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Philip Leone Ganado

  • 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...

  • As abortion debate opens up, theatre reflects and responds

    As abortion debate opens up, theatre reflects and responds

    Abortion remains one of Malta’s greatest taboos, but the debate has slowly opened up, spurred in part by one of the first public calls for its legalisation in a position paper by the Women’s Rights Foundation. So it may say something about the...

  • Malta at risk of missing 2020 waste recycling target

    Malta at risk of missing 2020 waste recycling target

    Malta is at risk of missing its 2020 municipal waste recycling targets, according to an early warning report by the European Commission. The country is bound by a target of 50% recycling rate for municipal waste, but in 2016 this figure stood at...

  • Three cases of Church sexual abuse involving minors in 2017

    Three cases of Church sexual abuse involving minors in 2017

    The Church Safeguarding Commission found and referred to the police three substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors last year, according to the commission’s annual report.In all three cases, the commission imposed restrictions on the...

  • 'Let's leave whining to the cats' - Sandro Chetcuti calls for beautification plan

    'Let's leave whining to the cats' - Sandro Chetcuti calls for beautification plan

    The head of the Malta Developers’ Association acknowledged that some parts of society were being left behind as the country prospered but insisted that not all the cases were genuine. “The MDA wants to come out with constructive, concrete...

  • Proposed Żebbuġ-Bidnija land ‘barter’ raises concern

    Proposed Żebbuġ-Bidnija land ‘barter’ raises concern

    A pig farm in Żebbuġ could be set for demolition to make way for four new houses… in Bidnija.  An unusual development application currently being assessed by the Planning Authority proposes the conversion of the Żebbuġ farm site back to...

  • Watch: Police pull plug on famous singer's Notte Bianca gig

    Watch: Police pull plug on famous singer's Notte Bianca gig

    Musicians always like to end their concerts with a bang, but renowned Italian singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela was probably not expecting his gig at Notte Bianca to end with police taking the stage and pulling the plug.The multi-award-winning...

  • Conference moved as Muża still a construction site

    Conference moved as Muża still a construction site

    Valletta 2018’s main conference has been moved from its planned venue at Muża because the new national arts museum is still not finished five months after its target date. The international conference, entitled Sharing the Legacy, was scheduled to...