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Claire Caruana

  • 460 non-EU nationals refused entry in 2017

    460 non-EU nationals refused entry in 2017

    460 non-EU citizens were refused entry by Malta last year, data issued by the European Union’s statistics office shows, the highest in almost a decade. According to Eurostat, refusals by the EU as a whole increased by some 13 per cent last year,...

  • Cost of disruptions at Air Malta ‘commercially sensitive information’

    Cost of disruptions at Air Malta ‘commercially sensitive information’

    Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion would not say how much the delays and flight cancellations that plagued the airline last month had cost, insisting such information was commercially sensitive. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded for...

  • FIAU has breached anti-money laundering directive - EBA

    FIAU has breached anti-money laundering directive - EBA

    Updated 9.45pm: adds FIAU's reaction The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has breached the requirements of a directive on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has...

  • Air Malta to ditch baguette, water on flights from Thursday

    Air Malta to ditch baguette, water on flights from Thursday

    The infamous ‘baguette’ sandwich offered to passengers on Air Malta flights will no longer be served from Thursday as the airline launches its new in-flight menu and for which those on-board will have to pay. Addressing journalists during a press...

  • Satabank fined €60,500 by watchdog

    Satabank fined €60,500 by watchdog

    Satabank has been fined an administrative penalty of €60,500 after it was found to be in breach of risk management laws as outlined in the Banking Act, but sources confirmed this is unrelated to an ongoing probe. The penalty was announced last...

  • Today’s police officers not respected, relatives say

    Today’s police officers not respected, relatives say

    Police officers no longer enjoy the respect their colleagues did in the past and have to regularly deal with aggression, relatives have said.  Speaking to the Times of Malta after the annual remembrance celebration for policemen who have passed...

  • Primary school students fare worst in Maltese

    Primary school students fare worst in Maltese

    Primary school students who sat for the annual benchmark examination fared best in mathematics, with scores for Maltese still the lowest. According to an overview of the results, the 3,484 students who sat for the exams during the last week of May...

  • Police hit-and-run driver charged with series of car thefts

    Police hit-and-run driver charged with series of car thefts

    The 17-year-old who stands accused of the hit-and-run incident that left a police constable badly injured was on Thursday charged with a series of car thefts. Liam Debono was charged with stealing two cars and a motorcycle in May and June last year.

  • Prime minister cleared of libelling Anthony Bezzina about coercing workers to lie

    Prime minister cleared of libelling Anthony Bezzina about coercing workers to lie

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been cleared of making false and defamatory statements about PN MP Anthony Bezzina when he had said during a speech at a Labour Party club that the parliamentarian had forced government workers to sign a false...

  • Lifeline's registration questioned, defence says most witnesses 'irrelevant'

    Lifeline's registration questioned, defence says most witnesses 'irrelevant'

    The German captain who carried a group of migrants to Malta was once again in court on Thursday to face charges of steering an unregistered boat within Maltese territorial waters without the necessary registration and licence. Claus Peter Reisch,...