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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Wine harvest up after 'lifesaving' February rains

    Wine harvest up after 'lifesaving' February rains

    Heavy rainfall in February has saved this year’s wine harvest after two successive years of poor yields, according to the island’s largest winemakers. Marsovin CEO Jeremy Cassar said that although the last autumn and winter were initially very...

  • Fears for Wied Għomor raised once again as new buildings are proposed

    Fears for Wied Għomor raised once again as new buildings are proposed

    Concerns for the fate of Wied Għomor have been raised again after a new series of applications including a seven-storey apartment block overlooking the protected valley were submitted. St Julian’s deputy mayor Albert Buttigieg sounded the alarm...

  • 'Everything was manipulated': How a Venice Biennale panel left artists concerned

    'Everything was manipulated': How a Venice Biennale panel left artists concerned

    The Venice Biennale is the most prestigious contemporary arts exhibition in the world, and the choice of curators for the Malta Pavilion, where the country showcases the best of its artistic work, is one of the most high-profile appointments in...

  • Arts Council chairman overrules expert panel for Venice Biennale

    Arts Council chairman overrules expert panel for Venice Biennale

    Arts Council chairman Albert Marshall put aside established selection procedures for a major cultural appointment to usher his preferred candidate to the post, the Times of Malta has learnt. Multiple sources said Mr Marshall overruled the decision...

  • Urgent works to fix Balluta Bay's crumbling promenade

    Urgent works to fix Balluta Bay's crumbling promenade

    Part of the St Julian’s promenade by Balluta Bay has been closed for maintenance, with the structure currently in a dire state of disrepair. A visit by the Times of Malta on Monday revealed crumbling concrete and rusting metalwork along the...

  • Turtle nest studies to guide conservation

    Turtle nest studies to guide conservation

    After 100 turtles successfully hatched at Ġnejna Bay last week, Nature Trust is planning further studies of the nest to learn more about the creatures and guide future conservation efforts. Scientists are also exploring whether the phenomenon is...

  • New "safe space" for LGBTIQ families to share experiences

    New "safe space" for LGBTIQ families to share experiences

    Most parents would step in if they heard one of their children call the other “gay” during an argument, but for Neil Falzon, himself gay, the point took on an added importance.“I asked him if he knew what ‘gay’ meant, and he said he didn’t but...

  • Tigné Point pitches to be converted into offices, retail outlets

    Tigné Point pitches to be converted into offices, retail outlets

    Sliema Wanderers FC is planning to convert its indoor football pitches at Tigné Point into offices and retail outlets, insisting the space dedicated to sport will actually double. The project is likely to be the first of many across the island as...

  • Planning Authority rejects plans for swimming pool near archaeological site

    Planning Authority rejects plans for swimming pool near archaeological site

    Updated 11.36am - The Planning Authority on Thursday rejected a development application which would have seen a swimming pool built just metres away from the Brochtorff Circle near the Ġgantija Temples in Gozo. The application sought to extend an...

  • One week after music festival, Ta' Qali still a rubbish dump

    One week after music festival, Ta' Qali still a rubbish dump

    One week after Rita Ora and Martin Garrix wowed the crowds at the Summer Daze music festival, the debris of thousands of concert-goers still litters the festival grounds at Ta’ Qali National Park. Images shared on social media on Tuesday show...