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TOP NEWS | Sunday, 22 February 2009


All offers fail to reach government’s expectations despite Fenech’s claims of 14 interested bidders

None of the offers that poured in for the sale of the Malta Shipyards and its ancillary facilities are deemed to have satisfied government’s expectations. The 14 offers, reportedly too low to even consider selling, have effectively stalled the timing for the privatisation process. The failure to clinch a bidder is a severe blow to the Gonzi administration following intensive efforts to cut down almost the entire workforce there through hefty early retirement schemes. >>


Sam Estates


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Cards on the table, please

After seven months at the helm of the Labour Party, Joseph Muscat’s honeymoon period is now over. We have now had enough time to observe the emergence of a clear pattern of behaviour; and while some of the Opposition leader’s qualities are largely favourable in a potential Prime Minister, others may well prove to be a liability. .>>


Cracks in the edifice
Fresh from yet another victory of civil society, ASTRID VELLA says her lobby is not a contrarian movement against planning and development >>


Raphael Vassallo:
Who are these GoL people, anyway?

Vince Farrugia
A million plastic bags a minute

Evarist Bartolo
Gonzi’s hidden agenda

David Friggieri
Is Astrid Vella Malta’s answer to Maximilien de Robespierre?

Robert Musumeci about the controversial works at the Bishop’s Palace in Birgu

Robert Musumeci on the Mosta football ground saga

Robert Musumeci about the application of MEPA’s policies for Open Storage Areas

Robert Musumeci about a case officer quoting the incorrect policy

Robert Musumeci focuses on a negative recommendation made by a case officer, even though a similar permit on the same site location was issued a year before

Robert Musumeci focuses on a MEPA decision taken this week, where it is demonstrated that retractable canopies (affixed to the façade) are not only allowed in Town Centres, Entertainment Priority Areas or Tourism Zones….

Robert Musumeci states that MEPA’s policies regulating storage to commercial outlets should be changed following a decision taken this week

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Reservoir turned dwelling, and now stables

A permit following court order

Dwellings in basements

High rise in Valletta

A tribute to Ebba von Fersen Balzan

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