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Keith Micallef

  • ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    A number of historic mulberry trees in Żejtun will be axed as part of a project to reconstruct an arterial road, but the government is saying the trees were already doomed after having fallen prey to a pest. Moreover, State agency Infrastructure...

  • Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    After waiting for more than two years, the competition watchdog may finally rediscover its teeth and be in a position to impose fines, thanks to changes to the law, parts of which had been declared unconstitutional. Still, no time frames have been...

  • Revision of Paceville masterplan on hold

    Revision of Paceville masterplan on hold

    The revision of the controversial Paceville master plan, which has been in the offing for nearly two years, has been put on hold. The Planning Authority has decided to wait for the publication of the new Local Plan for the area. This was confirmed...

  • Delia insists decision not to press for Busuttil's suspension was no U-turn

    Delia insists decision not to press for Busuttil's suspension was no U-turn

    In the aftermath of the publication of the Egrant inquiry findings, Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia had arguably his longest week in politics so far. While he initially called on his predecessor Simon Busuttil to suspend himself in a bid to...

  • Addict commits to rehab to spare his mother further trouble

    Addict commits to rehab to spare his mother further trouble

    An unemployed 28-year-old man was granted bail after pledging to seek help for his drug addiction.The defendant, whose name cannot be published by court order, was arraigned this morning before Magistrate Claire-Louise Stafrace. He pleaded not...

  • Man charged with assaulting police officers

    Man charged with assaulting police officers

    A Ħal Far open-centre resident has been charged with assaulting and violently resisting two police constables in Marsa while drunk. The incident happened on Thursday at around noon in Triq Balbi. Abdulnasir Mohammed Abdulahi, 28, from Somalia,...

  • Student remanded in custody over Paceville fight

    Student remanded in custody over Paceville fight

    A French student in Malta on holiday landed in hot water on Friday after he got involved in a fight in Paceville which left a Maltese man with grievous injuries. Yannis Meherzi, 24, from Lyon, told the police he was drunk at the time of the...

  • Landfill activity close to Mnajdra 'an act of impunity'

    Landfill activity close to Mnajdra 'an act of impunity'

    The Democratic Party has denounced the decision to turn an abandoned quarry close to Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim temples into a landfill, saying this was an act of impunity against a world heritage site. The harsh criticism was levelled during a news...

  • Trees planted... and then left to die

    Trees planted... and then left to die

    Months of complete neglect have turned an afforestation project in Gozo into a tract of barren land, with the odd sapling there struggling to survive the harsh conditions. Launched in December 2015, the Ġnien il-Paċi (Peace Garden), as it is...

  • '2018 will be a record year for tree planting' - Environment Minister

    '2018 will be a record year for tree planting' - Environment Minister

    Environment Minister José Herrera has refuted criticism that the biggest wave of destruction of trees was happening under his watch, saying this year alone a record number of 12,000 trees were being planted. On the other hand he noted that he had...