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Denise Grech

  • Watch: Regional Road sliproads, Valley Road bridge to be widened in €7 million project

    Watch: Regional Road sliproads, Valley Road bridge to be widened in €7 million project

    Sliproads and intersections at the Regional Road in Santa Venera will be widened to facilitate the merging of traffic and ease congestion, Transport Minister Ian Borg announced on Wednesday. He said the €7 million project will see the area between...

  • 37 million cigarettes seized by Customs

    37 million cigarettes seized by Customs

    Four containers full of contraband cigarettes have been seized by Customs officials at the Freeport. The containers held 37 million cigarettes and were on their way to Libya. A specialised Customs scanner uncovered the four containers, originally...

  • Law for new crematorium to be presented in coming weeks - Fearne

    Law for new crematorium to be presented in coming weeks - Fearne

    The government will be proposing a law to have a crematorium, Health Minister Chris Fearne said in Parliament on Tuesday. "We take care of you from before you are born, with IVF laws, and after you die... with plans for a crematorium," Mr Fearne...

  • New clinic for transgender individuals to open on Monday

    New clinic for transgender individuals to open on Monday

    A new gender clinic offering multi-disciplinary services to transgender individuals will be opening on Monday, Health Minister Chris Fearne said. The gender clinic will be located in Mtarfa, and will serve as a focal point for health services for...

  • Claudio Grech asks for ruling on ‘Planet of the Apes’ backlash

    Claudio Grech asks for ruling on ‘Planet of the Apes’ backlash

    Nationalist MP Claudio Grech has requested a ruling from the Speaker after Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield referred to some of  his comments as "disgusting". Mr Bedingfield lambasted the PN MP after he said, during an interview on Net Television, that...

  • Rent market ‘unbefitting’ modern country - Maurice Mizzi

    Rent market ‘unbefitting’ modern country - Maurice Mizzi

    The country’s rental property market fell short of what befitted a modern European country, the Guardian of Future Generations said on Friday. Maurice Mizzi noted that the rental property market was not balanced by an adequate stock of social...

  • Labour MPs lambast PN MP 'Planet of the Apes' comment

    Labour MPs lambast PN MP 'Planet of the Apes' comment

    Labour MPs on Friday criticised PN MP Claudio Grech for comparing the Marsa open centre from a scene from the film "Planet of the Apes". "Go to the Marsa open centre. If you do, you would think you were in a scene from Planet of the Apes," Mr...

  • Police stations closed because members are on patrol, minister says

    Police stations closed because members are on patrol, minister says

    Police stations were found closed because members of the force were patrolling the streets, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said. Dr Farrugia was under fire from Nationalist MP Beppe Fenech Adami after a media report showed 12 out of 16...

  • Watch: Malta mulling citizenship test for robots

    Watch: Malta mulling citizenship test for robots

    Updated November 2, 11.45am Malta is mulling granting "certain citizenship conditions" to robots, Digital Economy and Innovation Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri said on Thursday as he unveiled a new vision for Artificial Intelligence. “We...

  • PN faction focused on Delia’s separation, Julia Farrugia Portelli says

    PN faction focused on Delia’s separation, Julia Farrugia Portelli says

    Labour MP Julia Farrugia Portelli said in Parliament she did not like how "a faction of the Nationalist Party decided to focus on [Opposition leader] Adrian Delia’s separation because they deemed it to be in the public interest". "I thought about...