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Claire Caruana

  • A third of support line callers just wanted 'someone to listen'

    A third of support line callers just wanted 'someone  to listen'

    More than a third of those who called the national support line last year just wanted someone to listen to them, it has emerged. More than 3,000 of the 9,000 calls made to 179 were related to loneliness or callers wanted someone to lend them an...

  • MFSA spends over €55,000 on parties, food, alcohol

    MFSA spends over €55,000 on parties, food, alcohol

    The Malta Financial Services Authority last year spent more than €55,000 on parties, receptions, dinners and the purchasing of food and alcohol, it has emerged. The bill for such expenses, totalling €55,355, is notably higher than that of other...

  • Former Labour minister declares €58,000 income for OHSA role

    Former Labour minister declares €58,000 income for OHSA role

    A discrepancy between the declared €58,000 income from his role as chairman of a regulator body and the €18,000 mentioned by the government “must be a mistake”, former Labour minister Manuel Mallia said. Earlier this year, Times of Malta reported...

  • Disciplinary action against policeman who celebrated Daphne’s death still pending

    Disciplinary action against policeman who celebrated Daphne’s death still pending

    Action against a police sergeant who celebrated the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia on Facebook is still pending, a year after the journalist’s death. Replying to a question in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon by Opposition MP Karol Aquilina,...

  • Over 12 tonnes of cannabis seized in first 10 months

    Over 12 tonnes of cannabis seized in first 10 months

    The police seized more than 12 tonnes of cannabis resin in the first 10 months of this year, when confiscated drugs hit record highs, official information published this week shows. The figures, tabled in Parliament by Home Affairs Minister...

  • Prime Minister to meet Daphne rapporteur

    Prime Minister to meet Daphne rapporteur

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is in the coming days expected to meet Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt who is in Malta on a three-day mission as Council of Europe rapporteur monitoring investigations into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Times of Malta...

  • Union ends dispute in Church schools

    Union ends dispute in Church schools

    The Union for Professional Educators has, after a month-long dispute with the Church schools’ central office, withdrawn directives it had issued to members. The Secretariat for Catholic Education said on Monday that, following a meeting with the...

  • Benna's dairy products go up in price

    Benna's dairy products go up in price

    All Benna’s dairy products bar fresh milk have gone up in price, marking the first change to the company’s price list in six years. The increases, which came into effect on Saturday, vary from 5c for yoghurts to €1.60 for a kilo of ġbejna, The...

  • Venice Commission opinion on rule of law due in December

    Venice Commission opinion on rule of law due in December

    The Venice Commission is expected to unveil its opinion on the state of the rule of law in Malta in December, Times of Malta can confirm. While the Commission has been asked by the Council of Europe and then also by the government to provide legal...

  • Pair found with cocaine remanded in custody

    Pair found with cocaine remanded in custody

    A man and a woman arrested on Friday morning after being found in possession of cocaine on arrival in Malta from Paris have been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the charges. Hendrick Albert Asaitie, 35, and Brigitte Clarissa...