The Malta Independent 27 May 2017, Saturday

Editor's Blog

The ‘best Cabinet’ in freefall

Monday, 14 March 2016, 10:32 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

Three years ago the “best Cabinet” in the political history of Malta was sworn in. These were the arrogant words of a Prime Minister who was probably too enthusiastic with his emphatic win...

Notes from Panamalta

Sunday, 6 March 2016, 10:56 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

1)      Minister Konrad Mizzi has admitted to breaching the tax law. He did not register the New Zealand trust with the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, as he was obliged to do...

Anointing Konrad

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 08:50 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

Konrad Mizzi is not the typical Labour Party man. For one thing, he struggles to string a full sentence in Maltese, often resorting to English in mid-sentence and using expressions which are not very easily...

What a mess

Friday, 5 February 2016, 09:43 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

If it’s not a scandal involving property dealings, then it’s a questionable appointment. This government is in the news for the wrong reasons every day. Just when you think that there...

The media in the line of fire

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 09:15 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

The media has come under attack several times in the past few days. First we had a lawyer representing a minister in a court case demanding that a journalist reveal the name of a source. Later,...

Journalists and sources

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 14:37 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

For a lawyer to demand that a journalist reveals the source behind the publication of a story is obscene. For this lawyer to demand such an obscenity when representing a Labour government minister in...

Silent trade unions

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 14:48 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

Not so long ago, under a Nationalist administration, trade unions were very active in showing their disagreement each time something that negatively affected their members came up. Spearheaded by the...

It’s the PM’s fault, not Bedingfield’s

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 07:45 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

The latest outburst on the social media by Labour journalist, turned MEP, turned adviser, turned administrator of PQs in the Office of the Prime Minister (with time to trudge next to heads of...

A new low for PBS

Monday, 21 December 2015, 11:26 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

The news that seven TVM journalists have taken Public Broadcasting Services before an industrial tribunal over claims of salary discrimination is a new low for the station that is financed by...

Labour’s multiple betrayals

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:09 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

So, after the American University of Malta turned out to be far from being American, it now turns out that neither will it be a university. We’ll probably soon get to know that it will be a...

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