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  • 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...

  • 125-room hotel in Marsaxlokk gets the green light

    125-room hotel in Marsaxlokk gets the green light

    Updated 12.01pm The Planning Authority on Thursday approved a 125-room hotel on the site of the Hunters Tower restaurant in Marsaxlokk. The permit was approved by nine votes in favour and two against - Timmy Gambin and NGO representive...

  • Yet another ODZ fuel station application, this time in Żebbuġ

    Yet another ODZ  fuel station application, this time in Żebbuġ

    Plans have been submitted for yet another fuel station outside development zones, this time in Żebbuġ, amid a continued lack of progress on a promised policy review. The application, formally published by the Planning Authority on Wednesday, seeks...

  • Medical cannabis for animals in the pipeline

    Medical cannabis for animals in the pipeline

    Malta’s cannabis rush could be set to continue as the government eyes up a new sector: animals.Medical cannabis was legalised in March and Malta Enterprise has so far licensed five foreign operators to manufacture cannabis products, for a total...

  • Comino ‘shanty town’ fears as tents take over

    Comino  ‘shanty  town’  fears as tents take over

    Semi-permanent tents and camping equipment at the Santa Marija campsite on Comino have raised fears the place is being allowed to turn into a ‘shanty town’. For years, campers have had to contend with parts of the site being occupied for the whole...

  • Controversial db Group's City Centre added to Henley’s property dealings list

    Controversial db Group's City Centre added to Henley’s property dealings list

    Henley & Partners, which manages Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme, has added the db Group’s controversial City Centre high-rise to the portfolio of properties on offer through its real estate arm. Casamont, part of the Henley & Partners Group,...

  • Two-thirds fail cryptocurrency agents exam

    Two-thirds fail cryptocurrency agents exam

    Nearly two-thirds of those applying for cryptocurrency agent certification failed the official assessment process despite last-second changes intended to boost the pass rate. Under the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act coming into force in...