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Denise Grech

  • 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...

  • Only environmentally-friendly purchases by government by 2030 - action plan

    Only environmentally-friendly purchases by government by 2030 - action plan

    A national action plan on green public procurement, issued for public consultation on Thursday, proposes that ministries should be bound to opt for environmentally-friendly products in all calls for tender they issue by 2025.  The tenders will be...

  • EU watchdog steps up bank checks following Pilatus bank ‘mess’

    EU watchdog steps up bank checks following Pilatus bank ‘mess’

    The European banking watchdog is setting up a network of watchdogs to monitor banks whose business model leads to a high level of money-laundering risks, its chief supervisor Daniele Nouy said. The move was spurred by a string of money-laundering...

  • 96 patients prescribed medical cannabis

    96 patients prescribed medical cannabis

    Ninety-six patients have been prescribed medical cannabis since the law was amended in March this year, Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci said. The 96 patients were under the care of 14 doctors, she said, adding the superintendence...

  • ‘Planners should use standard building for future construction,’ urban development seminar told

    ‘Planners should use standard building for future construction,’ urban development seminar told

    Planners should design a “standard building” to be used by architects for future construction, the Guardian of Future Generations Maurice Mizzi said. Addressing a seminar on the urban environment, Mr Mizzi argued that this standard building could...