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Keith Micallef

  • 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...

  • Another €100 million on offer in 62+ bond scheme

    Another €100 million on offer in 62+ bond scheme

    Pensioners who missed out on the 62+ Government Savings Bond issued in 2017 will have another chance to benefit from this scheme, with up to €100 million being offered, the Finance Minister announced on Tuesday. Edward Scicluna was addressing a...

  • Agreeing on one national day 'is a utopian dream'

    Agreeing on one national day 'is a utopian dream'

    Attempts to reach consensus on one national day are bound to fail in view of Malta’s highly-polarised society where every aspect of life is either tinged in red or blue, Prof. Oliver Friggieri believes. “Probably the only option is to declare...

  • Bypass study not finalised but project forging ahead

    Bypass study not finalised but project forging ahead

    The Transport Ministry is forging ahead with a €55 million project for a new bypass in Attard despite the regulator admitting a feasibility study into other options has not been finalised. Known as the Central Link Project, the plan aims to...

  • Chapel courtyard being converted to restaurant

    Chapel courtyard being converted to restaurant

    Part of a chapel complex in Rabat is being converted into a restaurant with the Curia’s blessing on the grounds that the revenue from the rent will finance the restoration of this place of worship. Located in an urban conservation area the...

  • Gozo hospital on life support due to lack of consultants

    Gozo hospital on life support due to lack of consultants

    Gozo General Hospital is facing an uncertain future due to an acute shortage of medical consultants, which could result in it having to be closed down if the issue is not resolved. For the time being, however, the hospital is being kept on life...

  • Malta: population 700,000?

    Malta: population 700,000?

    The increasing reliance on foreigners to address Malta’s shortage in the workforce may push the population to reach 700,000 mark in a few years, with possible social and environmental repercussions, employers are warning. Malta Employers...

  • Mellieħa bypass service road narrowed, contradicting Transport Malta's claims

    Mellieħa bypass service road narrowed, contradicting Transport Malta's claims

    Works to narrow a service road along the Mellieħa bypass began on Friday morning, less than 24 hours after Transport Malta insisted there was no change of plans.  The transport watchdog had told Times of Malta on Thursday afternoon that works on...

  • Culture Ministry silent on Anton Refalo’s new appointment as Heritage Malta head

    Culture Ministry silent on Anton Refalo’s new appointment as Heritage Malta head

    The Culture Ministry would not say why it had appointed a politician to the helm of Heritage Malta rather than an expert in the field. MP and former Gozo minister Anton Refalo’s appointment followed that of Phyllis Muscat, who had worked behind...