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Claire Caruana

  • Fate of migrants found on farm still unknown

    Fate of migrants found on farm still unknown

    The fate of some 120 migrants found living on a cow farm in Qormi last month remains unknown, though the Prime Minister said they would be sent back to Italy immediately. Speaking on One Radio, Dr Muscat said the government was working to send the...

  • Hospital security officers ‘taking too long to act’

    Hospital security officers ‘taking too long to act’

    Security personnel at Mater Dei Hospital took their time to respond to nurses’ calls for assistance, forcing medical staff to deal with rowdy patients or visitors themselves. In a recent incident, nurses in one ward had to deal with aggressive and...

  • Doctors will be able to order tests online

    Doctors will be able to order tests online

    Doctors can now order tests for their patients online as upgrades to the public health sector’s myhealth platform are rolled out. Addressing a press conference on Thursday morning, Health Minister Chris Fearne said that while in the past doctors...

  • Nurses trained outside EU not allowed to work

    Nurses trained outside EU not allowed to work

    Nurses and midwives who were not trained in the EU have, for almost a year, not been allowed to work in Malta despite staff shortages reports, the Times of Malta has learnt. In a bid to address the situation, the government said last night a legal...

  • Food and drink prices have mushroomed since 2000

    Food and drink prices have mushroomed since 2000

    The prices of food and non-alcoholic drinks in Malta have risen by almost 70 per cent since 2000, according to Eurostat data. The 68.7 per cent increase was the ninth highest within the European Union and was well above the EU average of 43.3 per...

  • Third MEP delegation returning to probe rule of law

    Third MEP delegation returning to probe rule of law

    A delegation from the European Parliament probing the rule of law in Malta will be returning to the island on September 17, the Times of Malta has learnt. This will be the third visit to Malta by members of a group from the European Parliament’s...

  • PM calls on police to step up presence at Marsa

    PM calls on police to step up presence at Marsa

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has asked the Home Affairs Minister and the Police Commissioner to step up patrols at Marsa after residents complained of lax public order. Several street fights have been reported in the locality. Dr Muscat said that...

  • Government working on sending cow farm migrants back to Italy

    Government working on sending cow farm migrants back to Italy

    The government is working on sending back to Italy the migrants who were found living in inhumane conditions on a cow farm last week, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday morning. Speaking during a question and answer session on One radio,...

  • Teachers’ union registers dispute over SkolaSajf pay

    Teachers’ union registers dispute over SkolaSajf pay

    Updated 11.30am - Added ministry replies The Union of Professional Educators has registered an industrial dispute with the Foundation for Educational Services after SkolaSajf staff were informed they would be paid in October. The decision was...

  • No further action by PA at sealed Qormi cow farm

    No further action by PA at sealed Qormi cow farm

    The Planning Authority will not be taking further action in the case of about 120 foreigners found living inside a cow farm that has now been sealed off. A spokesman for the planning watchdog told the Times of Malta on Thursday that while...