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Keith Micallef

  • Doubling of libel penalties ditched as government unveils revised defamation Bill

    Doubling of libel penalties ditched as government unveils revised defamation Bill

    Updated 5pm - Added reaction of Institute of Maltese Journalists A proposal to increase civil libel damages to €20,000 has been ditched under a revised Media and Defamation Bill unveiled this afternoon. On the other hand, the revised Bill seeks to...

  • Spate of dog poisoning cases reported in Gozo

    Spate of dog poisoning  cases reported in Gozo

    A spate of dog poisoning cases has been reported in Gozo, particularly in the areas of Ta’ Ċenċ, in the limits of Sannat, and the nearby locality of Munxar, fuelling alarm among pet lovers. Nine dogs were treated for poisoning within hours of each...

  • Prospective PN deputy leaders have their say on party's future

    Prospective PN deputy leaders have their say on party's future

    Keith Micallef asked the four MPs contesting the two Nationalist Party deputy leadership elections how they propose to revive the party’s fortunes. These questions were asked of all four candidates: How can the Nationalist Party present itself as...

  • No social housing projects for Gozo

    No social housing projects for Gozo

    Updated 2.10pm - Added government statement Gozo is not included in a €50 million social housing project that will see the construction of more than 600 units across 16 localities. Social Housing Minister Michael Falzon said in Parliament that...

  • Said’s motion for independent inquiry into Caruana Galizia allegations wins party backing

    Said’s motion for independent inquiry into Caruana Galizia allegations wins party backing

    Chris Said’s motion for an independent inquiry into allegations by Daphne Caruana Galizia about public officials won the full backing of the Nationalist Party’s parliamentary group, a spokesman said. The motion, he added, was expected to be on the...

  • Political patronage ‘destroying’ the environment

    Unrealistic pre-electoral promises, coupled with weak planning and environmental institutions, are destroying Malta’s urban and natural fabric to the detriment of future generations, the Church has warned. It also called on the State to commission...

  • Residential roads to make way for new Attard bypass

    Residential roads to make way for new Attard bypass

    Residents living on the outskirts of Attard are up in arms over plans to “upgrade” residential roads to a fully fledged bypass to remove a bottleneck in the village core. Stretching over 1.3 kilometres, the new thoroughfare will link the lower...

  • Intelligent traffic signs to be fully operational from January

    Intelligent traffic signs to be fully operational from January

    Electronic traffic signs installed last year will turn ‘intelligent’ and start relaying real-time information to motorists from January when Transport Malta's traffic control centre becomes operational on a 24-hours basis. Located at the...

  • Delia tells his critics 'I am here to stay'

    Delia tells his critics 'I am here to stay'

    In a stern warning to his critics in the wake of reports of internal dissent which could lead to a challenge to his leadership, Nationalist leader Adrian Delia this morning declared he would stick to his guns and go nowhere. “The PN will remain...

  • Said's motion solely intended to take ‘concrete action’

    Said's motion solely intended to take ‘concrete action’

    Nationalist MP Chris Said has refuted claims that his motion for an independent inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was meant to undermine Adrian Delia’s leadership, saying its scope was to take “concrete action” on what she had penned...