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Denise Grech

  • New law will revoke and replace teachers' warrants, MUT complains

    New law will revoke and replace teachers' warrants, MUT complains

    Updated at 4.45pm with ministry statement Amendments to the Education Act presented to parliament without consultation will put teachers and the teaching profession under siege, the Malta Union of Teachers charged on Tuesday.  The union said it...

  • Over 50,000 urge politicians to let Aquarius operate

    Over 50,000 urge politicians to let Aquarius operate

    Over 50,000 people across the EU have signed a petition urging politicians to allow the migrant rescue ship Aquarius to return to normal operations following the disembarkation of 58 migrants in Malta on Sunday. The ship is currently heading for...

  • Protests over costs as impounded NGO ship is ordered to move to private berth

    Protests over costs as impounded NGO ship is ordered to move to private berth

    Transport Malta is causing unnecessary financial pressures on the operators of the impounded migrant rescue vessel MV Lifeline, their lawyers say. Transport Malta has asked the court to move the Lifeline from its present berth in Boiler Wharf to a...

  • Domestic violence commissioner resigns 'quietly'

    Domestic violence commissioner resigns 'quietly'

    The head of the domestic violence commission resigned “quietly” in July, the Times of Malta has learnt.  Joe Gerada, who is also chairman of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, confirmed his resignation when contacted. Sources said the...

  • Migrants in centres denied access to basic amenities

    Migrants in centres denied access to basic amenities

    A study has found serious shortcomings at migrant centres, including overcrowding, lack of privacy, denial of access to basic amenities and limited sanitation. The study, carried out in 2016 and published last month, was based on interviews with...

  • Jet ski crashes into boat in Comino, two injured

    Jet ski crashes into boat in Comino, two injured

    A man on a rented jet ski drove straight into a boat, injuring two men in the process, police said. The incident took place Sunday at Santa Marija bay in Comino, when Ryan Micallef was out on the boat with his family. Mr Micallef, 35, and a...

  • Maltese have to work 19 days to afford new iPhone, study finds

    Maltese people would need to work an average of 19 days in order to be able to afford the new iPhone. The iPhone XS Max, unveiled earlier this month will reportedly set buyers back €1,300 – the highest price point for an iPhone yet. The iPhone XS...

  • Nurses threaten industrial action

    Nurses threaten industrial action

    The nurses’ union will order industrial action unless a final collective agreement proposal reaches its doors by Friday. Speaking to Times of Malta, MUMN general secretary Colin Galea said the union had been waiting for the agreement for far too...

  • ‘Cycling is just too dangerous in Malta’

    ‘Cycling is just too dangerous in Malta’

    Around 140 cyclists gave up their treat of sleeping in on Friday's public holiday and took to the streets for the National Bicycle Ride. Although the event was organised by Transport Malta as part of European Mobility Week, many cyclists took...

  • Teachers are ignoring a photocopying rule revived from 1995

    Teachers are ignoring a photocopying rule revived from 1995

    Teachers taking part in a pilot project to centralise all State schools’ photocopying at the Government Printing Press are ignoring the rule because the system is too bureaucratic, teachers’ unions have said. The project, revealed earlier this...