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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Hunters accuse BirdLife of ‘deceitful, puerile propaganda’

    Hunters accuse BirdLife of ‘deceitful, puerile propaganda’

    The hunters’ group Kaċċaturi San Ubertu (KSU) has accused BirdLife of “deceitful and puerile propaganda” over the disappearance of an entire flock of 18 storks within weeks of their arrival in Malta. In a statement, KSU condemned the “criminal”...

  • FIAU must come clean on 17 Black owners - Delia

    FIAU must come clean on 17 Black owners - Delia

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has insisted the anti-money laundering unit (FIAU) should come clean on whether it has information on the owners of the mystery Dubai company 17 Black.Speaking during a party event in Sannat, Dr Delia referred...

  • Arts Council chairman threatens to end Malta's Biennale participation

    Arts Council chairman threatens to end Malta's Biennale participation

    Arts Council chairman Albert Marshall has threatened to end Malta’s participation in the Venice Biennale amid controversy over his handling of the selection of curators for the prestigious contemporary arts exhibition. Times of Malta reported on...

  • Mrieħel high-rise extension approved - but no change to height

    Mrieħel high-rise extension approved - but no change to height

    The Planning Authority has approved an extension to the Quad Towers high-rise project in Mrieħel.The extension will increase the total floor-space of the project by around 20 per cent - from around 42,000 to 51,000 square metres - and adding an...

  • Wine harvest up after 'lifesaving' February rains

    Wine harvest up after 'lifesaving' February rains

    Heavy rainfall in February has saved this year’s wine harvest after two successive years of poor yields, according to the island’s largest winemakers. Marsovin CEO Jeremy Cassar said that although the last autumn and winter were initially very...

  • Fears for Wied Għomor raised once again as new buildings are proposed

    Fears for Wied Għomor raised once again as new buildings are proposed

    Concerns for the fate of Wied Għomor have been raised again after a new series of applications including a seven-storey apartment block overlooking the protected valley were submitted. St Julian’s deputy mayor Albert Buttigieg sounded the alarm...

  • 'Everything was manipulated': How a Venice Biennale panel left artists concerned

    'Everything was manipulated': How a Venice Biennale panel left artists concerned

    The Venice Biennale is the most prestigious contemporary arts exhibition in the world, and the choice of curators for the Malta Pavilion, where the country showcases the best of its artistic work, is one of the most high-profile appointments in...

  • Arts Council chairman overrules expert panel for Venice Biennale

    Arts Council chairman overrules expert panel for Venice Biennale

    Arts Council chairman Albert Marshall put aside established selection procedures for a major cultural appointment to usher his preferred candidate to the post, the Times of Malta has learnt. Multiple sources said Mr Marshall overruled the decision...

  • Urgent works to fix Balluta Bay's crumbling promenade

    Urgent works to fix Balluta Bay's crumbling promenade

    Part of the St Julian’s promenade by Balluta Bay has been closed for maintenance, with the structure currently in a dire state of disrepair. A visit by the Times of Malta on Monday revealed crumbling concrete and rusting metalwork along the...

  • Turtle nest studies to guide conservation

    Turtle nest studies to guide conservation

    After 100 turtles successfully hatched at Ġnejna Bay last week, Nature Trust is planning further studies of the nest to learn more about the creatures and guide future conservation efforts. Scientists are also exploring whether the phenomenon is...