The Malta Independent 6 December 2022, Tuesday
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Watch: PM says government open to discussion on changing wording of abortion amendment bill

Prime Minister Robert Abela said today that the government is open to changing the wording of the bill currently being debated in Parliament with regard to the abortion law. The amendment bill...

In recusal case, psychologist explains why magistrate’s family ties are binding on her views

The FIAU had closed its investigation on Pilatus Bank in 2016 just less than a month after its chairman emailed former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, complaining about the financial crime...

Maltese people should be given back what was stolen from them - Grech on ARMS overcharging

The Maltese people should be given back what was stolen from them, Opposition Leader Bernard Grech said on overcharging on water and electricity bills. The Opposition said today is the last...

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‘Contractors need to take responsibility’ – Abela on building collapse

Prime Minister Robert Abela said that "contractors need to take responsibility" while the government will continue to do what is needed, in reaction to the Kordin building collapse which resulted in...

Abortion bill reform: Option of a free vote essentially ruled out by both parties

Both major political parties have essentially ruled out the option of a free vote for the abortion bill reform. The Malta Independent spoke to Nationalist Party (PN) Whip Robert Cutajar and...

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Council of Europe says abortion amendment bill is 'step to protect women’s rights'

The bill to decriminalise the termination of pregnancies when the mother’s life or health is at serious risk has been described as 'a first imperative step to protect women’s rights’...

TMID Editorial: Shortages

State agencies for social workers are having to resort to 'quick fixes' to address the significant shortage of social workers in the country, by bringing in unqualified persons for the role, PN MP...

‘Abortion should never be confused with psychiatric treatment’ – Anti-abortion organisations

While pregnant mothers should be given all the psychiatric care necessary, abortion should never be confused with psychiatric treatment, a group of three anti-abortion organisations have...

Smart City ITS campus will be able to take 2,500 students, government says

Prime Minister Robert Abela visited the works that are taking place at the new ITS Campus in Smart City. The new campus will be able accommodate 2,500 students, which is double the amount that...

Updated: Thousands protest in Valletta against government’s abortion amendment bill

A large protest against the government's bill proposing to introduce an exception to Malta's strict anti-abortion laws is taking place in Valletta. protestors gathered in front of Castille, and...

Overhaul of criminal court procedures should be considered, former Chief Justice says

An overhaul of the criminal court procedures should be considered in the long term, Chief Justice Emeritus Vincent De Gaetano told The Malta Independent on Sunday. The former Chief Justice has...

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