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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Khashoggi murder not discussed between Malta, Saudi Arabia

    Khashoggi murder not discussed between Malta, Saudi Arabia

    Malta did not have any contacts with Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and did not take a position beyond the EU’s common stance, Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said. “We align ourselves with the EU’s position,...

  • Halland to be turned into residential complex after PA green light

    Halland to be turned into residential complex after PA green light

    The PA board approved plans for a nine-storey residential complex on the site of the former Halland hotel in Swieqi. The application was approved with 10 votes in favour and three against, with NGO representative Annick Bonello, Opposition...

  • Manoel Island mega-development decision put off

    Manoel Island mega-development decision put off

    Updated 2.15pm The Planning Authority board put off a decision on the proposed Manoel Island mega-development on Thursday amid a lack of information on aspects of the project. The PA had beenexpected to approve plans for an extensive residential...

  • Prime Minister inaugurates Barts Anatomy Centre in Gozo

    Prime Minister inaugurates Barts Anatomy Centre in Gozo

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hailed the opening of the Barts Anatomy Centre as a milestone in “turning Gozo into a centre of medical excellence” as he inaugurated the facility on Wednesday.Dr Muscat said the anatomy centre was the “beginning of a...

  • ‘Inevitable’: how fans reacted to Mourinho sacking

    ‘Inevitable’: how fans reacted to Mourinho sacking

    A sense of inevitability, but no particular joy, is how Manchester United fans in Malta met the news that manager José Mourinho had been sacked halfway through his third season. The English club, which enjoys huge support in Malta, pulled the...

  • New proposal for Marsaxlokk facility

    New proposal for Marsaxlokk facility

    An impasse between Marsaxlokk local council plans for a new jogging track and government plans for a boat repair facility on the same spot may be resolved – by building a boat repair facility with a jogging track on top. The council was granted a...

  • Handyman stole €16,000 to fuel gambling addiction

    Handyman stole €16,000 to fuel gambling addiction

    A court on Sunday said a "strong signal" had to be sent over immigrants who committed crimes in Malta, after a Filipino man pleaded guilty to stealing €16,000 in cash from a Balzan household where he worked as a handyman.Amadeo Montilla Manalo,...

  • European Commission says it will not investigate db Group land transfer

    European Commission says it will not investigate db Group land transfer

    The European Commission has said it will not be investigating whether state aid rules were breached by the transfer of public land to the db Group below market rates.The EU executive was asked, separately, by the Democratic Party (PD) and by PN...

  • New mesh nets used by trappers ‘a form of animal cruelty’, court says

    New mesh nets used by trappers ‘a form of animal cruelty’, court says

    New, larger mesh nets used by trappers in line with changes to the law are a form of animal cruelty, a magistrate concluded. The law was changed earlier in the year introducing larger 45mm gauge nets to prevent smaller birds such as protected...

  • Building plans spark fears for fate of former Siġġiewi parish church

    Building plans spark fears for fate of former Siġġiewi parish church

    Plans for new three-storey buildings next to the ruins of the old Siġġiewi parish church have raised concerns over the fate of the protected historic site. The old church, dedicated to St Nicholas of Bari, was built soon after Siġġiewi was...