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Keith Micallef

  • Don't repeat Balluta sandy beach failures at Għadira, geologist warns

    Don't repeat Balluta sandy beach failures at Għadira, geologist warns

    The sandy beach replenishment at Balluta Bay was bound to fail as not enough studies were carried out to establish whether material dredged from the seabed would serve such purpose, an expert has concluded. Moreover, he also urged the authorities...

  • Ministry makes a mess of legal notice on waste

    Ministry makes a mess of legal notice on waste

    An entire section of new regulations on waste separation, published just last week, will have to be thrown into the rubbish bin. In an embarrassing oversight, the Environment Ministry mistakenly exempted most localities from the collection of...

  • MTA not giving up on Balluta’s beach

    MTA not giving up on Balluta’s beach

    The government has not ruled out a second attempt to replenish the sand at Balluta Bay next year, refusing to brand the €110,000 project a failure despite the expanded beach appearing to have shrunk back drastically due to bad weather. The...

  • Another State agency is in the pipeline

    Another State agency is in the pipeline

    A new State entity is being set up in preparation for the launch of the beverage container refund scheme which must be in place by next year in line with government’s commitment. However, the overriding function of the Resource, Recovery and...

  • Nursing aide treated as mental hospital patient after clash with superior, GWU claims

    Nursing aide treated as mental hospital patient after clash with superior, GWU claims

    A nursing aide who had a clash with her superior at Mt Carmel Hospital was humiliated to the extent that she was treated as a patient and even forced to shower before her colleagues, the General Workers' Union said on Thursday.  Section Secretary...

  • Tal-Balal road widening project now set for completion in November

    Tal-Balal road widening project now set for completion in November

    Works to widen Tal-Balal Road have overshot their timetable despite having been started without a permit in the hope of completion before the start of the school year. A spokesman for Infrastructure Malta said that the completion date has been...

  • Council, residents, objects to plans for Mellieħa complex

    Council, residents, objects to plans for Mellieħa complex

    The Mellieħa council is objecting to the construction of an eight-storey complex on the grounds that the development is too massive and would be in breach of various planning policies. A number of residents have also expressed concerns about the...

  • New regulator to step up enforcement of construction site rules

    New regulator to step up enforcement of construction site rules

    Updated  3.10pm with KTP reaction A new authority is to be set up to enforce construction rules, overhaul existing legislation and take over responsibilities currently under the remit of various entities and boards.The Malta Construction and...

  • Heritage watchdog given Santa Luċija tunnel survey results via SMS

    Heritage watchdog given Santa Luċija tunnel survey results via SMS

    Despite the Planning Authority’s go-ahead for the construction of a tunnel in Santa Luċija, the heritage watchdog has reiterated its concerns that legal obligations meant to safeguard possible archaeological remains had not been adhered to. The...

  • Transport scheme chaos exposes Labour’s ‘vote catching’ mentality - Delia

    Transport scheme chaos exposes Labour’s ‘vote catching’ mentality - Delia

    The government’s decision to offer free transport to students attending private schools was just a “vote catching exercise” that was ill-prepared, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said this morning. “While I commend this measure, it transpires that...