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Keith Micallef

  • Hungarian junior minister - ‘We do not want to be the EU’s black sheep’

    Hungarian junior minister - ‘We do not want to be the EU’s black sheep’

    A Hungarian junior minister refutes claims his country is fomenting racism, saying the term “Muslim invaders” used by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to describe refugees was normal political terminology back home. Kristof Altusz, Deputy State...

  • City Gate ditch project delayed by six months

    City Gate ditch project  delayed by six months

    The City Gate Ditch embellishment project, which was planned to be completed for the start of the Valletta 2018 events, has been delayed by six months and will only be inaugurated in the summer. The chairman of the Grand Harbour Regeneration...

  • PN, PL in war of words amid attempts to reverse Żonqor land transfer to AUM

    PN, PL in war of words amid attempts to reverse Żonqor land transfer to AUM

    Updated 12.30pm with PL, Front Ħarsien ODZ statements The Nationalist Party is seeking to reverse the transfer of the large plot of public land in Żonqor which leased to Jordanian investors for the construction of the American University of...

  • Mega donations were perfectly legal, says PN

    Mega donations were perfectly legal, says PN

    Despite exceeding the €25,000 threshold set by law, the Nationalist Party is insisting two mega donations made in last month’s fundraising telethon were perfectly legal as they came from multiple sources. More than €600,000 were collected in the...

  • Breakwater bridge to be brought back to light

    Breakwater bridge to be brought back to light

    Admired by some and derided by others, the Fort St Elmo breakwater bridge has nonetheless become a landmark at the mouth of the Grand Harbour though it has been dogged by structural frailties. Access to the bridge was only restored recently...

  • Examiners lament essays riddled with mistakes in Maltese language

    Examiners lament essays riddled with mistakes in Maltese language

    Orthographical and grammatical mistakes, a lack of creativity in essay writing, incorrect punctuation and poor analytical skills have once again marred students’ overall performance in the Maltese language Secondary Examination...

  • No deterring bus lane bravado

    No deterring bus lane bravado

    The police issue seven fines a day for the illegal use of bus lanes, but this is having no effect in deterring motorists, as they keep abusing the priority lanes to avoid traffic congestion. The abuse is especially rife during rush hour, when...

  • A glorified EU talking shop or an effective civil society tool?

    A glorified EU talking shop or  an effective civil society tool?

    Abolishing roaming charges across the EU was arguably a milestone decision by Brussels, heralding more affordable mobile phone calls and internet usage to millions of European travellers. Many were keen to jump onto the bandwagon of this success...

  • The hijack drama a year ago: was it terrorism or a daring escape plot?

    The hijack drama a year ago: was it terrorism or a daring escape plot?

    A year ago today, Malta took centre stage in a hijack drama involving an Afriqiyah Airways plane carrying 111 passengers. Following a four-hour standoff, the two Libyan hijackers surrendered, one of them waving the defunct green Libyan flag. Many...

  • History students show lack of essential historial and linguistic skills

    History students show lack of essential historial and linguistic skills

    The circumstances leading to Malta’s EU membership seem to be a hard nut to crack for history students, to the point that some were unable to tell that Guido de Marco was foreign minister or give the exact date of accession. The shallow knowledge...