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Keith Micallef

  • Council cuts pigeon population without resorting to culling

    Council cuts pigeon population without resorting to culling

    Updated on Saturday: adds falconers' statement A local council is claiming success in its bid to reduce the wild pigeon population – without resorting to controversial measures like culling. In a matter of weeks, almost 500 pigeons were caught in...

  • Another record year for Malta International Airport

    Another record year for Malta International Airport

    The Malta International Airport registered a record year in terms of passenger movements which reached six million as well as profits which rose by €3.2 million to €24.2 million. The 2018 forecast is also positive, with MIA expecting passenger...

  • Ministry silent on reasons behind PE teacher suspension U-turn

    Ministry silent on reasons behind PE teacher suspension U-turn

    A decision by the Education Ministry to revoke the suspension of a State school PE teacher after just three days is shrouded in secrecy, as authorities won’t say the reasons behind the U-turn. Instead the ministry is insisting that it is following...

  • Fears that overpriced gas is hurting the economy

    Fears that overpriced gas is hurting the economy

    Employers are concerned that the overpriced gas being purchased from Electrogas by Enemalta is denting Malta’s competitiveness as this is translating into unnecessarily high utility rates for businesses and consumers. “This is especially the case...

  • The Maltese report most political discrimination in the EU

    The Maltese report most political discrimination in the EU

    The Maltese are the most likely EU citizens to complain about harassment or discrimination based on their political opinions, according to a European Commission survey. The survey, which was partly about fairness and inequality, found that two per...

  • Archbishop warns that property affordability is an ‘urgent’ issue

    Archbishop warns that property affordability is an ‘urgent’ issue

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna on Friday called for “urgent” measures to address the sharp increase in property prices and rent rates, saying this was part and parcel of ensuring social justice. “In certain cases workers cannot plan ahead to start a...

  • Court rejects PN legal challenge to stop party funding investigation

    Court rejects PN legal challenge to stop party funding investigation

    A court has dismissed a PN request to stop the Electoral Commission from holding an investigation in the wake of suspected irregularities in donations by the db group to the Nationalist Party through its media company. The case was instituted in...

  • MFSA refuses to say who carried out Pilatus licence checks

    MFSA refuses to say who carried out Pilatus licence checks

    Updated at 12.30pm MFSA officials on Thursday confirmed that the due diligence on Pilatus Bank was not carried out by KPMG but refused to tell MEPs which firm had carried it out saying they were bound by a confidentiality clause. They insisted it...

  • Watch: Future of police academy still unclear

    Watch: Future of police academy still unclear

    With the first phase of the new Ta’ Kandja shooting ranging nearing completion, it is still unclear if the rest of the site currently used as a police academy  will eventually be taken over and incorporated in the sporting venue. “It is not my...

  • Pro-IVF amendment stance by Children’s Commission prompts pro-life ire

    Pro-IVF amendment stance by Children’s Commission prompts pro-life ire

    The Office of the Commissioner for Children was abdicating its legal duties to safeguard children’s rights when declaring its support for government’s IVF proposals, a pro-life organisation said. Questions were raised on the motives behind the...