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  • Nothing 'extraordinary' about working on Sundays, hospitality sector tells GWU

    Nothing 'extraordinary' about working on Sundays, hospitality sector tells GWU

    Updated at 2.25pm with MHRA reaction A blanket provision to compensate Sunday and public holiday work with double and triple pay, respectively, will increase costs unnecessarily, employers argue. Malta Employers’ Association director general Joe...

  • Understanding the Delia phenomenon

    Understanding the Delia phenomenon

    The Nationalist Party’s leadership election was always going to be an intriguing affair. However, newcomer Adrian Delia just made the race more interesting. Kurt Sansone reports. Adrian Delia was a political nobody until 10 weeks ago, when his...

  • GWU wants double pay for Sunday work enshrined in law

    GWU wants double pay for Sunday work enshrined in law

    Work on Sundays and public holidays should be compensated with double and triple pay respectively, the GWU is proposing. The call is made in its Budget 2018 proposals unveiled this afternoon. Union general secretary Josef Bugeja said the measure...

  • Tainted eggs: five chicken farms sealed

    Tainted eggs: five chicken farms sealed

    Five chicken farms have been sealed by the public health authorities after tests showed that eggs had traces of the pesticide fipronil. Charmaine Gauci, superintendent of public health, said this afternoon that the farms will remain “blocked”...

  • Fan has every England football shirt since 1966

    Fan has every England football shirt since 1966

    The oldest football shirt in Joseph Borg’s collection of the English national team harks back to 1966, when the country won its only World Cup. The red shirt worn by England for those finals represents the 42-year-old’s eternal hope that the...

  • Not our job to decide on candidates, says PN electoral commission boss

    Not our job to decide on candidates, says PN electoral commission boss

    Deciding whether a Nationalist Party leadership hopeful was suitable for the post was a political choice that could not be made by the party’s electoral commission, the head of the commission, Dr Joe Borg, has told Times of Malta. The former...

  • Migrant worries weigh on Marsa mayor's mind

    Migrant worries weigh on Marsa mayor's mind

    Three incidents in the past week in Marsa involving migrants who broke the law emphasise the need for better enforcement, the mayor of the locality said. Francis Debono said the incidents of antisocial behaviour, which went viral on social media,...

  • Same sex couples can marry as from Friday

    Same sex couples can marry as from Friday

    Gay couples can start marrying as of next Friday, when all provisions of the amended Marriage law come into force. Equality Minister Helena Dalli signed off on the legal notice published in the Government Gazzette last Friday. Changes to the law...

  • Sliema - Valletta footbridge: architect explains his vision

    Sliema - Valletta footbridge: architect explains his vision

    Architect Konrad Xuereb was pleasantly surprised by the public reaction to his idea for a footbridge connecting Valletta and Sliema. He gives Kurt Sansone the background for his thoughts on regenerating the capital. Konrad Xuereb was speaking...

  • Love has become like a Baci chocolate, says Gozo Bishop

    Love has become like a Baci chocolate, says Gozo Bishop

    Gentlemen’s clubs and Facebook relationships are facets of a “butterfly culture” that propagates emotional poverty, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said. In a homily that he delivered last Friday in an open air manifestation at Marsalforn, the bishop said...