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Keith Micallef

  • Migrant workers controversy: Have any studies been carried out?

    Migrant workers controversy: Have any studies been carried out?

    While defending its controversial policy to import more than 40,000 foreign workers, the government is refusing to say if any studies were carried out to establish the limit Malta’s infrastructure could handle. In June last year, Times of Malta...

  • Rising rent, racist colleagues, low salaries hindering refugee employment

    Rising rent, racist colleagues, low salaries hindering refugee employment

    Rising rental prices, low salaries and racist attitudes from colleagues and customers are among the issues flagged in research carried out on the challenges based by refugee workers in Malta. Commissioned by the United Nations High Commission for...

  • Another road project done without a permit

    Another road project done without a permit

    A road widening project has been carried out without a development permit, with the government only seeking to regularise the work at a later stage, echoing the same procedure like the Tal-Balal project.  The latest case saw the widening of the...

  • Proposed six-storey blocks ‘could destroy Għaxaq skyline’, FAA claims

    Proposed six-storey blocks ‘could destroy Għaxaq skyline’, FAA claims

    An application to construct a six-storey block of apartments in the garden of a historic palazzo in Għaxaq is receiving “preferential treatment” from the heritage watchdog, which has so far not objected to the proposed development, an NGO...

  • Issues persist with organic waste bags delivery

    Issues persist with organic waste bags delivery

    Less than a week before the launch of the organic waste collection scheme from households, residents in various parts of Malta are still waiting to receive the white bags and container. In Paola, the persistent shortcomings and lack of information...

  • Manure is turned to water in possible solution to farm waste problem

    Manure is turned to water in possible solution to farm waste problem

    A prototype plant which converts pig and cow manure into clean water could be key to solving the huge environmental problem of the disposal of some 300,000 tonnes of farmyard waste each year. Developed abroad, the plant was brought to Malta for...

  • EU Budget and Brexit – Europe at a crossroads

    EU Budget and Brexit – Europe at a crossroads

    As negotiations on the next EU Budget are entering the final lap, Brussels is piling pressure on member states to reach some form of agreement in time for next May’s MEP elections. The Times of Malta was recently invited for a media seminar on the...

  • Tal-Balal Road project is set for approval

    Tal-Balal Road project is set for approval

    An application to widen Tal-Balal Road has been recommended for approval, but the decision will be of little relevance as works on the project, started in August, are now at an advanced stage. However, State agency Infrastructure Malta, which is...

  • Original stonework to be used for rebuilding of Palace wall

    Original stonework to be used for rebuilding of Palace wall

    A historic wall at San Anton Palace, which collapsed last week, would be reconstructed and all original stonework still intact would be re-used, the head of the Restoration Directorate told Times of Malta. Architect Norbert Gatt outlined his plan...

  • Rainwater seepage possible cause of collapse of palace wall

    Rainwater seepage possible cause of collapse of palace wall

    Preliminary investigations into the collapse of a historic wall at San Anton Palace suggest the structure was unable to withstand the pressure exerted by rainwater seeping from the top, the Times of Malta  has learnt. Ironically, recent...