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Claire Caruana

  • Swine flu outbreak: what happens now?

    Swine flu outbreak: what happens now?

    The diagnosis of 33 patients with the deadly and highly-contagious swine flu has reignited concerns of an epidemic among both healthcare professionals and the public. But what is the swine flu? According to the World Health Organisation, the swine...

  • Over 500 complaints received by disability commission

    Over 500 complaints received by disability commission

    There were more than 500 complaints filed to the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) in 2017, it was announced on Tuesday. Addressing a press briefing, the Commission’s compliance unit manager, Bernard Busuttil, told...

  • Daphne’s son appeals for 17 Black information

    Daphne’s son appeals for 17 Black information

    The son of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Matthew, has taken to social media to appeal for information on the account held by the once-secret Dubai company 17 Black. In posts on his profiles on various social media platforms, including...

  • Henley and Partners downgrades Malta’s passport ranking

    Henley and Partners downgrades Malta’s passport ranking

    A global index drawn up by Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme concessionaires, Henley and Partners, has downgraded the island’s rank by two places. Published annually, the Henley Passport Index, unveiled last week, ranked Malta’s passport as the...

  • ‘Grace period’ for rubbish bag fines coming to an end

    ‘Grace period’ for rubbish bag fines coming to an end

    No fines have been issued so far against people who took the wrong rubbish bag out for collection, but the grace period is now ending. The government unveiled a new waste separation and recycling scheme last year as part of efforts to address...

  • 2018 another record year, says Police Commissioner

    2018 another record year, says Police Commissioner

    The year that just came to an end was “another record year” for the police, Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said, insisting 2018 was a “success” but one during which the force experienced some “tough times”.  The police chief was speaking at the...

  • 17 Black investigations: ‘The police cannot inform the public about every case’

    17 Black investigations: ‘The police cannot inform the public about every case’

    The police could not inform the people about each and every case being probed, including those of public interest, Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said on Sunday when asked whether the 17 Black case was being actively investigated.  “Every...

  • Simon Schembri named Police Officer of the Year

    Simon Schembri named Police Officer of the Year

    Police officer Simon Schembri was met with a long standing ovation on Sunday morning as he walked up to collect the Officer of the Year title during the force’s annual award-giving ceremony. The 48-year-old traffic policeman lost an arm last year...

  • Malta has Europe's second-highest rate of police officers

    Malta has Europe's second-highest rate of police officers

    The number of officers in the Malta Police Force is the second highest in Europe on a per capita basis, fresh data shows. According to Eurostat, there were 505 police officers for every 100,000 inhabitants in 2016. Surpassed only by Cyprus, which...

  • ‘Stubbornness’ claim dismissed by union as probation officer dispute continues

    ‘Stubbornness’ claim dismissed by union as probation officer dispute continues

    The union representing probation officers has dismissed the government’s claims that it was being stubborn during talks, insisting the other side was unwilling to move forward. In comments to the Times of Malta on Friday, a UĦM Voice of the...