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Ivan Martin

  • Fragmented fire safety laws to be reviewed, consolidated

    Fragmented fire safety laws to be reviewed, consolidated

    Fragmented fire safety legislation will be consolidated as part of an upcoming building sector reform, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg said on Wednesday. Addressing a “tragically timed” seminar on fire safety just days after the death of a young...

  • Tap water to be same quality everywhere

    Tap water to be same quality everywhere

    Uniform quality drinkable water will soon flow through the taps of every home in Malta according to plans unveiled by the Water Services Corporation on Monday. Addressing a press conference, WSC chief executive Richard Bilocca said the corporation...

  • 'Hold your horses' - Muscat's message to possible successors

    'Hold your horses' - Muscat's message to possible successors

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s “assurance” on Sunday that he still had a lot of work to do has been read as a hint to possible successors to hold their horses. Speaking during a political activity in Qormi, Dr Muscat insisted that although he...

  • Malta Digital Innovation Authority unveiled

    Malta Digital Innovation Authority unveiled

    Malta Digital Innovation Authority along with accompanying legislation on its operation and the use of virtual currencies were unveiled by Digital Economy Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri on Friday. Addressing a press conference, Mr...

  • Increase minimum rent threshold for passport buyers - Sandro Chetcuti

    Increase minimum rent threshold for passport buyers - Sandro Chetcuti

    Developers' association head Sandro Chetcuti pleaded with the planning Parliamentary Secretary to increase rent thresholds for those buying a Maltese passport. The controversial Individual Investor Programme is set to be extended by the government...

  • MDA inaugurates new section for real estate agents

    MDA inaugurates new section for real estate agents

    The developers’ association on Friday inaugurated a new section for real estate agents “with the hope of taking the sector forward”. Malta Developers’ Association president Sandro Chetcuti told reporters that the new division included some 70...

  • Lack of collaboration with anti-Mafia authorities worries gaming regulator

    Lack of collaboration with anti-Mafia authorities worries gaming regulator

    The gaming watchdog is worried that lack of collaboration between anti-Mafia Italian authorities, the Malta police and regulators weakened the fight against irregular activity, the Times of Malta has learnt. Malta Gaming Authority sources said...

  • All Hep C patients to start receiving free treatment

    All Hep C patients to start receiving free treatment

    All Hepatitis C patients will start receiving treatment for free after the government reached an agreement with medication suppliers to drastically reduce the price. Addressing the launch of a 30-day public consultation on a strategy to eliminate...

  • Papers-for-cash racket suspect blacklisted since 2015

    Papers-for-cash racket suspect blacklisted since 2015

    The businessman suspected to be at the centre of an alleged documents-for-cash racket had been “blacklisted” by Identity Malta since 2015, the Times of Malta has learnt. Identity Malta sources said Mustafa Abusaada, of Palestinian origin, had...

  • Doctors' industrial action to go ahead next week

    Doctors' industrial action to go ahead next week

    Updated at 8.45pm Industrial action is expected at hospitals and health centres next week after talks between the government and the doctors’ union “stalled”. The Medical Association of Malta met with Health Minister Chris Fearne earlier Friday to...