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Keith Micallef

  • Police want higher pay - to match their 46-hour week

    Police want higher pay - to match their 46-hour week

    Police officers are calling for a 15 per cent wage rise, arguing they work six hours over and above the standard 40-hour week within the civil service. The formal demand is being spearheaded by the Malta Police Association, which has over 1,000...

  • Labour shortage remains unresolved concern for business

    Labour shortage remains unresolved concern for business

    Three out of every four respondents to the GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs'' end-of-year Business Performance Survey did not report any decrease in their turnover in 2017 - but labour shortage was once again found to be the topmost concern. The GRTU...

  • Police say more evidence needed to charge Jimmy Magro

    Police say more evidence needed to charge Jimmy Magro

    A year after being alerted by the anti-corruption watchdog of bribery claims against former Labour Party general secretary Jimmy Magro, the police have yet to press charges, saying they need stronger evidence. The case goes back to last February,...

  • Teachers' union accused of 'mistrust', 'betrayal' by three ex-council members

    Teachers' union accused of 'mistrust', 'betrayal' by three ex-council members

    A feeling of “betrayal” and “mistrust” over the manner in which the teachers’ union handled negotiations on the new collective agreement was the main reason behind the resignation of three of its council members. Rita Catania, George Debono and...

  • Have you lost a Rolex or a wetsuit?

    Have you lost a Rolex or a wetsuit?

    A Rolex watch is among a long list of expensive items found by conscientious citizens, who gave them to the police in the hope their owners would come forward to reclaim them. The latest list of items found between July and December last year has...

  • PN to nominate John Rizzo to anti-corruption commission

    PN to nominate John Rizzo to anti-corruption commission

    Updated 9.15pm - Added PD statement Former police commissioner John Rizzo is to be named by the Opposition as its representative on the Permanent Commission Against Corruption. Nationalist Party sources confirmed that the decision was finalised...

  • PM sounds final warning to Air Malta pilots

    PM sounds final warning to Air Malta pilots

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning has sounded one final warning to Air Malta pilots, saying government would not be “blackmailed” and had “alternatives” in hand, should they refuse the terms of the new collective agreement. His veiled...

  • Convict ‘lied’ about magistrate to save relationship

    Convict ‘lied’ about magistrate to save relationship

    A man who claimed of having served part of a court sentence doing community work for the same magistrate who had found him guilty, has retracted the allegation saying it was a “lie” he had fabricated to save his relationship with his second...

  • ‘Temporary’ Sliema car park reopens

    ‘Temporary’ Sliema car park reopens

    A Sliema car park, which closed down as its temporary permit could no longer be extended, has re-opened on a temporary basis, but this time with a full development permit. However, the developer was ordered to lay a concrete surface to mitigate...

  • Baħrija farmhouse legal saga finally over

    Baħrija farmhouse legal saga finally over

    A nine-year saga over a controversial development in Baħrija belonging to a former Nationalist Party official has finally ended after a judge ruled no illegalities had been committed. Mr Justice Joseph Zammit MacKeon handed down the judgment in a...