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Keith Micallef

  • Ex-manager claims AUM group made him ill

    Ex-manager claims AUM group made him ill

    The Jordanian group behind the American University of Malta has been taken to court by a former employee who is accusing them of causing him “psychological” harm to the point that he could no longer report for work. The plaintiff is requesting...

  • MP, former parliamentary secretary given direct orders

    MP, former parliamentary secretary given direct orders

    A sitting MP and a former parliamentary secretary, both of whom were part of Joseph Muscat’s Cabinet in the last legislature, have been awarded government direct orders with a combined value exceeding €150,000. It transpires that former...

  • Cash-for-passports applicants capping ‘should be scrapped’

    Cash-for-passports applicants capping ‘should be scrapped’

    Restricting the number of successful applicants seeking to buy Maltese passports should be stopped and the programme should be reviewed every five years, the government has been told. The recommendation was made by Eric Major who was CEO of Henley...

  • Eurozone not much better than sterling zone in the 60s - Alfred Sant

    Eurozone not much better than sterling zone in the 60s - Alfred Sant

    Ten years on, former Prime Minister Alfred Sant is still very critical of the transition to the euro, saying the country was not much better off than when it was part of the sterling zone prior to the establishment of the defunct Maltese lira in...

  • Labour’s One Productions ordered to pay over €100,000 in music royalties

    Labour’s One Productions ordered to pay over €100,000 in music royalties

    The Labour Party broadcast media house One Productions Limited has been ordered by a court to pay over €100,000 in damages after being found guilty of playing copyrighted music without authorisation. The case was instituted in 2012 by Dingli Co.

  • Doctors, health ministry inching towards agreement

    Doctors, health ministry inching towards agreement

    An agreement has been reached “in principle” in the industrial dispute between the doctors’ union and the government over the transfer of three State hospitals from Vitals Global Healthcare to Steward Healthcare. However, the Medical Association...

  • Police may lose out to sportsmen at Ta’ Kandja shooting range

    Police may lose out to sportsmen at Ta’ Kandja shooting range

    Policemen fear the new Ta’ Kandja shooting range will be of little benefit to them, amid concerns the facility will be mostly used as a sport venue despite forming part of the police academy. Announced by the government in May last year at the...

  • Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Having failed to appoint a commissioner for standards by the end of last summer, as the Prime Minister had promised, the government now says the post will only be filled when there is agreement with the Opposition. However, the Nationalist Party...

  • Burmarrad fuel station ‘opening soon’ despite pending appeals

    Burmarrad fuel station ‘opening soon’ despite pending appeals

    A fuel station in Burmarrad which is still under construction is being advertised as “opening soon” despite two pending appeals seeking to revoke the permit issued last summer. Located outside the development zone, opposite the Kiabi complex, the...

  • ‘Stop registering company cars in names of owners’

    ‘Stop registering company cars in names of owners’

    Company cars should not be registered in the names of their owners, since they risk losing their driving licences because of the penalty points system, the GRTU – Malta Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises said. With the exception of speed...