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  • Holocaust denial not an issue in Malta, survey finds

    Holocaust denial not an issue in Malta, survey finds

    Holocaust deniers can cause the Jewish community great distress but a recent study found that most Maltese do not consider this a problem on the island. An EU-wide survey found that just six per cent of Maltese people consider holocaust denial an...

  • Teachers need insurance cover, union insists

    Teachers need insurance cover, union insists

    Teachers are getting pushed around and need insurance cover, according to the Union of Professional Educators. Addressing a press conference outside the Office of the Prime Minister, union president Graham Sansone said both indemnity insurance,...

  • Employing persons of trust is ‘a cultural matter’, head of civil service says

    Employing persons of trust is ‘a cultural matter’, head of civil service says

    The head of the civil service defended the high number of persons of trust on the public payroll, insisting it was a cultural matter. The number of persons of trust, now amounting to about 700, was highlighted as an issue of concern in an...

  • BOV hackers ‘planned back door opportunity’

    BOV hackers ‘planned back door opportunity’

    Hackers who broke into Bank of Valletta’s IT systems last month could have tried to keep a ‘back door’ to try to regain access though this was noticed and blocked, the Times of Malta is informed. Sources close to the investigation into last...

  • Konrad Mizzi eyeing Labour leadership

    Konrad Mizzi eyeing Labour leadership

    Updated 8.10am, adds Konrad Mizzi's tweet The highly controversial minister Konrad Mizzi is actively considering a party leadership bid, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt.  Cabinet ministers and Labour Party delegates confirmed that Dr Mizzi, a...

  • Labour giving Malta a sleazy reputation, Delia tells PN council

    Labour giving Malta a sleazy reputation, Delia tells PN council

    The Labour government is giving Malta a reputation of sleaze, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Wednesday. Speaking at the close of the Nationalist Party’s 2019 General Council, Dr Delia said a new European Commission report on Malta...

  • Fisheries racket: tuna rancher is named

    Fisheries racket: tuna rancher is named

    Spanish investigators stumbled upon evidence that a Maltese tuna rancher could also have been involved in an EU-wide fisheries racket during investigations into a rogue Spanish operator last year. According to documents submitted in a Spanish...

  • Watch: Delia gets no government response to his nominations for next president

    Watch: Delia gets no government response to his nominations for next president

    The next President should not come from the Labour Party camp, Opposition leader Adrian Delia insisted once more on Monday. Addressing a press conference, Dr Delia said he had held talks with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the upcoming nomination...

  • How BOV hackers got away with €13 million

    How BOV hackers got away with €13 million

    Hackers posed as the French stock market regulator to break into Bank of Valletta’s IT systems and walk away with millions of euros, Maltese and European authorities believe.   The group, dubbed EmpireMonkey by investigators, carried out a €13...

  • Tunnels, trains, and tarmac: Muscat details plans for infrastructure of the future

    Tunnels, trains, and tarmac: Muscat details plans for infrastructure of the future

    The Malta-Gozo tunnel will allow the government to introduce free buses linking the sister isle to the airport, Mater Dei Hospital and other strategic locations across the mainland, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. “We were going to...