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Ivan Camilleri

  • Another candidate for judge gets rejected

    Another candidate for judge gets rejected

    The committee that vets prospective members of the judiciary has rejected the application of veteran lawyer and l-Orizzont columnist Anna Mallia to become a judge in the Superior Courts. The reason is not known as decisions by the Judicial...

  • Migrant rescue ship released by Sicilian authorities

    Migrant rescue ship released by Sicilian authorities

    An NGO vessel impounded by the Italian authorities in Pozzallo, Sicily, after rescuing 218 migrants at sea last month has been released by the Ragusa court. The court noted that while the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms had the duty to save...

  • PBS told to take legal action against former CEO Bundy

    PBS told to take legal action against former CEO Bundy

    An “irregular” car contract awarded by former PBS chief executive John Bundy should be probed and all legal action deemed appropriate after such investigation” should be taken, the State broadcaster has been told. Upholding a decision by the...

  • Finance Ministry ‘blocks’ information on direct orders

    Finance Ministry ‘blocks’ information on direct orders

    The Finance Ministry is refusing to give information on the direct orders made in the second semester of 2017 despite a Freedom of Information Act request from the Times of Malta. The newspaper asked the ministry why the direct orders were...

  • ‘War’ over multimillion-euro Paola health centre tender

    ‘War’ over multimillion-euro Paola health centre tender

    Three firms have objected to a multimillion-euro bid selected for a new public health centre in Paola, saying it was over €3.6 million higher than the cheapest one. Egron-Technoline JV, CMC di Ravenna and FMM Joint Venture paid €50,000 each to...

  • Ex-canvasser facing corruption charges is still paid half his FTS salary

    Ex-canvasser facing corruption charges is still paid half his FTS salary

    Edward Caruana, who is facing bribery and corruption charges, is still on the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools’ books, the Times of Malta is informed. Despite declarations that Mr Caruana was no longer employed by the foundation and was...

  • Mintoff garden still in sorry state

    Mintoff garden still in sorry state

    Infrastructural works on a relatively small project to embellish a neglected garden in Paola are still at the initial stages despite promises from Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi last April that works would be completed in a short time. Residents in...

  • Cannabis contract signed but law not yet approved by Parliament

    Cannabis contract signed but law not yet approved by Parliament

    Updated 7pm with ministry statement The government on Friday failed to explain how an Australian company had been given a contract to develop a 4,000 square metre facility to construct a medical production and cannabis cultivation facility in the...

  • Green energy progress made, but solar farms delay – NAO

    Green energy progress made, but solar farms delay – NAO

    Progress was made in Malta’s bid to meet the EU 2020 renewable energy targets, the National Audit Office found. However, a report tabled in Parliament earlier in the week concludes that reaching the 10 per cent target in two years’ time “is not a...

  • Malta Enterprise approves large site for cannabis farming in south

    Malta Enterprise approves large site for cannabis farming in south

    In a significant policy change, the government has decided to allow large-scale cultivation of cannabis plants, including the selling of flowers (buds), the Times of Malta has learnt. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had declared in Parliament that...