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Denise Grech

  • 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...

  • Free school transport means 3,000 fewer cars on roads 'at certain times' - Bartolo

    Free school transport means 3,000 fewer cars on roads 'at certain times' - Bartolo

    Updated at 3.25pm Uptake of a free school transport service appears to be gathering pace, with more students now on the waiting list than there were at the start of the scholastic year. The waiting list has grown despite more buses being drafted...

  • Watch: Protesters unfurl Daphne banner, defying government

    Watch: Protesters unfurl Daphne banner, defying government

    Updated 9.55pm Protesters marking a year since the assassination of  Daphne Caruana Galizia defied the authorities on Tuesday night by unfurling a new banner across the hoarding on the Great Siege Monument. “Do not dare remove this memorial,” they...

  • Watch: Mourners hold silent gathering in Bidnija

    Watch: Mourners hold silent gathering in Bidnija

    Activists, politicians and mourners gathered at Bidnija on Tuesday afternoon to mark the first anniversary of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. The crowd fell silent as the church bells struck three, the time that Ms Caruana...

  • Companies should provide bicycles for employees, NGO proposes

    Companies should provide bicycles for employees, NGO proposes

    Diesel fuel should be taxed to discourage its use since it is one of the worst polluters, the Bicycle Advocacy Group (BAG) said in its pre-budget proposals. Employees, particularly low-income earners, should be given bicycles to cycle to work, it...

  • ‘Frequent’ rejection of Freedom of Information requests flagged to UN

    ‘Frequent’ rejection of Freedom of Information requests flagged to UN

    The government’s “frequent” rejection of Freedom of Information requests was flagged to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Times of Malta has learnt. In a meeting with the UN, PEN International representative Sarah Clarke said there were...

  • Freshwater may be extracted from the seabed, study finds

    Freshwater may be extracted from the seabed, study finds

    Freshwater could be extracted from the seabed at a fraction of current water production costs, a study by international and local experts has indicated.   Groundwater is found below the Earth’s surface in fractures of rock formations and in soil...

  • Attorney General asked court for witnesses in Egrant case not to testify - Delia

    Attorney General asked court for witnesses in Egrant case not to testify - Delia

    A lawyer from the Attorney General's office signed an application for the prime minister and the justice minister not to testify next week in a court case on the publication of the Egrant inquiry report, even though the case was against the AG...

  • 'Prostitution of Schengen’: MEP Ana Gomes slams passport scheme

    'Prostitution of Schengen’: MEP Ana Gomes slams passport scheme

    Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes has attacked Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme, calling it “prostitution of the Schengen system”. “It’s total prostitution of the Schengen system since countries advertise Schengen as a prized object,” Ms Gomes said during...

  • Over 11,000 found living in overcrowded households

    Over 11,000 found living in overcrowded households

    Over 11,000 people were found living in overcrowded households last year, a study found. Some 3,060 of these were at risk of poverty and 2,000 of them were severely materially deprived, the National Statistics Office said. The NSO published...