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Philip Leone Ganado

  • PA rejects Tal-Balal car park extension

    PA rejects Tal-Balal car park extension

    The Planning Authority has rejected a proposal to extend a car park in Tal-Balal onto 3,500 square metres of agricultural land.The application by Alpine Rent-A-Car, off Triq Tal-Balal in Iklin, would also have sanctioned an existing 2,000 square...

  • PA private jet controversy lands in Ombudsman's lap

    PA private jet controversy lands in Ombudsman's lap

    The Ombudsman has opened an investigation into the decision to hire a private jet to ferry a Planning Authority board member from Sicily for a vote on the controversial db Group City Centre project.The investigation came after a complaint by...

  • Miriam Dalli's ambitious emissions proposal gets EP backing

    Miriam Dalli's ambitious emissions proposal gets EP backing

    The European Parliament has backed an ambitious proposal by Maltese MEP Miriam Dalli to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans by 40 per cent by 2030.Dr Dalli had promoted the proposal, which includes an interim target of 20 per cent...

  • Supporters’ club in Ħamrun approved in spite of residents' objections

    Supporters’ club in Ħamrun approved in spite of residents' objections

    The Planning Authority has approved a football supporters’ club in a residential street in Ħamrun despite the many residents who cried foul. The application, to convert a disused carpentry workshop into a supporters’ club, was approved by the...

  • Ħondoq souvenir shop rejected at appeal

    Ħondoq souvenir shop rejected at appeal

    Controversial plans for a souvenir shop at Ħondoq ir-Rummien, which objectors feared would open the door to further development at the bay, have been rejected for a second time, this time at appeal.The application to convert an existing...

  • Watch: Activists dress as dogs, with life vests, in migrant ship protest

    Watch: Activists dress as dogs, with life vests, in migrant ship protest

    Migrant rescue volunteers from the MV Lifeline and other vessels dressed as dogs in a Valletta protest on Tuesday during which they accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of showing more compassion for a dog than for the thousands they say are dying...

  • Clubs join forces in support of boy battling cancer

    Clubs join forces in support of boy battling cancer

    An initiative by Floriana FC supporters to raise money for a fellow fan whose son is battling cancer has spread into a nationwide effort, as rivals put aside their differences in a show of support. Several clubs, supported by the Malta Football...

  • NGOs want to appeal db tower decision, but face huge funding problem

    NGOs want to appeal db tower decision, but face huge funding problem

    NGOs and local councils have agreed to try and file an appeal against the controversial approval of the db Group’s 37-storey St George’s Bay tower, but there remain fears a lack of funding may hamstring the attempts. Eight NGOs and the local...

  • Watch: 'I'd be an idiot to hire a private jet next time,' says PA boss

    Watch: 'I'd be an idiot to hire a private jet next time,' says PA boss

    Updated at 5.40pm with Delia press conference Planning Authority executive chairman Johann Buttigieg has defended his decision to fly a board member down on a private jet for a vote on the City Centre project, insisting it was done “with good...

  • Aqueduct fears prompt downsizing of Attard villa plans

    Aqueduct fears prompt downsizing of Attard villa plans

    The Planning Authority has asked for plans for four villas along the Wignacourt aqueduct in Attard to be downsized, amid concerns over the impact on the Grade 1 scheduled monument.The PA board opted in a hearing on Thursday to allow the developer...