The Malta Independent 10 December 2019, Tuesday

Daphne murder public inquiry - Photos taken of us in restaurants ended up on Bedingfield blog

The public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia held its first sitting in court last week, and is set to continue today. Judge Michael Mallia is the chairman of the inquiry...

Is Malta on track to be the EU’s next Hungary or Poland? - Politico

There is unease among members of the Socialists & Democrats group, of which Joseph Muscat’s Labour Party is a member, influential magazine Politico reports. The investigation...

Conflict of interest? Magistrate Nadine Lia leading Melvin Theuma phantom job inquiry

Magistrate Nadine Lia is leading the inquiry into the phantom government job given by Castille to middleman Melvin Theuma, a PN MP has pointed out.  Writing on Facebook, Jason Azzopardi asked why...

If PM resigns now, President can appoint MP he believes has support of the majority

The President can appoint a member of the House of Representatives as Prime Minister who, in his judgement, is best able to command the support of the majority of MPs should Joseph Muscat resign now,...

Short sitting: Yorgen Fenech case against leading investigator continues

The hearing of the constitutional case filed by murder suspect Yorgen Fenech to have Inspector Keith Arnaud removed from the investigation related to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia continues in...

Updated: Robert Abela says protests’ only purpose now is to provoke; PN MEPs reply

PL Leadership candidate Robert Abela has said that the civil society protests happening now only have one purpose, to provoke. Civil society groups have been protesting since the original arrest...

No comment from rectorate on why academics petition demanding PM's immediate resignation not signed

No members of the University of Malta’s rectorate appear to be among those endorsing a petition calling for the immediate resignation of outgoing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Three hundred...

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Watch: Protesters block Castille side entrance for five hours, media thrown out

The side entrance to the Office of the Prime Minister in Castille has been blocked by protesters this morning....

People want Labour government to wake up from coma – Evarist Bartolo

People would like to see the Labour government wake up from the coma and start leading the country again, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo writes this morning. In a Facebook post, Bartolo said...

Watch: Fr David Muscat told to move away by Daphne's sisters, in spite of Salvu Mallia intervention

Controversial priest Fr David Muscat was told to move aside by members of the Caruana Galizia family, who are stationed themselves outside the side entrance of the OPM, which has been closed as...

Former PL MEP tells Fearne to take over as Prime Minister now

Former PL MEP Marlene Mizzi has bluntly said that Chris Fearne needs to take over as Prime Minister now. Posting on Facebook, she is the latest to join calls for the immediate resignation of...

No more hidden deals: New PL leader must ‘upgrade’ public governance – Sant

Former Labour leader Alfred Sant insists that the new Labour leader should work on a “serious upgrade of public governance”.  It is “imperative”, he writes in his...

L-Istrina fundraising telethon will not be cancelled or postponed, President says

The annual L-Istrina fundraising telethon will go ahead as planned, President George Vella said today. As usual, the event will be held on Boxing Day. Over the past few days, there have been...

Total of four nominations for Helena Dalli’s Parliamentary seat

Four names have been nominated for the casual election in the third electoral division to elect a member of parliament following the resignation of Helena Dalli. The Electoral Commission notifies...

Joseph Muscat to blame for the current economic recession, PN says

Businesses are suffering as a result of the political uncertainty created by government corruption, the Nationalist Party said on Monday. In a statement, PN spokesperson for the self-employed and...

Keeping the Maltese culture in San Francisco alive: A history, a community, and a call for support

Sitting some 15 miles south of San Francisco, Millbrae is in many ways a typical American suburban town. However, there are hints of things which set it apart from other such towns; subtle hints such...

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