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Keith Micallef

  • Hot spell coming our way but it won’t be a heatwave

    Hot spell coming our way but it won’t be a heatwave

    Though social media reports warn of an imminent heatwave, the meteorological office is not forecasting extraordinarily high temperatures in the coming days. The mercury is not expected to rise above 35°C, which is slightly above the mean maximum...

  • 10% PN tax plan sustainable, party sources say

    10% PN tax plan sustainable, party sources say

    The Nationalist Party has shrugged off criticism of its 10% self-employed tax pledge made by leadership candidate Adrian Delia, saying the proposal’s sustainability was backed both by experts and stakeholders. Unveiled in November last year as...

  • Opposition floats seven parliamentary reform proposals

    Opposition floats seven parliamentary reform proposals

    Prime Minister’s question time, more frequent debates on Private Member Bills, better resources for MPs, and the option of being full-time are among a set of proposals unveiled by the Opposition for more efficient parliamentary debates. Details of...

  • Muscat, Mizzi, Schembri appeal magistrate’s decree

    Muscat, Mizzi, Schembri appeal magistrate’s decree

    An appeal has been filed against a court decision to investigate whether Konrad Mizzi, and Keith Schembri breached money laundering laws when opening secret Panama companies. The request, following a request made by the Opposition leader, also...

  • Malta-Italy gas pipeline to be operational by 2024

    Malta-Italy gas pipeline to be operational by 2024

    The €322 million Malta-Italy gas pipeline which will replace the permanently-moored gas tanker supplying the Delimara power plant is targeted to be operational by 2024. Energy Minister Joe Mizzi this morning said a development application has been...

  • 21 suspected drug cases in prison since May

    21 suspected drug cases in prison since May

    A total of 13 suspected drug discoveries have been reported in the prison since May, and a further eight cases involving attempts to smuggle prohibited substances to inmates were also flagged, the Home Affairs Ministry has confirmed. However, the...

  • Imam laughs off talk of Muslim political party

    Imam laughs off talk of Muslim political party

    Imam Mohammad Elsadi denied speculation that he is testing the waters on the possibility of setting up an Islamic party with the aim of having the first Muslim MP in five years’ time. The head of the Maltese Muslim community issued the denial when...

  • No arrests three weeks after Buġibba football violence

    No arrests three weeks after Buġibba football violence

    No arrests were made in connection with disturbances in Buġibba three weeks ago by a group of Serbian football fans, the police confirmed. The incidents occurred on July 5, when Red Star Belgrade fans who were in Malta for the Europa League tie...

  • PN in uncharted territory

    PN in uncharted territory

    Keith Micallef asked three political observers about the Nationalist Party’s leadership election and what the PN must do to get back into office. ‘Common cause crucial to regaining lost ground’ Having three out of four candidates from outside the...

  • Said promises PN's 1,500 councillors a stronger voice

    Said promises PN's 1,500 councillors a stronger voice

    PN leadership candidate Chris Said is proposing to widen election process for the party’s general secretary, so that it is no longer elected by the party executive but from the 1,500 members of the General Council. Furthermore, he also unveiled a...

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