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Claire Caruana

  • Residents accuse cultural heritage superintendence of ‘inconsistency’

    Residents accuse cultural heritage superintendence of ‘inconsistency’

    A group of Attard residents have accused the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of being inconsistent after it sought assurances that the Wignacourt Aqueduct would not be damaged during work on the €55 million central link project. They claim...

  • Measles warning may have caused vaccine spike

    Measles warning may have caused vaccine spike

    A warning of a measles outbreak by the health authorities seems to have jolted parents into getting their children vaccinated against the highly infectious disease, with well over 2,000 jabs administered at health centres in two months. Official...

  • Social media is a growing headache for teachers, union boss says

    Social media is a growing headache for teachers, union boss says

    Educators are constantly having to deal with issues unrelated to teaching as a result of the ever-growing influence of social media, teachers’ union head Marco Bonnici told the Times of Malta on Friday. The Malta Union of Teachers president was...

  • Rescue plane stopped from flying two months before being officially grounded

    Rescue plane stopped from flying two months before being officially grounded

    Migrants rescue aircraft Moonbird has not been allowed to fly since the end of May, despite the authorities only formally blocking its operations two months later. According to representatives of Sea-Watch, the German sea rescue NGO, the Moonbird...

  • Casa calls on Moneyval to investigate 17 Black information

    Casa calls on Moneyval to investigate 17 Black information

    MEP David Casa has called on the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering monitoring body, Moneyval, to investigate the FIAU’s handling of information on Dubai company 17 Black. In a letter to the Council of Europe body’s executive secretary,...

  • Fate of migrants found on farm still unknown

    Fate of migrants found on farm still unknown

    The fate of some 120 migrants found living on a cow farm in Qormi last month remains unknown, though the Prime Minister said they would be sent back to Italy immediately. Speaking on One Radio, Dr Muscat said the government was working to send the...

  • Hospital security officers ‘taking too long to act’

    Hospital security officers ‘taking too long to act’

    Security personnel at Mater Dei Hospital took their time to respond to nurses’ calls for assistance, forcing medical staff to deal with rowdy patients or visitors themselves. In a recent incident, nurses in one ward had to deal with aggressive and...

  • Doctors will be able to order tests online

    Doctors will be able to order tests online

    Doctors can now order tests for their patients online as upgrades to the public health sector’s myhealth platform are rolled out. Addressing a press conference on Thursday morning, Health Minister Chris Fearne said that while in the past doctors...

  • Nurses trained outside EU not allowed to work

    Nurses trained outside EU not allowed to work

    Nurses and midwives who were not trained in the EU have, for almost a year, not been allowed to work in Malta despite staff shortages reports, the Times of Malta has learnt. In a bid to address the situation, the government said last night a legal...

  • Food and drink prices have mushroomed since 2000

    Food and drink prices have mushroomed since 2000

    The prices of food and non-alcoholic drinks in Malta have risen by almost 70 per cent since 2000, according to Eurostat data. The 68.7 per cent increase was the ninth highest within the European Union and was well above the EU average of 43.3 per...