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Claire Caruana

  • 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...

  • Nurses’ council evasive on why it took almost a year to flag non-EU staff issue

    Nurses’ council evasive on why it took almost a year to flag non-EU staff issue

    The nurses’ council would not say why it had only flagged a problem with the registration of non-EU trained nurses last month when the matter had been an issue for close to a year. The Times of Malta reported last week that nurses and midwives who...

  • Billboards on government projects do not need permit – PA

    Billboards on government projects do not need permit – PA

    Billboards advertising public work being carried out by the government do not require permits to be put up as long as they are removed upon the project’s completion, it has emerged. Times of Malta sought information on the matter from the Planning...

  • Will new laws change the internet forever?

    Will new laws change the internet forever?

    An overwhelming majority of the members of the European Parliament last week voted in favour of an overhaul of the European Copyright Directive as part of efforts to give the media, publishers and other creators more rights. The changes, which...

  • MEPs want to meet AG, police chief, chief justice

    MEPs want to meet AG, police chief, chief justice

    MEPs sitting on the rule of law monitoring group arrive on Wednesday, just days after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned Brussels would get tough on countries not observing democratic principles. The visiting MEPs are known...

  • Malta has biggest bus fleet per capita in EU

    Malta has biggest bus fleet per capita in EU

    Malta is the smallest European Union member state but has the biggest number of public route buses in relation to its population, figures show. According to Eurostat’s annual regional yearbook, there are an average 4.4 public transport vehicles...

  • Malta's teenage boys still the fattest in Europe

    Malta's teenage boys still the fattest in Europe

    Teenage boys in Malta have been classified by the World Health Organisation as the fattest in Europe, with girls not far behind. In a report on the health situation across Europe, the organisation found that of all 13-year-old boys, 36 per cent...