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Denise Grech

  • HSBC to charge additional €5 for non-customers cashing cheques

    HSBC to charge additional €5 for non-customers cashing cheques

    HSBC will start charging a fee of €5 to non-HSBC customers cashing cheques from August 16. The €5 fee is already applicable for encashment of non-HSBC cheques by non-HSBC customers, but these same customers will now also incur the €5 charge for...

  • Busuttil vows to fight as AG appeals recusal of Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi

    Busuttil vows to fight as AG appeals recusal of Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi

    Former Nationalist leader Simon Busuttil vowed to fight on after the Attorney General appealed a Constitutional Court judgment to remove Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi from a Panama Papers inquiry. “The lengths to which they are going to pervert justice...

  • Biometric attendance monitoring systems installed at Mater Dei

    Biometric attendance monitoring systems installed at Mater Dei

    Biometric attendance monitoring systems have been installed at Mater Dei Hospital in an attempt to improve attendance verification processes, the Times of Malta has learnt. The devices were first seen at the hospital around a week ago, with those...

  • New discoveries at Roman Villa in Żejtun

    New discoveries at Roman Villa in Żejtun

    A Roman Villa in Żejtun continued to be used as an olive oil-producing establishment until the end of the third century AD, the University of Malta’s Archaeology department has found. A preliminary study of the coins and fragments of imported...

  • Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could be used in hospitals to help children deal with the pain of cancer treatment, artificial intelligence lecturer Alexiei Dingli believes. International studies have confirmed that virtual reality has a strong effect on...

  • Diabetics should get free needles, MEP insists

    Diabetics should get free needles, MEP insists

    Nationalist MEP Francis Zammit Dimech has insisted that the government should provide free needles to diabetics. Diabetics must prick their finger to extract a drop of blood and test the glucose level in their bloodstream, Dr Zammit Dimech said,...

  • Malta will not confirm how many migrants it will take from Italy dispute

    Malta will not confirm how many migrants it will take from Italy dispute

    The government has not confirmed how many migrants Malta will be taking as Italy plans to relocate 450 migrants, saying “discussions are still under way”. Last week, the government said Malta had pledged to take in some of the 450 migrants that...

  • Cases of drowning are on the rise but many are preventable, says academic

    Cases of drowning are on the rise but many are preventable, says academic

    Drownings are on the rise, with statistics showing a slight increase over the years, nursing lecturer Trevor Abela Fiorentino has said. On Monday afternoon, a 41-year-old man drowned in Comino, and just two weeks ago, a two-year-old girl who had...

  • More investment in community services for the elderly needed

    More investment in community services for the elderly needed

    A greater focus on and stronger investment in community services for the elderly is needed in light of the ageing population, according to University of Malta gerontology lecturer Maria Aurora Fenech. Latest data from the National Statistics...

  • Time for a Malta-Gozo air link?

    Time for a Malta-Gozo air link?

    The Gozo Business Chamber has again called for a regular air link between Malta and Gozo, saying some investors who want to grow their business have been put off by the difficulty of getting to the sister island. The chamber had expressed support...