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Ivan Camilleri

  • Critics slam PM’s Playlist concert as ‘an odd idea’

    Critics slam PM’s Playlist concert as ‘an odd idea’

    Music critics yesterday described a planned public concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) dubbed “The PM’s Playlist” as “an odd idea normally fit for regimes like China or North Korea”. Social media sites were yesterday inundated with...

  • Gaming Authority investigating Italian gaming racket claims

    Gaming Authority investigating Italian gaming racket claims

    The Malta Gaming Authority is “closely” investigating a Qormi-based company linked to an online gambling racket unearthed by Italian authorities. A spokesman for the regulator, which granted an operating licence to the company - Medialive Limited...

  • Gozo ‘swimming pool hotel’ approved during election week

    Gozo ‘swimming pool hotel’ approved during election week

    The construction of a private hotel over a swimming complex on government land was cleared by the Malta Tourism Authority in the week the last election was held, the Times of Malta has learnt. The four-star hotel was given clearance by the MTA on...

  • Multimillion online gaming racket involving parlours across Italy linked to Qormi firm

    Multimillion online gaming racket involving parlours across Italy linked to Qormi firm

    A multimillion-euro online gambling racket involving parlours across Italy was directly connected to a server hosted by a Qormi-based company, the Times of Malta was told. Months-long investigations by the Italian fiscal police led to the arrest...

  • Magistrate denies hiring man he’d just convicted

    Magistrate denies hiring man he’d just convicted

    Magistrate Joe Mifsud has vehemently denied claims made in open court that a man he sentenced to community service spent some of it doing tiling works at his residence in Għajnsielem. The allegation was made last Friday, during the hearing of an...

  • AUM should not build Żonqor campus yet – Education Minister

    AUM should not build Żonqor campus yet – Education Minister

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said yesterday that the operators of the American University of Malta should first focus on building their reputation rather than developing a full-blown campus at Żonqor Point, Marsascala. Speaking to State...

  • Minister 'unaware' of legal services contract to firm founded by cabinet colleague

    Minister 'unaware' of legal services contract to firm founded by cabinet colleague

    European Affairs and Equality Minister Helena Dalli said she was not aware a commission falling under her political remit had given a service contract to a law firm founded by Cabinet colleague Chris Cardona. Dr Cardona, the Economy Minister and...

  • Air Malta inches closer to staff deal

    Air Malta inches closer to staff deal

    Talks between Air Malta and workers’ unions are reportedly making significant progress with preliminary deals already struck with three of them, the Times of Malta is informed. Negotiations with the Union of Cabin Crew, the Airline Engineers’...

  • Police still without internal audit and investigation unit

    Police still without internal audit and investigation unit

    The Police Force has still not set up an internal audit and investigations unit despite a recommendation made by the Auditor General four years ago. An exercise conducted earlier this year to establish whether the force had made any progress...

  • Top hotel chain slams SmartCity developers over ‘false publicity’

    Top hotel chain slams SmartCity developers over ‘false publicity’

    Leading hotel chain Marriott International has threatened SmartCity and the developers of luxury apartments with legal action over the unauthorised use of its name. A spokesman for Marriott International told Times of Malta that the chain had no...