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Claire Caruana

  • National alcohol policy 'rushed', insurers fear

    National alcohol policy 'rushed', insurers fear

    The alcohol policy unveiled earlier this month was “rushed”, according to insurance association head Adrian Galea, who also criticised the new document for sending a distorted message and not being strong enough. Speaking to the Times of Malta...

  • Hospital IT firm’s owner joins Health Minister’s staff

    Hospital IT firm’s owner joins Health Minister’s staff

    The sole shareholder of an IT company providing services at Mater Dei Hospital has joined Health Minister Chris Fearne’s private secretariat, the Times of Malta has learnt. Carmen Sammut’s recruitment raised eyebrows among government quarters,...

  • Educators are returning ‘bruised and battered' from learning centres

    Educators are returning ‘bruised and battered' from learning centres

    Learning Support Educators working in the government’s learning centres are arriving home from work “bruised and battered”, the Union for Professional Educators has claimed. According to its president, Graham Sansone, the union had received...

  • Meetings with Malta's institutions 'useful', Venice Commission says

    Meetings with Malta's institutions 'useful', Venice Commission says

    A series of meetings with the government, the Opposition and civil society were “useful” to the Venice Commission’s work, a spokesman told the Times of Malta. Venice Commission representatives were in Malta earlier this week and held meetings with...

  • Police silent on call to remove minister’s husband from FIAU

    Police silent on call to remove minister’s husband from FIAU

    The police would not say whether the Gozo Minister’s husband, Silvio Valletta, would be removed from the government’s anti-money laundering agency. Calls for his removal from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit were made last month after the...

  • Vocational subjects take-up still among lowest in Europe

    Vocational subjects take-up still among lowest in Europe

    Just over a quarter of all students aged between 14 and 16 opt for a vocational subject, the fourth-lowest rate in Europe, fresh data shows. According to the European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, of the 19,303 students in upper secondary...

  • ‘Preliminary authorisation’ for Tigné football ground to become retail space

    ‘Preliminary authorisation’ for Tigné football ground to become retail space

    The government commission overseeing ventures between sports clubs and commercial entities has granted Sliema Wanderers FC “preliminary authorisation” for football pitches at Tigné Point to be transformed into retail outlets, it has...

  • Students complain of cancelled lectures

    Students complain of cancelled lectures

    Students at both the University and the Junior College are often turning up to lectures only to find out they have been cancelled According to students from various faculties who spoke to the Times of Malta on the condition of anonymity, the new...

  • Panama the only appeal case left for judge Mizzi

    Panama the only appeal case left for judge Mizzi

    The Panama Papers case is the only remaining appeals case being heard by outgoing judge Antonio Mizzi before his retirement in two weeks’ time. The judge will continue to hear the case on Thursday, according to a decree delivered last week, only...

  • Malta's institutions to come under Council of Europe scrutiny

    Malta's institutions to come under Council of Europe scrutiny

    A delegation from the Venice Commission will be holding meetings in Malta from Monday as it looks into the island’s legal and institutional structures, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The Venice Commission is an advisory body of the Council...