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The New way

Monday, 20 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Weird isn’t it. The Nationalists collected over Lm161,000 for their new headquarters and suddenly there is a new bounce in the Nationalist camp. Suddenly people start whispering that maybe they could win again especially as Labour collected less, much les...

Small But central

Sunday, 19 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

On Friday the House rose for the Christmas holidays. ...

Gonzi Under scrutiny

Sunday, 19 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Dr Lawrence Gonzi has been in the cockpit as Malta’s new Prime Minister for some time now, but his real first test of leadership had to wait until he presented his government’s first budget. It so happened that when the time came for the test, he was also...

There But for the grace of God

Sunday, 19 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

The tragedy of the Egyptian man who drowned off Ghar Lapsi as his brother watched only serves to remind us that there are no facile solutions to what is rapidly becoming a ‘boat people’ problem. The term ‘boat people’ was coined in the late 1970s, when Au...

Rocking Up the Christmas tree

Sunday, 19 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

As this year heads towards its dying days, it might be worthwhile to remember that it marked the 50th anniversary of the birth of rock 'n roll. It is been half a century since Elvis recorded Its alright mama for Sun Records. ...

The Family Court: A year after

Sunday, 19 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

A year has passed since the present Minister of Justice inaugurated the Family Court building in Strait Street, Valletta, on 16 December 2003. The plastic plaque commemorating the inauguration of the Family Court building was prophetic because a building ...

Re-thinking Budget measures

Sunday, 19 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Having analysed, in past contributions, the general orientation of the 2005 budget and its insufficiency to even come anywhere near addressing our economic ailments, I propose today to comment specifically on two budget measures which appear to have been ...

Health Services

Saturday, 18 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Health is a subject we tend to talk about only when we need it....

Grass-root Democracy aspirations

Saturday, 18 December 2004, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

An old Westminster joke describes a young member of parliament sneaking out of his first parliamentary group meeting to take his place on the back benches of the House....

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