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Denise Grech

  • Schools ‘cannot handle’ children with disability, parents say

    Schools ‘cannot handle’ children with disability, parents say

    Parents of children with disability are concerned the education sector is not equipped to handle them, with the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability reporting a “sharp increase” in education-related complaints The amount of...

  • New airline will not compete with Air Malta, Tourism Minister says

    New airline will not compete with Air Malta, Tourism Minister says

    There are no plans for Malta MedAir to become a fully-fledged airline, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said on Saturday. Earlier this week, Times of Malta reported how Air Malta staff was concerned that MedAir would be taking over certain operations...

  • Air Malta registers profit, but ‘not out of the woods yet’

    Air Malta registers profit, but ‘not out of the woods yet’

    Updated at 2.20pm Malta's national airline was not “out of the woods yet” despite registering a slight profit for the first time in almost two decades, chairman Charles Mangion said on Saturday. Air Malta registered a profit of €1.2 million,...

  • Watch: Over 200 illegal trapping sites spotted in aerial footage

    Watch: Over 200 illegal trapping sites spotted in aerial footage

    Illegal trapping was at an "all-time high" this spring, with more than 200 freshly-cleared sites intended for bird trapping spotted across the islands during an aerial survey. The Committee Against Bird Slaughter said it filmed and reported six...

  • 'Deplorable working conditions' of LSEs to be reported to Europe

    'Deplorable working conditions' of LSEs to be reported to Europe

    Updated 5pm, adds MUT statement The Union of Professional Educators warned it would report the government to European Health and Safety authorities for difficult and deplorable working conditions. Learning Support Educators were getting badly...

  • Gozo tunnel: Studies will be published as part of permit application, government says

    Gozo tunnel: Studies will be published as part of permit application, government says

    The government has shrugged off criticism that the public was not adequately informed about its planned tunnel linking Malta and Gozo, insisting the studies would be published "soon". The publication of the studies was required as part of the...

  • Malta a fiscal black hole, says Oxfam

    Malta a fiscal black hole, says Oxfam

    Malta was a “fiscal black hole”, anti-poverty organisation Oxfam said, adding the country facilitated aggressive tax planning. The international confederation of over 20 NGOs has just published a report highlighting the world’s worst tax...

  • Man living in warehouse causes fracas

    Man living in warehouse causes fracas

    A man who lived in a warehouse was fined €800 by a court on Sunday after admitting to an altercation with his boss over unpaid wages.   Adrian Wiencek, a Pole, came to Malta to work and had been living at a warehouse, where he worked as a...

  • Gaming giant gets licence for Malta

    Gaming giant gets licence for Malta

    Gibraltar-based gaming group 888 Holdings has moved a step closer to shift some of its operations to Malta in a bid to counter Brexit insecurity. The company announced in its 2018 financial results, announced a few days ago, it had obtained a...

  • Over 1,500 register to offer AirBnB accommodation following MTA clampdown

    Over 1,500 register to offer AirBnB accommodation following MTA clampdown

    More than 1,500 people operating AirBnB-style accommodation registered following a clampdown by the Malta Tourism Authority. Hoteliers have long sounded warnings that AirBnB-style operators were operating without going through the proper channels.