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Keith Micallef

  • Minister skirts questions about €1m direct order

    Minister skirts questions about €1m direct order

    The Finance Minister yesterday skirted questions on a contract worth about €1.04 million for IT networks at the prison that was awarded by direct order rather than after a call for tenders. Edward Scicluna was asked on the matter during a news...

  • Students to showcase engineering prototypes

    Students to showcase engineering prototypes

    A control platform for a tiny satellite device, an alloy for biodegradable body implants and a cooling fan speed controller are among prototype engineering models which will be showcased at the University of Malta. Designed by undergraduate...

  • No company blacklisted from public procurement yet

    No company blacklisted from public procurement yet

    No private company has been blacklisted from taking part in public procurement by a Commercial Sanctions Tribunal set up in 2015 to combat precarious employment. The only two cases which have been flagged so far by the Department of Industrial and...

  • PN-PD coalition terms to be discussed today

    PN-PD coalition terms to be discussed today

    The Nationalist Party will today decide on the terms of the coalition agreement with the Democratic Party amid uncertainty on what form of relationship the two sides are willing to forge. Speculation that the two PD elected candidates would be...

  • PN leadership election timeframes set to be decided today

    PN leadership election timeframes set to be decided today

    The Nationalist Party’s executive committee will be meeting this evening to set the leadership contest parameters, following Simon Busuttil’s decision to step down after the general election defeat. Although the process is set to be completed by...

  • Suspended sentence for entering Malta illegally

    Suspended sentence for entering Malta illegally

    A Syrian teacher who admitted to entering Malta illegally to reunite with his brothers and work as a plasterer was handed a suspended jail term by a court today. Ahmad Alalo, 30, was apprehended yesterday by immigration police at Malta...

  • Snap election leaves 10 State entities in limbo

    Snap election leaves 10 State entities in limbo

    The snap election means Parliament now faces a tight deadline to approve the budgets of 10 State entities, which employ hundreds of people, or else leave them without funds. The House of Representatives will either have to hold up to three daily...

  • Record visitors to Malta museum sites in 2016

    Record visitors to Malta museum sites in 2016

    Admissions to Heritage Malta museums and sites last year reached an all-time high with almost 1.3 million visitors. According to official data listed in the 2016 annual report, Ġgantija Temples retained top spot as the most popular attraction,...

  • Government to present Air Malta plan to unions in two weeks' time

    Government to present Air Malta plan to unions in two weeks' time

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi this afternoon announced that government’s fresh plans for Air Malta would be presented to the unions in two weeks' time. Though he gave very few details of what is in store, he said that certain areas would be...

  • Urgent work to start on St Paul’s Bay promenade amid fears of collapse

    Urgent work to start on St Paul’s Bay promenade amid fears of collapse

    Urgent work is due to start soon to reinforce part of the St Paul’s Bay promenade, parts of which were barred to the public, amid fears of collapse.  Located in Triq San Franġisk in the area known as Thalassalejn just a short distance away from...