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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Plans for Fino showroom to rise to 18 floors in Mrieħel

    Plans for Fino showroom to rise to 18 floors in Mrieħel

    The Fino showroom in Mrieħel could be set for redevelopment into a massive office and commercial development rising to 18 floors, as the industrial area continues its transformation into a high-rise business hub. Fino and Sons Ltd, one of the...

  • Climate plan not ambitious and too passive – experts

    Climate plan not ambitious and too passive – experts

    Malta’s new 2030 climate plan is “not ambitious and too passive”, an association of renewable energy experts and professionals has lamented, calling for bolder measures to kick-start a new green business model on the island. In its comments on the...

  • Court asked to stop judicial appointments

    Court asked to stop judicial appointments

    Rule of law NGO Repubblika has filed a judicial protest seeking to stop the government from naming any new judges or magistrates under a system of appointments it says threatens the judiciary’s independence. In its protest, Repubblika says the...

  • Café Premier valuation architect appointed to PA board

    Café Premier valuation architect appointed to PA board

    The architect behind the valuation for the controversial Café Premier buy-out  has been appointed to the Planning Authority board in a reshuffle that also sees marine archaeology expert Timmy Gambin leaving the post. Two new appointments to the...

  • Plans to replenish sandy beach at Balluta Bay welcomed

    Plans to replenish sandy beach at Balluta Bay welcomed

    The St Julian’s local council and business community have welcomed plans to replenish the sandy beach at Balluta Bay once again, but urged the government to pursue a long-term approach instead of yearly top-ups. Times of Malta reported on...

  • Balluta Bay to be replenished with sand every year

    Balluta Bay to be replenished with sand every year

    Plans have been submitted to renourish the tiny sandy beach at St Thomas Bay in Marsascala, replicating a similar project carried out at Balluta Bay last year. The Balluta project, which failed to last the winter after the new beach was entirely...

  • Environmental watchdog green-lights Tigné 27-storey high-rise

    Environmental watchdog green-lights Tigné 27-storey high-rise

    The Environment and Resources Authority did not object to revised designs for the 27-storey Townsquare high-rise in Tigné, after appealing the original approval and forcing the project back to the drawing board. In its final report after a new...

  • 'Malta airport should rival Gatwick for capacity' - Konrad Mizzi

    'Malta airport should rival Gatwick for capacity' - Konrad Mizzi

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi laid out his ambition for Malta International Airport to equal the capacity of London Gatwick, as he announced an €8 million air traffic control upgrade.Dr Mizzi said on Tuesday that Malta Industrial Parks, a...

  • No public scattering of ashes: cremation law details announced

    No public scattering of ashes: cremation law details announced

    Human ashes will only be allowed to be scattered at sea or from aircraft under the finalised cremation law set to be brought before Parliament in the coming days.The law, details of which were announced on Tuesday, will prohibit the scattering of...

  • Magħtab fuel station permit revoked

    Magħtab fuel station permit revoked

    A permit for a fuel station in Magħtab was revoked by a tribunal on Thursday, sending the case back to the Planning Authority after an appeal by residents.The ODZ fuel station had been approved by the PA in January 2018, provoking controversy that...