The Malta Independent 23 January 2017, Monday

Editor's Blog

CHOGM? Yippee... another holiday

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 07:51 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

I just wonder how many school days would be deducted in Brussels if the Belgian government decided to close schools each time something important is happening there. With all the summits, conferences...

Why is Joseph Muscat so angry?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 10:28 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat must have been very irked by the well-measured and genuine reply to the budget given by Opposition Leader Simon Busuttil on Monday. In his address on Tuesday, Joseph...

Ramona Frendo’s divisive comment

Monday, 12 October 2015, 10:29 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

I do not usually watch local tv stations. Each time I’ve made the effort to try I found their programmes boring, repetitive and not engaging at all, so I zap onto other channels in less than...

Joe Mizzi’s intelligent transport systems

Friday, 9 October 2015, 14:33 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

At the height of public outrage about poor traffic management in Malta, our own Minister of Transport Joe Mizzi has the temerity to go to Luxembourg to speak about “intelligent transport...

Paqpaqli: Absence of safety and... of ministers

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:23 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

The accident at the Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina event on Sunday shocked our nation. What was supposed to be an afternoon of entertainment for a good cause turned out to be a nightmare for the injured...

Paceville

Monday, 28 September 2015, 09:59 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

It gives me the shivers to even drive around the outskirts of Paceville, with all the confusion that exists between Spinola Bay and the traffic lights, and between the traffic lights and St...

It’s not (only) about the money

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 08:08 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

Apart from the freak weather we had – the kind of which I enjoy – the Santa Marija week this year will be remembered for the unprecedented decision taken by the government to sustain a...

PL pre-March 2013 vs PL in 2015

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 08:06 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

The Labour Party’s pre-2013 election battle-cries are coming back to haunt it big time. When in Opposition, the Labour Party laid its foundations for its victory on issues which it felt...

Of hymens, boobs and balls

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 07:50 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo did not deem it fit to sack the chief executive officer of the Employment and Training Corporation for lewd comments he passed publicly about a...

The perception of being in traffic

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 07:55 Last update: about 2 years ago Stephen Calleja

A study carried out by the University of Malta and released earlier this year showed that drivers spend 52 hours in gridlock traffic every year. Fifty-two hours mean one hour per week, and so I...

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