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Keith Micallef

  • Passport scheme ‘social fund’ reaches €365 million

    Passport scheme ‘social fund’ reaches €365 million

    By the end of last year a total of €365.5 million from the sale of passports had been put aside in a special fund intended to finance projects of public interest. However, so far only a small fraction has been committed for such purposes while a...

  • Investment products sold to inexperienced investors top complaints list

    Investment products sold to inexperienced investors top complaints list

    Claims of complex investment products being sold to inexperienced investors accounted for almost two-thirds of complaints filed last year with the Office of the Financial Arbiter. The office received 175 complaints last year, including 112 against...

  • World's first regulated ICCO launched in Malta

    World's first regulated ICCO launched in Malta

    A Malta-based blockchain company launched what it described as the world's first fully regulated Initial Convertible Coin Offering. The objective is to give investors “peace of mind” and a stake in the future of virtual currencies, the company...

  • Drafting new law on noise levels 'a waste of time'

    Drafting new law on noise levels 'a waste of time'

    An NGO is calling on the government to implement regulations drafted in 2012 which had established noise level guidelines for residential, industrial and entertainment establishments, as well as fines of up to €250,000. The Noise Abatement Society...

  • Bypass documents ‘impossible’ to table in Parliament – Borg

    Bypass documents ‘impossible’ to table in Parliament – Borg

    Transport Minister Ian Borg has refused to provide Parliament with all planning documents related to the controversial decision to narrow Mellieħa Bypass and make way for a new service road. His reason? It is “humanly impossible” to do so. The...

  • 3,000 work permits issued in June

    3,000 work permits issued in June

    A total 3,000 work permits were issued to third country nationals seeking employment in Malta in June, the same number as the whole of the first five months of 2018, the Prime Minister said. Joseph Muscat was addressing a special dialogue session...

  • Police academy ‘evacuated’ over fears of stray pellets from shooting range

    Police academy ‘evacuated’ over fears of stray pellets from shooting range

    Safety concerns over stray lead pellets from the new shooting range recently forced the ‘evacuation’ of the police academy at Ta’ Kandja. Sources told the Times of Malta the incident happened last month on a very windy day during the recently held...

  • Georgia’s bumpy ride amid rising tensions with Russia

    Georgia’s bumpy ride amid rising tensions with Russia

    In the summer of 2008, a five-day war broke out between Russia and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia over the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. A decade later, the issue is still unresolved, while Tbilisi’s dream of closer EU...

  • No one injured in microlight crash at Luqa

    No one injured in microlight crash at Luqa

    Updated at 10.30am No one was injured when a microlight aircraft was forced to make a crash landing on Sunday. The accident happened at around 9.15am. Two Maltese nationals, Disma Gauci and Richard Bezzina, were on board.  The microlight plane...

  • Speed limit in part of new Mellieħa bypass to be halved

    Speed limit in part of new Mellieħa bypass to be halved

    The narrowing of part of Mellieħa bypass to accommodate a controversial new service road has forced the authorities to lower the speed limit along this stretch from 80km/h to 40km/h and to 60km/h beyond. Transport Minister Ian Borg announced the...