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Jurgen Balzan joined MaltaToday in 2011, specialising in politics, foreign affairs, migration and parliamentary affairs. He was formerly a political activist in Alternattiva Demokratika - the Green Party, and also an activist with Moviment Graffitti.
Parliamentary Secretary suffers broken leg after being hit by car in Bormla
Court & Police 29-03

Chris Agius hospitalised after being hit by car outside his residence in Bormla

Police still to ‘identify’ migrant five weeks on from his suicide
National 28-03

The body of the Ghanian national who committed suicide has not yet been released by the police because his identity 'has not yet been established'

JF Services facing new probe over alleged breach of employment laws
National 28-03

JF Services Ltd is allegedly underpaying some of its employees thousands of euros a year, as workers accused the company of refusing to pay for overtime according to the law and grant leave and sick-leave, while paying them less than the minimum wage

Second ‘publicity-shy’ company was invoiced by PN media company
National 26-03

Since 2014, the PN has received approximately €560,000 from Sky Gourmet and a similarly publicity-shy company, Malta Healthcare Caterers Ltd

Political billboards to be exempted from new regulations
National 23-03

Planning Authority says new draft legal notice will ‘ensure high design standard and address visual impact of outdoor advertisements’

400-year-old San Anton Palace reservoir to be restored
Environment 23-03

Memorandum of Understanding for the restoration of a rainwater reservoir at San Anton Palace signed on World Water Day

Broadcasting Authority chair pockets €6,000 allowance to use her car
National 22-03

Broadcasting Authority’s chairperson Tanya Borg Cardona receives a €6,000 car allowance each year to keep using her personal car for official purposes – instead of making use of the official authority cars

MPs want full-time job but warn of potential pitfalls
National 21-03

Out of the 24 MPs who responded to MaltaToday’s questions, only one expressly opposed the notion of having full-time MPs

PN donations hailed from ‘publicity shy’ catering firm
National 20-03

Financial transactions under investigation by the Electoral Commission will be centred around invoices issued by the PN’s media to Sky Gourmet Malta, a subsidiary of db Group owned by Silvio Debono which does not normally take out television advertising

Maltese fourth most generous in the world
National 17-03

The Maltese are among the most generous when it comes to parting with their money, yet they are more frugal when it comes to giving up their time for voluntary work and helping strangers, a study has found

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