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  • Building plans spark fears for fate of former Siġġiewi parish church

    Building plans spark fears for fate of former Siġġiewi parish church

    Plans for new three-storey buildings next to the ruins of the old Siġġiewi parish church have raised concerns over the fate of the protected historic site. The old church, dedicated to St Nicholas of Bari, was built soon after Siġġiewi was...

  • Saqqajja boutique hotel may not get off the ground - minister

    Saqqajja boutique hotel may not get off the ground - minister

    Controversial plans for a boutique hotel at the top of Saqqajja Hill, Rabat, may be a non-starter, planning minister Ian Borg told Parliament on Tuesday.The proposal to convert two Victorian townhouses into a four-storey guesthouse, adding two...

  • 2,000 objections to Saqqajja boutique hotel

    2,000 objections to Saqqajja boutique hotel

    Nearly 2,000 objections to a proposed boutique hotel at the top of Saqqajja Hill, Rabat, were submitted to the Planning Authority ahead of the close of public consultation. Residents, heritage groups and the Rabat local council are among those...

  • Prediction on pools in ODZ is proven right

    Prediction on pools in ODZ is proven right

    In July, the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) warned that if three ODZ villas in Żejtun were approved, the developers would be back with applications for swimming pools.  In November, the developers were back with applications for...

  • Istanbul in a hurry

    Istanbul in a hurry

    Istanbul has been on Maltese travellers’ radar for some time now, and not without reason. No other destination, perhaps, offers to take you so far from home so close to home, to draw you in with its familiarity and excite you with its...

  • Wied Għomor retirement home blocked by the court

    Wied Għomor retirement home blocked by the court

    Controversial plans for a retirement home in Wied Għomor have been blocked for a third time when a court on Thursday refused another appeal by the developer. Plans for a 133-home residence and other facilities in a disused quarry between Swieqi...

  • Public inquiry must establish whether Caruana Galizia could have been saved - Delia

    Public inquiry must establish whether Caruana Galizia could have been saved - Delia

    Updated 8.45pm An independent inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder would not obstruct criminal investigations but establish whether the journalist’s life could have been saved, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Thursday.Speaking...

  • PD calls for human rights inquiry into Caruana Galizia, Raymond Caruana, Karin Grech murders

    PD calls for human rights inquiry into Caruana Galizia, Raymond Caruana, Karin Grech murders

    The Democratic Party has called for the setting up of an independent Truth and Justice Commission into the unsolved murders of Karin Grech, Raymond Caruana and Daphne Caruana Galizia.The party put forward amendments to the Nationalist Party’s...

  • Qawra high-rise hotel approved, Paceville project in the balance

    Qawra high-rise hotel approved, Paceville project in the balance

    Updated 1.50pm with PA decision The Planning Authority on Thursday approved a 10-storey hotel in Qawra but put off a decision on a similar 12-storey proposal close to the Augustinian priory in Paceville after a majority of board members indicated...

  • Arts Council 'welcomes audit office recommendations' after damning report

    Arts Council 'welcomes audit office recommendations' after damning report

    Arts Council Malta has said it has already taken action to address criticism of its financial systems in a damning report by the National Audit Office.The NAO report found that the council had prepared no financial statements for the last two years.