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  • Doctors meet minister over online medical courses fears

    Doctors meet minister over online medical courses fears

    Concerns over a Malta-based online medical school were flagged during a recent meeting between Education Minister Evarist Bartolo and the doctors’ lobby, the Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said the Medical Association of Malta requested the...

  • 'I prostituted myself... It makes me feel sick'

    'I prostituted myself... It makes me feel sick'

    John’s parents had him on a grey October day in 1986. They had him when they were too young and too scared, and most importantly for John, they had him against their wishes. John’s parents had him, but he never had them. The orphanage that John...

  • Billions of euros in Satabank transactions deemed 'highly suspicious'

    Billions of euros in Satabank transactions deemed 'highly suspicious'

    Billions of euros in suspicious transactions through Satabank are under investigation. Financial regulators and police are looking into a cornucopia of cases with suspected links to fuel smuggling, drug trafficking, the Mafia and black listed...

  • Sicilian courts seize €6m from Malta-based gaming firms - Italian media

    Sicilian courts seize €6m from Malta-based gaming firms - Italian media

    Some €6 million held in four Maltese gaming companies has been seized by the Palermo courts as part of anti-Mafia crackdown, Italian media has reported. The Court of Palermo ordered the asset seizure last week on the back of a request by the...

  • Fuel pumps available Friday night as sign of 'good will'

    Fuel pumps available Friday night as sign of 'good will'

    Fuel pumping stations will be working all night on Friday as a sign of “good will”, the GRTU said on Friday. Fuel has not been available after fuel stations close at 6pm all week as part of a nationwide industrial dispute. The action was announced...

  • Malta-based online ‘medical school’ risks damaging island's reputation

    Malta-based online ‘medical school’ risks damaging island's reputation

    A Malta-based online medical school could be used as a backdoor for underqualified doctors to work in EU hospitals, European doctors fear. Frank Montgomery, who chairs the Standing Committee of European Doctors, an EU-wide doctors’ lobby, told...

  • Fuel stations’ action ‘will escalate unless meeting set’

    Fuel stations’ action ‘will escalate unless meeting set’

    Motorists could find it even harder to get fuel this week if an urgent meeting between the government and pump station owners was not set, the GRTU – Malta Chamber of SMEs has warned. Station owners announced on Monday night that fuel would not be...

  • Renovations in the works for 30 housing estates across Malta

    Renovations in the works for 30 housing estates across Malta

    Some 30 housing estates across the island will be renovated through a funding programme announced on Wednesday. Housing Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes said the works, costing some €150,000, would be based on requests made by tenants...

  • Migrant rescue ship stranded at sea again

    Migrant rescue ship stranded at sea again

    An NGO vessel that rescued a group of distressed migrants last week is stranded at sea once again as the Maltese and Italian authorities insist it is not their responsibility to help coordinate the disembarkation. Sea-Watch 3 rescued 47 migrants...

  • Watch: Works start on €700 million roads make-over

    Watch: Works start on €700 million roads make-over

    Works on the first 31 residential roads being overhauled as part of the government’s €700 million investment began this week, Transport Minister Ian Borg announced on Tuesday. During a visit to works being carried out on a dirt road in residential...