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Philip Leone Ganado

  • PA decision on ODZ fuel station in Żejtun put off

    PA decision on ODZ fuel station in Żejtun put off

    Updated at 12.15pm: Decision put off The Planning Authority on Thursday put off a decision on an application for a new fuel station outside development zones, on agricultural land close to the Bulebel industrial estate. The PA board voted by eight...

  • Popular dive spot flooded by sewage... again

    Popular dive spot flooded by sewage... again

    Updated at 12.35pm: Adds WSC's reply Divers at ix-Xatt l-Aħmar were forced out of the water as overflowing sewage once again took over the popular Gozo diving and swimming spot. Diving instructor Tom Steiner told the Times of Malta he had been...

  • Sea slime re-appears, as fish farm operators announce self-regulation measures

    Sea slime re-appears, as fish farm operators announce self-regulation measures

    Updated 4.10 - Added fish farm lobby statement Sea slime appeared along the coast in Marsascala, Sliema and other areas on Tuesday, prompting fears of a repeat of problems that plagued beaches two years ago. The reemergence of slime prompted a...

  • Impounded migrant rescue ships still awaiting answers

    Impounded migrant rescue ships still awaiting answers

    A month after Malta closed its harbours to migrant rescue vessels, ships stuck in harbour have still had no word from the authorities as to when and if they will be allowed to set sail. Three ships were impounded on June 29, including the MV...

  • Tarmac laid, formalising illegal ‘road’ near Siġġiewi

    Tarmac laid, formalising illegal ‘road’ near Siġġiewi

    Transport Malta laid tarmac on a stretch of the valley bed at Wied Qirda, near Siġġiewi, formalising an illegal ‘road’ that had been the subject of an enforcement notice for several years, the Times of Malta was told. The stretch of valley, which...

  • Plans to build house in Wied Għomor rejected by PA

    Plans to build house in Wied Għomor rejected by PA

    The Planning Authority has turned down plans for a small building outside development zones in Wied Għomor to be converted into a residence. The proposal had been opposed by the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) as well as several NGOs and...

  • 'Solar greenhouse' plans go dark as applicant pulls the plug

    'Solar greenhouse' plans go dark as applicant pulls the plug

    Controversial plans to build large ‘solar greenhouses’ in an untouched stretch of land close to St Thomas Bay in Marsascala have been dropped amid widespread opposition. The proposal to build several 4.8 metre-high greenhouses topped with solar...

  • Appoġġ saw to more than 11,500 cases last year

    Appoġġ saw to more than 11,500 cases last year

    Social services agency Appoġġ saw to more than 11,500 cases last year, according to the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) annual report. The report also indicates that the drug and alcohol abuse agency Sedqa handled 2,884 cases in...

  • €10m Muża fine arts museum may not open until October

    €10m Muża fine arts museum may not open until October

    The new fine arts museum, Muża, a flagship Valletta 2018 project, is facing delays amid a rush to open before October, when it is expected to host a major conference, the Times of Malta has been informed. The €10 million museum, billed as a...

  • €2.5m EU project could use domestic water for toilets

    €2.5m EU project could use domestic water for toilets

    The University of Malta has embarked on a €2.5 million EU project which could potentially reduce Malta’s water consumption by up to 30 per cent, the amount used for flushing toilets. The Micro WatTS project aims to treat grey water - waste water...