Skills card White Paper soon out

A White Paper will be issued in March outlining the government’s proposals for a skills card for the construction industry. The proposal for the card originated from the Building Industry Consultative Council, which has been trying to find a way to simultaneously improve the level of professionalism in the industry, as well as to cut […]

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62 incidents involving horses in 10 years

There were 62 incidents involving horses and reported to the police between 2004 and last year, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said. Replying to a Parliamentary question by Labour MP Anthony Agius Decelis, the minister said a total of 79 vehicles were also involved in the incidents and 26 people were injured. Reported on Times […]

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First meeting held on legal notice to regulate horses on the roads

Talks were started today between the government, Transport Malta and interested parties on the drafting of a legal notice to regulate horses on the roads. The Commissioner for Animal Welfare, Manuel Buhagiar, said on TimesTalk this evening that the first meeting was held today. It was presided by Transport Minister Joe Mizzi. The meeting followed […]

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Retirement Pensions Act

The MFSA has issued the new Regulations and Pension Rules under the revamped Retirement Pensions Act 2011.    The Minister of Finance has established, by virtue of Legal Notice 4 (2015) that the 1st of January 2015 will be the date when all the provisions of the said ACT shall come into force.   As […]

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Cervical cancer screening to start next year

Screening for cervical cancer will start to be offered by the government to women aged between 25 and 35 as from the middle of next year.  This was stated by Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne in reply to Parliamentary questions by Nationalist MP Claudio Grech. As reported by Times of Malta on December 17, 2014, 18:21

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New car scrappage scheme launched

Transport Malta said today it is receiving applications for the new grant scheme on the purchase of new environment-friendly vehicles. This scheme is aimed at reducing the number of old motor vehicles from the road reducing pollution. Subject to various conditions, the grant, between €700 and €900, is given upon the purchase of a new […]

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Third Pillar Pensions: a first step?

The  Bill  amending  the  Social Security Act  to allow  third pillarpensions – making it possible for people  to  voluntarily  take  up  a private  pension  to  top  up  their State pension – was approved by Parliament last month. Under the new law an individual may invest up to a €1,000 in an Individual  Savings  Account  and benefit from interest earned from the investment in interest bearing securities/deposits  without  deduction of […]

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Two private pension schemes announced

Two  private  schemes  were announced yesterday as part of the government’s drive to encourage low and middle-income families to take up third pillar pensions. The  so-called  third  pillar involves making voluntary contributions to private pension fundsthrough which people may opt to top up the State pension. Yesterday’s announcement by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna came in […]

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Thieves targeting electricity cables for the copper

Tens of households have ended up without power over the past few weeks, sparking an intensive police investigation into the theft of live overhead electricity cables. The cables have been cut away and stolen from a number of places in the south, Times of Malta is informed. As reported by Times of Malta, 29th October […]

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