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Keith Micallef

  • An ODZ fuel station is being planned for Iklin

    An ODZ fuel station is being planned for Iklin

    An application for a fuel station on the outskirts of Iklin has prompted objections from the local council on the grounds that this would eat up part of the precious little rural land left in the area. The council is arguing that the application...

  • Policy on sick leave ‘needed’

    Policy on sick leave ‘needed’

    The Malta College of Family Doctors president has called for clear policies on the procedures to adopt whenever employees report sick. Prof. Pierre Mallia, who served as a company doctor for several years, was contacted by Times of Malta following...

  • Delia asks if BOV was pressured to offer services to Pilatus Bank

    Delia asks if BOV was pressured  to offer services to Pilatus Bank

    Opposition Leader Adrian Delia on Tuesday evening questioned whether Bank of Valletta had been pressured by the government to offer services to Pilatus Bank, despite the latter having failed to meet due diligence criteria. Dr Delia raised the...

  • Grant Efimova asylum, NGOs urge Greek PM Tsipras

    Grant Efimova asylum, NGOs urge Greek PM Tsipras

    Four NGOs have written to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asking him to grant political asylum to Maria Efimova, the Russian whistleblower at the heart of the Pilatus Bank scandal. Ms Efimova gave herself to the Greek authorities last week.

  • Valletta kiosks have ‘the least possible visual impact’

    Valletta kiosks have ‘the least possible visual impact’

    The kiosks placed in Tritons Square, Valletta, are causing “the least visual impact”, according to the state corporation responsible for the project. It would not say how much they cost and insisted no negative feedback had ever been received when...

  • Blockchain's 'uncharted waters' will make Malta 'future-proof' - Muscat

    Blockchain's 'uncharted waters' will make Malta 'future-proof' - Muscat

    New economic sectors like fintech and blockchain will make Malta “future proof”, as unlike financial services they do not depend on the country’s tax regime which is under attack, the Prime Minister said on Sunday morning.Joseph Muscat outlined...

  • Pensioners push for free bus passes and pension reform

    Pensioners push for free bus passes and pension reform

    Free public transport for the elderly, the introduction of second-pillar pensions and a better distribution of wealth are among the key proposals made by the National Association of Pensioners. The call was made in a resolution approved recently...

  • BOV chairman won't say why the bank is appealing a €3.4m ruling

    BOV chairman won't say why the bank is appealing a €3.4m ruling

    Bank of Valletta chief Deo Scerri would not comment on the reasons why the bank was challenging a recent ruling in which they were ordered to compensate Property Fund investors €3.4 million. “It is not in the shareholders’ interest to explain the...

  • Two men with PL links questioned over Caruana Galizia memorial ‘theft’

    Two men with PL links questioned over Caruana Galizia memorial ‘theft’

    Updated 8.45am with Pullicino Orlando's post An employee at the Prime Minister’s Office and the son of a contractor with close links to the Labour Party were questioned by the police in connection with ‘theft’ from Daphne Caruana Galizia's...

  • Barts project postponed again

    Barts project postponed again

    The completion of the new Barts campus in Gozo, which was originally meant to open its doors two years ago, has been again pushed back after it transpired that the existing makeshift premises will remain in use for another year. The decision was...