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Vanessa Macdonald

  • Where a mistake means death

    Where a mistake means death

    A plaque has been unveiled at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta to commemorate the work of explosives disposal teams in Malta in World War II and since. Vanessa Macdonald spoke to Ben Remfrey, founder of the main sponsor, Praedium Consulting Malta,...

  • 5,400 warden warnings to drivers in three months

    5,400 warden warnings to drivers in three months

    Wardens have issued 5,605 warnings to drivers since March of this year, when enforcement was relaxed for six traffic contraventions, with expired licences making up two-thirds of them. The measure also applies in the cases of defective lights,...

  • Call for judiciary to probe serious crimes

    Call for judiciary to probe serious crimes

    Former chief justice Vincent Degaetano is worried about the way investigations and prosecutions are handled and says that a special branch of the judiciary, rather than the police, should deal with serious crime. “If there is a perception that...

  • Justice system needs to be "competent, efficient and fair"- Degaetano

    Justice system needs to be "competent, efficient and fair"- Degaetano

    Chief Justice Emeritus Vincent Degaetano, who has already spent seven years at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, with two more to go, remains vigilant about all that is going on in Malta. Vanessa Macdonald spoke to him. Malta is...

  • Banks may charge business customers on deposits

    Banks may charge business customers on deposits

    Businesses might have to start paying banks to deposit money there, as banks face having to pay to park that money somewhere themselves, the Malta Bankers’ Association has warned. Banks often place their excess cash with the European Central Bank,...

  • "Whole council agrees with Simon Busuttil: Delia should reconsider" - Aquilina

    "Whole council agrees with Simon Busuttil: Delia should reconsider" - Aquilina

    Updated 10.15am PN contender Adrian Delia's decision to press ahead with his challenge for the party leadership has generated a strong reaction from the party, with the president of the administrative council Karol Aquilina saying he - and the...

  • Watch: More days off work are hurting employers - MEA

    Watch: More days off work are hurting employers - MEA

    Employers are facing a slew of measures which would mean employees are absent from work for more days – and if Malta is to keep competitive, something has to done to make up for it, according to Joe Farrugia, the director general of the Malta...

  • Alleged Libyan fuel smuggler with Malta connection arrested

    Alleged Libyan fuel smuggler with Malta connection arrested

    Updated 30 August - Added Mr Debono statement A Libyan accused by the UN of being involved in fuel smuggling via Malta has been arrested in Libya, according to Rada Special Deterrence Force. Libyan Interior Minister Aref Khoja confirmed that the...

  • Blogger accusations dominate PN debate

    Blogger accusations dominate PN debate

    Updated 11.40pm The accusations made by blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia against PN leadership candidates Frank Portelli and Adrian Delia dominated a televised debate between the four contenders, with both denouncing the attacks on them and...

  • Boat party tragedy: The sea claimed the life of teen due to become a sailor

    Boat party tragedy: The sea claimed the life of teen due to become a sailor

    Julian Quatresous came to Malta to celebrate getting accepted onto a course to join the merchant navy but it was the sea that claimed his life. He adored the sea. His home in Dieppe, on the Normandy coast of France, has kilometres of sand,...

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