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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Road fatalities increased by 69 per cent in six years

    Road fatalities increased by 69 per cent in six years

    Road deaths in Malta increased by 69 per cent between 2010 and 2016, with the country now faring worse than the EU average, new statistics show. Preliminary data released by the European Commission, coinciding with a high-level conference on road...

  • Rabat townhouse proposed for demolition may sit over Roman ruins

    Rabat townhouse proposed for demolition may sit over Roman ruins

    Serious concerns have been raised by cultural heritage authorities over a proposal to demolish a Rabat townhouse believed to stand above ancient Roman remains. Neighbouring residents have also suggested the possible existence of a freshwater...

  • Qawra residents fight plans to build apartment blocks

    Qawra residents fight plans to build apartment blocks

    Nearly 280 Qawra residents have written to the Planning Authority to protest against a controversial proposal to allow four-storey apartment blocks in a bungalow area. The PA was expected to decide on the application today but the residents filed...

  • Cyprus-Malta: competition, cooperation on passports

    Cyprus-Malta: competition, cooperation on passports

    The debate over Malta’s citizenship-by-investment programme may have subsided in recent months, but on another small Mediterranean island, the same scheme is facing similar criticism – and a similar defence by the authorities. The programme...

  • Career criminal back in court over apartment theft

    Career criminal back in court over apartment theft

    A career criminal found himself back in court today charged with stealing €4,000 from an apartment in Xemxija.Silvio Pace, 48, was previously jailed for 20 years for his part in a Paola explosion, which killed a mother and her baby son in 1992.He...

  • No student council elections as Pulse pulls out of the race

    No student council elections as Pulse pulls out of the race

    No student council elections will be held at the University of Malta for the second year running as one of the two main political groups pulled out of the race amidst ongoing disagreements over the electoral system. Elections for the University...

  • Reactions: Hotel, shopping complex, casino planned for Manoel Island -

    Reactions: Hotel, shopping complex, casino planned for Manoel Island -

    Updated at 6.20pm A hotel at Fort Manoel, an extensive shopping complex and a casino-hotel at the historic Lazaretto are among the proposals in Midi’s official development plans for Manoel Island. The plans were immediately described as...

  • 'Save one building, and it will influence the next decision'

    'Save one building, and it will influence the next decision'

    The secretary-general of Europe’s leading heritage organisation has called for creative solutions to safeguard not only important heritage buildings but entire landscapes from over-development. “In Malta there are still a number of extraordinary...

  • Church schools must respect the religious freedom of others - Archbishop

    Church schools must respect the religious freedom of others - Archbishop

    Church schools must respect the religious freedom of others, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said today, confirming his openness to Muslim students receiving education in their own religion. Speaking during a ceremony on the anniversary of the death...

  • Malta launches bid to host European Medicines Agency

    Malta launches bid to host European Medicines Agency

    Malta has officially launched an ambitious bid to host the prestigious European Medicines Agency, which will leave its current London home as a result of Brexit.With its announcement, the island joins several other countries vying to host the...