Government is right in saying that the time has come for bold
decisions to be taken to implement ‘normal practices’
that have saddled the country with inefficiency for far too long...
There is no justice in this world and Saviour Balzan gives
some hard evidence to prove his case...
Acclaimed as the architect of modern Malta, but perceived by
many as being Malta’s unforgiving autocrat, Dom Mintoff has
not reacted to the story that his cronies had urged Cecil Pace
to transfer part of the BICAL bank to nominee companies. The MaltaToday
report raises the question that Dom Mintoff, then socialist Prime
Minister of Malta, had effectively coerced Cecil Pace to pass
on his crown jewel in return for some tolerance...
Several bank clients have contacted this newspaper to express
their frustration at the length of time Maltese banks take to
clear cheques deposited. Banks inform customers that they have
to wait five days before using money deposited and account holders
believe this is too long...
It is an open secret within Labour ranks that party officials
fear a lukewarm reception by Labour voters for the European Parliament
elections in June next year...
Hotel defends itself - but MTA counters
The internet has always been claimed as a great democratiser,
but can also serve as a great whistleblower. Businesses offering
bad service in Malta can no longer rest assured that their disappointed
guests will leave Malta and never be heard of again...
Manuel Cuschieri’s absence last week from a Labour Party
fund-raising press conference gave credence to information available
to MaltaToday that the-once Sant loyalist was at loggerheads with
the Labour leader...
The government has allowed a virtual cartel to be created for
the importation of pharmaceuticals from Europe, MaltaToday has
Jimmy Magro’s declaration that he intended not to re-contest
the post of Labour Party secretary general has created a flurry
among possible contenders and strong rumours yesterday had it
that former AD chairperson Wenzu Mintoff has set his eyes on the
Marlene Pullicino, the former wife of Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino
Orlando, has confirmed with MaltaToday she was not ruling out
the possibility of submitting her candidature for the Labour party
in the coming future...
An unwavering Alfred Sant said yesterday that his personal position
as a former frontman for Labour’s partnership policy lends
credibility to the new pro-EU policy the party is being asked
to embrace by the national executive.
With fair attributes for the American Presidency not in high
demand these days, MATTHEW VELLA meets US Ambassador Anthony Gioia
for some kind words on George W.
The drydocks brings to the fore a myriad of images ranging from
huge hulls to political friction and controversy. The legacy of
the drydocks as a hotbed for social and political activism clouds
the atmosphere as to the true nature of work conducted there.
Work that is as dangerous as much as it is interesting.