The Malta Independent 24 February 2017, Friday


Cracking under pressure

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:00 Last update: about 13 hours ago Daphne Caruana Galizia

The Prime Minister, his now largely invisible chief of staff, and his favourite cabinet minister put up a sordid show over the last few days – more sordid, that is, than usual – showing...

Girgenti: demarcation line between party and state

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 07:49 Last update: about 18 hours ago Carmel Cacopardo

Meeting the Chief Electoral Commissioner Mr Joseph Church last Tuesday, together with Arnold Cassola, I raised the issue of the use of the Inquisitor’s Palace at Girgenti by the Labour Party...

Conflicts of interest

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 07:46 Last update: about 17 hours ago Alfred Sant

Too often in the conduct of public affairs, conflicts of interest arise which are allowed to happen as if they were nothing at all. It is true that we should not exagerrate by converting every...

Post-Acapulco Malta

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 07:54 Last update: about 1 day ago Marlene Farrugia

Ara ma tgħidulix li m'aħniex pajjiż ossessjonat b'pajjiżi oħra, għax ngħidilkom qegħdin fil-qamar.   Wara li ppruvajna nkunu Svizzera...

Captured my attention

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 07:51 Last update: about 1 day ago Andrew Azzopardi

A number of issues captured my attention this week.  Let me share some here: Malta Song  Loved being at the Malta Song for Europe.  Kudos to John Bundy and the team at PBS for...

Brian Tonna plays hide-and-seek

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 09:08 Last update: about 2 days ago Gejtu Vella

On Sunday, people enthusiastically accepted the invitation by Dr Simon Busuttil, Leader of the Opposition and PN Leader, despite the fact that on the same day, Brian Tonna, the Nexia BT Chief,...

PANA Committee in Malta

Monday, 20 February 2017, 08:04 Last update: about 3 days ago Alfred Sant

The members of the European Parliament’s committee on the scandal of the Panama papers now on visit to Malta are most welcome. It’s quite obvious that during their short visit, they will...

Farewell to a Friend - Father Mario Agius

Monday, 20 February 2017, 08:02 Last update: about 3 days ago Simon Mercieca

In less than a month, I have had to bid farewell to another close friend who belonged to the Maltese clergy. I am here referring to Father Mario Agius or Dun Mario, as most of Paola residents knew...

The ‘progressive liberals’ who are frightened of freedom

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 11:00 Last update: about 4 days ago Daphne Caruana Galizia

Shocked and surprised by the general outcry against the Economy Minister’s aggressive decision to freeze my bank account last week, and stunned by the fact that they were rapped as a result by...

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