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Keith Micallef

  • Temporary road closures in Attard causing gridlock chaos

    Temporary road closures in Attard causing gridlock chaos

    Temporary traffic arrangements in Attard as part of the reconstruction of Triq il-Linja have left much to be desired, as hundreds of motorists are ending up gridlocked each morning. Announced last Friday, the works took many by surprise, including...

  • 'Residents are fed up,' says Ħamrun mayor

    'Residents are fed up,' says Ħamrun mayor

    Complaints about the lawless state of some parts of Ħamrun inhabited by foreigners have prompted the local council to introduce tighter regulations on loitering and the consumption of alcohol. Mayor Christian Sammut announced the decision last...

  • Consumers’ lobby says law change proposals not bold enough

    Consumers’ lobby says law change proposals not bold enough

    A two-year wait for the government to come out with proposals for how to overhaul the competition law turned out to be an anti-climax for the Consumers’ Association, which said the changes were not bold enough. The comment was made in a detailed...

  • No agreement on expropriation compensation for Tal-Balal road widening

    No agreement on expropriation compensation for Tal-Balal road widening

    As work to widen Tal-Balal Road forges ahead without a planning permit, it has now emerged that there are not even agreements in place on the compensation due to the owners of the land taken up for the project. A total of 9,000 square metres of...

  • No escaping Maltese commentary for some English football games

    No escaping Maltese commentary for some English football games

    Broadcasting rights restrictions mean English Premier League followers subscribed to Total Sports Network will have to get used to Maltese-only commentary when watching Saturday’s 4pm games on TV or any game on their mobile device. And supporters...

  • Daughter to take late mother’s council seat after candidates’ no-show

    Daughter to take late mother’s council seat after candidates’ no-show

    Désirée Vella Brincat is set to be co-opted to the Pembroke local council to fill the seat vacated by her mother Evelyn, who died last month, after the absence of any Nationalist Party candidates submitting their nomination for the casual...

  • Open-top tourist bus tragedy ‘seems forgotten’

    Open-top tourist bus tragedy ‘seems forgotten’

    A Scotsman, who nearly died in last April’s horrific open-top double-decker bus crash that left two tourists dead, has vented his frustration over the complete silence by the Maltese authorities on investigations. “I am very disappointed. Two...

  • Junior minister silent on cost and financing of mailshot

    Junior minister silent on cost and financing of mailshot

    Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri has gone to great lengths to keep his constituents informed about his first year in Cabinet, to the point of mailing them a 32-page colour booklet about himself. However, the junior minister was not...

  • Postpone autumn hunting season to mid-October, activists say

    Postpone autumn hunting season to mid-October, activists say

    The opening of the autumn hunting season should be postponed by six weeks to reduce the risk of protected species such as storks being shot down, BirdLife said on Thursday. The request, which is being endorsed by five other environmental NGOs, was...

  • Tal-Balal road widening rings alarm bells at environment authority

    Tal-Balal road widening rings alarm bells at environment authority

    The environment watchdog is worried that the government decided to start widening Triq tal-Balal, between Naxxar and San Ġwann, without a permit but the Planning Authority has not yet said if it will take any action. Questions on the legality of...