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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Opposition demands inquiry into PA's private jet for board member

    Opposition demands inquiry into PA's private jet for board member

    Updated Wednesday 10.22am   Opposition leader Adrian Delia had called for an independent inquiry into why a board member of the Planning Authority was flown to and from Malta on a private jet on Thursday last week to be present for a vote that...

  • Hundreds of residents protest at plans for Luqa warehouses

    Hundreds of residents protest at plans for Luqa warehouses

    More than 400 Luqa residents are opposing plans to build warehouses and a solar array instead of a large farm outside the development zone at the edge of Wied il-Kbir. The farm in Ħal Farruġ, across the road from the St Vincent de Paul home for...

  • 'Countless grandparents being denied access to their grandchildren'

    'Countless grandparents being denied access to their grandchildren'

    Calls for legal rights for grandparents denied access to their grandchildren topped the agenda on Monday during a Grandparents’ Parliament at the House of Representatives in Valletta.Philip Chircop, founder of the Fondazzjoni Nanniet Malta, which...

  • More demolition planned for Balluta’s historic Villa St Ignatius

    More demolition planned for Balluta’s historic Villa St Ignatius

    More demolition has been proposed for Balluta’s Villa St Ignatius, despite pending court action over the illegal pulling-down of another part of the historic building last year. A planning application submitted by developer Paul Gauci seeks to...

  • PA approves 38-storey db Group tower by 10 votes to four

    PA approves 38-storey db Group tower by 10 votes to four

    The Planning Authority has decided on the db Group’s controversial proposed 38-storey tower and 17-storey hotel at the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) site in St George’s Bay. The project was approved despite unprecedented opposition from local...

  • Bigger hall, but not enough space for objectors at PA's db tower hearing

    Bigger hall, but not enough space for objectors at PA's db tower hearing

    The Planning Authority may have to turn objectors away from today’s hearing, expected to decide on controversial plans for a 38-storey tower and 17-storey hotel in St George’s Bay, due to huge demand for places. The sitting will take place at a...

  • Holiday at top Kenya resort... and do some voluntary work

    Holiday at top Kenya resort...  and do some voluntary work

    Maltese people travelling to Kenya tend to fall into two broad categories: tourists, often seeking the thrills of safari rides and the pampering of luxury resorts, and volunteers looking to make a difference. So what happens when you combine the...

  • A tower too far? - Huge decision for the PA on Thursday

    A tower too far? - Huge decision for the PA on Thursday

    The Planning Authority is on Thursday expected to decide whether to grant permission for the db Group’s proposed 38-storey tower and 17-storey hotel at the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) site in St George’s Bay. But with lingering policy...

  • Author boycotts her own Valletta 2018 play

    Author boycotts her own Valletta 2018 play

    The author of a play being staged as part of the Valletta 2018 programme is boycotting performances of her own play in protest against the conduct of the chairman Jason Micallef. Lizzie Eldridge’s play Friefet Bojod, which she describes as...

  • Whatever happened to public domain status?

    Whatever happened to public domain status?

    More than a year after 24 sites were proposed for public domain status, authorities are still assessing ownership issues and it remains unclear when the sites may be formally granted protection. In July 2017, the Planning Authority published a...