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Claire Caruana

  • Students complain of cancelled lectures

    Students complain of cancelled lectures

    Students at both the University and the Junior College are often turning up to lectures only to find out they have been cancelled According to students from various faculties who spoke to the Times of Malta on the condition of anonymity, the new...

  • Panama the only appeal case left for judge Mizzi

    Panama the only appeal case left for judge Mizzi

    The Panama Papers case is the only remaining appeals case being heard by outgoing judge Antonio Mizzi before his retirement in two weeks’ time. The judge will continue to hear the case on Thursday, according to a decree delivered last week, only...

  • Malta's institutions to come under Council of Europe scrutiny

    Malta's institutions to come under Council of Europe scrutiny

    A delegation from the Venice Commission will be holding meetings in Malta from Monday as it looks into the island’s legal and institutional structures, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The Venice Commission is an advisory body of the Council...

  • Half of VW cars recalled in 2015 not yet updated

    Half of VW cars recalled in 2015 not yet updated

    Almost half of the cars that were recalled in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal that rocked the car industry in 2015 have yet to be updated, data gathered by the European Commission shows. The scandal had first come to light in the US...

  • "Difficult", "hostile"... Human rights NGOs lament relationship with ministry

    "Difficult", "hostile"... Human rights NGOs lament relationship with ministry

    Human rights organisations are not being consulted on policies related to their work, a group of NGOs said in submissions to the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review. The UN reviews all member states by analysing what they did to fulfil their...

  • Not all security officials at Mount Carmel Hospital are licenced

    Not all security officials at Mount Carmel Hospital are licenced

    Security officials at Mount Carmel Hospital did not have licences mandatory for all private guards, the Auditor General has found. This emerged from a report on follow-up audits that was tabled in Parliament. The exercise is meant to establish...

  • 'Wobbly tables and noisy fans' make exams tougher

    'Wobbly tables and noisy fans' make exams tougher

    Students who sat for the MATSEC exams in May had to endure what they said was excessive heat as well as “wobbly tables and noisy fans”, a survey conducted by the examinations board said. The complaints emerged from the annual survey conducted by...

  • Fashion retailer to run Tigné complex project

    Fashion retailer to run Tigné complex project

    Retail outlets replacing the present Sliema Wanderers FC pitches in Tigné Point will be operated by the Dizz Group, whose co-owner sits on a body that considers ventures between sports clubs and commercial entities, it has emerged. A spokesman for...

  • One in seven prisoners is repeat offender

    One in seven prisoners is repeat offender

    Almost 14% of the prison population is made up of inmates who had relapsed, the highest rate since 2015, official figures released this week show. Data tabled in Parliament by Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia in reply to a question by...

  • On traffic management, students and I are on same page, says university rector

    On traffic management, students and I are on same page, says university rector

    Alfred Vella, the rector of the University of Malta, made a hard-hitting speech on Malta’s shortcomings in environmental sustainability as he opened the academic year earlier in October. Claire Caruana probed further. You were quite critical of...