The Malta Independent 1 April 2020, Wednesday

Data Protection Commissioner investigating reported leak of 330,000 voters’ personal data

Information and Data Protection Commissioner Saviour Cachia has launched an investigation into a reported security leak involving the personal data of 337,384 voters. MaltaToday reported today...

Extension to planning permits done for ‘purely environmental reasons’ – Environment Minister

The extension of three years to approved planning permits which had a deadline of up to 2022 was done for "purely environmental reasons" so that Malta does not turn into "one single construction site"...

Government, Opposition agree on appointment of Mark Chetcuti as Chief Justice

The government and opposition have agreed on the appointment of Mark Chetcuti as the new Chief Justice. He will be replacing Joseph Azzopardi, who is retiring on 8 April. The appointment will be...

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BirdLife International CEO calls on PM not to open spring hunting season

BirdLife International CEO Patricia Zurita has written to Prime Minister Robert Abela, asking him not to open the spring hunting season and to beef up enforcement in the sector. Birdlife...

How poor leadership may have cost thousands of lives when Malta faced the plague in 1675, 1813

The outbreak and subsequent spread of Covid-19 is not the first time that Malta has had to deal with a significantly contagious disease in the country.  Indeed, there have been several occasions...

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