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Keith Micallef

  • ‘Construction boom will alleviate rising rent rates’ - Central Bank economist

    ‘Construction boom will alleviate rising rent rates’ - Central Bank economist

    The current construction boom was good news for housing affordability as more properties on the market would help to rein in rising rent rates, a Central Bank of Malta official said. Moreover, Maltese landlords were raking in more money which in...

  • Shoddy Kirkop tunnel roadworks costing motorists dear

    Shoddy Kirkop tunnel roadworks costing motorists dear

    Ongoing resurfacing works along the Kirkop tunnels cost a motorist dear as he ended up with a hefty repair bill for his vehicle. The incident has prompted Transport Malta, which is carrying out the work, to launch an investigation. Victor Pisani,...

  • Xemxija roadworks cause traffic mayhem

    Xemxija roadworks cause traffic mayhem

    A traffic diversion due to resurfacing works along the Xemxija front yesterday morning caused mayhem, made worse by undisciplined motorists and lack of enforcement. Coordinated by Transport Malta, the project along Triq il-Pwales started on Monday...

  • ‘No comment’ by CBM governor on HSBC's future

    ‘No comment’ by CBM governor on HSBC's future

    Central Bank Governor Mario Vella would not comment or express his opinion on reports that one of Malta’s largest banks, HSBC, might be leaving soon. “It is not our practice to comment on individual banks. We all read the papers so we all know...

  • Ex-CHOGM task force head Phyllis Muscat lands top arts job

    Ex-CHOGM task force head Phyllis Muscat lands top arts job

    Former CHOGM task force head Phyllis Muscat has been appointed chairman of the newly-established contemporary art museum. Her one-year appointment by the Justice Ministry, which is effective from March 29, was announced last Friday in the Malta...

  • Minister evasive on whether fuel station revision will apply to current batch

    Minister evasive on whether fuel station revision will apply to current batch

    A revision of the controversial fuel station policy might turn out to be “too little, too late”, as Environment Minister Josè Herrera would not commit himself on whether the tighter regulations would apply to pending applications. There are no...

  • PN leader says he paid all tax due

    PN leader says he paid all tax due

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia on Sunday confirmed he settled his pending tax bill as he lashed out against the Labour media which suggested he used party funds to pay the €55,000 due. The PL media said that Dr Delia made the payment last month,...

  • Brian Schembri returns to conduct European Union Chamber Orchestra

    Brian Schembri returns to conduct European Union Chamber Orchestra

    Eight months after his controversial dismissal from the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Brian Schembri is home to conduct the European Union Chamber Orchestra. The concert is on Friday evening at the Manoel Theatre as part of the International...

  • WBRU ordered to pull out from event after FKNK complaints

    WBRU ordered to pull out from event after FKNK complaints

    An order for the Wild Birds Regulation Unit to withdraw from an event organised by Kaċċaturi San Ubertu was issued in the wake of complaints filed by the hunting federation (FKNK) to the Environment Ministry, the Times of Malta is informed. Such...

  • Ex-Lands minister blames wrong advice for Gaffarena expropriation

    Ex-Lands minister blames wrong advice for Gaffarena expropriation

    Despite a recent court judgment which rescinded a controversial expropriation deal signed under his watch, former Lands Minister Michael Falzon has insisted there had been no wrongdoing on his part. Instead, he said the blame should go on those...