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Malta to benefit from the proposed €750 billion EU recovery plan

The European Commission has put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan and to ensure the recovery is sustainable, even, inclusive and fair for all Member States, the European Commission is proposing to create a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU, embedded within a powerful, modern and revamped long-term EU budget of 750 billion

Malta Chamber emphasises the need for good governance for a healthy economy

In the same way that we were vociferous in warning the Government to safeguard the country’s reputation

Childcare centre in San Gwann welcomed 38 children since mid-March

During a visit to the childcare centre, Education Minister Owen Bonnici has thanked all those involved for swiftly changing the San Ġwann Primary School, which forms part of St Clare College, into a fully equipped childcare centre for the benefit of our healthcare professionals and members of disciplined forces, who are at the forefront in the fight against the pandemic.

db group withdraws application for excavation of ITS site

The db Group has withdrawn the application for the excavation of the site of the former Institute for Tourism Studies and instead one application will be submitted for the excavation and the building of the development.

MUT to discuss opening of Skolasajf with govt

The MUT said that although schools have an obligation for risk assessment to be in place, it is requesting that, given the present COVID-19 situation, a fresh risk assessment is carried out for all schools which shall serve as Skolasajf centres.

Electrified London taxi to be launched in Malta

A London icon is about to become a familiar sight in Malta, as Malta’s leading automotive & Marine Company, GasanZammit Motors Ltd. will be increasing its portfolios of renowned motor brands with the launch of LEVC – the London Electric Vehicle Company.

Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined.

Emirates sets safety standards for customers travelling as it resumes operations

Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground.

Creating a better and healthier place for all by 2030

Making the planet a better place with the Sustainable Development Goals is the title of the next APS Talk to be hosted by APS Bank on Thursday 4th June 2020. Dr Alexandra Mifsud will be presenting the 14th talk of the series, who will bring her expertise on this topic to the public. This is the second talk which will be streamed online due to the restrictions posed by COVID-19.

A group of 80 migrants in Maltese SAR zone – Alarm Phone

On Twitter, the NGO said that they informed the Maltese authorities but Malta failed to inform them of its SAR activities.

HSBC Bank Malta launches new Investments Academy microsite

HSBC Bank Malta, through its subsidiary HSBC Global Asset Management (Malta) Limited, is launching a new microsite for the public which aims to deliver increased investment knowledge to the community.

Watch: 1 new COVID-19 case out of 1,247 swab tests

The Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci to address the press conference. This morning the Ministry for Health announced another death due to coronavirus. The victim is a 97-year-old who was being treated at Karin Grech Hospital.

Umana Medical Technologies joins GPI group

Gpi Group has now acquired control of Maltese company Umana Medical Technologies with the aim of combining the skills, vision, and strengths to innovate the social-welfare models.

Bank of Valletta increases branch opening hours

Bank of Valletta has announced that with effect from Monday 1st June 2020 it will be increasing its branch opening hours to a quasi-normal operating schedule.

Bulgaria to reopen restaurants, bars and cafes on June 1

garia will allow restaurants, bars and cafes to reopen at full capacity on Monday as the Balkan country further eased restrictions imposed in mid-March to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

APS online talk: ‘Making the planet a better place with the Sustainable Development Goals’

Making the planet a better place with the Sustainable Development Goals is the title of the next APS Talk to be hosted by APS Bank on Thursday 4th June 2020.

Guidelines for visual integrity of scheduled buildings and protection of monuments published

Greater vigilance will be exercised when assessing and determining proposed development applications which fall in close proximity to a scheduled building or monument, the Minister for the Environment, Aaron Farrugia announced.

St Joseph’s Chapel in Manikata undergoing restoration

It was the 8th May 1919 (101 years ago), when brothers Ġamri and Salvu Camilleri from Manikata gave a piece of land to Salvu Galea and Lazzru Grima on behalf of the local farming community to build a Church, sacristy and a small house for the priest.

Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

"Being black in America should not be a death sentence," the mayor said.

Classic scones

Possibly the easiest British teatime treat to make, this simple recipe can be jazzed up by adding dried fruit or nuts.

EASO resuming full operational activities in member states, including Malta

Nina Gregori also said that she welcomes the recent decision of the Maltese authorities to establish the International Protection Agency, which will further strengthen the effectiveness of the Maltese asylum system.

97-year-old man dies of COVID-19

A 97-year-old male is another victim of coronavirus. The Ministry of Health announced this morning that the man was being treated at Karin Grech Hospital.

Il-Koħħu ‘sings’; still waiting for an answer

In the past three months, Vince Muscat known as il-Koħħu has spent ‘several’ hours ‘singing’ to the police.

