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Keith Micallef

  • ‘Pressure’ by Environment Ministry led to Golovkin’s resignation

    ‘Pressure’ by Environment Ministry led to Golovkin’s resignation

    Sergei Golovkin, head of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit, stepped down after clashes with the Environment Ministry, with the final straw being pressure to pull out from an educational talk organised by Kaċċaturi San Umbertu. According to sources,...

  • Tribunal upholds decision to refuse shooting facility

    Tribunal upholds decision to refuse shooting facility

    A decision to refuse permission for the construction of a shooting range and an academy close to the iconic Ħal Xluq chapel, on the outskirts of Siġġiewi has been confirmed by the Planning Appeals Tribunal. Submitted in 2015, the proposed...

  • Interview: Good Friday processions have 'gone overboard' - Gozo Bishop

    Interview: Good Friday processions have 'gone overboard' - Gozo Bishop

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech gives his views about the extravagant Holy Week celebrations, wealth and human values, abortion, poverty. Interview by Keith Micallef. You recently criticised certain aspects of the Holy Week celebrations in the Maltese...

  • An ODZ fuel station is being planned for Iklin

    An ODZ fuel station is being planned for Iklin

    An application for a fuel station on the outskirts of Iklin has prompted objections from the local council on the grounds that this would eat up part of the precious little rural land left in the area. The council is arguing that the application...

  • Policy on sick leave ‘needed’

    Policy on sick leave ‘needed’

    The Malta College of Family Doctors president has called for clear policies on the procedures to adopt whenever employees report sick. Prof. Pierre Mallia, who served as a company doctor for several years, was contacted by Times of Malta following...

  • Delia asks if BOV was pressured to offer services to Pilatus Bank

    Delia asks if BOV was pressured  to offer services to Pilatus Bank

    Opposition Leader Adrian Delia on Tuesday evening questioned whether Bank of Valletta had been pressured by the government to offer services to Pilatus Bank, despite the latter having failed to meet due diligence criteria. Dr Delia raised the...

  • Grant Efimova asylum, NGOs urge Greek PM Tsipras

    Grant Efimova asylum, NGOs urge Greek PM Tsipras

    Four NGOs have written to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asking him to grant political asylum to Maria Efimova, the Russian whistleblower at the heart of the Pilatus Bank scandal. Ms Efimova gave herself to the Greek authorities last week.

  • Valletta kiosks have ‘the least possible visual impact’

    Valletta kiosks have ‘the least possible visual impact’

    The kiosks placed in Tritons Square, Valletta, are causing “the least visual impact”, according to the state corporation responsible for the project. It would not say how much they cost and insisted no negative feedback had ever been received when...

  • Blockchain's 'uncharted waters' will make Malta 'future-proof' - Muscat

    Blockchain's 'uncharted waters' will make Malta 'future-proof' - Muscat

    New economic sectors like fintech and blockchain will make Malta “future proof”, as unlike financial services they do not depend on the country’s tax regime which is under attack, the Prime Minister said on Sunday morning.Joseph Muscat outlined...

  • Pensioners push for free bus passes and pension reform

    Pensioners push for free bus passes and pension reform

    Free public transport for the elderly, the introduction of second-pillar pensions and a better distribution of wealth are among the key proposals made by the National Association of Pensioners. The call was made in a resolution approved recently...