Drink-driving limits set to be slashed by almost half

The current limit of 0.8g per litre of blood will be reduced to 0.5g Drink-driving alcohol limits are set to become tighter once a proposal to slash the maximum by almost half comes into force, the Times of Malta has learnt. Transport Minister Ian Borg is set to forge ahead with the plan to lower […]

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New drink-driving campaign targets sea vessel drivers

Transport Malta has embarked upon another anti-drink-driving public awareness campaign, this time with a special focus on drivers of sea vessels Transport Malta has deployed Rubber Inflatable Boats to the sea to hand out breathalyzers to drivers of boats, jet skis and other seacraft. “Sea transport operations are no longer the luxury of a few […]

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Fire safety legislation too fragmented

Only framework part of occupational health and safety Insurers are concerned the lack of comprehensive legislation on fire safety could prove problematic in the case of a major disaster. They claim they are often stuck in limbo when attempting to pinpoint responsibility. Raising the alarm following last month’s Grenfell Tower tragedy in London, which left […]

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Mobile phones cause one in four traffic injuries

Campaign launched to stop drivers using phone at the wheel As many as one in four road traffic injuries are due to drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, health minister Chris Fearne said today while announcing a new awareness campaign. The 89.7 Bay ‘Put it Away’ campaign will target drivers with video and radio […]

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Malta crashes to bottom of EU road death table

Fatalities doubled in 2016 – the highest increase in Europe Malta registered the largest increase in road deaths in 2016, with fatalities doubling over the previous year, according to a new European report. The island was also one of the only two countries to register a higher number of road deaths when compared to 2010, […]

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Distribution of free breathalyser kits can give wrong impression

Good intentions may be defeated Distributing breathalyser kits freely could risk giving the wrong impression that excessive drinking is condoned, insurance association head, Adrian Galea, has warned. The director general of the Malta Insurance Association was commenting to this newspaper after Social Policy Minister Michael Falzon announced on Monday that about 3,000 self-administered kits would […]

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Press Release – EU Reaches Agreement on Reviving Securitisation Market

European Commission Press release Capital Markets Union: EU reaches agreement on reviving securitisation market Strasbourg, 30 May 2017 The European Commission has welcomed tonight’s agreement to revive the EU’s securitisation market, in a move that will broaden investment opportunities for investors and boost lending to Europe’s households and businesses. Late on Tuesday, the European Parliament, […]

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MIA’s Proposals to Political Parties

MIA’s Proposals to Political Parties   The Malta Insurance Association is seriously concerned about the traumatic events which are threatening Malta’s reputational advantage as a centre for financial services.  This current instability is a major risk to our livelihood and we appeal to all parties, whether in or outside Government, to rise above their partisan […]

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Road safety truly matters

In the run-up to an election, it is not unusual to see the political parties promising the electorate all kinds of new initiatives that will improve their quality of life and put more money in their pockets. Not surprisingly, the parties steer clear of talking about issues that can have negative connotations, so talking about […]

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