The Malta Independent 22 November 2017, Wednesday

Editor's Blog

Avrai – war is not over

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 11:15 Last update: about 12 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 13 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

In questo mondo di ladri

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:54 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

The music was great. The singers were brilliant. The songs were varied and aimed for different tastes. But it was an emotionless crowd that attended the Joseph Calleja concert on...

PL, PN have their gods and animals

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:34 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo was perfectly correct when he said that there is a law for the gods and a law for animals. And there seems to be no difference between the parties in the way...

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