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Keith Micallef

  • Former assistant police commissioner Mario Tonna is back on the State payroll

    Former assistant police commissioner Mario Tonna is back on the State payroll

    Former assistant police commissioner Mario Tonna, who resigned from the force under controversial circumstances, is back on the State payroll, this time as an employee with the Contracts Department. Last January, Mr Tonna, who at the time headed...

  • Council drops appeal against Burmarrad ODZ fuel station

    Council drops appeal against Burmarrad ODZ fuel station

    The St Paul’s Bay local council is no longer objecting to the construction of a fuel station in Burmarrad on agricultural land outside the development zone. The change in position was the result of a proposal tabled by Labour councillor Alfred...

  • No more bird trapping in Malta, European court decides

    No more bird trapping in Malta, European court decides

    Updated 1.20pm with reactions Finch trapping in Malta has been declared illegal by the European Court of Justice in a landmark judgment on Thursday. The ECJ declared that, by adopting a derogation regime allowing the live-capturing of seven...

  • Rabat Road trees would not survive being transplanted - expert

    Rabat Road trees would not survive being transplanted - expert

    Updated 10am - Added PD statement A biodiversity expert has branded a plan to uproot dozens of trees along the so-called ‘Rabat Road’ the result of an unprecedented “wave of environmental destruction” financed through taxpayers’ money. Alfred...

  • More embryos could remain frozen through ‘compromised’ IVF Bill

    More embryos could remain frozen through ‘compromised’ IVF Bill

    More than 500 doctors have denounced the consultation over controversial changes to the law regulating in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, saying the debate only served to “compromise” embryo protection even further. They noted that compared...

  • Public libraries are making a comeback

    Public libraries are making a comeback

    Following a period of decline, public libraries are regaining popularity with over 900,000 books loaned out last year, which meant a 43 per cent rise over 2014. The increase has been attributed to the introduction of electronic books, an extensive...

  • Ministry reacts to report that 200 Rabat road trees face the chop

    Ministry reacts to report that 200 Rabat road trees face the chop

    Updated 5pm  The scenic ‘Rabat Road’ might be no more as mature trees on either side of it  could be facing the axe as part of a project to “upgrade” it all the way to Mrieħel. Plans submitted a few days ago indicate that close to 200 mature trees...

  • NGOs operating migrant rescue boats must be regulated – PM

    NGOs operating migrant rescue boats must be regulated – PM

    Charity NGOs operating migrant rescue boats in the Mediterranean had to be “regulated”, because their service was at times akin to advertising human trafficking, the Prime Minister said on Wednesday. Joseph Muscat was commenting in the wake of the...

  • 40,000 more foreign workers 'unsustainable' - PN

    40,000 more foreign workers 'unsustainable' - PN

    The Nationalist Party has branded government’s plan to sustain economic growth by bringing over some 40,000 workers in the next four years as “unsustainable”. Such approach would have a detrimental impact on the Maltese in terms of accommodation,...

  • Watch: Malta's behaviour in Aquarius case was correct - European Commission

    Watch: Malta's behaviour in Aquarius case was correct - European Commission

    Updated at 7pm Malta behaved according to international rules in the Aquarius case according to the European Commission. In a statement on Wednesday, the government said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had a telephone conversation regarding the...