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Denise Grech

  • Watch: Rescue vessel impounded in Malta sets off at last

    Watch: Rescue vessel impounded in Malta sets off at last

    A rescue vessel that had been held at Malta since July finally set sail on Saturday, after being let go by the authorities. The Maltese government had stopped migrant sea rescue ships from entering or leaving local ports early summer. The decision...

  • Rent reform proposals positive, but more can be done, NGOs say

    Rent reform proposals positive, but more can be done, NGOs say

    The government's proposals for rent reform were positive, but more needed to be done to ensure the market left no one behind, 20 NGOs said on Saturday. The new White Paper published on Monday proposes mandatory minimum leases as one possible means...

  • Ryanair flight delayed after captain falls sick

    Ryanair flight delayed after captain falls sick

    Passengers flying to Bergamo on Friday had to wait for a few hours after their flight was delayed when the captain fell sick. Irate Ryanair customers contacted Times of Malta saying they were told the flight, which was set to leave at 7 am, had to...

  • Airline passenger data goes real-time as EU directive takes off

    Airline passenger data goes real-time as EU directive takes off

    Airlines will now be required to send an updated list of passenger information right after planes’ doors close, after a European directive was implemented in Malta. Passenger name record data contains a wide range of information, such as dates of...

  • Goodbye, administrative committees? Local council reform proposals unveiled

    Goodbye, administrative committees? Local council reform proposals unveiled

    Administrative committees for hamlets such as Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and Swatar could soon be dissolved and their authority reinvested in local councils. The proposal was revealed on Friday morning by parliamentary secretary for local councils, Silvio...

  • Daphne memorial returns

    Daphne memorial returns

    Updated 9.20pm A makeshift memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia reappeared on Friday evening after all traces of it were removed from the Great Siege Memorial site, only two days after they were placed there to mark one year since her murder and for...

  • Multi-million tuna racket traced to Maltese waters

    Multi-million tuna racket traced to Maltese waters

    Updated 1.30 with government reaction A network of 79 individuals allegedly illegally selling bluefin tuna caught in Malta was busted in an operation involving enforcement agencies from a number of countries, the Times of Malta has learned. More...

  • No wheels on this bus: 'walking school bus' gets going

    No wheels on this bus: 'walking school bus' gets going

    A local council in Safi will try to encourage parents to beat the morning traffic by creating a "walking school bus". A walking bus is a form of student transport for schoolchildren who, chaperoned by two adults, walk to school along a set route,...

  • Journalists continue to be hindered in their role as watchdogs

    Journalists continue to be hindered in their role as watchdogs

    Press freedom had been in dramatic decline since the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, but authorities continued to turn a blind eye, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) said. EFJ general secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez told Times of Malta...

  • 79% of Budget 2018 measures were fulfilled

    79% of Budget 2018 measures were fulfilled

    The government carried out 79 per cent of the budgetary measures for 2018, hailing it a success over the previous year, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna announced.  In total, 178 measures were implemented. An additional 45 measures from budget...