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Jacob Borg

  • Money-laundering and corruption probes take months – police CEO

    Money-laundering and corruption probes take months – police CEO

    Investigations into corruption and money-laundering were no easy task and involved months of preliminary work, police CEO Angelo Gafà has said. The European Commission’s 2019 annual country report about Malta described police accountability as...

  • AuM campus extension includes rooftop pool

    AuM campus extension includes rooftop pool

    A proposed extension to the American University of Malta facility in Cospicua includes the building of a rooftop pool on a site adjacent to the historic Knights Building, documents lodged with the Planning Authority in January show. Addressing a...

  • No significant progress in the fight against corruption’ – European Commission

    No significant progress in the fight against corruption’ – European Commission

    Malta has not made any significant progress in the fight against corruption, the European Commission said on Thursday.   During a presentation about the Malta 2019 country report, European Commission Deputy Secretary General Céline Gauer said more...

  • Police, AG accountability is deficient, says EU executive

    Police, AG accountability is deficient, says EU executive

    The accountability of the police and Attorney General is “deficient” and reports on allegations related to money laundering, corruption and abuse of power are often not followed up with charges, the European Commission has said in a country report...

  • Inside the suspected Algerian visa scandal

    Inside the suspected Algerian  visa scandal

    As an Air Malta flight to Algiers revs up its engines, the crew give each other a knowing glance. It will be another easy flight. Of the over 100 passengers booked on the flight, only eight have actually turned up. Air Malta’s former general sales...

  • Litigation provisions of €75 million hurt BOV’s profits

    Litigation provisions of €75 million hurt BOV’s profits

    Bank of Valletta announced on Friday that it would not be paying out a cash dividend this year and was setting aside €75 million as a litigation provision. Speaking during a press conference, BOV chairman Deo Scerri said the bank’s profit without...

  • More responsible attitude to construction needed – economist

    More responsible attitude to construction needed – economist

    Economist Gordon Cordina said on Thursday that Malta needed to take a much more responsible attitude towards construction activities. Speaking during a business breakfast organised by The Malta Business Weekly about sustainable employment, Dr...

  • Courts will decide if tuna farms broke the law, ministry insists

    Courts will decide if tuna farms broke the law, ministry insists

    Environment Minister José Herrera defended a decision to allow lucrative tuna fattening operations to continue despite multiple inspections by the fisheries regulator last year finding irregularities in the industry. Tuna operators in the...

  • PN stays coy on ballot sheet concerns

    PN stays coy on ballot sheet concerns

    The Nationalist Party has held back from publicly opposing plans to grant political parties uncontrolled access to ballot sheet scans, despite its representatives on the Electoral Commission voting against them. According to proposals by the...

  • Court revokes Mark Gasan’s ODZ villa permit in Żebbuġ

    Court revokes Mark Gasan’s ODZ villa permit in Żebbuġ

    A court last week overturned a “legally flawed” decision to grant Electrogas power station businessman Mark Gasan permission to build a 200sqm one-storey villa in an outside development zone falling within Wied il-Ħesri, Żebbuġ. The businessman’s...