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Keith Micallef

  • PN leader defends ‘difficult decision’

    PN leader defends ‘difficult decision’

    While refraining to make direct reference to his controversial call on his predecessor, Simon Busuttil, to suspend himself from the parliamentary group in the wake of the publication of the Egrant inquiry conclusions, Nationalist Party leader...

  • Action against Pierre Portelli after Egrant inquiry would be a 'frame-up’

    Action against Pierre Portelli after Egrant inquiry would be a 'frame-up’

    Nationalist MPs who recently came to the defence of embattled former leader Simon Busuttil, are saying that any criminal action against party media chief Pierre Portelli in connection with the Egrant inquiry would constitute a “frame-up”. The...

  • MPs could block Delia’s call for Busuttil’s suspension

    MPs could block Delia’s call for Busuttil’s suspension

    Almost a week after asking Simon Busuttil to “suspend himself”, Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia is yet to convene the parliamentary group amid concerns he could face a backlash from dissenting MPs. Sources told the Times of Malta the...

  • Attard bypass will result in loss of 28,000 square metres of land

    Attard bypass will result in loss of 28,000 square metres of land

    A proposed bypass in Attard will result in the destruction of 28,000 square metres of agricultural land and the loss of 142 parking places according to a group of residents objecting to the development. Moreover, the proposal would only alleviate...

  • 17,300 car emissions complaints - and just 63 cars failed test

    17,300 car emissions complaints - and just 63 cars failed test

    Despite 17,300 complaints about cars emitting excessive fumes, the number which last year failed the emissions test was just 63, a failure rate of just 15 per cent. The number is comparable to that of 2016, in which 57 vehicles were found in...

  • Quiet hamlet of l-Imbordin earmarked for Gozo tunnel entrance

    Quiet hamlet of l-Imbordin earmarked for Gozo tunnel entrance

    L-Imbordin, a quiet, rural hamlet on the outskirts of St Paul’s Bay, could be set for a radical transformation, as it has been earmarked to be the entrance of the proposed Gozo channel tunnel all the way to Nadur. The proposed 14-kilometre link is...

  • Bus passenger capacity must increase, minister says

    Bus passenger capacity must increase, minister says

    Transport Minister Ian Borg insisted that the challenge facing the bus service was one of capacity, remarking that the biggest complaint was that boarding a bus in certain areas was turning out to be an ordeal. “We need to address this issue while...

  • Garden in City Gate ditch faces more delays

    Garden in City Gate ditch faces more delays

    Works on the City Gate ditch embellishment project, which were scheduled to be completed this month, have once again fallen behind, with no specific deadline set for the opening of the public garden there. Instead, the Grand Harbour Regeneration...

  • Sliema apartment fight lands man in court

    Sliema apartment fight lands man in court

    A man out on bail on a separate case has pleaded not guilty to grievously injuring another man in the course of an argument at a Sliema residence.  Libyan national Ibrahim Ben Jeddi, 36, who is unemployed and resides in Swieqi, was charged on...

  • Research nets illegal fishing off Maltese coast

    Research nets illegal fishing off Maltese coast

    Dozens of potential cases of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Strait of Sicily have been uncovered in a report, which identified more than 20 Italian bottom-trawling vessels carrying out illegal fishing. The study also traced a...