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Ivan Camilleri

  • Bendy buses: Only half of bendy buses scrapped after export plan collapse

    Bendy buses: Only half of bendy buses scrapped after export plan collapse

    A company which more than three years ago bought the 81 former Arriva bendy buses but failed to export them, has still not managed to scrap half of them, the Times of Malta is informed. Last week’s fire at a large yard in San Ġwann, belonging to...

  • In property, what went up has not come down

    In property, what went up has not come down

    With no natural resources, Malta’s construction industry has always been considered as one of the main motors of Malta’s economy. Statistics compiled by the Central Bank show that while the population has been increasing at a rate of less than one...

  • Smart City: no permits as flats go on sale

    Smart City: no permits as flats go on sale

    Estate agents have started to market a planned development of over 400 luxury apartments at Smart City, even before planning permission has been granted. It appears the large tract of public land given over for the development of an ICT city in...

  • PN is now using billboards illegally, just like Labour

    PN is now using billboards illegally, just like Labour

    Billboards used by the Nationalist Party during the election campaign and which should have been removed are being used illegally for commercial advertising purposes, the Times of Malta is informed. This newspaper last week reported the illegal...

  • No formal bids for film studios in Rinella

    No formal  bids for film studios in Rinella

    A fresh decision on the privatisation process of the Malta Film Studios in Rinella, will be made because a first attempt attracted no formal bids, the Times of Malta is informed. Although five companies had originally expressed interest in running...

  • Most permanent secretaries retain same post of last legislature

    Most permanent secretaries retain same post of last legislature

    Only a few changes were made in top civil service posts after the last general election. According to an internal memo, most of the permanent secretaries retained the same post they occupied in the last legislature. There were only a few...

  • Finance Minister avoids MEPs on money laundering, tax haven claims

    Finance Minister avoids MEPs on money laundering, tax haven claims

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna was careful not to engage with MEPs who again pressed him on Malta’s commitment to fight money laundering, Panama Papers leaks and claims of the island being used for tax evasion. Prof. Scicluna told the European...

  • Education Ministry's top civil servant transferred to Finance

    Education Ministry's top civil servant transferred to Finance

    Joseph Caruana, who in recent years served as the Education Ministry’s top civil servant has been transferred to a senior post at the Finance Ministry, the Times of Malta is informed. Mr Caruana’s brother, Edward, a former chief canvasser of...

  • Three ministers eye Labour Party deputy leadership

    Three ministers eye Labour Party deputy leadership

    Ministers Chris Fearne, Edward Scicluna and Helena Dalli have their eye on the post of Labour’s deputy leader for parliamentary affairs, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt, with the successful candidate going on to become Deputy Prime...

  • Gaming Authority spent €4.3m to ‘fit-out’ leased building

    Gaming Authority spent €4.3m to ‘fit-out’ leased building

    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has paid €4.3 million to ‘fit-out’ a building it leased for 15 years to serve as its HQ at Smart City, the Times of Malta has learnt. The decision to relocate the MGA to a new building was taken by the...