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Ivan Martin

  • 117 cases of fraudulent, irregular use of EU funds detected in Malta

    117 cases of fraudulent, irregular use of EU funds detected in Malta

    More than 100 cases of fraudulent or irregular use of EU funds were detected in Malta over the last legislature, according to anti-fraud investigators. Olaf, the European Commission’s anti-fraud office, reported that the Maltese authorities had...

  • Reform of sex offender laws is much needed, stakeholders say

    Reform of sex offender laws is much needed, stakeholders say

    Laws protecting children and vulnerable adults from sex offenders have long needed upgrading, stakeholders have said. The Times of Malta on Tuesday reported that Cabinet was set to discuss an overhaul of the way sexual offenders are prevented from...

  • Hugo Chetcuti’s funeral in Paola on Thursday

    Hugo Chetcuti’s funeral in Paola on Thursday

    The funeral of entertainment mogul Hugo Chetcuti will be held on Thursday at Paola’s parish church of Christ the King. Mr Chetcuti, 52, died last Thursday, six days after he was stabbed, allegedly by a former employee, on a busy Friday night...

  • Wasteserv looks to up its local recycling game

    Wasteserv looks to up its local recycling game

    A new waste facility will sort and store a larger variety of recyclables than those currently being processed, according to a tender document published on Monday. The Multi-Material Recovery Facility will be run by State waste management firm...

  • Cabinet to discuss reform to stop sex offenders from working with children

    Cabinet to discuss reform to stop sex offenders from working with children

    An overhaul of the way sexual offenders are prevented from working with children has been finalised and will soon be discussed by the Cabinet, the Times of Malta has learnt. The reform, drafted by lawyers engaged by the Education and Home Affairs...

  • Teachers schooling migrants to help them integrate not given the right training

    Teachers schooling migrants to help them integrate not given the right training

    Migrants arriving in Malta risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean in rickety boats, often after spending months or even years in squalid Libyan detention centres. They arrive on the island traumatised and disoriented, with little to no...

  • Ship emissions more toxic than 30 Marsa power stations, scientist warns

    Ship emissions more toxic than 30 Marsa power stations, scientist warns

    The huge ships sailing or bunkering just off Malta generate more toxic emissions than the equivalent of 30 Marsa power stations – and winds regularly blow the fumes all over the island, a senior scientist has warned. Raymond Ellul, a geosciences...

  • Police seek overseas help in Hugo Chetcuti probe

    Police seek overseas help in Hugo Chetcuti probe

    The investigation into Hugo Chetcuti’s murder has been extended beyond Malta’s shores with law enforcement agencies overseas roped in, according to police sources. The possibility that the stabbing could have been a contract killing commissioned...

  • Bulebel land looks set for upgrade following pressure

    Bulebel land looks set for upgrade following pressure

    The land around the Bulebel Industrial Estate might soon be taken out of the development zone following mounting pressure, sources said.  They said the Planning Authority’s executive council had kick-started the process to protect the large parcel...

  • Authorities say extraction of groundwater ‘stabilising’

    Authorities say extraction of groundwater ‘stabilising’

    Underground water reserves were “stabilising”, the Energy and Water Agency told Times of Malta. The agency was reacting to the European Environment Agency’s European Waters Report for 2018, published earlier this month, which said Malta continued...