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Denise Grech

  • Speed limits to be reduced on some streets as part of cycling strategy

    Speed limits to be reduced on some streets as part of cycling strategy

    A newly-unveiled cycling strategy is proposing reducing the speed limit for cars  on routes used by cyclists and commuters. A pilot project proposed as part of the strategy will reduce the traffic speed limit in two main routes - Valletta to St...

  • Most schools fail minimum hygiene standards – MUT

    Most schools fail minimum hygiene standards – MUT

    Most schools would fail to meet minimum hygiene standards imposed by law if they were to be enforced, the Malta Union of Teachers has warned. Provisions on student density, physical space, sanitary facilities and hygiene were not enforced in...

  • Helena Dalli has no ‘opinion’ on 17 Black

    Helena Dalli has no ‘opinion’ on 17 Black

    Equality and European Affairs Minister Helena Dalli said on Tuesday that currently she had “no opinion” on the latest 17 Black media reports. “My personal opinion will come out once we have the outcome of the inquiry,” Dr Dalli said. “What do I...

  • '200 million reasons for Konrad Mizzi to go' - Delia

    '200 million reasons for Konrad Mizzi to go' - Delia

    Updated at 7.40pm with PL statement A report into the Electrogas power station deal found “200 million reasons for Konrad Mizzi to go,” Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Wednesday.  Speaking at a press conference in parliament, Dr Delia said...

  • Maltese media at high risk of being influenced by politicians, study finds

    Maltese media at high risk of being influenced by politicians, study finds

    There was a high risk of commercial and owner influence over editorial content in Malta, a report on press freedom found. Political independence of the media was at high risk, according to a Media Pluralism Monitor report, since there was no law...

  • Break the cycle of domestic violence, ministry says

    Break the cycle of domestic violence, ministry says

    The Equality Ministry is encouraging the public to break the cycle of domestic violence, through the launch of a series of posters and sessions aimed at empowering those at high risk of abuse. The campaign 'Break the cycle' focuses on domestic...

  • Beware fake news, Archbishop warns

    Beware fake news, Archbishop warns

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna warned on Sunday of a world “threatened by fake news and post-truths”, saying all should take heed of the commandment that one should not lie. “In a world threatened by fake news and post-truths, it is a commandment...

  • Pack of baby wipes yields €800 in court

    Pack of baby wipes yields €800 in court

    A pack of baby wipes was torn open in court on Sunday to reveal €800 in cash made from prostitution. Police Inspector Joseph Busuttil opened the pack before Magistrate Charmaine Galea as three women were accused of living off prostitution. He went...

  • Alfred Sant indicates he may stay on

    Alfred Sant indicates he may stay on

    Updated 6.15pm with new comments by Alfred Sant - Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant on Sunday evening indicated he may seek re-election to the European Parliament, saying it was difficult to ignore an appeal made in the morning by Prime Minister...

  • Domestic violence laws ‘still not working’

    Domestic violence laws ‘still not working’

    Stronger laws to combat domestic violence were not always having the desired impact at grassroot level, a psychologist told professionals on Friday. Elizabeth Gilchrist pointed out that changes in legislation were not always being felt on the...