Articles by Claire Caruana
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Claire Caruana

  • It looks bad but it’s not – Finance Minister on corruption

    It looks bad but it’s not – Finance Minister on corruption

    Reports of widespread corruption did not depict a true picture of the situation in Malta, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said in an interview on US news programme 60 Minutes. CBS said it was the government that suggested Prof. Scicluna should be...

  • No drivers fail breathalyser test on Christmas Eve

    No drivers fail breathalyser test on Christmas Eve

    Not a single one of the drivers suspected of getting behind the wheel of their car drunk failed a breathalyser test on Christmas Eve, the Times of Malta has learnt. Police sources said that over 30 breathalyser tests were carried out on Monday...

  • Lands Authority website is still ‘switched off’

    Lands Authority website is still ‘switched off’

    The Lands Authority website is still “switched off” almost a month after a data breach was exposed by the Times of Malta, the Information and Data Protection Commissioner’s office has confirmed. A joint investigation revealed in November that a...

  • No timeline for Venice Commission reforms yet

    No timeline for Venice Commission reforms yet

    Setting a timeline to implement the Venice Commission proposals on the rule of law would not be possible until the government discussed the matter with the Opposition, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said. Dr Bonnici reaffirmed that the government...

  • 199 requests by government on Facebook accounts over six months

    199 requests by government on Facebook accounts over six months

    The government made 199 requests for information on 218 Facebook accounts during the first half of this year, information supplied by the social media giant shows. In its biannual report on the number of requests for information on content by...

  • School Christmas parties to go ahead as planned

    School Christmas parties to go ahead as planned

    Children attending the last day of term on Friday will be able to enjoy their Christmas party despite directives issued by the teachers’ union on the handling of foods at such events. Malta Union of Teachers president Marco Bonnici said on...

  • Union tells teachers not to inspect pupils’ lunches

    Union tells teachers not to inspect pupils’ lunches

    The Health Ministry has denied claims by the teachers’ union that educators are being tasked with inspecting lunchboxes, saying new rules only appy to tuck shops. In reply to questions by Times of Malta, the Health Ministry said the rules banning...

  • Rapporteur to ‘closely follow’ Malta reaction to rule of law report

    Rapporteur to ‘closely follow’ Malta reaction to rule of law report

    Council of Europe rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt, tasked with looking into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the state of the rule of law in Malta, will be “closely following” the Venice Commission report. The body, made up of...

  • Malta has highest rate of young women still living with their parents

    Malta has highest rate of young women still living with their parents

    Young women in Malta are more likely to continue living with their parents well into their 20s when compared to their EU counterparts, with 82 per cent of those aged 16 to 29 not leaving home before turning 30. Eurostat data showed that young...

  • Teachers finally get their laptops

    Teachers finally get their laptops

    Teachers in State schools have finally been given laptops, which they lacked for the first few months of this scholastic year. The Malta Union of Teachers had warned in November it would issue directives if the government did not supply the 247...