Vanessa Macdonald

Vanessa Macdonald

Assistant Editor
vanessa.macdonald@timesofmalta.com

Articles by: Vanessa Macdonald

Decline in values is resulting in less compassion for others - Andrew Azzopardi

Social media role in mitigating loneliness has been overestimated

‘Shocking’ that 43.5% are lonely in such a connected world - dean

Humans need personal contact that social media cannot provide

Malta’s blockchain, AI loss is Estonian and Swiss gain

While blockchain operators struggle to open bank accounts in Malta, Estonia and Switzerland are forging ahead and...

Malta’s loss for blockchain and AI is Estonian and Swiss gain

Eman Pulis warns that stakeholders need to work together

Watch: Maltese Spurs fan's hilarious celebration goes viral

'I simply did not know what to do with myself'- Timmy Agius

Watch: Construction safety laws need right culture to work

Quad Business Towers CEO argues against 'change for the sake of change'

Gwardamanġa developer complied with all procedures – Sandro Chetcuti

Safety of adjacent properties falls under remit of Building Regulations Office

First step towards retractable roof for Teatru Rjal

Tender launched for the consultation phase

Passport scheme funds accumulating as buffer for rainy day

Government debt higher than it needs to be for social reasons

Watch: Cranes and pollution are driving high-spenders away, says MHRA president

'We can't tell tourists to come back in 10 years' time when things are better'

Airbnb should not accept unlicensed properties – MHRA

‘Government should hang its head in shame’

Various entities approach Development Bank for investment

SME scheme could generate €100 million over three years

Watch: Why policies are turning cars into kings of the road

Playground to be affected by pollution from underground car park

Watch: ‘Why would people not want to halve their commuting time?’ – Cycling group

A mixture of infrastructure and disincentives are the only way to push for change

10 years since Palumbo took over Malta Shipyards

‘I deserve credit’ says Antonio Palumbo

Businesses having to wait close to 79 days to get paid

Average in Europe is 34

‘We knew what had to be done’ - Marina staff quick as boat burst into flames

Risky manoeuvre to tow boat before fire spread

Regulation is the answer in cryptocurrency sector, expert insists

Sector requires proactive approach

Watch: Superyacht industry sigh of relief as Commission case closes

VAT on yachts had been challenged by Commission in 2018

Watch: Metro could generate €300 million a year

Konrad Xuereb sees it as complementary to other public transport systems

MFSA appoints partner to help cryptocurrency asset checks

US company would check assets used in transactions

Housing: one in five is a tenant, but few locals pay commercial rental prices

A Central Bank economist explains the data concerning Malta's property market

Should mindfulness be taught in schools?

'It is all about awareness of one’s own feelings'

Industrial tribunal chair to stay on

Bid to oust Richard Matrenza dismissed

‘Care homes only being built to minimum standards’

CareMalta warns that basic standards should not be the benchmark