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Claire Caruana

  • Justice Minister serving as PM counsel is ‘strange’

    Justice Minister serving as PM counsel is ‘strange’

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici could not have served as legal counsel to the Prime Minister and his wife in his personal capacity as this would be in breach of code of ethics, Chamber of Advocates president George Hyzler said. “Dr Bonnici is not a...

  • School year starting with teaching posts still vacant

    School year starting with teaching posts still vacant

    The government has once again miscalculated the number of educators needed to cover all teaching posts in State schools, according to the teachers’ union. With school gates reopening this week for a new scholastic year, there are some vacancies...

  • One in five adults in chronic pain – study

    One in five adults in chronic pain – study

    One in every five adults in Malta endures chronic pain, a study by the Malta Health Network (MHN) and the No Pain Foundation has found. Carried out between December last year and January this year, the study is the first to give an insight into...

  • Parents waited until 'last minute' to register for free transport, PM suggests

    Parents waited until 'last minute' to register for free transport, PM suggests

    The high number of students on the waiting list for the free transport could have been a result of parents rushing at the last minute to register their children, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat suggested this morning. Speaking during a question and...

  • 75 drivers lose licence under points system

    75 drivers lose licence under points system

    Seventy-five drivers have lost their licence after accumulating 12 penalty points since the new system aimed at curbing reckless driving came into force last December. Drivers who accumulate 12 penalty points over a period of one year lose their...

  • 74% fear the EU is not doing enough on migration

    74% fear the EU is not doing enough on migration

    Three-quarters of Europeans believe that the European Union has not done enough to tackle migration issues, fresh data issued as part of a Eurobarometer survey shows. Through a series of EU-wide surveys carried out in April, the Eurobarometer...

  • 829 students still waiting for a seat on free mini-bus service

    829 students still waiting for a seat on free mini-bus service

    More than 800 students are still on the waiting list for a seat on a free mini-bus that will transport them to school when the new scholastic year kicks off in the coming days. Speaking during a press briefing on Saturday, Education Minister...

  • Europol warns of cryptocurrencies abuse

    Europol warns of cryptocurrencies abuse

    Europol has warned that “money launderers have evolved to use cryptocurrencies in their operations”, urging EU member states to equip investigators with the skills to adequately probe such crimes. The EU’s law enforcement agency presented its...

  • Maltese authorities reluctant to act, MEPs fear

    Maltese authorities reluctant to act, MEPs fear

    The delegation of MEPs probing the state of the rule of law fear the Maltese authorities are reluctant to act when faced with allegations of wrongdoing. Addressing a press conference at the end of the two-day visit on Thursday, chair of delegation...

  • Adoptions from India to continue

    Adoptions from India to continue

    The government has denied claims that adoptions from India will stop, insisting these are “up and running just like before”. Prospective parents who spoke to Times of Malta on condition of anonymity said that as they were about to start the...