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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Agriculture sector might not be sustainable unless new rules are relaxed

    Agriculture sector might not be sustainable unless new rules are relaxed

    Updated at 6.20pm, adds government's reaction “Restrictive” new rules on the transfer of agricultural leases (qbiela) should be amended to better support farmers and ensure the sector’s sustainability, the Nationalist Party said on...

  • Murdered Maltese port manager remembered

    Murdered Maltese port manager remembered

    Paul Anthony Formosa, a Maltese operations manager killed in Somalia, has been described by former colleagues as a lively man always looking for ways to improve and challenge himself.“Paul was a family man and a delight to speak to. Even if you...

  • Maltese manager killed with 'several bullets to head' in Somalia

    Maltese manager killed with 'several bullets to head' in Somalia

    Updated at 9.30pm A gunman on Monday killed the Maltese manager of the Port of Bosaso, in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland state, a local security official said. The attack was claimed by the Islamist Al-Shabaab group. "An armed man shot and...

  • Interview - Roads Minister Ian Borg: ‘The country has chosen to grow’

    Interview - Roads Minister Ian Borg: ‘The country has chosen to grow’

    One of your main priorities has been building new roads. But studies cited in your own reports show that new roads quickly fill up with displaced or induced traffic. Are we going to spend all this money only to end up in the same situation we are...

  • Petrol station relocations to ODZ could be allowed

    Petrol station relocations to ODZ could be allowed

    The long-awaited revision of the fuel stations policy may not ban urban facilities from relocating to land outside development zones, one of the policy’s most controversial aspects, according to Planning Minister Ian Borg. A revision of the policy...

  • PA backtracks... and approves 12-storey Bay Street Hotel extension

    PA backtracks... and approves 12-storey Bay Street Hotel extension

    The Planning Authority has approved plans for a 12-storey extension to the Bay Street Hotel on land leased from the Augustinian Order in Paceville, backtracking on its intention to throw out the proposal.The application had been headed for...

  • Alternative design for Marsalforn breakwater still being studied

    Alternative design for Marsalforn breakwater still being studied

    The Gozo Ministry is still considering at least one alternative to the recently-published design for the proposed Marsalforn breakwater, a spokesman has said. The ministry released designs earlier this month for two new breakwaters all but...

  • Icon and trailblazer: community mourns transgender pioneer Katya

    Icon and trailblazer: community mourns transgender pioneer Katya

    The LGBTIQ community is mourning the death of “trailblazer and icon” Katya, a pioneering Maltese transgender model and performer.Katya, who died aged 63, was well known as a cabaret performer in clubs around Malta and London in the 1970s, and...

  • Eurovision song selection 'not yet established'

    Eurovision song selection 'not yet established'

    Michela Pace is on her way to the next Eurovision song contest in Tel-Aviv after winning the first season of X-Factor Malta but it is not yet clear how the song she will present will be selected. X-Factor producer Anton Attard told Times of Malta...

  • Apartment blocks in 250-year-old Għaxaq garden rejected

    Apartment blocks in 250-year-old Għaxaq garden rejected

    The Planning Authority has rejected an application to build 30 apartments over a 250-year-old baroque scheduled garden in Għaxaq.The application was unanimously rejected during a hearing on Thursday after an outcry which resulted in hundreds of...