Articles by Keith Micallef
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Keith Micallef

  • Mellieħa Bay Hotel to be demolished

    Mellieħa Bay Hotel to be demolished

    All employees at Mellieħa Bay Hotel have been notified of their forthcoming redundancy amid a plan to demolish the complex and replace it by a brand new five-star resort. A company spokesman told The Sunday Times of Malta that the existing complex...

  • Abortion is no business transaction, lobby group says

    Abortion is no business transaction, lobby group says

    A pro-life activist has accused a UK lobby group offering to fund the expenses incurred by Maltese women seeking abortion abroad of treating such a delicate issue as if it were a “business transaction”. Miriam Sciberras, chairman of the Life...

  • Immersed Gozo tunnel ‘would cater for a monorail’

    Immersed Gozo tunnel ‘would cater for a monorail’

    A consortium lobbying for an “immersed tunnel” on the seabed between Malta and Gozo claims its proposal is the best solution as it would leave open the option to introduce a monorail system later. It also believes that the government’s proposal to...

  • Law strikes UK expats off EU voting register

    Law strikes UK expats off EU voting register

    As the UK’s departure from the EU edges closer, the government has taken steps to stop British citizens residing in Malta from voting in the forthcoming European Parliament elections. The move was made through an amendment to the European...

  • Mellieħa nine-storey hotel set to be refused

    Mellieħa nine-storey hotel set to be refused

    An application for a nine-storey hotel next to the Valyou supermarket in Mellieħa is being recommended for refusal on grounds it would exceed the height limitation for the area. Spread over a plot of land with a footprint of 3,600 square metres,...

  • Labour seeking to lease out the former Raffles Discotheque

    Labour seeking to lease out the former Raffles Discotheque

    The Labour Party could be set to take in a fortune from the lease of the former Raffles Discotheque, a property in a prime site in St Andrew’s, which it had acquired through a controversial expropriation deal 40 years ago. In a request for...

  • Armier campsite ‘operation’ backfires

    Armier campsite ‘operation’ backfires

    A half-baked attempt by the Armier campsite administrator to remove illegal structures backfired spectacularly after the authorities learned this was just a ploy to shift them to another part of the complex. The Planning Authority ordered the...

  • Government cannot dish out flats like Father Christmas - Muscat

    Government cannot dish out flats like Father Christmas - Muscat

    The 1,300 social housing units under construction will only be given to those genuinely in need, the Prime Minister said on Sunday adding it would not be distributing them 'like a Father Christmas'. “We have to be clear on this matter, even at the...

  • Competition Office saga: Other regulators could be staring down the barrel

    Competition Office saga: Other regulators could be staring down the barrel

    A landmark judgment which left the competition watchdog toothless could have wider repercussions as other regulators might also be stripped of their ability to impose fines if challenged in court, Times of Malta has learnt. The alarm bells were...

  • Infrastructure Malta fined again for not having permit

    Infrastructure Malta fined again for not having permit

    Taxpayers will have to fork out €20,107 after State agency Infrastructure Malta was fined for carrying out roadworks without a permit, the second time it was penalised in under seven months. This latest fine was imposed by the Planning Authority...