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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Tigné residents’ fears on Townsquare project rise

    Tigné residents’ fears on Townsquare project rise

    Tigné residents’ fears over the impact of the Townsquare high-rise project have increased despite new downscaled plans, a social impact assessment has found. The Townsquare plans have been reduced from 38 storeys to 27, among other changes...

  • Muscat criticises migration 'extremes', calls for sensible solution

    Muscat criticises migration 'extremes', calls for sensible solution

    Updated at 2.15pm with PN statement Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hit out at “extremes” on both sides of the migration issue, insisting again that Malta could not be expected to come up with a solution alone.Speaking at a political activity in...

  • Laughter as Maltese official assures 'smooth' Brexit transition for new residents

    Laughter as Maltese official assures 'smooth' Brexit transition for new residents

    Midway through a public meeting organised by the British High Commission to inform British citizens in Malta of their rights post-Brexit, a Maltese government official assured those present that applying for their new residency status would be a...

  • Sliema’s Villino Zammit to be turned into boutique hotel

    Sliema’s Villino Zammit to be turned into boutique hotel

    The Planning Authority has approved plans to convert the scheduled Villino Zammit on Sliema’s High Street into a boutique hotel, including additional floors on part of the building. The proposal was originally recommended for refusal, amid...

  • Fish farms look to end dumping of by-products

    Fish farms look to end dumping of by-products

    Fish farm operators are exploring “alternatives” to the current practice of dumping tuna heads, tails and guts into the sea, representatives have confirmed. The tuna by-products, which account for as much as a quarter of the farmed fish, are...

  • Actor Davide Tucci files police report over 'fake news' Bitcoin schemes

    Actor Davide Tucci files police report over 'fake news' Bitcoin schemes

    Actor Davide Tucci intends to file a police report over several fake news stories linking him to a Bitcoin get-rich-quick scheme in social media adverts, posts and articles.Sponsored posts have appeared on Facebook in recent days using the actor’s...

  • PA private jet was 'unwarranted influence', Ombudsman says

    PA private jet was 'unwarranted influence', Ombudsman says

    The Ombudsman’s office has criticised the hiring of a private jet for a Planning Authority board member to attend a hearing on the db Group’s controversial 37-storey St George’s Bay tower.Environment commissioner Alan Saliba said the extraordinary...

  • Rights groups wait outside Castille for meeting with PM to end migrant stand-off

    Rights groups wait outside Castille for meeting with PM to end migrant stand-off

    Updated at 9.15pm with PD statement Representatives of 40 organisations gathered outside Castille Palace requesting a meeting with the Prime Minister to call for an end to the impasse that has left 49 migrants stranded on rescue vessels in Maltese...

  • Bumper holiday season for businesses in Gozo

    Bumper holiday season for businesses in Gozo

    Businesses in Gozo reported a bumper holiday season as more people than usual crossed over for Christmas and the New Year. Joseph Muscat, head of the Gozo Tourism Association, said bars, restaurants, hotels and private accommodation had all...

  • Manoel Island plans will eliminate most of the Gżira promenade, residents say

    Manoel Island plans will eliminate most of the Gżira promenade, residents say

    A small group of Gżira residents have made a last-ditch appeal for changes to the Manoel Island mega-development masterplan, which they say will eliminate a large part of the town’s promenade.In a statement, the new pressure group Inħobbu l-Gżira...