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Keith Micallef

  • ‘Malta is flouting Birds Directive’

    ‘Malta is flouting Birds Directive’

    BBC presenter and wildlife campaigner Chris Packham has lashed out at the Maltese authorities accusing them of flouting the EU Birds Directive to appease the hunting lobby. Mr Packham made the claims at a round table discussion on Spring hunting...

  • Former junior minister lands yet another consultancy job

    Former junior minister lands yet another consultancy job

    Former parliamentary secretary Deborah Schembri has been given a €56,000 job as a consultant at Identity Malta, in addition to a €126,000 direct order from the planning watchdog and another at the Lands Authority. The allocations were made after...

  • Minister hints new subject will have same status as Maltese

    Minister hints new subject will have same status as Maltese

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo has indicated that the subject ‘Maltese as a foreign language’ will enjoy the same status and recognition as the proper SEC Maltese, and insisted standards would not be compromised. The idea behind this new...

  • Council was ‘not consulted on new €7m shooting range’

    Council was ‘not consulted on new €7m shooting range’

    The Siġġiewi council was not consulted on the new €7 million shooting range being built on the outskirts of the locality and so it could not raise safety, noise and traffic issues, the Times of Malta was told. This was confirmed by Siġġiewi mayor...

  • Legislators and executives - when lines are blurred

    Legislators and executives - when lines are blurred

    The engagement of Labour backbencher Glenn Bedingfield as parliamentary questions’ coordinator within the OPM fuelled controversy after it transpired that his job could have put his seat as an MP at risk. Other MPs are in a similar situation and...

  • Lawyers warn over arbitrary online record deletion

    Lawyers warn over arbitrary online record deletion

    Lawyers have warned that the government’s decision to allow the deletion of court judgments from an online database in the absence of a proper set of rules was a very dangerous one. The Malta IT Law Association expressed its deep concern in a...

  • Another Air Malta flight delayed 14 hours for 'operational reasons'

    Another Air Malta flight delayed 14 hours for 'operational reasons'

    Updated at 3.30pm; adds Air Malta statement An Air Malta flight to Gatwick on Saturday has been delayed by 14 hours. Questions sent to the airline have not yet been answered but in a statement later said the flight was delayed “for operational...

  • Part of the Mellieħa Bypass being narrowed to single lane

    Part of the Mellieħa Bypass being narrowed to single lane

    Updated at 4.31pm with fresh question in parliament Part of the Mellieħa Bypass is being narrowed to a single lane to make way for a road meant to serve a massive private development spearheaded by GAP Holdings. Apart from creating a bottleneck in...

  • Castille job put Bedingfield's Parliamentary seat ‘at risk’

    Castille job put Bedingfield's Parliamentary seat ‘at risk’

    Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield could have risked being unseated when he was engaged as parliamentary questions coordinator at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Times of Malta has learnt. Doubts on his position were raised when the newspaper sought the...

  • Delia sounds abortion warning: PN will fight to defend life from conception

    Delia sounds abortion warning: PN will fight to defend life from conception

    The Nationalist Party will fight to safeguard the right of the unborn child while questioning the government’s intention on abortion, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday. Speaking at the PN club in Msida he said: “Our position is crystal...