Property Market Responds with first Increase in Prices
9 November 2005
As Prospective property sellers are weighing the impact of the new property tax regime, the market has already displayed the first signs of an anticipated increase in prices. "Prospective property sellers are adopting a wait and see approach as they wait for the government's next move," Michael de Maria, general manager of Cassar and Cooper real estate Ltd told Business today.
True Value through Quality
8 September 2005
The AX Group of companies is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a very dynamic group deeply involved in the three core sectors - the construction industry, the hospitality market a s well as design and development of projects.
AX Group Turns 30
4 September 2005
A week before getting married, a young inexperienced Angelo Xuereb ran a classified advert in a newspaper for people needing small construction works. The phone rang and the client asked for a washroom in a house in Sliema.
1 September 2005
The Federation of the Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (FOBC), an affiliate association within the Malta Federation of Industry (FOI), works continuously to improve many aspects inherent to the construction industry in Malta. The list is never ending, from health and safety considerations to registration of contractors, from the shortage of labour to the size of the stone...
The Golf War
10 July 2005
Anglu Xuereb is not a happy man. His ling drawn battle to develop a golf course in land-scarce Malta at tal-Virtu'. in Rabat, took 10 years for him to be told, 'no, sorry the golf course is not on." One year later a government decides to shortlist its own site - forget the Malta Environment and Planning Authority - offers to pay for the environmental impact assessment and hey, presto!
Communications in the Inner Harbour Area
7 May 2005
The other day, Angelo Xuereb made a presentation on his ideas for a transport communication system to service Sliema, Valletta and the three cities. I have since gone into his ideas very deeply and I feel the scheme deserves very close scrutiny by the authorities
A Man with Vision
1 May 2005
During a television programme in 1994, Angelo Xuereb attracted criticism from many different quarters because he voiced his concern that the planning authority, today restyled to MEPA, would slow down the economy. Today, a developer, businessman and indeed an individual, seems to be of the same opinion.
Let us Revive Valletta
25 April 2005
Over the past three decades, there have been numerous plans, discussions and reports on how we can reviveValletta but regrettably, relatively very little has actually been done. It seems that we are. missing the vision and motivation to act
A death Sentence to the Indipendent Mayor?
2 February 2005
Twelve years ago, the government introduced local councils on an experimental basis. Today, it is a fact that these were successful and are here to stay. The government is now considering reviewing the law and one major change is the way in which the mayor is elected.
A Quick Look at the Construction Industry
1 December 2004
The Federation of the building and Civil engineering Contractors (FOBC), which is an affiliate association within the Malta Federation of Industry (FOI), works continuously to improve many aspects inherent to the Construction Industry in Malta. The list is never ending... from Health and Safety considerations to the registration of contractors. from the shortage of labour to the size of the stone...
A Decision on the Opera
31 October 2004
The development of the most prominent location in Valletta, a world heritage city, has been in discussion for the past 60 years. Various attempts to reach a decision were made during the Sixties, in 1989, in 1997and in 2002 without reaching any conclusions. It is now high time that a final decision is taken so that we can move ahead.
Money for Nothing
23 September 2004
The Permit refusal for the golf course has hit Angelo Xuereb hard but not hard enough to picture his enthusiasm. He has a number of innovative proposals for public-private partnerships. He told Vanessa Macdonald about some that had been short-listed as viable years ago but which have been gathering dust since.
A leap from Academic Theory into Practice
9 May 2004
Architects and engineers learn what they have been taught during their educational phase. Lecturers change from time to time and this would reflect in the performance of the student. Furthermore, God has given different talents to all of us. Some of us perform better in planning, some in structural engineering, some in architecture, etc. After leaving university everyone would develop their own style of implementing what they have learnt coupled with their added personal input.
A Leap from Academic Theory into Practice
9 May 2004
Architects and engineers learn what they have been taught during their educational phase. Lectures change from time to time and this would reflect on the performance of the student. Furthermore, God had given different talents to all of us. Some of us perform better in planning, some in structural engineering, some in architecture, etc.
An Unfaltering Entrepreneurial Spirit
17 December 2003
Times may change, a business may change - but the one constant in the world of business is the spirit of the Entrepreneur. Here Angelo Xuereb speaks to David Lindsay about a number of projects past, present, and future and gives his views on a range of subjects from the construction and tourism industries to the hurdles the entrepreneurial spirit is continuously facing.
Preliminaries and Site Management
16 November 2003
In any civil engineering tender, one hot potato is the preliminary clause. this general item includes various seemingly minor items, ranging from site hoarding to pedestrian and vehicular traffic rerouting, billboards, security, temporary services, cleanliness and hygiene, to provisions of sanitary facilities and insurance against health and safety risks for the workers on-site for the duration of the project. A lump sum is often quoted or sometimes this is omitted, claiming that this item is absorbed in the other rates quoted.
AX Holdings Unveil Verdala Mansions
27 July 2003
One of Malta's most outstanding residential projects, Verdala Mansions, was unveiled last week by its proprietors, AX Holdings. This luxurious block of residences was unveiled during a sunset cocktail party held on the grounds of this unique site.
Angelo Xuereb Appointed FOBC Chairman
15 January 2003
Angelo Xuereb was unanimously appointed as the new president of the Federation of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (FOBC) at its recently held third Annual General Meting.
“New era” in Private Health Care
21 December 2002
St James Hospital has becomeMalta's largest private health entity after months-long negotiations led to its takeover of Capua Hospital. The Hospital, in the heart of Sliema, will be called St James (Capua) Hospital and will operate as a separate entity from the 13-bed St James Hospital in Żabbar.
19 December 2002
We should be proud that we live in a country which has over 7000 years of history. Malta has one of the oldest standing structures on earth. We have so much history on our very small island that makes us unique on this planet when considered ratio wise.
The Controversial Captain
17 November 2002
The life of the developer and contractor Angelo Xuereb is hectic and fraught with controversy. It is also a life he finds very satisfying. Mario Schembri Wismayer talks with his captain of the building industry.
Developer says Golf Course will Boost Maltese Economy
12 June 2002
The man behind plans to build a world-class golf course near Rabat has insisted the project will create jobs and boost the Maltese Economy if it gets the Go Ahead. Ax Holdings chairman Anglu Xuereb launched an exhibition explaining the proposals in detail.
Proposed Golf Course would Generate 200 Jobs
12 June 2002
A public information exhibition on the proposed Rabat golf course was opened yesterday at St James Cavalier. The developers, AX Holdings, have been given the green light by the Malta Environment and planningAuthority to release details from their environmental impact assessment to the public, Anġlu Xuereb, chairman, said.
AX Holdings Presents ‘facts to date’ on Verdala Golf Course
21 October 2001
In a bid to dispel misinformation and allegations on its controversial golf course project at Verdala in the Press, AX holdings last week circulated a 15-page document to the highest civil and ecclesiastical authorities. AX holdings have been waiting for a 3000-page Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the project to be approved b the planning authority for two years.
Verdala Finance plc
1 June 2001
Environment Assessment says Benefits Overweigh Negative Impact
24 January 2001
An environmental impact assessment of the proposed golf course in Rabat concludes that the "sustainability benefits" of the scheme outweigh the adverse impact and would bring significant economic benefits to the economy. With the EIA, the 'golf ball' is back at the feet of the Planning Authority, which is now studying it after it was presented to the authority by prospective developer AXHoldings in November.
Would the Building of an Underground Railway be Feasible?
8 January 2001
The feasibility of an underground railway has to be viewed from various aspects, especially its effect on the welfare of our society and also its economic impact on the country.