Tag Archives | Malta

Medavia to set up Libyan Airline

By John Lee. Malta’s Mediterranean Aviation Company Ltd (Medavia) is reported to be setting up a Libyan-based airline. According to Forbes, the new carrier is provisionally named Medlib, or Medavia Libya, and it expects to receive an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) in the second half of this year. […]

Air Malta may Resuming Libyan flights in 2019

By John Lee. Air Malta is reportedly considering resuming scheduled passenger flights to Libya in 2019. According to a report from Malta Independent, the proposed service may operate between Malta International Airport and Tripoli Mitiga. (Source: Malta Independent)

Sanctions-Hit Restaurant Changes Name

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has updated its sanctions list to reflect a change in the name of a blacklisted restaurant in Malta. The Scoglitti restaurant in Valletta was hit with sanctions in February due its association with Darren Debono, who is alleged to have […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Replacement of two desalters and two oil heater at Nafoora CPS(non-unit), Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Study for water disposal system for the Hamada oil field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Hamada Electrical power system study project No O-73, Arabian Gulf Oil Company […]

US Sanctions Libyan Oil Smugglers

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned six individuals, 24 entities, and seven vessels for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through the illicit production, refining, brokering, sale, purchase, or export of Libyan oil or for being owned or controlled by designated persons. […]

Murder of Maltese Journalist possibly Linked to Libyan Smuggling

By John Lee. A senior Italian prosecutor has said that there are possible links between the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (pictured) in Malta last week, and an Italian investigation into an illicit fuel-smuggling network spanning Libya, Malta and Italy. Carmelo Zuccaro, who is leading the fuel-smuggling inquiry, told the Guardian he “could […]

Italy Breaks Up Libyan Fuel Smuggling Ring

By John Lee. Italian authorities have reportedly broken up a mafia-related Libyan fuel-smuggling ring, in which at least 30 million euros of diesel was sold around Europe. According to the report from Reuters, the fuel had been stolen from National Oil Corporation (NOC) at refinery in Zawiya, transferred to a larger ship off the coast […]

GNA appoints New LIA Board of Trustees

The newly GNA-appointed Board of Trustees for the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has been officially announced following its first meeting that took place in Libya’s capital on Saturday. According to a statement issued on their behalf, the Board of Trustees “is the highest governing body of the LIA which is mandated to preserve and protect Libya’s sole Sovereign […]