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Keith Micallef

  • Tal-Balal road project forges ahead, despite no PA permit

    Tal-Balal road project forges ahead, despite no PA permit

    Works to widen Tal-Balal Road between San Ġwann and Naxxar are forging ahead even though no development permit has yet been issued by the Planning Authority. Moreover, State road agency Infrastructure Malta is adamant this project must be...

  • New vacation leave rules suspended after employers announce boycott

    New vacation leave rules suspended after employers announce boycott

    Updated at 6.30pm - Legal notices suspended Changes to vacation leave regulations have been suspended just days after coming into effect, following uproar by employers’ associations. In a statement, the Equality Ministry said it would be...

  • Industrial firms invited to tender for large-scale solar farms

    Industrial firms invited to tender for large-scale solar farms

    A call has been issued by the Energy Ministry for industrial firms interested in investing in large-scale solar farms with a minimum output power of 1Megawatt peak power. Addressing a news conference at the Water Services Corporation offices in...

  • GRTU deems competition law proposals ‘positive’

    GRTU deems competition law proposals ‘positive’

    Proposals presented by the government to restore full powers to the competition watchdog, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority,  have received the thumbs up by traders who described the move as a “positive” one. The Chamber of...

  • 650 residents object to new central link project

    650 residents object to new central link project

    Over 650 objections to the controversial central link project have already been made as part of a campaign launched by Attard residents who fear it would be detrimental to them. Unveiled last May, the €55-million project aims to alleviate traffic...

  • €110,000 Balluta beach project might not survive the winter

    €110,000 Balluta beach project might not survive the winter

    The ‘experimental’ Balluta Bay sand nourishment project has cost taxpayers over €100,000 but this investment might go down the drain as there is a distinct possibility of the beach disappearing completely in winter. The authorities are monitoring...

  • Developers ‘would back’ measures to prevent non-EU nationals from buying cheap properties

    Developers ‘would back’ measures to prevent non-EU nationals from buying cheap properties

    Developers would back measures to prevent non-EU nationals from buying/renting “cheap and affordable properties”, thus safeguarding housing affordability for Maltese low- and middle-income earners. Malta Developers’ Association president Sandro...

  • Teenager to be charged with friend’s jet ski death

    Teenager to be charged with friend’s jet ski death

    A 19-year-old Dutchman is expected to be charged in connection with the tragic death of his teenage friend in Wednesday’s jet ski accident at St George’s Bay, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said the suspect had failed a breathalyser test soon...

  • ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    A number of historic mulberry trees in Żejtun will be axed as part of a project to reconstruct an arterial road, but the government is saying the trees were already doomed after having fallen prey to a pest. Moreover, State agency Infrastructure...

  • Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    After waiting for more than two years, the competition watchdog may finally rediscover its teeth and be in a position to impose fines, thanks to changes to the law, parts of which had been declared unconstitutional. Still, no time frames have been...