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Ivan Camilleri

  • Minister Carmelo Abela’s veranda permit remains elusive

    Minister Carmelo Abela’s veranda permit remains elusive

    Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela has yet to produce a copy of the development permit authorising the construction of a timber veranda at his Żejtun residence three years ago. The Planning Authority too has so far failed to give details on...

  • Turkish firm accuses Maltese road contract objectors of xenophobia

    Turkish firm accuses Maltese road contract objectors of xenophobia

    The Turkish company entrusted with the Marsa junction project is accusing the Maltese contractors who have objected to its selection of “xenophobia” and using “reprehensible language and tone”. After a lengthy adjudication process, the Contracts...

  • First choice for fast ferry rejected by the government

    First choice for fast ferry rejected by the government

    The government cast aside the original choice of a fast-ferry service provider for Gozo Channel and instead appointed a new selection committee that came out with a different recommendation, this newspaper can reveal. A previous selection...

  • Contracts department might be turned into agency

    Contracts department might be turned into agency

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said the government was planning a reform at the contracts department, suggesting this office might be turned into an agency. Speaking during the presentation of the Public Contracts Review Board’s annual report,...

  • Fashion retailer nominated to chair Malta Gaming Authority

    Fashion retailer nominated to chair Malta Gaming Authority

    A successful fashion retailer has been proposed by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to become chairwoman of the Malta Gaming Authority, Times of Malta is informed. The MGA supervises hundreds of companies employing thousands of employees in an...

  • Materials for minister's rooftop veranda bought during office hours

    Materials for minister's rooftop veranda bought during office hours

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has so far not responded to calls for an independent inquiry into claims of abuse of power by Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela. Mr Abela continues to face flak over claims that, when he headed the home affairs...

  • Air Malta braces for more delays, cancellations

    Air Malta braces for more delays, cancellations

    Flight cancellations and massive delays on various routes marked the past weekend, with Air Malta bracing itself to try to avoid a repetition this coming long weekend due to “severe mismanagement” issues. On Wednesday Air Malta said it was...

  • Due diligence report on Vitals prior to hospital contract ‘a trade secret’

    Due diligence report on Vitals prior to hospital contract ‘a trade secret’

    Due diligence reports were “a trade secret”, Projects Malta told the Times of Malta when asked for a copy of the appraisal regarding Vitals Global Healthcare. The due diligence exercise was conducted before the government agency negotiated with...

  • Cardona’s receipts for solo trips abroad go missing

    Cardona’s receipts for solo trips abroad go missing

    The National Audit Office could not establish the nature of a number of expenses claimed by Economy Minister Chris Cardona on his return from trips abroad, as according to his officials, receipts and other important documents had gone...

  • Minister had private rooftop veranda built by public workers

    Minister had private rooftop veranda built by public workers

    Updated 11.30am - Added ministry statement Public employees at the Home Affairs Ministry were instructed to build a wooden structure to serve as a large veranda on the roof of the minister’s private residence in Żejtun. The Sunday Times of Malta...