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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Malta in bottom five for progress against climate change – report

    Malta in bottom five for progress against climate change – report

    Malta sits among the five countries in the European Union registering the least progress in fighting climate change, according to a new report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. The report, ‘Off target: Ranking of EU countries’ ambition and...

  • Nesting boxes being installed by hunters to encourage bird breeding

    Nesting boxes being installed by hunters to encourage bird breeding

    Hunters are installing 400 nesting boxes in schools, public gardens and bird sanctuaries around Malta and Gozo to encourage bird species breeding on the islands. Kaċċaturi San Ubertu (KSU) announced on Tuesday that the boxes had already led to the...

  • Minister to visit to sister Capital of Culture ‘in coming weeks’ in bid to improve relations

    Minister to visit to sister Capital of Culture ‘in coming weeks’ in bid to improve relations

    Culture Minister Owen Bonnici has committed to meeting Dutch cultural authorities “in the coming weeks” but declined to comment on a burgeoning diplomatic row over Jason Micallef’s Valletta 2018 leadership. Dr Bonnici promised to visit Leeuwarden,...

  • ‘Seizing rescue ships means sentencing migrants to death’

    ‘Seizing rescue ships means sentencing migrants to death’

    Stopping NGOs from operating rescue ships in the Mediterranean would mean abandoning migrants to their deaths, the crew of one such vessel has warned after being forced to cease operations halfway through a mission. The Seefuchs was one week into...

  • PA gives owners of Villa St Ignatius permit to shore up dangers

    PA gives owners of Villa St Ignatius permit to shore up dangers

    The owners of Villa St Ignatius in Balluta have been granted permission to shore up the dangerous structures that resulted from illegal demolition works, the Times of Malta was told. Developer Paul Gauci and architect Stephen Vancell are facing...

  • Drug users should not be jailed, conference told

    Drug users should not be jailed, conference told

    Malta’s drug laws should be tweaked further to ensure nobody is imprisoned simply for using drugs, legislators were urged during a national conference on Tuesday. The 2015 Drug Dependence (Treatment not Imprisonment) Act introduced a system of...

  • Mgr Galea Curmi is appointed Auxiliary Bishop

    Mgr Galea Curmi is appointed Auxiliary Bishop

    Monsignor Joseph Galea Curmi, the current Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Malta, has been officially appointed Auxiliary Bishop. Announcing the appointment on Saturday morning, Apostolic Nuncio Alessandro d'Errico said Archbishop...

  • Karozzin with tourists overturns in Mdina

    Karozzin with tourists overturns in Mdina

    A horse-drawn carriage (karozzin) overturned in Mdina on Saturday afternoon, hurling four tourists to the ground. Two of the tourists were taken to hospital in an ambulance after they appeared to have been pinned inside the carriage, while another...

  • Balzan trees are gone before residents can have their say

    Balzan trees are gone before residents can have their say

    Balzan residents are fuming as two landmark trees in Triq il-Wied were uprooted just days after works on the street were announced, and without any opportunity for consultation. Some 30 residents wrote to the Balzan local council after...

  • Thousands object to Sliema villa demolition

    Thousands object to Sliema villa demolition

    The Planning Authority will on Friday decide on fresh plans to demolish Villa Degiorgio in Sliema, which have drawn more than 2,000 objections. The near-unprecedented number of objectors say the proposal will have a “devastating” effect on the...