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Keith Micallef

  • 40,000 more foreign workers 'unsustainable' - PN

    40,000 more foreign workers 'unsustainable' - PN

    The Nationalist Party has branded government’s plan to sustain economic growth by bringing over some 40,000 workers in the next four years as “unsustainable”. Such approach would have a detrimental impact on the Maltese in terms of accommodation,...

  • Watch: Malta's behaviour in Aquarius case was correct - European Commission

    Watch: Malta's behaviour in Aquarius case was correct - European Commission

    Updated at 7pm Malta behaved according to international rules in the Aquarius case according to the European Commission. In a statement on Wednesday, the government said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had a telephone conversation regarding the...

  • ‘Malta should stick to its guns’ on migration

    ‘Malta should stick to  its guns’ on migration

    Migrants should be taken to the closest port of call, even if they were saved in the search and rescue zone of a neighbouring country, according to former home affairs and foreign minister Tonio Borg. “This is the policy adopted by successive...

  • New financial, gaming watchdog proposed by PD

    New financial, gaming watchdog proposed by PD

    The Democratic Party is proposing the setting up of a parliamentary committee whose task would be to scrutinise the financial and gaming watchdogs in a bid to improve good governance. Details on this proposal were divulged during a news conference...

  • Foreigners buying property at Mellieħa bypass development exempted from permit

    Foreigners buying property at Mellieħa bypass development exempted from permit

    A development at the heart of a controversy over the narrowing of Mellieħa bypass was granted special status exempting foreigners buying apartments there from having to obtain an AIP permit. An AIP permit is required for property acquisitions...

  • MCCF non-committal on funds for pro-abortion group

    MCCF non-committal on funds for pro-abortion group

    The Office of the President would not commit itself whether a pro-abortion lobby group would be eligible to receive more funds from the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. A spokesman for President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca told the Times of...

  • 500 doctors object to embryo freezing

    500 doctors object to embryo freezing

    More than 500 medical doctors have signed a declaration expressing their opposition to the government’s plan to introduce embryo freezing, insisting that life starts at conception. The move came just a month after a group of 100 academics from the...

  • Plans to extend Għadira beach welcomed, but will new problems crop up?

    Plans to extend Għadira beach welcomed, but will new problems crop up?

    A plan to double the size of Għadira beach has fuelled concerns over the expected increase in traffic and parking needs. Questions have also been raised on whether the bus service will be able to cope with the additional demand and the impact the...

  • Unfashionable structures stealing Tritons’ limelight

    Unfashionable structures stealing Tritons’ limelight

    A section of Tritons Square has been closed off to the public and the iconic fountain partially obstructed by large advertising structures that were set up as part of a fashion event in the Valletta 2018 cultural calendar. Scheduled for Saturday...

  • Expert calls for 'automatic enrolment' second pensions

    Expert calls for 'automatic enrolment' second pensions

    Pension expert David Spiteri Gingell has called for the introduction of an “automatic enrolment” system to complement the State pension whereby the beneficiary could choose still to opt out of this mechanism if they wish. On the other hand, he...