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Keith Micallef

  • ‘Malta should stick to its guns’ on migration

    ‘Malta should stick to  its guns’ on migration

    Migrants should be taken to the closest port of call, even if they were saved in the search and rescue zone of a neighbouring country, according to former home affairs and foreign minister Tonio Borg. “This is the policy adopted by successive...

  • New financial, gaming watchdog proposed by PD

    New financial, gaming watchdog proposed by PD

    The Democratic Party is proposing the setting up of a parliamentary committee whose task would be to scrutinise the financial and gaming watchdogs in a bid to improve good governance. Details on this proposal were divulged during a news conference...

  • Foreigners buying property at Mellieħa bypass development exempted from permit

    Foreigners buying property at Mellieħa bypass development exempted from permit

    A development at the heart of a controversy over the narrowing of Mellieħa bypass was granted special status exempting foreigners buying apartments there from having to obtain an AIP permit. An AIP permit is required for property acquisitions...

  • MCCF non-committal on funds for pro-abortion group

    MCCF non-committal on funds for pro-abortion group

    The Office of the President would not commit itself whether a pro-abortion lobby group would be eligible to receive more funds from the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. A spokesman for President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca told the Times of...

  • 500 doctors object to embryo freezing

    500 doctors object to embryo freezing

    More than 500 medical doctors have signed a declaration expressing their opposition to the government’s plan to introduce embryo freezing, insisting that life starts at conception. The move came just a month after a group of 100 academics from the...

  • Plans to extend Għadira beach welcomed, but will new problems crop up?

    Plans to extend Għadira beach welcomed, but will new problems crop up?

    A plan to double the size of Għadira beach has fuelled concerns over the expected increase in traffic and parking needs. Questions have also been raised on whether the bus service will be able to cope with the additional demand and the impact the...

  • Unfashionable structures stealing Tritons’ limelight

    Unfashionable structures stealing Tritons’ limelight

    A section of Tritons Square has been closed off to the public and the iconic fountain partially obstructed by large advertising structures that were set up as part of a fashion event in the Valletta 2018 cultural calendar. Scheduled for Saturday...

  • Expert calls for 'automatic enrolment' second pensions

    Expert calls for 'automatic enrolment' second pensions

    Pension expert David Spiteri Gingell has called for the introduction of an “automatic enrolment” system to complement the State pension whereby the beneficiary could choose still to opt out of this mechanism if they wish. On the other hand, he...

  • Another €100 million on offer in 62+ bond scheme

    Another €100 million on offer in 62+ bond scheme

    Pensioners who missed out on the 62+ Government Savings Bond issued in 2017 will have another chance to benefit from this scheme, with up to €100 million being offered, the Finance Minister announced on Tuesday. Edward Scicluna was addressing a...

  • Agreeing on one national day 'is a utopian dream'

    Agreeing on one national day 'is a utopian dream'

    Attempts to reach consensus on one national day are bound to fail in view of Malta’s highly-polarised society where every aspect of life is either tinged in red or blue, Prof. Oliver Friggieri believes. “Probably the only option is to declare...