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Ivan Camilleri

  • Malta hopes to host medicines agency dashed

    Malta hopes to host medicines agency dashed

    Malta’s hopes of becoming the chosen location to host the EU’s Medicines Agency were dashed this week as an internal European Commission report setting out new guidelines puts more advanced and richer member states in pole position. According to...

  • Controversial fireworks factory permit issued on eve of election

    Controversial fireworks factory permit issued on eve of election

    A controversial extension to a fireworks factory in Għargħur was approved by the Planning Authority just a day before the general election, Times of Malta is informed. The extension, which will see the factory in Wied id-Dis double its size, was...

  • PL election billboards used commercially against the rules

    PL election billboards used commercially against the rules

    Billboards used by the Labour Party for the electoral campaign have not only remained in place but are also being used illegally for commercial purposes, the Times of Malta is informed. At the same time, billboards used by the Nationalist Party...

  • FTS fraud suspect acts as PL agent in elections

    FTS fraud suspect acts as PL agent in elections

    A man under police criminal investigation over fraud and corruption at the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools was a registered Labour Party counting agent at the last general elections. Senior Labour officials told this newspaper they were...

  • Cabinet numbers hit new record, costs slightly up

    Cabinet numbers hit new record, costs slightly up

    Labour’s second-term Cabinet, which Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will convene for the first time this morning, is the largest since Independence. Compared to Dr Muscat’s first Cabinet in March 2013, the second-term executive has the same number of...

  • Bartolo appointed his architect as chairman, ministry advisor

    Bartolo appointed his architect as chairman, ministry advisor

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo appointed his own architect, responsible for works on his house in Swieqi, as the chairman of the FTS, the government agency for school buildings that falls within his ministry. Documents seen by The Sunday Times...

  • PN leadership contest rules to be finalised

    PN leadership contest rules to be finalised

    The PN executive council is expected soon to approve the rules by which the new party leadership team is going to be elected. According to the draft rules, which need the approval of both the executive committee and the general council, the...

  • Young PN candidates outshine the old guard

    Young PN candidates outshine the old guard

    Most who voted for the Nationalist Party last Saturday opted for those MPs who had never formed part of the government. Apart from the expected personal success of leader Simon Busuttil, who got more than 20,500 first-count votes, and his deputy...

  • Outgoing Cabinet fares well at polls

    Outgoing Cabinet fares well at polls

    Most members of Joseph Muscat’s first Cabinet got healthy or, at least, respectable results at Saturday’s election when compared to their performance at the polls four years ago. Still, an analysis by this newspaper, shows that some of Dr Muscat’s...

  • 'We did not see margin of PL victory coming', PN insiders admit

    'We did not see margin of PL victory coming', PN insiders admit

    It was not the defeat that took the Nationalist Party by surprise but the margin of Labour's victory, party insiders have said. "We admit we did not see this coming and, according to the information we have, not even Labour was expecting such a...