Articles by Philip Leone Ganado
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Philip Leone Ganado

  • 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...

  • Muscat criticises migration 'extremes', calls for sensible solution

    Muscat criticises migration 'extremes', calls for sensible solution

    Updated at 2.15pm with PN statement Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hit out at “extremes” on both sides of the migration issue, insisting again that Malta could not be expected to come up with a solution alone.Speaking at a political activity in...

  • Laughter as Maltese official assures 'smooth' Brexit transition for new residents

    Laughter as Maltese official assures 'smooth' Brexit transition for new residents

    Midway through a public meeting organised by the British High Commission to inform British citizens in Malta of their rights post-Brexit, a Maltese government official assured those present that applying for their new residency status would be a...

  • Sliema’s Villino Zammit to be turned into boutique hotel

    Sliema’s Villino Zammit to be turned into boutique hotel

    The Planning Authority has approved plans to convert the scheduled Villino Zammit on Sliema’s High Street into a boutique hotel, including additional floors on part of the building. The proposal was originally recommended for refusal, amid...

  • Fish farms look to end dumping of by-products

    Fish farms look to end dumping of by-products

    Fish farm operators are exploring “alternatives” to the current practice of dumping tuna heads, tails and guts into the sea, representatives have confirmed. The tuna by-products, which account for as much as a quarter of the farmed fish, are...

  • Actor Davide Tucci files police report over 'fake news' Bitcoin schemes

    Actor Davide Tucci files police report over 'fake news' Bitcoin schemes

    Actor Davide Tucci intends to file a police report over several fake news stories linking him to a Bitcoin get-rich-quick scheme in social media adverts, posts and articles.Sponsored posts have appeared on Facebook in recent days using the actor’s...

  • PA private jet was 'unwarranted influence', Ombudsman says

    PA private jet was 'unwarranted influence', Ombudsman says

    The Ombudsman’s office has criticised the hiring of a private jet for a Planning Authority board member to attend a hearing on the db Group’s controversial 37-storey St George’s Bay tower.Environment commissioner Alan Saliba said the extraordinary...