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Philip Leone Ganado

  • New unit to protect underwater cultural heritage

    New unit to protect underwater cultural heritage

    Malta’s underwater heritage is set to receive an extra level of attention and protection with the setting-up of a dedicated unit within Heritage Malta.The new Underwater Cultural Heritage unit will be headed by maritime archaeology professor Timmy...

  • Could the Gozo tunnel works add further damage to the Red Tower?

    Could the Gozo tunnel works add further damage to the Red Tower?

    Conservation experts have raised concerns that excavation works for the planned Malta-Gozo tunnel could impact the historic Red Tower in Mellieħa. Government plans for a 13-kilometre-long tunnel between Manikata and Nadur would run directly below...

  • One in five adolescents self-harm before reaching 17

    One in five adolescents self-harm before reaching 17

    Nearly one in five adolescents have self-harmed before the age of 17, the Richmond Foundation said on Tuesday, as it announced a new mental health campaign aimed at young people. The campaign - Let us find your way forward - urges young people to...

  • New 22-storey tower planned, right next to Mercury House

    New 22-storey tower planned, right next to Mercury House

    The Mercury House developers are looking to add a 22-storey tower adjacent to the already approved 32-storey high-rise currently being built in Paceville. A new development application foresees a block incorporating 88 apartments, a hotel,...

  • Air Malta opens new integrated control centre

    Air Malta opens new integrated control centre

    Air Malta unveiled a new integrated control centre on Sunday as part of upgrades which the airline said would allow it to respond more effectively to any disruptions or emergencies.The new control room at the airline’s Skyparks offices will bring...

  • ‘Bunch of baloney': Konrad Mizzi denies leadership meeting reports

    ‘Bunch of baloney': Konrad Mizzi denies leadership meeting reports

    Tourism minister Konrad Mizzi has rubbished reports that he met with MEP Miriam Dalli and health minister Chris Fearne to discuss his intentions over the forthcoming Labour Party leadership race.“It’s a bunch of baloney,” Dr Mizzi told Times of...

  • Plans to convert Sliema townhouse into apartment block turned down

    Plans to convert Sliema townhouse into apartment block turned down

    Planning Authority board chairman Vince Cassar hit out at the loss of Malta’s traditional streetscapes as plans to convert a 19th-century Sliema townhouse into an apartment block were turned down. The proposal would have seen the addition of two...

  • Manoel Island development overwhelmingly approved by the Planning Authority

    Manoel Island development overwhelmingly approved by the Planning Authority

    Updated 2.20pm  The Planning Authority on Thursday approved Midi's planned mega-development on Manoel Island, amid concerns from NGOs and Gżira residents. The plans feature an extensive residential and commercial complex, including 600 apartments,...

  • Malta's mobile data is among the world's most expensive

    Malta's mobile data is among the world's most expensive

    Maltese mobile phone users pay among the most expensive rates for data in any country in the world, a new global ranking has found. With an average price of €16.61 for one gigabyte of data, Malta was placed in 209th place out of 230 countries in...

  • Petition against Gozo tunnel gets 2,000 signatures

    Petition against Gozo tunnel gets 2,000 signatures

    Nearly 2,000 people have signed a parliamentary petition opposing the planned tunnel between Malta and Gozo, which they claim would cause “irreversible harm”. The petition calls on legislators to prevent the permanent link from being built,...