The Malta Independent 24 January 2017, Tuesday

Editor's Blog

PM avoids Busuttil, media

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:00 Last update: about 4 hours ago Stephen Calleja

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has refused to be interviewed on the online programme produced and presented by The Malta Independent, the now familiar INDEPTH. He has also shied away from...

Salvu Mallia hijacks PN

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 09:02 Last update: about 6 days ago Stephen Calleja

Salvu Mallia is too much of a free spirit to be caged within the confines of a political party. He should not have made himself available to join the Nationalist Party, and the Nationalist Party...

Avrai – war is not over

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 11:15 Last update: about 2 months ago Stephen Calleja

Music is one of my passions. One of my greatest regrets is that I did not take up guitar or piano lessons when I was younger. They say it’s never too late to learn but now, at my age, everything...

Joseph Muscat and trust

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 09:09 Last update: about 3 months ago Stephen Calleja

While there is so much public anger about the long list of scandals in which the government is embroiled, this rage is not translated into public outcry and disdain against the people involved and...

30 years

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 09:55 Last update: about 4 months ago Stephen Calleja

30 years ago, still a teenager, I walked into a building in Valletta, sat behind a desk, and started a full-time career in journalism. To put you in context, it was October 1986, the month before...

If you are happy about the budget...

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 10:35 Last update: about 4 months ago Stephen Calleja

If you are happy about the budget, you’re a pensioner, a low-income earner or someone living off other people’s earnings via social assistance. Or someone who will applaud the Labour...

Joe Mizzi’s failures

Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:40 Last update: about 5 months ago Stephen Calleja

Joe Mizzi is not a popular minister these days. And it’s not because he did not find oil. It’s because of a much simpler solution he has failed to come up with since he took over...

A(nother) humiliation for Malta

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 09:22 Last update: about 5 months ago Stephen Calleja

The government’s insistence with Leo Brincat’s nomination for a place on the European Court of Auditors makes me think that Joseph Muscat believes that his lobbying with his Brussels...

Finally, a fearless archbishop

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:18 Last update: about 6 months ago Stephen Calleja

The Labour Party is dying to pick a fight with the Church. To be more accurate, it is dying to provoke Archbishop Charles Scicluna into retaliating to the heavy accusations Labour exponents are...

Lowest turnout in 2018 election

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 09:15 Last update: about 6 months ago Stephen Calleja

We’re still months away from the general election, but my gut feeling is that we will have the lowest voter turnout in recent political history. Since Independence, we have had 11...

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