Articles by Philip Leone Ganado
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Philip Leone Ganado

  • ‘Protect and nurture’ dissent - Time Person of the Year

    ‘Protect and nurture’ dissent - Time Person of the Year

    Time Person of the Year Shahidul Allam referred to murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia during a speech in Valletta as he called for dissent to be “protected and nurtured”. “While we are very happy that an investigation is taking place, it...

  • Burmarrad fuel station relocation set for approval

    Burmarrad fuel station relocation set for approval

    As the fuel stations policy review inches towards conclusion, plans for another facility on agricultural land in Burmarrad could be headed for approval. The Planning Authority is scheduled to decide next Thursday on a proposal to ‘relocate’ a...

  • Conflict of interest waived for Valletta Cultural Agency head

    Conflict of interest waived for Valletta Cultural Agency head

    A special clause in a new law setting up the Valletta Cultural Agency allows former Valletta 2018 chief Jason Micallef to be appointed chairman despite also being at the helm of the Labour Party media house. The Valletta Cultural Agency was set up...

  • Former Times building to become apartments

    Former Times building to become apartments

    The former home of the Times of Malta at Strickland House in Valletta is set to be demolished to make way for a luxury apartment complex.  Hili Company, which acquired the St Paul’s Street property from the Allied Group in December, plans to...

  • Fuel stations protest camp wraps up: 'We are convinced pressure is working'

    Fuel stations protest camp wraps up: 'We are convinced pressure is working'

    A five-day protest camp outside the Planning Authority, highlighting the 15-month delay in a review of the controversial fuel stations policy, will come to an end on Monday evening, activists said.“We are convinced that the pressure on the...

  • Fuel stations review: Quo vadis?

    Fuel stations review: Quo vadis?

    Environmentalists camped outside the Planning Authority say the PA isintentionally dragging its feet on the long-promised Fuel Stations Policy Review. So what has happened in the 15 months since it was announced?  Four new fuel station...

  • Double murder suspect seemed like a 'good man', neighbours say

    Double murder suspect seemed like a 'good man', neighbours say

    Neighbours were stunned to wake up to news of the Gudja double murder, struggling to reconcile the image of the family they knew with the events that unfolded. Marija Lourdes Bonnici and her daughter Angele Bonnici had last been seen at their home...

  • PN still to formulate policy on government's 'quotas' proposal

    PN still to formulate policy on government's 'quotas' proposal

    The Nationalist Party adopted a cautious tone in response to the government’s proposed parliamentary ‘gender quotas’ as smaller parties came out swinging against the plans. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat unveiled a consultation document on Tuesday...

  • Former Wembley ice-cream factory to get bold redesign

    Former Wembley ice-cream factory to get bold redesign

    Plans for the redevelopment of the former Wembley ice-cream factory in Msida into a seven-storey office block have been given the go-ahead, with the Planning Authority backing a contentious bold redesign for the mid-century building.  The...

  • Birżebbuġa 200-apartment complex gets green-light

    Birżebbuġa 200-apartment complex gets green-light

    Updated 2pm with PA decision The Planning Authority on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a 200-apartment residential complex in Birżebbuġa, although the local council voted against the project due to fears for the safety of an important cave...