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Bus company fined €184,000 for delays in 2017

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:22:00 +0100
Malta Public Transport had to pay €183,559 worth of fines for departure delays for bus services in 2017. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP Toni Bezzina, Tranpost Minister Ian Borg said that the fines were imposed by Transport Malta. Fines were first imposed as from April 2016, once the new network was finalised, and industrial issues were sorted. In the eight months of 2016, it was fined a total of €82,125 >
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Police on duty attacked 171 times

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:11:00 +0100
There were 171 cases of aggression against police on duty during 2017, according to Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia. He was replying to a parliamentary question by MP Beppe Fenech Adami. He said that this number included not only aggression and violent behaviour but also threats. >
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30 possible cases of money-laundering referred to courts by Attorney General

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:56:00 +0100
The Attorney General has referred 30 cases of possible money-laundering to the courts for investigation since 2010, of which four were in 2016 and one in 2017. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP Karol Aquilina, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said that it was not appropriate to reveal details of the entities or individuals that were involved. The list includes investigations that involve money-laundering but which may also involve fraud, corruption, drugs and misappropriation. >
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Works on Vittoriosa quay in March

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:47:00 +0100
The government is planning to repair the quay in Vittoriosa used by luzzus in March, Transport Minister Ian Borg said. He was replying to a parliamentary question by MP Glenn Bedingfield, who asked about the quay which is used by boats that ferry people across to Valletta. >
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Discrimination accusations against bus company

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:40:00 +0100
Updated at 9.45pm with MPT reaction Malta Public Transport has got itself into hot water after it allegedly advertised in Pakistan for male bus drivers aged between 25 and 40. MP Claudette Buttigieg asked the Equality Minister in parliament about the adverts, asking whether the adverts were acceptable and whether the ministry would take any action against the public bus operator. Equality Minister Helena Dalli said that the adverts were being investigated by the National Commission for Equality. Malta Public Transport notes that foreign recruitment agencies and/or websites have specified gender specific requirements in adverts or job postings related to bus drivers in Malta. Malta Public Transport later on Monday issued a statement disassociating itself from any such advert or job posting, saying that there were not approved by the company since they went against its equal opportunities philosophy. “I welcome, with great enthusiasm, any investigation that the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality will be carrying out on our company for us to demonstrate that that we are truly an equal opportunity employer. This is evident through our values, our philosophy, our work... >
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