Alfred Sant unveiled his ultimate election victory con, by
promising a tax holiday to all employees for a period of two
months on earnings up to Lm10,000. Sant also promised a bonus
of an unknown value to all those with no income and all the
self-employed a tax rebate for a period of two months. The
electoral promise reeks of political opportunism and is a
reminder of the pre-1996 electoral promise to remove VAT and
cash registers. Dr Sants remarks were shot down in an
immediate reply by Finance Minister John Dalli who accused
Alfred Sant of irresponsibility. Half an hour after Alfred
Sants televised comments, John Dalli was delivering
a message that Dr Sants promises were made to gain votes.
Alfred Mifsud, a former Mid-Med Bank Chairman and a Labour party
candidate said that if the Nationalist party is elected there
will be bloodshed....
Finance Minister John Dalli said Alfred Sant has made a desperate
attempt to buy people over in the few days before the elections...
By Kurt Sansone - Up to yesterday the Malta Labour Party
had not issued an official invitation to Dom Mintoff to attend
the torch-lighting ceremony organised by the MLP at the freedom
monument in Birgu this evening...
Educator Mario Azzopardi blames Alfred Sant for Labours
anti-EU stand and believes the PN needs to improve its political
messages. Julian Manduca caught up with him last week...
By Julian Manduca - The Green party has flexed its muscles
this week and made up for its lack of media reach by highlighting
important issues that the slumbering larger parties fail to tackle.
By Kurt Sansone - In complete contrast with the press conferences
held during the week, Labour leader Alfred Sant yesterday did not
announce any incentives for industry during the morning press conference,
opting to focus his speech on the need to dismantle the Malta Enterprise
Despite the mid-week announcement by Labour leader Alfred Sant
that a Labour government would exempt farmers, fishermen and herdsmen
from income tax no details on how the plan would be actuated were
By Matthew Vella - The Lenten season has prompted words
of impunity from PN leader Eddie Fenech Adami. "Sorry,"
the Prime Minister said during one of the PN press conferences,
"Sorry for not having assisted everyone.
Ramblings by Kevin Grech
After two Formula One races, Michael Schumacher is failing to
impress the Italian media. The German driver was slammed by the
unforgiving Italian media for his performance in the last race
and was practically written off for the whole season.