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Matthew Xuereb

  • Protect Sliema villa, Cultural Superintendence insists

    Protect Sliema villa, Cultural Superintendence insists

    The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage has made another appeal to the Planning Authority to reject all development applications for Balluta’s 19th-century Villa St Ignatius and instead schedule the property. The Superintendence said the historic...

  • Boutique hotel planned to replace Rabat townhouses

    Boutique hotel planned to replace Rabat townhouses

    Two picturesque townhouses on Rabat’s Saqqajja Hill are set to become a four-storey boutique hotel if an application for development is approved by the Planning Authority. The application, filed by architect Justin Spiteri on behalf of Keith...

  • Property owners fighting controversial ‘band club law’

    Property owners fighting controversial ‘band club law’

    The proprietors of the De Paule band club in Paola have filed a constitutional case against a new law enacted earlier this year that effectively reversed a court-ordered eviction they had won after a long legal battle. They insist that the new law...

  • Greenhouse plan for sloped Wied Għomor fields

    Greenhouse plan for sloped Wied Għomor fields

    Wied Għomor in St Julian’s has attracted yet another development application, this time for a 25-metre greenhouse and to turn a rural room into a water reservoir. The application is the umpteenth in the valley running across San Ġwann, Swieqi and...

  • Satabank clients living ‘on bread and cheese’

    Satabank clients living ‘on bread and cheese’

    Satabank account holders are struggling to make ends meet, with some saying they can only afford buying bread and cheese. One of them, who spoke to Times of Malta on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday he was living day by day, hoping the...

  • Government ‘encroached’ on Church property to build road to new school

    Government ‘encroached’ on Church property to build road to new school

    Church-owned land was abusively taken over by the government and excavated to build an access road to a new school in Marsascala, according to a judicial protest filed on Wednesday. The Church also claimed that material dug up from the land in...

  • Five-storey guest house proposed over landmark Ryan's Pub in Spinola Bay

    Five-storey guest house proposed over landmark Ryan's Pub in Spinola Bay

    An application has been filed for the development of a five-storey guest house overlooking Spinola Bay. The proposal in Triq Wied Għomor was submitted to the authorities in July. The applicant, Joseph Casha, is proposing to demolish the existing...

  • Man seeks €3m in damages from Central Bank

    Man seeks €3m in damages from Central Bank

    A tour operator who claims he was the victim of a frame-up by the Central Bank of Malta in the late 1980s has filed a claim for compensation amounting to about €3 million. Lawrence Borg, 69, claims he incurred substantial damages because of the...

  • Budget wage raise expected to be €2.33, plus further €1 adjustment

    Budget wage raise expected to be €2.33, plus further €1 adjustment

    The cost-of-living-adjustment for next year is expected to amount to €2.33 a week. To this, employers will add another weekly increase of €1 as the second instalment of the national minimum wage agreement signed in April last year. This means the...

  • Former Kerygma director banned from priestly duties

    Former Kerygma director banned from priestly duties

    Fr Charles Fenech, the former Kerygma Movement director once accused of sexual abuse, has been prohibited from carrying out the functions of his ministry anywhere in Malta and Gozo.  Three years ago, Fr Fenech was found guilty of sexually abusing...