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Denise Grech

  • 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...

  • Sea slime is being collected and sold by fish farm operators

    Sea slime is being collected and sold by fish farm operators

    Fish farm operators are selling the slime collected in booms for various uses, including medicine, a representative for the Federation of Maltese Aquaculture Producers said. The slime is currently being exported and being refined, federation...

  • Slime-free beaches not guaranteed, fish farm representative says

    Slime-free beaches not guaranteed, fish farm representative says

    A representative for the Federation of Maltese Aquaculture Producers could not guarantee a slimeless summer, despite booms being installed and fish farm operators agreeing to self-regulatory measures. Summers over the years have been plagued with...

  • Watch: Forget the car, globetrotting biker advises

    Watch: Forget the car, globetrotting biker advises

    An expat who has just settled on the island had some sound advice for Maltese people: ditch your car as soon as possible and ride a bike. “It is crazy for me that those living in a small island are shocked when I tell them that I cycle...

  • Nineteen-year-old denied bail after being found with 93 grams of cannabis

    Nineteen-year-old denied bail after being found with 93 grams of cannabis

    A 19-year-old man was denied bail on Sunday after being found in possession of 93 grams of cannabis. The drugs were not going to be for personal use, the court was told. In view of Damien Attard’s prior convictions and of the fact that civilian...

  • UĦM signs health workers agreement ‘under protest’

    UĦM signs health workers agreement ‘under protest’

    The UĦM Voice of the Workers said it had signed a collective agreement with the government “under protest and without prejudice”, after a number of points the union insisted on remained unaddressed. The collective agreement covers nursing aides,...

  • Still no deal with cryptocurrency giant Binance, MSE admits

    Still no deal with cryptocurrency giant Binance, MSE admits

    A collaboration between the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) and cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance was announced last June, but no such agreement is formally in place, the MSE head admitted. The Malta Stock Exchange had announced in a press release...

  • Bus windows shattered by vandal

    Bus windows shattered by vandal

    Investigations are underway to find the culprits behind the vandalism of a public bus on Thursday night. A post on social media alleged that a man hurled stones at the glass windows of the bus after he did not have enough money to pay for the fare.

  • Benna silent on plan to hike price of milk

    Benna silent on plan to hike price of milk

    Benna is not denying that it plans to increase the price of milk, instead insisting the information is “strictly confidential”. The company’s reticence has not stopped the rumour mill from churning out buzz about an imminent rise in the price of...