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Keith Micallef

  • PN decision on Edwin Vassallo hinges on final vote on gay marriage bill

    PN decision on Edwin Vassallo hinges on final vote on gay marriage bill

    The Nationalist Party will decide whether to take action against MP Edwin Vassallo for ignoring the party whip after the final vote on the Marriage Equality Bill on Wednesday, a party spokesman said. Mr Vassallo broke ranks and voted against the...

  • Rising levels of obesity may soon hit the economy

    Rising levels of obesity may soon hit the economy

    Failure to reverse the rising levels in obesity will start hitting the economy hard as this may result in the loss of up to 90,000 hours of work due to health complications in the next six years, a report has warned. This scenario is more than...

  • Ex-MUT official distances himself from breakaway union

    Ex-MUT official distances himself from breakaway union

    Former Malta Union of Teachers general secretary Franklin Barbara denied he was behind an attempt to set up a breakaway union but said he would not rule out such an involvement in the long term. Mr Barbara, who last month missed out on the union’s...

  • Alarm bells from fire safety suppliers

    Alarm bells from fire safety suppliers

    The lack of a level playing field among fire protection system suppliers and the absence of a central regulatory authority could cost the country dear, some industry operators fear. Moreover, the situation was leading to some clients willing to...

  • PN seeks to retain mother/father terms in proposed marriage equality law

    PN seeks to retain mother/father terms in proposed marriage equality law

    Updated 2.05pm  The Nationalist Party will be moving amendments to the proposed gay marriage law to retain the terms mother, father, husband and wife and add the term parent.  This was stated by PN leader Simon Busuttil in a brief telephone link...

  • Said and Delia back call for due diligence test of leadership candidates

    Said and Delia back call for due diligence test of leadership candidates

    Updated at 3.45pm with Dr Delia's comments PN leadership contestants Chris Said and Adrian Delia have backed a call for the setting up of a commission to vet all candidates bidding to enter this race.  Dr Said said this would flag any potential...

  • Gay marriage split would condemn PN to eternity in Opposition, Busuttil warns

    Gay marriage split would condemn PN to eternity in Opposition, Busuttil warns

    A split on the gay marriage issue would condemn the Nationalist Party for an eternity in Opposition, Simon Busuttil warned this evening warned. Delivering the concluding speech of the party's first general council following the June 3 general...

  • PN MPs balk at bill on gay marriage, want free vote

    PN MPs balk at bill on gay marriage, want free vote

    A small number of Nationalist MPs want a free vote on gay marriage in Parliament, saying the Bill as drafted would put same-sex marriage on a higher standing than marriage between a man and a woman. This goes well beyond the government’s mandate...

  • Minister skirts questions about €1m direct order

    Minister skirts questions about €1m direct order

    The Finance Minister yesterday skirted questions on a contract worth about €1.04 million for IT networks at the prison that was awarded by direct order rather than after a call for tenders. Edward Scicluna was asked on the matter during a news...

  • Students to showcase engineering prototypes

    Students to showcase engineering prototypes

    A control platform for a tiny satellite device, an alloy for biodegradable body implants and a cooling fan speed controller are among prototype engineering models which will be showcased at the University of Malta. Designed by undergraduate...

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