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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Watch: Free school transport to save parents €700 - but supervision plans dropped

    Watch: Free school transport to save parents €700 - but supervision plans dropped

    Parents will save around €700 per child every year with the introduction of free transport to all schools, but plans for the service to be supervised have been dropped.Education minister Evarist Bartolo announced on Saturday the conclusion of two...

  • Pembroke mayor to vote against St George's Bay development

    Pembroke mayor to vote against St George's Bay development

    Pembroke mayor Dean Hili has announced that he will be voting against db Group’s proposed 38-storey tower and 18-storey hotel in St George’s Bay when the case comes before the Planning Authority. As representative of the Pembroke council, Dr Hili...

  • Environmental effect of Buskett retirement home ‘minor’ - developers

    Environmental effect of Buskett retirement home ‘minor’ - developers

    A proposed five-storey retirement home metres away from Buskett “would not likely have significant effects on the environment”, the developers are contending. The owners of the dilapidated Buskett Forest Hotel have applied to demolish the existing...

  • ‘Schedule historic Sliema gardens’ council and heritage groups plead

    ‘Schedule historic Sliema gardens’ council and heritage groups plead

    The Sliema local council and heritage groups are calling for the gardens of Villino Zammit to be given scheduling protection, as the Planning Authority considers an application to convert the historic villa into a boutique hotel. In a letter to...

  • Plan for three office blocks in Wied Għomor

    Plan for three office blocks in Wied Għomor

    Updated 12.15pm - Added FAA statement There appears to be no end in sight for the development creeping on Wied Għomor, with new plans submitted for three office blocks instead of a disused farm in the heart of the protected valley. The site, which...

  • Watch: Missing diver found dead off White Rocks

    Watch: Missing diver found dead off White Rocks

    Updated at 9.20pm The corpse of missing diver Neil Zammit has been found underwater, the tragic end of a story which started late afternoon on Monday. An AFM spokesman confirmed shortly after 4pm that the operation to bring the corpse up to the...

  • db Group's 38-storey St George's Bay tower recommended for approval

    db Group's 38-storey St George's Bay tower recommended for approval

    The 38-storey tower and 18-storey hotel proposed for the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) site in St George’s Bay have been recommended for approval, with a final decision due on September 20.In a report published on Monday, the Planning...

  • Traffic is the inspiration as community orchestra takes the stage

    Traffic is the inspiration as community orchestra takes the stage

    A diverse group of musicians of different abilities and backgrounds sits down to write some new songs about Malta. The first topic that comes to mind? Traffic. The result - an upbeat, cheery piece that includes the lyric “always sitting, not...

  • Hunters accuse BirdLife of ‘deceitful, puerile propaganda’

    Hunters accuse BirdLife of ‘deceitful, puerile propaganda’

    The hunters’ group Kaċċaturi San Ubertu (KSU) has accused BirdLife of “deceitful and puerile propaganda” over the disappearance of an entire flock of 18 storks within weeks of their arrival in Malta. In a statement, KSU condemned the “criminal”...

  • FIAU must come clean on 17 Black owners - Delia

    FIAU must come clean on 17 Black owners - Delia

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has insisted the anti-money laundering unit (FIAU) should come clean on whether it has information on the owners of the mystery Dubai company 17 Black.Speaking during a party event in Sannat, Dr Delia referred...