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  • Two-thirds fail cryptocurrency agents exam

    Two-thirds fail cryptocurrency agents exam

    Nearly two-thirds of those applying for cryptocurrency agent certification failed the official assessment process despite last-second changes intended to boost the pass rate. Under the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act coming into force in...

  • Malta should not be on OECD blacklist, parliamentary secretary insists

    Malta should not be on OECD blacklist, parliamentary secretary insists

    Updated Thursday Malta is demanding an explanation after having been placed in an OECD blacklist of 'high risk' financial jurisdictions. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development included Malta in view of its...

  • Malta appoints resident high commissioner to Ghana

    Malta appoints resident high commissioner to Ghana

    Jean Claude Galea is to be appointed resident high commissioner to Ghana, becoming Malta's first ambassador in sub-sahan Africa. His appointment had been approved by the parliamentary committee for public appointments. Foreign Minister...

  • More than half complaints about cancelled flights are against Ryanair

    More than half complaints about cancelled flights are against Ryanair

    Ryanair cancellations generated 14 of the 22 complaints submitted to the Consumer Affairs Directorate covering the period January 1 to September 30, 2018. Replying to a parliamentary question posted by MP Chris Said, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici...

  • Daphne murder public inquiry call “politically motivated” - government

    Daphne murder public inquiry call  “politically motivated” - government

    A call by a group of MEPs for an independent inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia murder has been dismissed by the government as “politically motivated”, with EU Affairs Minister Helena Dalli and Justice Minister Owen Bonnici insisting this was all...

  • Results do not match Malta's spending on education

    Results do not match Malta's spending on education

    Malta is spending big on education but results are still disappointing, a new EU report has found. The 2018 edition of the European Commission’s Education and Training Monitor, published on Tuesday, found that while government spending on...

  • Today's front pages - October 18, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 18, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Thursday’s newspapers. Times of Malta reports how Malta was criticised for failing to uphold the principle of freedom of expression. It also reports that many African children in Malta are facing poverty,...

  • Are pensioners living alone over-eating?

    Are pensioners living alone over-eating?

    The average pensioner aged over 65 living alone buys almost 4,000 calories worth of food every day, according to official data. That is starkly different to the calorific intake of a family with two children aged 15 or under, where an individual’s...

  • Delia attends EPP summit

    Delia attends EPP summit

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has attended the European People’s Party summit in Brussels. The summit discussed the rule of law and the defence of European frontiers in view of irregular migration, as well as the next PPE congress being...

  • We also want justice for Daphne, government tells NGOs

    We also want justice for Daphne, government tells NGOs

    The government said on Wednesday it joined five international institutions in stressing the need that justice is served in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Ms Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb a year ago on October 16,...

  • Journalists continue to be hindered in their role as watchdogs

    Journalists continue to be hindered in their role as watchdogs

    Press freedom had been in dramatic decline since the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, but authorities continued to turn a blind eye, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) said. EFJ general secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez told Times of Malta...

  • Hillman earning €4,000 a month from OPM consultancy

    Hillman earning €4,000 a month from OPM consultancy

    Former Allied Newspaper managing director Adrian Hillman is earning €4,000 a month from a government consultancy job at the Malta Gaming Authority. The Times of Malta had revealed the lucrative consultancy late last year, when it reported that Mr...

  • Rescued migrants to be brought to Malta

    Rescued migrants to be brought to Malta

    A group of 44 people who were stranded at sea aboard a wooden boat are being brought to Malta. The stranded migrants were first spotted 58 nautical miles south of Lampedusa late on Tuesday and within Malta’s search and rescue zone. Maltese...

  • Caritas welcomes White Paper on Rental Market

    Caritas welcomes White Paper on Rental Market

    Rental payments should not be more than a third of one’s income, Caritas said in its reaction to the White Paper on the Rental Market. It said that where this was not the case, the renter should be given a subsidy to make up the difference. The...

  • MP's tweet breached parliamentary privilege, Speaker rules

    MP's tweet breached parliamentary privilege, Speaker rules

    Updated at 6.20pm Opposition MP Jason Azzopardi breached parliamentary privilege last week in a tweet aimed at Economy Minister Chris Cardona, Speaker Anġlu Farrugia ruled on Wednesday. Quoting from previous rulings, Speaker Farrugia said that...

  • Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Employers have welcomed the government’s proposed rent reform as a step in the right direction, amid concern over spiralling rent prices unsustainably driving up wages.The Malta Employers' Association met with housing parliamentary secretary...

  • Questions in Parliament on controversial SVDP contract unanswered

    Questions in Parliament on controversial SVDP contract unanswered

    Questions tabled in Parliament on the controversial multi-million-euro St Vincent de Paul Residence extension remain unanswered. Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina and Democratic Party MP Godfrey Farrugia are known to have asked questions to Family...

  • Young men admit to string of Valletta thefts

    Young men admit to string of Valletta thefts

    An 18-year-old was jailed and another was placed under probation on Wednesday after they pleaded guilty to theft. The police tracked down Nikolai Abela, from Birkirkara, and Anthony Joseph Xuereb, from Tarxien, both unemployed, after numerous...

  • Prices reduced for 23 medicines and 5 medical devices, by up to 60%

    Prices reduced for 23 medicines and 5 medical devices, by up to 60%

    Prices were reduced for 23 medicines and 5 medical devices, including antibiotics, antidepressants, antihistamines, oral contraceptives, and antifungals. The price of the penicillin antibiotic co-amoxiclav has been reduced by 25 per cent, meaning...

  • Watch: 'Don't let me down', junior minister tells trappers as autumn season is announced

    Watch: 'Don't let me down', junior minister tells trappers as autumn season is announced

    Updated at 4.20pm with Birdlife reaction Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri on Wednesday urged hunters not to let him down when the controversial autumn trapping season reopens this weekend. Speaking during a press conference...

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