Articles by Keith Micallef
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Keith Micallef

  • Moneyval findings disputed by minister who said leak puts process in 'jeopardy'

    Moneyval findings disputed by minister who said leak puts process in 'jeopardy'

    Malta’s poor showing in a recent evaluation of its anti-money laundering regime is being disputed by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna on the grounds that the findings were “leaked” midway through the process. Moreover, he lashed out against those...

  • 16 embryos frozen in three months

    16 embryos frozen in three months

    Sixteen frozen embryos are being stored at Mater Dei Hospital, three months after the practice was introduced as a procedure in fertility treatments in Malta, according to the 2018 Embryo Protection Authority annual report. The Embryo Protection...

  • Parking villains, be warned: video can now be used against you

    Parking villains, be warned: video can now be used against you

    Motorists caught on camera committing a parking offence can no longer try to escape punishment by challenging the legality of such evidence, following recent amendments to the traffic regulations. A legal notice published recently by the Transport...

  • Labour Party extends call for lease of former Raffles disco

    Labour Party extends call for lease of former Raffles disco

    A call for expressions of interest for the lease of the former Raffles disco in St Andrew’s for commercial use has been extended by two weeks, but the Labour Party which owns this prized asset is still seeking to choose the preferred proposal by...

  • All workplace fatalities in 2018 happened at building sites

    All workplace fatalities in 2018 happened at building sites

    All four workplace fatalities last year involved male construction workers who fell to their death. The worrying trend, which emerged from the 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Authority annual report, comes in the wake of calls for tighter...

  • 54 adoptions in 2018, setting 10-year record

    54 adoptions in 2018, setting 10-year record

    Adoptions in 2018 reached a 10-year high, with 54 successful applications mostly from foreign countries, Social Policy Minister Michael Falzon announced. Prospective parents applying for inter-country adoptions benefitted from a €10,000 government...

  • Raw sewage dumped close to campsite in Armier

    Raw sewage dumped close to campsite in Armier

    An investigation into claims that sewage from the Malta Campsite facility in Armier was being discharged into adjacent garigue land drew a blank as it could not be established who was responsible. A few months ago, the same facility made headlines...

  • Malta’s hourly pay rate below the average in EU

    Malta’s hourly pay rate below the average in EU

    Despite experiencing robust economic growth in recent years, workers in Malta are still getting paid way below the European average, according to the latest data published by the EU’s statistics office. It transpires that, in 2016, the average...

  • Transit passenger pays a hefty price for undeclared cash

    Transit passenger pays a hefty price for undeclared cash

    A Yemeni man paid a hefty price for not declaring €14,000 he was carrying while transiting through Malta International Airport, as he ended up losing half of this sum to the Maltese authorities. Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed Al-Wahaishi, 55, was...

  • Bailed and warned not to set foot in Marsa

    Bailed and warned not to set foot in Marsa

    A 26-year-old man from Żejtun was granted bail against a deposit of €500 and a personal guarantee of €4,500 after pleading not guilty in a case of domestic violence.  The incident happened on Saturday afternoon when the defendant allegedly tried...