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Vanessa Macdonald

  • Fruits and vegetables escape pesticide testing

    Fruits and vegetables escape pesticide testing

    Oranges, carrots, beans, spinach, cucumber, potatoes, sweet peppers and olive oil were not tested by the market surveillance directorate between 2014 and 2016, even though they had been found to exceed maximum pesticide levels in previous years. A...

  • Over 270 reports filed on suspicious financial transactions in Malta

    Over 270 reports filed on suspicious financial transactions in Malta

    A total of 271 suspicious financial transactions were filed by entities in Malta in 2015, figures released today show. Entities were obliged to report suspicious transactions ranging from banks to lawyers and notaries, and from real estate agents...

  • Midi CEO stepping down

    Midi CEO stepping down

    Midi CEO Luke Coppini is relinquishing his post on August 31, 2017, with no reason given by the company for his departure. Mr Coppini joined Midi in September 2008 as chief financial officer, after 18 years with the Mizzi Organisation. In...

  • Watch: Paceville junction throttling traffic

    Watch: Paceville junction throttling traffic

    The zebra crossing close to Paceville Avenue will be shifted a short distance in the coming days, but angry drivers are sceptical that it will help to ease the build up of traffic, which in the morning stretches all the way back to St George's...

  • Munich Re gets insurance licence in Malta

    Munich Re gets insurance licence in Malta

    The Munich Re Group has set up a new company in Malta – but it has declined to comment on how – or if at all – it intends to exploit the insurance legislation offered by the jurisdiction. Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers, has had...

  • Google Street View for Malta launched

    Google Street View for Malta launched

    It took months for the imagery to be collected and months to get all the data collated, but Google Street View has finally added Malta to the 83 countries already available. Google collected its imagery over a few months in late 2016. The Street...

  • Customers assess their roaming options

    Customers assess their roaming options

    The removal of roaming charges in the EU as from today is clearly going to have an impact on the revenue of providers across the EU who have been trying to come up with appropriate packages. But the complex rules about tariff plans have confused...

  • MHRA on collision course over Air Malta

    MHRA on collision course over Air Malta

    The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association is on a collision course with the government over Air Malta’s future, disagreeing with both its insistence on financial viability and its majority shareholding. Chairman Tony Zahra told the Times of...

  • Watch: PN candidate Ivan Bartolo insists he is not a “quitter”

    Watch: PN candidate Ivan Bartolo insists he is not a “quitter”

    Ivan Bartolo has defended his decision to end his foray into politics, just hours after the PN executive decided that Robert Arrigo and Marthese Portelli would keep their seats in the 9th district, blocking his chance of being elected. On a...

  • Stock Exchange targeting 10 listings on Prospects for 2017

    Stock Exchange targeting 10 listings on Prospects for 2017

    The SME-oriented Prospects market has already attracted four admissions, with another two applications being assessed – meaning the Malta Stock Exchange could have as many as 10 admissions by the end of the year, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna...