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  • PA renews permit for Mistra Ridge mega-project, despite environmental concerns

    PA renews permit for Mistra Ridge mega-project, despite environmental concerns

    Updated Thursday with PA decision, vote - The Planning Authority on Thursday approved the renewal of a permit for a massive residential development rising to 12 storeys on the site of the former Mistra Village. The project includes a complex of...

  • Blockchain carries ‘significant risks’

    Blockchain carries ‘significant risks’

    The growth of blockchain in Malta created “significant risks” of the financial system being used for money laundering and terrorism financing, an International Monetary Fund mission said. In preliminary findings following a visit to Malta, the IMF...

  • Jason Azzopardi defends Fekruna land deal as PAC descends into farce

    Jason Azzopardi defends Fekruna land deal as PAC descends into farce

    Former parliamentary secretary Jason Azzopardi has defended the controversial Fekruna Bay expropriation deal, insisting he was proud of the outcome and that he had nothing to be ashamed of.Dr Azzopardi was meant to deliver a sworn declaration to...

  • MPs watchdog to investigate aspects of Venice Commission report

    MPs watchdog to investigate aspects of Venice Commission report

    Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler has said he will be investigating aspects of the Venice Commission report on the rule of law in Malta.Addressing the inaugural meeting of the parliamentary standing committee to which he will...

  • Ambitious restoration plans for Chadwick Lakes

    Ambitious restoration plans for Chadwick Lakes

    An extensive bioengineering programme will form part of the newly-approved rehabilitation of Chadwick Lakes, as environmental authorities look to eradicate alien species and allow native habitats to thrive. Ambitious restoration plans for the...

  • A 90-year-old cake stand has a Siġġiewi couple intrigued

    A 90-year-old cake stand has a Siġġiewi couple intrigued

    A Siġġiewi couple are collecting old photos of a “priceless” cake stand that must have graced countless weddings in their home town over the decades. Philip Leone-Ganado spoke to them It may be just an old cake stand, but to the Siġġiewi couple...

  • More cars will cancel out Central Link project benefits

    More cars will cancel out Central Link project benefits

    Reductions in travel time and vehicle emissions as a result of the planned Central Link road upgrade project will be largely cancelled out by increases in the number of cars in the coming decades, environmental studies show. An environmental...

  • Record 6.8m passengers go through MIA

    Record 6.8m passengers go through MIA

    Malta International Airport reached a record 6.8 million passengers in 2018, a 13 per cent increase on the previous year, the company announced on Thursday. The results complete a 47 per cent increase over the last three years, with the airport...

  • Comino hotel and bungalows ‘mistakenly’ listed for €100m sale

    Comino hotel and bungalows ‘mistakenly’ listed for €100m sale

    The Comino hotel and bungalow complex were listed for sale by Engel and Volkers for €100 million, but the company said the listing was a fictitious one created for training purposes and mistakenly published.The listing, which appeared on Monday...

  • Tigné residents’ fears on Townsquare project rise

    Tigné residents’ fears on Townsquare project rise

    Tigné residents’ fears over the impact of the Townsquare high-rise project have increased despite new downscaled plans, a social impact assessment has found. The Townsquare plans have been reduced from 38 storeys to 27, among other changes...