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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Eight-storey hotel in Mellieħa recommended for refusal

    Eight-storey hotel in Mellieħa recommended for refusal

    The Planning Authority will on Thursday decide on an application for an eight-storey hotel in Mellieħa, which is recommended to be refused for breaching the height limitation policy. Spread over a vacant 3,600 square metre plot close to the Valyou...

  • Watch: 'I didn’t know what hit me...all that work and nothing to show for it'

    Watch: 'I didn’t know what hit me...all that work and nothing to show for it'

    As the winds picked up speed on Saturday night, Mario Mifsud, a full-time Dingli farmer, secured his greenhouses as best he could and returned home after a day of work.  His house is close enough to his fields that, in the middle of the night, he...

  • After Xemxija... 'Nobody is buying our sea bream,' say legitimate fishers

    After Xemxija... 'Nobody is buying our sea bream,' say legitimate fishers

    Sunday's storm may have been good news for those scooping washed-up fish from the Xemxija seafront, but less so for traditional fishermen struggling to sell their own fish to buyers spooked by health warnings.  Hundreds of sea bream (awrat) from a...

  • Malta drops four places in European health ranking

    Malta drops four places in European health ranking

    Malta has dropped four places in the Euro Health Consumer Index, an annual ranking of the performance of different countries’ health systems.The country fell to 27th place out of 35 countries in 2018, having been ranked at 23rd the previous year,...

  • ‘Farmers have never seen so much damage’

    ‘Farmers have never seen so much damage’

    Updated at 5.17pm  Farmers suffered a huge level of damage to their crops and structures as winds reaching speeds of 101km/h battered the island on Sunday, with losses amounting to tens of thousands of euros each. “Most farmers do not remember...

  • ‘Malta’s first female prime minister’

    ‘Malta’s first female prime minister’

    Anyone coming across a Facebook page for one Dolores Boniface, described as Malta’s first female prime minister, may be forgiven for thinking they have missed an epochal leadership change. For the past few days, ‘Dolores’ has been sharing with her...

  • Third would not pay more for Gozo tunnel if more expensive than ferry

    Third would not pay more for Gozo tunnel if more expensive than ferry

    A third of Maltese people would not be willing to use the Gozo tunnel if the toll were higher than the current ferry fare, a research report prepared for Transport Malta found. According to the study, carried out last September but not made...

  • Il-Magħluq dredging set to go ahead

    Il-Magħluq dredging set to go ahead

    Long-awaited works at the Il-Magħluq marshland in Marsascala are likely to go ahead after the Planning Authority indicated its approval of dredging plans filed by the government’s environment agency.Ambjent Malta has applied to dredge silt and...

  • Applications for two ODZ fuel stations withdrawn

    Applications for two ODZ fuel stations withdrawn

    Updated Thursday 11.09am Applications to build fuel stations on outside development zones near Ħal Far and Żabbar were withdrawn on Thursday, just before the Planning Authority was about to take a decision about them. The applications had both...

  • No progress on public domain Act due to ‘teething problems’

    No progress on public domain Act due to ‘teething problems’

    Lack of progress on the new Public Domain Act is simply down to “teething problems”, Environment Minister José Herrera said in response to criticism that the environmental protection law had been left on paper. “If there was no political will, we...