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Keith Micallef

  • Artist annoyed at questioning on value of painting

    Artist annoyed at questioning on value of painting

    Aggrieved that the government’s decision to pay €15,000 for a painting of his was questioned in Parliament, artist Patrick Dalli contacted the MP who raised the matter to tell her nobody “had the right” to value his works. Mr Dalli, the husband of...

  • Unusual underground structure in Naxxar was a reservoir

    Unusual underground structure in Naxxar was a reservoir

    A ‘mysterious’ structure unearthed during excavation works at Tal-Balal, in the limits of Naxxar, turned out to be an underground reservoir, Infrastructure Malta confirmed. While the state agency would not say if this was of historical importance...

  • 'Humanly impossible' to establish number of vacant state properties

    'Humanly impossible' to establish number of vacant state properties

    Establishing the number of vacant properties owned by the State seems to be a long shot, as a request for the Lands Authority to furnish such information was rejected on the grounds that this was “humanly impossible”. The issue came to light in...

  • Qalet Marku ‘shanty town’ mysteriously disappears

    Qalet Marku ‘shanty town’ mysteriously disappears

    Makeshift tents in what looked like a shanty town that mushroomed recently at Qalet Marku in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq disappeared mysteriously, just a day after Times of Malta flagged the matter to the authorities. However, parts of this popular spot...

  • Corinthia deal part of Malta's 'giant leap' into the future - Muscat

    Corinthia deal part of Malta's 'giant leap' into the future - Muscat

    The controversial Corinthia project in St George’s Bay is not about building a new hotel, but part of a giant leap in the tourism sector from which everyone would benefit, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. “This year we estimate that...

  • Competition watchdog saga: Back to the drawing board

    Competition watchdog saga: Back to the drawing board

    Hopes that the competition watchdog was coming out of limbo following a three-year hiatus were dashed after it transpired that law changes presented in 2018 are being “reviewed” in the wake of a recent judgment. Consequently, the Competition...

  • Malta-Gozo monorail ruled out

    Malta-Gozo monorail ruled out

    Including a mass transport system such as a monorail in the proposed Malta-Gozo tunnel has been ruled out by the head of the committee overseeing the implementation of the massive project. Former parliamentary secretary Franco Mercieca excluded...

  • Mixed reaction to proposal for Marsalforn breakwaters

    Mixed reaction to proposal for Marsalforn breakwaters

    A proposed dual breakwater system to shelter Marsalforn from rough seas has been received with mixed feelings amid concerns that the project would turn the popular bathing spot into a port or perhaps a yacht marina.  Unveiled by the Gozo Ministry...

  • ‘Pricey’ €15,000 Dalli painting hangs at PM’s Girgenti home

    ‘Pricey’ €15,000 Dalli painting  hangs at PM’s Girgenti home

    A painting bought by the State for €15,000 from the husband of a Cabinet minister, which is meant for public viewing, can only be seen by the few who enter the Prime Minister’s official summer residence in Girgenti. The whereabouts of the oil on...

  • PN's Delia debate: a leader's denial, followed by 'a show of hands'

    PN's Delia debate: a leader's denial, followed by 'a show of hands'

    A unanimous declaration of support for Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia by the administrative council followed a show of hands by the members, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said the statement was drafted after a lengthy debate on...