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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Nine-storey plans at Il-Veċċja have watchdog concerned

    Nine-storey plans at Il-Veċċja have watchdog concerned

    The Environment and Re-sources Authority has called for the safeguarded coastal area known as Il-Veċċja, in St Paul’s Bay, to be protected in the face of plans for a new nine-storey development. Developers are seeking permission for a block of...

  • Emissions targets fall even further behind – report

    Emissions targets fall even further behind – report

    Malta fell even further behind its 2020 EU emissions reduction targets last year, according to a new European Environment Agency report. The report, ‘Trends and projections in Europe’, which tracks member states’ progress towards the EU’s climate...

  • One donated item a day helps put food on the table

    One donated item a day helps put food on the table

    Rising rents and an increase in seasonal workers meant more people were unable to put food on the table, the Valletta food bank’s administrator said ahead of one of the charity’s busiest periods of the year. Reverend Kim Hurst, of the Foodbank...

  • Cannabis smuggler admits to trafficking charges

    Cannabis smuggler admits to trafficking charges

    A 43-year old Sicilian has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to trafficking 20 kilogrammes of cannabis into Malta. Concetto Stefano Riccardo D'Agostino was arraigned in court on Sunday days after he was arrested with six others...

  • €2.5m paid by firms not hiring disabled workers

    €2.5m paid by firms not hiring disabled workers

    Employers paid fines of nearly €2.5 million in three years for failing to meet the quota of workers with a disability, data tabled in Parliament shows. Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said JobsPlus had collected the amount between 2015-2017...

  • PN 'served Castille's interests' by not backing no-confidence vote, PD says

    PN 'served Castille's interests' by not backing no-confidence vote, PD says

    Democratic Party leader Godfrey Farrugia has accused the Nationalist Party of “collusion” with Joseph Muscat over its failure to back his party's motion of no confidence in minister Konrad Mizzi.“When (PN leader) Adrian Delia knows the PL...

  • Petrol, diesel cars ban could be ‘much closer’ than 2040

    Petrol, diesel cars ban could be ‘much closer’ than 2040

    A ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars could come into effect “much closer” than 2040, Environment Minister José Herrera said. Plans to eventually stop the importation of such vehicles were announced last year but, so far, there has been no...

  • Rabat hotel ‘will enhance Mdina’s World Heritage Site credentials,’ says developer's architect

    Rabat hotel ‘will enhance Mdina’s World Heritage Site credentials,’ says developer's architect

    The architect behind a controversial proposed hotel on Saqqajja Hill has insisted the development will enhance Mdina’s World Heritage Site credentials, amid concerns from environmental and heritage authorities. David Xuereb from the QP...

  • 'Focusing on corruption alone won't solve people's problems' - PN deputy leader

    'Focusing on corruption alone won't solve people's problems' - PN deputy leader

    PN deputy leader David Agius warned against focusing on government corruption to the exclusion of bread-and-butter issues, as he addressed the third plenary session of the party’s general council on Thursday.“People living in a garage or sleeping...

  • Startling health gap between rich and poor in Malta, EU figures show

    Startling health gap between rich and poor in Malta, EU figures show

    Being poor in Malta is bad for your health, according to EU figures pointing to substantially better levels of well-being among the highest earners.The figures published in the new European Commission State of Health Report show that 86 per cent...