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  • 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...

  • Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Employers have welcomed the government’s proposed rent reform as a step in the right direction, amid concern over spiralling rent prices unsustainably driving up wages.The Malta Employers' Association met with housing parliamentary secretary...

  • Watch: Malta failing to guarantee freedom of expression - NGOs

    Watch: Malta failing to guarantee freedom of expression - NGOs

    Malta is failing to live up to its obligations to guarantee and safeguard freedom of expression, a number of international press freedom organisations said at the end of a two-day mission to Malta.In their preliminary findings, the groups said the...

  • New 25-storey Paceville tower on the horizon

    New 25-storey Paceville tower on the horizon

    A proposed 25-storey tower close to the Intercontinental Hotel will be a "landmark for the future of Malta, symbolising the forward looking of Maltese people", the developers have claimed.The high-rise, which will replace a number of derelict...

  • Service station extension ‘unnecessary’ – NGO

    Service station extension ‘unnecessary’ – NGO

    “Piecemeal” plans to extend an ODZ fuel station in Marsascala, submitted before the facility has even been built, have raised the concerns of the Environment and Resources Authority. The Planning Authority controversially issued a permit for a...

  • Rent reform: minimum lease periods but no fixed prices

    Rent reform: minimum lease periods but no fixed prices

    Updated 3.30pm with AD statement Minimum lease periods are being considered in the government’s proposed reform of the rental market, but rent prices will remain at landlords’ discretion.The new White Paper published on Monday proposes mandatory...

  • Malta needs to prepare for climate change, experts say

    Malta needs to prepare for climate change, experts say

    Malta must take ambitious measures to stave off the effects of climate change, a local climatologist has urged, in the wake of a landmark UN report calling for rapid, unprecedented efforts to prevent disaster. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on...