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Keith Micallef

  • No escaping Maltese commentary for some English football games

    No escaping Maltese commentary for some English football games

    Broadcasting rights restrictions mean English Premier League followers subscribed to Total Sports Network will have to get used to Maltese-only commentary when watching Saturday’s 4pm games on TV or any game on their mobile device. And supporters...

  • Daughter to take late mother’s council seat after candidates’ no-show

    Daughter to take late mother’s council seat after candidates’ no-show

    Désirée Vella Brincat is set to be co-opted to the Pembroke local council to fill the seat vacated by her mother Evelyn, who died last month, after the absence of any Nationalist Party candidates submitting their nomination for the casual...

  • Open-top tourist bus tragedy ‘seems forgotten’

    Open-top tourist bus tragedy ‘seems forgotten’

    A Scotsman, who nearly died in last April’s horrific open-top double-decker bus crash that left two tourists dead, has vented his frustration over the complete silence by the Maltese authorities on investigations. “I am very disappointed. Two...

  • Junior minister silent on cost and financing of mailshot

    Junior minister silent on cost and financing of mailshot

    Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri has gone to great lengths to keep his constituents informed about his first year in Cabinet, to the point of mailing them a 32-page colour booklet about himself. However, the junior minister was not...

  • Postpone autumn hunting season to mid-October, activists say

    Postpone autumn hunting season to mid-October, activists say

    The opening of the autumn hunting season should be postponed by six weeks to reduce the risk of protected species such as storks being shot down, BirdLife said on Thursday. The request, which is being endorsed by five other environmental NGOs, was...

  • Tal-Balal road widening rings alarm bells at environment authority

    Tal-Balal road widening rings alarm bells at environment authority

    The environment watchdog is worried that the government decided to start widening Triq tal-Balal, between Naxxar and San Ġwann, without a permit but the Planning Authority has not yet said if it will take any action. Questions on the legality of...

  • Massive recoil might have been undoing of ‘shell of shells’

    Massive recoil might have been undoing of ‘shell of shells’

    The decision to let off the record-breaking ‘shell of shells’ from a floating barge and not from land as originally intended could have caused Friday’s spectacular failure, the Times of Malta has learnt. Measuring 1.3 metres in diameter, the 568...

  • Qawra primary school delayed by another year

    Qawra primary school delayed by another year

    Families in St Paul’s Bay and Qawra will have to wait for at least another year for the opening of a new State primary school, a much-needed facility that was originally planned to be up and running by last year. Announced in 2015 by Education...

  • Muscat to Salvini: 'Politics is not done by tweets'

    Muscat to Salvini: 'Politics is not done by tweets'

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat criticised Italy’s deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Sunday morning, saying “politics is not done by tweets but through persuasion”. Dr Muscat made this remark in the wake of the ongoing stand-off involving a...

  • Prepare for a Valletta 2018 big bang

    Prepare for a Valletta 2018 big bang

    Hundreds of fireworks enthusiasts tonight will gather on the outskirts of Żurrieq to witness the firing of the largest ever petard manufactured in Malta. The ‘shell of shells’ as it is known will be let off from a barge some three kilometres off...