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Keith Micallef

  • San Anton Palace wall collapse affected 50-metre stretch

    San Anton Palace wall collapse affected 50-metre stretch

    The collapse of a recently-restored 17th century wall at San Anton Palace in the early hours of Wednesday was quite extensive as a stretch of about 50 metres long was reduced to rubble. While the adjacent gardens were closed to the public as a...

  • Simon Schembri Foundation launched: ‘Incident made me a better person’

    Simon Schembri Foundation launched: ‘Incident made me a better person’

    A traffic police officer who last May lost his arm in a harrowing incident while on duty in Luqa has described this tragic event in his life as one which made him “a better person”. Officer Simon Schembri, who was run over by a teenage driver,...

  • Registered mail fees are set to increase

    Registered mail fees are set to increase

    A significant increase in the price of registered mail is in the pipeline as the Malta Communications Authority favourably considers a request by Maltapost. Though no decision has been taken yet, the matter has been referred for public...

  • The Mellieħa bypass - First the ‘wavy’ tarmac, now the flooding

    The Mellieħa bypass - First the ‘wavy’ tarmac, now the flooding

    After complaints on the ‘wavy asphalt’, the €2-million Mellieħa bypass reconstruction project has now come under fire for the poor drainage system that has resulted in adjacent properties being flooded. The issue came to the fore during last...

  • State of limbo looming for party financing watchdog

    State of limbo looming for party financing watchdog

    After being rendered toothless by a landmark court judgment, the party financing watchdog is set for a prolonged period in limbo, amid uncertainty on when the necessary legal amendments will be moved by the government. The case was instituted by...

  • Jimmy Magro corruption probe still pending after 21 months

    Jimmy Magro corruption probe still pending after 21 months

    Almost two years after the Permanent Commission Against Corruption said it was “morally convinced”  ex-Labour general secretary Jimmy Magro received kickbacks, the police are still “actively” investigating. The issue was raised by former...

  • MPs to finally get some added oversight

    MPs to finally get some added oversight

    A law meant to add a new layer of scrutiny and accountability for members of Parliament is finally set to come into force after an 18-month wait. The Standards in Public Life Act, which had been in the pipeline since 2012, was approved by...

  • ERA sounds warning on Burmarrad ODZ application

    ERA sounds warning on Burmarrad ODZ application

    An application for a supermarket on agricultural land in Burmarrad should not only be refused on its own merits but also to discourage further attempts to develop rural areas, the Environment Resources Authority is saying. Submitted by Bonnici...

  • Prison board head quits after a month

    Prison board head quits after a month

    The chairman of the prison’s board of governance resigned less than a month after his appointment, a Home Affairs Ministry spokeswoman said, giving no reason. Anthony Mario Ellul stepped down a day after the Times of Malta had flagged to the...

  • Tests on ‘wavy’ Mellieħa bypass continue

    Tests on ‘wavy’ Mellieħa bypass continue

    It has not yet been established if the ‘wavy’ asphalt laid at the Mellieħa Bypass a few months ago is the result of bad workmanship because tests are still underway. The issue was raised recently by Labour MP Clayton Bartolo in a parliamentary...