Articles by Vanessa Macdonald
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Vanessa Macdonald

  • Malta’s blockchain, AI loss is Estonian and Swiss gain

    Malta’s blockchain, AI loss is Estonian and Swiss gain

    While blockchain operators struggle to open bank accounts in Malta, Estonia and Switzerland are forging ahead and attracting business, the organiser of the Malta Blockchain Summit has warned. “The hype about Malta as the Blockchain Island peaked...

  • Malta’s loss for blockchain and AI is Estonian and Swiss gain

    Malta’s loss for blockchain and AI is Estonian and Swiss gain

    While blockchain operators struggle to open bank accounts in Malta, Estonia and Switzerland are forging ahead and attracting business, the organiser of the Malta Blockchain Summit has warned. “The hype about Malta as the Blockchain Island peaked...

  • Watch: Maltese Spurs fan's hilarious celebration goes viral

    Watch: Maltese Spurs fan's hilarious celebration goes viral

    A video of a Maltese football fan going berserk after his team scored a last-gasp goal to reach the Champions League final in dramatic fashion has summed up the feelings of millions of Tottenham Hotspur football fans.  Timmy Agius has been...

  • Watch: Construction safety laws need right culture to work

    Watch: Construction safety laws need right culture to work

    Changing the culture with regards to construction safety was as important as changing the legislation, according to Catherine Halpin, the CEO of Quad Business Towers. “There is definitely no legislation and no health and safety practice that could...

  • Gwardamanġa developer complied with all procedures – Sandro Chetcuti

    Gwardamanġa developer complied with all procedures – Sandro Chetcuti

    Updated at 10.30am with OHSA comments The developer of the site at Gwardamanġa, adjacent to the collapse of a three-storey neighbouring building, had followed all procedures and had filed all the documentation required, the president of the Malta...

  • First step towards retractable roof for Teatru Rjal

    First step towards retractable roof for Teatru Rjal

    The Arts Council has taken the first step towards putting a retractable roof over the Teatru Rjal in Valletta, with a tender issued yesterday for a company to handle a nationwide consultation process. The Labour Party pledged in its 2017 electoral...

  • Passport scheme funds accumulating as buffer for rainy day

    Passport scheme funds accumulating as buffer for rainy day

    There was almost €450 million accumulated in the National Development and Social Fund, which was acting as a buffer in case of a rainy day in economic terms, Central Bank chief economist Aaron Grech explained on Wednesday. Government debt stood at...

  • Watch: Cranes and pollution are driving high-spenders away, says MHRA president

    Watch: Cranes and pollution are driving high-spenders away, says MHRA president

    The drop in the amount being spent by tourists showed that the island was failing to attract higher-spenders – and things are getting steadily worse because of the cranes and pollution, the president of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association...

  • Airbnb should not accept unlicensed properties – MHRA

    Airbnb should not accept unlicensed properties – MHRA

    The government should hang its head in shame at the news that 1,500 properties have been registered as short-term tourist accommodation, when there are known to be thousands registered on Airbnb alone, the president of the Malta Hotels and...

  • Various entities approach Development Bank for investment

    Various entities approach Development Bank for investment

    A number of public and private entities have already approached the Malta Development Bank to enquire about investment initiatives, with the bank stressing that its preferred model would be one that includes commercial banks. The entities proposed...