Articles by Claire Caruana
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Claire Caruana

  • Man pleads not guilty to thefts, denied bail

    Man pleads not guilty to thefts, denied bail

    A 43-year-old man was on Sunday afternoon denied bail after he pleaded not guilty to stealing from a supermarket last week. Ludwig Bugeja, an unemployed man from Paola, was charged with thefts on two occasions from Carters Supermarket. Mr Bugeja...

  • ‘Credit rating agencies fees commercially sensitive’

    ‘Credit rating agencies fees commercially sensitive’

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna would not say how much credit ratings agencies were paid on an individual basis, insisting the information was commercially sensitive. In reply to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Simon Busuttil, who...

  • Living conditions for migrants are worsening, NGO fears

    Living conditions for migrants are worsening, NGO fears

    It is becoming increasingly difficult for migrants in Malta to find “dignified” accommodation, human rights NGO director Neil Falzon fears. The Times of Malta sought the Aditus Foundation director’s view on the housing situation after it emerged...

  • No need to reinvent the wheel, MUT to government

    No need to reinvent the wheel, MUT to government

    There is no need to reinvent the wheel to put in place an insurance scheme for educators, the Malta Union of Teachers has told the government, adding there was no reason why such a measure should require “substantial time”. The statement was made...

  • 13 per cent of non-EU foreigners live in overcrowded houses

    13 per cent of non-EU foreigners live in overcrowded houses

    Foreigners living in Malta are the most likely to end up living in overcrowded households, it has emerged, with 13 per cent of non-EU residents confined in crowded homes. According to figures issued by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, data for...

  • Union asks government for insurance cover for teachers

    Union asks government for insurance cover for teachers

    The Malta Union of Teachers has formally asked for insurance cover for teachers while at school, following a series of high-profile incidents.    In a brief statement on Thursday afternoon, the MUT said that over the years it had often proposed...

  • BOV website goes offline - and then back on

    BOV website goes offline - and then back on

    Updated at 11.30am with bank statement Bank of Valletta's website went temporarily offline on Tuesday morning, with the bank blaming "internet connectivity issues" for the sudden downtime.  The bank's technical issues come just two weeks after it...

  • Cassola insists resignation from AD was solely over abortion

    Cassola insists resignation from AD was solely over abortion

    Alternattiva Demokratika co-founder Arnold Cassola resigned from the party solely over the abortion issue, insisting with The Sunday Times of Malta his principles come first. Speaking a week after announcing he would resign from the party, Prof.

  • Credit rating agencies payments 'did not soar’ - minister

    Credit rating agencies payments 'did not soar’ - minister

    Payments to credit rating agencies have not “exploded” in recent years, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has insisted, despite data he tabled in Parliament recently showing otherwise. In comments on a video on his Facebook page, Prof. Scicluna...

  • Church needs to listen to abuse victims - Archbishop

    Church needs to listen to abuse victims - Archbishop

    It was crucial for the Church to listen to victims of sexual abuse, Archbishop Charles Scicluna told a news conference at the Vatican on Saturday amid fresh concerns over the way crimes were hidden from the public gaze. “It's not about a three-day...