Articles by Denise Grech
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Denise Grech

  • Malta a fiscal black hole, says Oxfam

    Malta a fiscal black hole, says Oxfam

    Malta was a “fiscal black hole”, anti-poverty organisation Oxfam said, adding the country facilitated aggressive tax planning. The international confederation of over 20 NGOs has just published a report highlighting the world’s worst tax...

  • Man living in warehouse causes fracas

    Man living in warehouse causes fracas

    A man who lived in a warehouse was fined €800 by a court on Sunday after admitting to an altercation with his boss over unpaid wages.   Adrian Wiencek, a Pole, came to Malta to work and had been living at a warehouse, where he worked as a...

  • Gaming giant gets licence for Malta

    Gaming giant gets licence for Malta

    Gibraltar-based gaming group 888 Holdings has moved a step closer to shift some of its operations to Malta in a bid to counter Brexit insecurity. The company announced in its 2018 financial results, announced a few days ago, it had obtained a...

  • Over 1,500 register to offer AirBnB accommodation following MTA clampdown

    Over 1,500 register to offer AirBnB accommodation following MTA clampdown

    More than 1,500 people operating AirBnB-style accommodation registered following a clampdown by the Malta Tourism Authority. Hoteliers have long sounded warnings that AirBnB-style operators were operating without going through the proper channels.

  • Watch: We're going to have festivals for plastic instead of strawberries, Delia says

    Watch: We're going to have festivals for plastic instead of strawberries, Delia says

    We soon might be seeing festivals celebrating plastic instead of annual strawberry festivals, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Friday. Speaking in Mġarr, where the annual strawberry festival takes place, Dr Delia insisted the government did...

  • Watch: Enforcement in AirBnB lacking, MHRA president warns

    Watch: Enforcement in AirBnB lacking, MHRA president warns

    AirBnB owners and people providing accommodation to tourists were not going through the proper channels and were gaining an unfair advantage, Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association president Tony Zahra warned. “We’re not talking about a level...

  • Two rescued from Birkirkara apartment after blaze

    Two rescued from Birkirkara apartment after blaze

    A man and a woman were treated for smoke inhalation on Thursday evening after a fire broke out in an apartment overlying a garage at Ta' Paris in Birkirkara. The blaze was reported at 7.30pm and two fire engines were deployed by the Civil...

  • Ryanair expecting ‘worst summer ever’ for delays

    Ryanair expecting ‘worst summer ever’ for delays

    Low-cost airline Ryanair is expecting the "worst summer ever for delays", blaming planned Europe-wide air-traffic control strikes and staff shortage for the inconvenience. Last summer was already the worst summer for delays because of strikes by...

  • 'So-called' whistleblower was 'not singled out' for revocation of citizenship, parliamentary secretary insists

    'So-called' whistleblower was 'not singled out' for revocation of citizenship, parliamentary secretary insists

    The parliamentary secretary responsible for citizenship on Wednesday denied that a man described as having blown the whistle on an Algeria visas scam had been singled out for revocation of his Maltese citizenship. Replying in parliament to remarks...

  • ‘Hunger strike’ as migrants' frustration over relocation grows

    ‘Hunger strike’ as migrants' frustration over relocation grows

    Migrants at the Marsa Open Centre spent three days on an unofficial hunger strike to "protest their de facto detention" and "systematic violation of human rights", NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans said. The migrants, who came from the Sea-Watch and...