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Keith Micallef

  • 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...

  • Rabat tree uprooting plan axed following public outcry

    Rabat tree uprooting plan axed following public outcry

    A week after it was revealed that 200 mature trees along the scenic ‘Rabat Road’ were earmarked for uprooting, the government has backed down on the controversial plan in the wake of a public outcry. The revision of the plan, according to which...

  • ‘President should have resigned’

    ‘President should have resigned’

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca should have resigned if she really believed that the new IVF law would seriously damage the moral fibre of society, leading political commentator Ranier Fsadni believes. The Sunday Times of Malta sought his...

  • Former assistant police commissioner Mario Tonna is back on the State payroll

    Former assistant police commissioner Mario Tonna is back on the State payroll

    Former assistant police commissioner Mario Tonna, who resigned from the force under controversial circumstances, is back on the State payroll, this time as an employee with the Contracts Department. Last January, Mr Tonna, who at the time headed...

  • Council drops appeal against Burmarrad ODZ fuel station

    Council drops appeal against Burmarrad ODZ fuel station

    The St Paul’s Bay local council is no longer objecting to the construction of a fuel station in Burmarrad on agricultural land outside the development zone. The change in position was the result of a proposal tabled by Labour councillor Alfred...

  • No more bird trapping in Malta, European court decides

    No more bird trapping in Malta, European court decides

    Updated 1.20pm with reactions Finch trapping in Malta has been declared illegal by the European Court of Justice in a landmark judgment on Thursday. The ECJ declared that, by adopting a derogation regime allowing the live-capturing of seven...

  • Rabat Road trees would not survive being transplanted - expert

    Rabat Road trees would not survive being transplanted - expert

    Updated 10am - Added PD statement A biodiversity expert has branded a plan to uproot dozens of trees along the so-called ‘Rabat Road’ the result of an unprecedented “wave of environmental destruction” financed through taxpayers’ money. Alfred...