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  • PM pours cold water on sick leave idea

    PM pours cold water on sick leave idea

    Joseph Muscat has joined the chorus of disapproval over a proposal from employers for the first day of sick leave not to be paid. The Prime Minister told The Sunday Times of Malta yesterday the proposal was “a non-starter”. Dr Muscat’s reaction...

  • Delia describes Caruana Galizia's claims as "tales"; PN council to meet to discuss controversy

    Delia describes Caruana Galizia's claims as "tales"; PN council to meet to discuss controversy

    Adrian Delia has branded the stories about him appearing on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s blog as “tales”, insisting they are trying to paint an untrue picture. In a hastily called press conference this afternoon, the Nationalist Party leadership...

  • Don’t touch sick leave, unions warn employers

    Don’t touch sick leave, unions warn employers

    Unions have unanimously rejected a proposal by the Malta Employers Association for the first day of sick leave not to be paid. The suggestion to treat the first day of sick leave as an unpaid waiting day was one of several proposals for Budget...

  • MEA makes controversial proposals on sick leave

    MEA makes controversial proposals on sick leave

    Adding public holidays falling on weekends to optional leave should be balanced out with compensatory measures, employers are insisting. The Malta Employers’ Association yesterday said any changes that would impact leave entitlement, sick leave...

  • Studies still underway on tunnel linking Marsamxett and Grand Harbour

    Studies still underway on tunnel linking Marsamxett and Grand Harbour

    A project linking the harbours on either side of Valletta through a sea tunnel below the city is still on the drawing board, according to its proponent. Developer Anġlu Xuereb, who was awarded the concession to build the tunnel by Projects Malta,...

  • Connecting Valletta and Sliema: a 60-year-old dream

    Connecting Valletta and Sliema: a 60-year-old dream

    An idea floated by an architect to connect Sliema and Valletta with a footbridge spanning Marsamxett Harbour has received mixed reviews on social media. The proposal would help in the regeneration of the lower part of Valletta, according to Konrad...

  • Brochure reveals Malta's rental rates

    Brochure reveals Malta's rental rates

    Rental prices for residential dwellings have gone up significantly over the past four years, spurred by a booming economy. Unwittingly, it was government’s own publicity material as part of the bid to attract the European Medicines Agency to Malta...

  • Freeport generates €107m for economy

    Freeport generates €107m for economy

    Birżebbuġa’s container port is a noisy neighbour but its direct impact on the economy will hit the €107 million mark this year, according to new research. The study, by economist Gordon Cordina’s firm E-Cubed Consultants, found that the economic...

  • Probation for boy who punched his mother

    Probation for boy who punched his mother

    A 16-year old boy was placed on a three-year probation and treatment order today after admitting in court to injuring his mother. The boy, who is about to start an Mcast course, was accused of causing his mother grievous injuries when he punched...

  • As tension grips Barcelona, locals remain defiant

    As tension grips Barcelona, locals remain defiant

    Barcelona woke up grieving yesterday, but the Catalan capital also put on a brave face, according to a Maltese tourist holidaying in the city. Phil Saliba, who is in Barcelona with his girlfriend, spoke of an atmosphere marked by tension, grief...