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Claire Caruana

  • Third of babies are born outside wedlock, and rate still rising

    Third of babies are born outside wedlock, and rate still rising

    One in every three babies is born outside marriage, the highest rate in Malta in over a decade, according to EU statistics. Eurostat reported that 31.8 per cent of all babies born in 2016 belonged to couples who were not married, up from 26.9 per...

  • Malta appoints new High Commissioner to UK

    Malta appoints new High Commissioner to UK

    Joseph Cole, a former permanent secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has been appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, succeeding Norman Hamilton. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry website, Mr Cole was appointed this...

  • Watch: Ferris sticks by Egrant testimony after three hours of questioning

    Watch: Ferris sticks by Egrant testimony after three hours of questioning

    Updated 3.35pm - Added video Former FIAU investigator Jonathan Ferris stuck by the testimony he gave as part of the Egrant inquiry during a three-hour questioning session at the police headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking to journalists...

  • St Vincent de Paul Home bosses reconsider CCTVs after alleged assault

    St Vincent de Paul Home bosses reconsider CCTVs after alleged assault

    The management of St Vincent de Paul Residence is again looking into the possibility of having CCTV cameras in wards and corridors installed after an elderly resident was allegedly assaulted by a carer.   The residence said that on Monday one of...

  • Education Minister ‘confident’ staff shortages sorted out

    Education Minister ‘confident’ staff shortages sorted out

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo is “very confident” the start of the scholastic year in September will not be marred by staff shortages, as happened last year. In 2017, the government was forced to resort to asking university students to take...

  • Budget to include more tax refunds - Muscat

    Budget to include more tax refunds - Muscat

    The next Budget will again include tax refunds as part of a system introduced in 2017 as part of a Labour Party electoral pledge, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. Speaking on ONE news, Dr Muscat said that the government intended to...

  • Rush to get their children vaccinated against measles

    Rush to get their children vaccinated against measles

    Parents are heeding the authorities’ advice and rushing to health centres to get children vaccinated against measles. Public Health Superintendent Charmaine Gauci told Times of Malta on Friday that following her letter to doctors on Wednesday,...

  • Watch: Deputy PM Fearne offers Mizzi and Schembri some advice

    Watch: Deputy PM Fearne offers Mizzi and Schembri some advice

    Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne has urged Cabinet colleague Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri, to wait for the outcome of ongoing inquiries before claiming to be “cleared”. When it was announced that the...

  • Parents urged to vaccinate children after measles alert

    Parents urged to vaccinate children after measles alert

    An experienced consultant paediatrician is urging parents to waste no time and have their children vaccinated after the health authorities alerted doctors to a possible measles outbreak. The paediatrician, Victor Grech, told the Times of Malta the...

  • €2.1 million in specialised training for health professionals

    €2.1 million in specialised training for health professionals

    The government is offering 13 health professionals the opportunity to specialise further in three specific areas, investing €2.1 million in courses abroad. Addressing a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Health Minister Chris Fearne said that...