Articles by Ivan Camilleri
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Ivan Camilleri

  • Balluta Bay sand disappears seven months after replenishment

    Balluta Bay sand disappears seven months after replenishment

    The little sand that remained at Balluta Bay was swept away after the latest storm, just seven months after the completion of €110,000-replenishment project by the Tourism Ministry. Marine experts had warned last summer the project was doomed to...

  • Cleaning firm owner chased over €4m in unpaid taxes

    Cleaning firm owner chased over €4m in unpaid taxes

    The sole director of a cleaning firm that received more than €9 million in direct orders in three years owed the Inland Revenue Department over €4 million in unpaid taxes. Records show that, in October, 2017, X Clean director Denis Xuereb had been...

  • Government’s new airline ‘worries’ Air Malta staff

    Government’s new airline ‘worries’ Air Malta staff

    Air Malta employees, particularly cabin and cockpit crew, are getting “edgy” over the shape and direction a new airline registered by the government is taking, civil aviation industry sources said. When Malta MedAir was registered last year,...

  • Works to turn Xewkija rural area into park and ride start without permit

    Works to turn Xewkija rural area into park and ride start without permit

    Extensive excavation works to turn a rural area in Xewkija into a park and ride facility and a bus terminus have started although planning permits have still to be issued. The works in an area known as Tax-Xħajma, next to the horse racing track,...

  • Health Ministry ‘insists’ on IT contract renewal

    Health Ministry ‘insists’ on IT contract renewal

    Pressure is being mounted on the Finance Ministry to approve the renewal of a lucrative IT contract provided at Mater Dei Hospital by a company owned by the husband of Health Minister Chris Fearne’s chief of staff, Finance Ministry, sources told...

  • Turkish ‘village’ units to be turned into classrooms

    Turkish ‘village’ units to be turned into classrooms

    A construction firm which planned to build a makeshift ‘village’ to host Turkish construction workers is in pole position to turn some of its ‘unused’ prefabricated units into classrooms for government schools. UNEC Ltd a few weeks ago hit the...

  • OPM gives back-to-back jobs to Zammit Lewis legal firm

    OPM gives back-to-back jobs to Zammit Lewis legal firm

    The legal firm of former tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis will earn at least €45,000 more this year thanks to a new government consultancy job given to him by the Office of the Prime Minister a few weeks ago. The latest government contract...

  • Justice Ministry spends €651,000 on consultancies

    Justice Ministry spends €651,000 on consultancies

    The Justice Ministry, headed by Owen Bonnici, spent more than €650,000 on consultancies last year, according to new information released in Parliament. The Arts Council, one of the entities falling under the remit of the Justice Minister, was by...

  • 1982 gruesome murder resurfaces in compensation claim

    1982 gruesome murder resurfaces in compensation claim

    The mysterious disappearance and gruesome murder of an accountant whose clients were involved in shady property dealings 37 years ago resurfaced on Thursday when his wife and son asked the court for compensation. Although nobody has ever been...

  • Mooring permits cannot be leased

    Mooring permits cannot be leased

    A recent Facebook advert promoting a new ‘service’ and encouraging boat owners to trade their unused mooring permits in various bays was illegal, Transport Malta has confirmed. Eyebrows were immediately raised when Kerb, an international digital...