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Denise Grech

  • Mouldy classroom air linked to surge in asthma

    Mouldy classroom air linked to surge in asthma

    The way classrooms are being cleaned is having a significant effect on children’s respiratory conditions and a surge in asthma cases has been linked to the indoor air quality in classes, a study has found. The study, conducted by University...

  • 1,700 single mothers are waiting for housing

    1,700 single mothers are waiting for housing

    No fewer than 1,700 single mothers were waiting for housing, parliamentary secretary for social accommodation Roderick Galdes said on Saturday. Addressing a conference on rent and affordability by the Catholic Voices network, Mr Galdes noted that...

  • Buġibba and Qawra are practically slums, says real estate mogul

    Buġibba and Qawra are practically slums, says real estate mogul

    Areas such as Buġibba and Qawra had been built with no planning, leaving them to become almost “slums”, real estate mogul Frank Salt said. Addressing a seminar on urbanisation by the Guardian of Future Generations, Mr Salt said these areas were...

  • Country needs people with integrity, bishop says

    Country needs people with integrity, bishop says

    Malta needed people of honesty and integrity, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi told new graduates on Thursday. In his homily to students on their graduation – during the first of two Masses for graduates – Mgr Galea-Curmi highlighted integrity,...

  • Stone bridge wall collapses in Burmarrad

    Stone bridge wall collapses in Burmarrad

    The parapet wall of a stone bridge in Burmarrad collapsed when it was hit by a vehicle  a few weeks ago, leading the road to be closed to traffic. Readers sent in the dramatic pictures of the fallen stones earlier this week.   The old stone bridge...

  • Henley hits back at EP criticism of citizenship schemes

    Henley hits back at EP criticism of citizenship schemes

    A European Parliament report calling for citizenship schemes to be "phased out as soon as possible" did not understand the investment migration industry, Henley and Partners has lamented.  The European Parliament Special Committee on Financial...

  • Britons eye Maltese citizenship amid Brexit fears

    Britons eye Maltese citizenship amid Brexit fears

    Applications for Maltese citizenship filed every year by British nationals have almost doubled in number since the 2016 Brexit vote. A total of 619 applications for citizenship by naturalisation were received last year, compared to 382 in 2016,...

  • Vendors’ access to Paola market closed because of mess

    Vendors’ access to Paola market closed because of mess

    Access to the Paola market was closed on Wednesday, the mayor saying residents were tired of vendors leaving a mess behind. The council had first threatened to bar access to the market in a letter sent to several Cabinet members on November 1, in...

  • Rejected asylum seekers will not need annual certificate to remain in Malta

    Rejected asylum seekers will not need annual certificate to remain in Malta

    Rejected asylum seekers will no longer require a certificate from the Refugee Commissioner every year to remain in Malta, after the Temporary Humanitarian Policy New (THPn) was replaced. The system was a form of regularisation granted to those who...

  • Only one warranted child psychologist in public health

    Only one warranted child psychologist in public health

    There is an indefinite waiting list for children to get a mental health diagnosis since only one warranted child psychologist is available in the public health sector, the Maltese Association of Psychiatry has warned. Presenting a snapshot of the...