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Denise Grech

  • Malta has highest online hate speech in EU - Eurobarometer

    Malta has highest online hate speech in EU - Eurobarometer

    Maltese people were the most likely of all EU nationals to come across hate speech online, according to a new Eurobarometer survey. Over half (55 per cent) of Maltese people who took part in the survey agreed that "hate speech" was the illegal...

  • Lift restrictions on rescue plane... or else, NGO warns

    Lift restrictions on rescue plane... or else, NGO warns

    Unless an aircraft was allowed to resume “normal” humanitarian flights by the end of the week, judicial proceedings would be instituted against the government, an NGO has warned. In a letter to the Civil Aviation Directorate, copied to the...

  • UN urges government to house migrants evicted from cow farm

    UN urges government to house migrants evicted from cow farm

    The UN migration agency has recommended that temporary housing be provided to the migrants evicted from a converted cow farm in Qormi last month. Over 100 migrants were evicted by the Planning Authority after it was found that the building had...

  • ‘Save Birkirkara core village house’

    ‘Save Birkirkara core village house’

    Residents are up in arms over the potential destruction of the oldest surviving house in Main Street, Birkirkara. Posters and banners have been affixed to the front of the building, which is located “at the core” of Birkirkara’s urban conservation...

  • Half of 15-year-olds smokers want to snuff out the habit - study

    Half of 15-year-olds smokers want to snuff out the habit - study

    Half of all 15-year-olds who smoke are in the process of kicking the habit, according to a study conducted in 2017, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention director Paula Vassallo said. The data shows that of the 15-year-olds who smoke, 50 per...

  • Controversial copyright proposals gets European Parliament approval

    Controversial copyright proposals gets European Parliament approval

    The European Parliament on Wednesday approved the text of a copyright vote that was mired in controversy, after activists warned it could stop people from sharing memes and articles online. After closed-door compromise negotiations between the...

  • From Libya to Safi, waiting for a lifeline

    From Libya to Safi, waiting for a lifeline

    The NGO vessel MV Lifeline docked in Malta at the end of June after the government finally reached a deal with seven other European countries to jointly relocate the 234 rescued migrants aboard. It had taken six days for that agreement to be...

  • UĦM orders industrial action at Aġenzija Sapport

    UĦM orders industrial action at Aġenzija Sapport

    The UĦM Voice of the Workers has ordered industrial action for care workers, social workers and occupational therapists after no agreement was reached in negotiations on the new collective agreement, the Times of Malta has learnt. The directives...

  • Assault in Gozo lands man in court

    Assault in Gozo lands man in court

    A man was granted bail Friday morning after being charged with hitting someone in Gozo. The 30-year-old man was also yelling and threatening that he would hit those around him, police said. The incident took place in Żebbuġ on Thursday. The man...

  • Education Minister warns of ‘skills deficit’

    Education Minister warns of ‘skills deficit’

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo raised alarms of a "skills deficit" facing the country during a press conference on Friday. "We talk so much about an economic surplus, but the biggest challenge facing our country is a deficit of skills," he...