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Denise Grech

  • Twenty per cent of working population have mental health conditions

    Twenty per cent of working population have mental health conditions

    Data shows 20 per cent of the working population is suffering from mild or moderate mental health conditions, Mental Health Commissioner John Cachia said. Ten unions pledged to take steps to prioritise mental well-being at the workplace on...

  • Ex-One reporter Simone Cini made commissioner for domestic violence

    Ex-One reporter Simone Cini made commissioner for domestic violence

    The Equality Ministry has appointed former One TV reporter Simone Cini as the new commissioner for gender-based and domestic violence. Ms Cini, now a presenter, admitted her only exposure to these issues was when she had reported on them for Super...

  • Use spaces in schools as care centres for elderly in Cottonera, document proposes

    Use spaces in schools as care centres for elderly in Cottonera, document proposes

    Vacant spaces in primary schools could be used as day and night care centres for the elderly, a public consultation document on the Cottonera area proposed. A survey among Cottonera residents found many lamented they had to leave their locality to...

  • Watch: It is finally illegal to chain dogs

    Watch: It is finally illegal to chain dogs

    Updated at 3.25pm with PN reaction It is now illegal to chain dogs, after years of lobbying by NGOs and a bill on the issue being published over two years ago. The subsidiary legislation to the Animal Welfare Act makes it illegal to chain or allow...

  • ERA wants your opinion to make public spaces greener

    ERA wants your opinion to make public spaces greener

    The Environment and Resources Authority has issued a public consultation on green spaces, asking people to give their input on planning in natural, rural and urban settings. One of the main environmental challenges faced today was the small size...

  • Foreign workers should be from the EU, Delia says

    Foreign workers should be from the EU, Delia says

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia hit out at third-country nationals, saying if the country had to bring in foreign workers, "they should at least be from the European Union". Speaking at the General Workers’ Union conference Thursday morning, Dr...

  • Increase in pensions promised in upcoming budget

    Increase in pensions promised in upcoming budget

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat promised an increase in pensions in the upcoming budget, as he addressed the General Workers’ Union Thursday morning. The budget, on October 22, will "ensure families, especially those with young children, will no...

  • Muscat distances himself from Tony Zarb’s comments

    Muscat distances himself from Tony Zarb’s comments

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat distanced himself from comments made by government consultant Tony Zarb against activists and slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Dr Muscat declined to give his position on whether Mr Zarb should be stripped of...

  • Education licence regulator to be stripped of its powers

    Education licence regulator to be stripped of its powers

    A new commission for lifelong learning made up mostly of government appointees is to be set up to regulate school licences, the Education Ministry said on Wednesday. Permanent secretary Frank Fabri explained that under the proposed Education Act,...

  • New law will revoke and replace teachers' warrants, MUT complains

    New law will revoke and replace teachers' warrants, MUT complains

    Updated at 4.45pm with ministry statement Amendments to the Education Act presented to parliament without consultation will put teachers and the teaching profession under siege, the Malta Union of Teachers charged on Tuesday.  The union said it...