The Malta Independent 24 March 2017, Friday

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Muscat’s auction for votes

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 09:44 Last update: about 17 hours ago Alfred Mangion

Notwithstanding some shortcomings which the Nationalist administration might have had and although, from within, there were those who were pulling the carpet from under the feet of the administration,...

The dawn of innovation

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 10:00 Last update: about 5 days ago George M Mangion

In February 2006, the Government of Malta announced the start of framework discussions with Tecom Investments of Dubai to invest $300 million to build a dream 'SmartCity' in Ricasoli. This was the...

Facts speak louder than words

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 09:56 Last update: about 5 days ago Justyne Caruana

This week an old lady remarked to me that working for the elderly seems to be a never-ending story. I replied that there are people who are normally comfortable with what they have achieved and rest...

The Chair is sitting pretty

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 08:57 Last update: about 5 days ago Clyde Puli

Harold Wilson once said that a week is a long time in politics – which makes two weeks a very long time. The last time my column appeared on these pages I was complaining about the gradual...

Soap operas v. Fundamental issues

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 08:25 Last update: about 5 days ago Mark A. Sammut

When slavery was still legal in the United States, a slave was considered three-fifths of a person for purposes of calculating the population of the different States and the number of representatives...

Improving the standard of living

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 08:22 Last update: about 5 days ago Anton Refalo

The average family does not have a long wish list. It wants a decent life for itself and the parents want a better life for their children, better than the one they had. Therefore, the parents work...

Labour’s promises: a myth

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 09:59 Last update: about 7 days ago Alfred Mangion

Three years before the March 2013 election, Joseph Muscat announced a multitude of measures and promised that, if Labourwas elected, the Labour Government would implement them. With the election...

The politics of being bitter vs being better

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:46 Last update: about 8 days ago Luciano Busuttil

Simon Busuttil is undoubtedly nothing but bitter.  From the very first day since he was appointed as leader of the Nationalist Party, he has embarked on a hysterical mission to disseminate among...

Four years on and looking ahead

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 09:00 Last update: about 12 days ago Justyne Caruana

Four years since that memorable March, the Labour Government is still delivering on - and consolidating further - all the parts of its manifesto, as approved by one of the largest majorities in...

Collusion, money and politics

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 08:52 Last update: about 12 days ago Michael Asciak

The recent discovery by the Maltese public that db Group had given money to the PN seems to have left people wondering. I am sure that db has given money to the other party too as attested by the...

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