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TOP NEWS | Sunday, 12 April 2009


Busuttil, Scicluna lead

Labour poised for absolute majority in June elections

Nationalist MEP incumbent Simon Busuttil and Labour’s star candidate Edward Scicluna have emerged as the frontrunners of next June’s European Parliament elections, a MaltaToday survey revealed. >>




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An explanation required

The police investigation into what is believed to be massive fraud at the VAT department has led to the suspension of some six employees, after a three-month investigation that so far has been summed up by government in a curt statement: that “it not tolerate any abuse and expects every allegation is investigated and all necessary action taken according to law >>


Bullets over Buskett
Seeing is believing, and UK filmmaker and conservationist STEPHEN CUMMINGS thought the reports on illegal hunting in Malta were exaggerated – until he came here in person, to film a documentary on the subject last year >>


Saviour Balzan:
Home truths 1987-2009

Raphael Vassallo:
The 5,000 tonnes that got away

Vince Farrugia
Is Labour a lost cause?

Evarist Bartolo
Don’t blame the teachers

Michael Falzon
Unity in diversity?

Robert Musumeci reviews three decisions by the Planning Appeals Board in the last weeks

Robert Musumeci agrees that similar commitment which is covered by a valid permit outweighs the provisions of a Local Plan. His reasoning is based on a landmark planning judgment delivered this week by the learned Mr Justice Raymond C. Pace in the names Trident Development Limited vs MEPA

Robert Musumeci Robert Musumeci insists that planning decisions should be driven by positive architectural design solutions. He agrees with DCC’s decision to approve an old people’s home which partly lies in an ODZ

Robert Musumeci explains how the illegal canopies on the Marsalforn promenade were sanctioned after four years, even though these could been sanctioned within 30 days according to L.N. 115 of 2007 DEVELOPMENT PLANNING ACT (CAP. 356). This decision also shows that Circular PA2/96 should be repealed


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