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Keith Micallef

  • Non-EU workers negatively impacting wages – UĦM

    Non-EU workers negatively impacting wages – UĦM

    Entry of non-EU nationals into Malta’s employment market should be limited to highly-qualified workers, as too much emphasis on cheap labour will negatively impact wage levels, UĦM Voice of the Workers has warned. “We are not advocating an...

  • ‘Not voting means endorsing government’s corruption’ - Delia

    ‘Not voting means endorsing government’s corruption’ - Delia

    Voters staying at home in the forthcoming European and council elections will be endorsing Malta’s corrupt government and abstaining in the fight of good against evil, Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday. “Whoever does not come...

  • Democratic Party is pro-life, pro-choice and anti-abortion

    Democratic Party is pro-life, pro-choice and anti-abortion

    Democratic Party leader Godfrey Farrugia insisted they were dead set against abortion but, at the same time, would not object to having pro-abortion candidates as long as they toed the party line. Dr Farrugia was asked to clarify the party’s...

  • Last ditch attempt to save ‘historic’ farmhouse from destruction

    Last ditch attempt to save ‘historic’ farmhouse from destruction

    One of the oldest surviving buildings in Fgura could face the axe following a decision to remove a basic degree of protection that could have saved it from destruction, a move fiercely resisted by the local council. Located in Triq Hompesch, the...

  • Amenity sites morphing into junk yards

    Amenity sites morphing into junk yards

    Bulky refuse disposal centres, better known as civic amenity sites, are morphing into junkyards, with heaps of white goods and electronic waste left to accumulate haphazardly. Though the matter has already been flagged various times, it seems like...

  • GWU subsidiary guilty of unfair dismissal

    GWU subsidiary guilty of unfair dismissal

    A General Workers’ Union subsidiary company has been found guilty of unfair dismissal with respect to an employee who claimed she was fired for the sole reason of becoming pregnant during her probation period. Giada Mifsud Calabrò has been awarded...

  • Mellieħa Bay Hotel project: Land deal only allows tourism development

    Mellieħa Bay Hotel project: Land deal only allows tourism development

    As plans for a new resort to replace the Mellieħa Bay Hotel remain under wraps, no residential, office or commercial development is allowed on this prime site of ecological importance, according to the conditions laid down in a 1963 emphyteusis...

  • Caravans removed ahead of inspection

    Caravans removed ahead of inspection

    Some illegally-placed caravans at the Armier campsite have been removed ahead of an on-site inspection by the Planning Authority, but a host of other serious infringements remain pending.  The issue revolves around an enforcement notice issued in...

  • PQ prompts government action after farmers object to damages caused by road

    PQ prompts government action after farmers object to damages caused by road

    Work carried out with no development permit by state agency Infrastructure Malta, to widen the road leading to Ramla Bay Hotel, has left farmers fuming in the wake of damage caused to their property. Action on the matter was only taken after the...

  • Special Malta-UK deal will allow Britons to vote in council elections

    Special Malta-UK deal will allow Britons to vote in council elections

    Despite Brexit, some 6,000 UK nationals who live in Malta will still be able to take part in the forthcoming council elections, thanks to a special agreement which predates Malta’s accession to the EU in 2004. Previously Times of Malta had quoted...