Miżieb and Aħrax survey shows vast majority opposes FKNK takeover

The survey shows that 90% disagree with the hunting lobby being granted management of these sites and over 95% disagree with restricting access to Aħrax and Miżieb. Also, 95% think the proposal to hand over Aħrax and Miżieb to the FKNK is not transparent and 99% of the respondents think the public deserves more access to more open spaces

27 migrants disembark in Malta

A group of nine children and eighteen females have been disembarked in Malta for humanitarian reasons, said the Armed Forces of Malta in a statement published on Wednesday morning.

Archaeological findings slow down excavation work at Victoria school

Minister gives update on construction of Victoria primary school

Portugal talking to Britain to secure ‘air bridge’ for tourism – sources

Portugal and Britain are in talks to try and secure an air corridor for tourists that would allow British visitors to avoid a COVID-19 quarantine upon returning home.

Spain declares 10-day official mourning for coronavirus victims

The Spanish government declared a 10-day official mourning period from Wednesday to honour the nearly 30,000 people who died from the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch PM did not visit dying mother until end due to coronavirus rules – statement

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his 96-year-old mother for more than eight weeks until hours before her death this month due to lockdown measures in the Netherlands, his office said on Tuesday.

Latvians advised not to travel to Malta because of its high infection rate

Latvia publishes list of countries travel is allowed to

WHO says the Americas are new COVID-19 epicenter as deaths surge in Latin America

The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a Tuesday briefing, as a U.S. study forecast deaths surging in Brazil and other Latin American countries through August.

Police investigating Floriana FC supporters’ gathering at Granaries

Police refrain to comment on whether revellers were or will be fined

11 investigations conducted by Standards Commissioner in 2019

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued his first annual report, in which he explains that out of the 29 complaints he received in a year, he conducted 11 investigations.

Detention on Captain Morgan: government buys food, company handles fuel and crew

The government pays for food and other supplies required by the asylum seekers detained on vessels chartered from Captain Morgan, in addition to the cost of chartering the vessels themselves, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri confirmed.

Von der Leyen to present recovery package

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will be presenting a recovery package in an extraordinary session on Wednesday.

WHO Director says Europe should brace for deadly 2nd wave in winter

Dr Hans Kluge warns countries currently relaxing measures of deadly 2nd wave

Compilation of evidence against Yorgen Fenech to continue on 1st June

The compilation of evidence against Yorgen Fenech, accused of complicity in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, is to resume on Monday, 1st June.

278 children on care orders

There are 278 children who are currently under a care order, Family Minister Michael Falzon confirmed toay.

Commissioner for Standards throws out Bedingfield’s complaint against Azzopardi

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler threw out Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield's complaint against Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi based on his claim that Azzopardi used his parliamentary privilege to attack a judge.

U.S. military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya

Libya's civil war has drawn in regional and global powers with what the United Nations has called a huge influx of weapons and fighters in violation of an arms embargo.

Cycling the talk

More bike users mean a lower carbon footprint and a healthier lifestyle which target Sustainable Development Goals 3, 11 and 13.

MPO launches outreach programme in homes and retirement villages

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra has announced a series of outreach concerts, called Flimkien (Together) in a number of homes and retirement villages. The weekly concerts, held on Friday mornings, will seek to convey a message of positivity and hope to residents and care-workers.

No sharing of chips in dinner with PM, Gozo Minister insists

Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri insisted that he and Prime Minister Robert Abela did not breach any public health recommendations when they had dinner in Gozo last Sunday, denying that they had been served food to share.

Abbott’s COVID-19 blood test already delivered to Health Authorities

On April 24th Abbott the global diagnostics specialist received the CE Mark for its lab-based blood test for the detection of COVID-19 IgG antibodies.

Watch: Diligent and disciplined is how we’ll win the game – President Malta Chamber of Commerce

Having the right attitude in the current economic climate will be the key to the size of the benefits which Malta can reap from the Post-Covid world. This was the opinion of Perit David Xuereb, President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce when interviewed on Newsbook Q&A.

Children’s coin proceeds donated to the MCCFF

This was the fourth consecutive yearly donation to the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation (MCCFF) by the Central Bank of Malta.

A pregnant doctor navigates COVID-19 fight in low-income Los Angeles

Anklesaria is seven months pregnant with her first child. The 35-year works as a co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, a downtown Los Angeles hospital that mostly serves lower-income Hispanic and African-American populations.

Harry Potter author releases new children’s book online for free

JK Rowling has announced that she will release her new children's book The Ickabog for free online. The Harry Potter author said that she wants to help children entertained during the pandemic.

5 deaths due coronavirus, not 6 – Minister Fearne

Minister Fearne gave this information following a parliamentary question by MP Godfrey Farrugia who asked Minister Fearne to give an account on the coronavirus cases reported in Malta and Gozo.

New Hospice Malta Chairperson and CEO appointed

Hospice Malta has announced the appointment of Bernadette Bonnici Kind as its new Chairperson following the completion of Maria Gatt’s five year term of office.