imported medicine in case of no-deal Brexit being sought

    Alternative markets for UK-imported medicine in case of no-deal Brexit being sought

    Alternative markets for the purchase of most of the 1,870 medicinal products bought from the UK were identified in case of a no-deal Brexit, Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Wednesday. Mr Fearne told Parliament an alternative market for about...

  • Gozo College head investigated over breach of ethics

    Gozo College head investigated over breach of ethics

    The teachers’ council is investigating the Gozo College head for “unethical behaviour” on social media, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said Denise Mifsud, the principal of the college, which is made up of eight primary schools, a middle school...