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  • Mt Carmel nurses ask for renovation timelines

    Mt Carmel nurses ask for renovation timelines

    The government must provide the nurses’ union with timelines for the Mount Carmel renovations by Wednesday, or risk being faced with industrial action, Times of Malta has learnt.  The move comes in the wake of reports in Times of Malta that most...

  • Quarter of tourists book Malta trips through Airbnb

    Quarter of tourists book Malta trips through Airbnb

    Over a quarter of those booking holidays in Malta use Airbnb-style services, dealing directly with individuals instead of hotels, official data shows. According to the European Union’s statistics office, 26 per cent of those who booked...

  • Greco’s work ‘based on facts not impressions’

    Greco’s work ‘based on facts not impressions’

    The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption - Greco based its reports “on facts, not on impressions or perceptions”, its president, Marin Mrčela, said on Wednesday. Though not referring to any report in particular, Mr Mrčela...

  • Notre Dame disaster: 'People gasped in shock and disbelief' – Maltese in Paris

    Notre Dame disaster: 'People gasped in shock and disbelief' – Maltese in Paris

    A Maltese man living in Paris on Tuesday described how people around him could be seen “gasping” as a massive fire broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday evening. Speaking to Times of Malta, just hours after the major fire that sent...

  • Maltese language use predominant in state schools, English in non-state ones

    Maltese language use predominant in state schools, English in non-state ones

    Kindergarten teachers in state schools devote more time to the Maltese language than their counterparts in non-state schools, a study has revealed. Published on Tuesday afternoon, a study by the National Literacy Agency found that while teachers...

  • Engineers warrant course shrouded in mystery

    Engineers warrant course shrouded in mystery

    A course aimed at equipping Mcast students with enough credits to make them eligible for an engineering warrant is shrouded in mystery. Engineers have expressed concern with Times of Malta that while the course is expected to start in the coming...

  • 700 guilty of driving while drunk between 2009-2016

    700 guilty of driving while drunk between 2009-2016

    Just over 700 motorists were found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol after more than 1,000 tested positive in breathalyser tests between 2009 and 2016, official data shows. According to figures supplied by the police, 702 people...

  • Misconception on breathalyser tests, police need more training - judge

    Misconception on breathalyser tests, police need more training - judge

    Traffic police tasked with conducting breathalyser tests on those suspected of driving under the influence of drink need more training to know when they can test drivers, a judge said on Friday. Speaking at a conference on drink-driving on Friday,...

  • PEN international 'dismayed' by Jason Micallef's new job

    PEN international 'dismayed' by Jason Micallef's new job

    The government should "urgently reconsider" the appointment of Jason Micallef as chair of the Valletta Cultural Agency, PEN international is insisting.  In a tweet, the international writer's association said that it was "dismayed" by the...

  • Hairdressers roped in as teachers

    Hairdressers roped in as teachers

    Hairdressers without any teaching qualifications have been roped in to teach one of the ‘applied’ SEC subjects being introduced to secondary schools next September. Teachers who spoke on condition of anonymity expressed the surprise they felt when...