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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Deaths due to air pollution increase

    Deaths due to air pollution increase

    Premature deaths due to air pollution in Malta have continued to rise, totalling 270 two years ago, according to a European Environment Agency report. The tally of deaths before a person’s expected age that could be attributed to pollutants in the...

  • Helicopter not working: Chris Said tables 'evidence' of patient death cover-up

    Helicopter not working: Chris Said tables 'evidence' of patient death cover-up

    Internal Gozo Hospital documents prove the authorities tried to cover up the death of a heart patient due to the unavailability of a helicopter to transfer him to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment, Chris Said said on Wednesday.The Opposition MP...

  • Experts back judge’s call for ‘jaywalking’ to be illegal

    Experts back judge’s call for ‘jaywalking’ to be illegal

    Road safety experts have backed a judge’s call for ‘jaywalking’ to be made illegal, to crack down on pedestrians dangerously or haphazardly crossing roads. “It should be introduced instantly,” Malta Road Safety Council chairman Pierre Vella told...

  • Three-quarters support Central Link project, minister says

    Three-quarters support Central Link project, minister says

    Three-quarters of the public support the Central Link road project, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg told Parliament on Tuesday. Citing an as-yet-unpublished Social Impact Assessment commissioned as part of the planning process for the Attard...

  • Innovate and tap research funds, Maltese inventors urged

    Innovate and tap research funds, Maltese inventors urged

    The head of the EU’s innovation body has urged Maltese researchers and companies to take advantage of funds available for them to develop products and ideas to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges. Martin Kern, director of the...

  • Manoel Island Foundation: New plans will not change building volume

    Manoel Island Foundation: New plans will not change building volume

    The Manoel Island Foundation has raised no objections to new plans for higher buildings on the island, noting that the overall building volume will remain unchanged.The foundation includes representatives of the Gżira local council, NGOs and...

  • Plans for higher buildings at Manoel Island

    Plans for higher buildings at Manoel Island

    Manoel Island developers Midi have applied to increase the height of several planned residential complexes by around four metres, among other changes to their mega-development master plan. New plans, submitted to the Planning Authority in...

  • Low ease of doing business ranking shows government's failures - Delia

    Low ease of doing business ranking shows government's failures - Delia

    Updated 1.45pm with PL reaction Malta’s low ranking on the World Bank’s ease of doing business index showed the government’s failure to make the country attractive to foreign investors, Adrian Delia said on Sunday.“In five years, the government...

  • PA considering plans for approved Wied Għomor villas to become guesthouse

    PA considering plans for approved Wied Għomor villas to become guesthouse

    Just 16 months after giving the go-ahead to two dilapidated buildings in Wied Għomor to be turned into new villas with pools, the Planning Authority is now considering plans for the villas to become a guesthouse. A permit for the redevelopment of...

  • Stop playing with numbers and address realities, Delia tells PM

    Stop playing with numbers and address realities, Delia tells PM

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia accused the government of selectively quoting figures to obscure the reality in the country, as Parliament continued its budgetary debates on Wednesday.Following Dr Delia’s official reply speech on Monday and the...