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Ivan Camilleri

  • Disqualified firm owned by former Labour MP gets job through direct order

    Disqualified firm owned by former Labour MP gets job through direct order

    An architectural firm owned by former Labour MP Charles Buhagiar got a €600,000 contract through a direct order after it was disqualified from a competitive tender for the same job, Times of Malta is informed. The controversial decision by Malta...

  • Government wants more time to show Vitals guarantee

    Government wants more time to show Vitals guarantee

    Projects Malta is not yet in a position to provide Times of Malta with a copy of the €9 million performance guarantee Vitals Global Healthcare had to make within 30 days from signing a 30-year concession agreement. After the government agency...

  • Malta facing hefty cut in EU funding

    Malta facing hefty cut in EU funding

    Updated at 8.20pm: adds PM's comments Malta risks losing hundreds of millions of euros in EU funds after 2020 if fresh proposals by Brussels for the upcoming seven-year budget materialise, the Times of Malta is informed. EU leaders, including...

  • Brussels asked to probe Vitals ‘swap’ as shares transferred

    Brussels asked to probe Vitals ‘swap’ as shares transferred

    The European Commission was asked to look into the 2015 agreement between the government and Vitals Global Healthcare a day after VGH finalised a deal with a US company on three Maltese hospitals. Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola wrote to...

  • VGH had no money to pay salaries last month

    VGH had no money to pay salaries last month

    Vitals Global Healthcare (VGH) had completely run out of cash by the beginning of this year and could not pay the salaries of its 85-member staff last month, senior VGH officials told the Times of Malta yesterday. Confirming a story published in...

  • Company 'very close to Labour' gets shooting range direct order

    Company 'very close to Labour' gets shooting range direct order

    A company whose shareholders are considered to be “very close to the Labour Party” was among those given direct orders for a €6 million shooting range at Ta’ Kandja. It also resulted that architect Claude Mallia was allocated €130,000 in direct...

  • Vitals in a desperate financial situation

    Vitals in a desperate financial situation

    Vitals Global Healthcare, which has received more than €50 million from the government to run three State hospitals, has ended up completely penniless and has accumulated debts of over €55 million. Sources close to the ongoing talks between VGH...

  • Gaming authority boss Joseph Cuschieri to become MFSA's CEO

    Gaming authority boss Joseph Cuschieri to become MFSA's CEO

    Joseph Cuschieri, an accountant who has been heading the Malta Gaming Authority since Labour was returned to power in 2013, has been selected by the Office of the Prime Minster to serve as the new CEO of the Malta Financial Services Authority, The...

  • Severely ill prison inmate still awaiting reply to plea for temporary release

    Severely ill prison inmate still awaiting reply to plea for temporary release

    A prison inmate with kidney failure asked for temporary release on humanitarian grounds more than two months ago but has not yet received a reply from the Office of the President, as the authorities await the outcome of a constitutional...

  • Malta ‘will also have to take’ migrants saved in the Med - Berlusconi

    Malta ‘will also have to take’ migrants saved in the Med - Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi, whose party is touted to return to power in next month's Italian election, insists not all migrants saved in the Mediterranean will disembark in Italy as Malta would have to accept them too. “There is no doubt that migrants who...