Rubber stamping in political conferences is not abnormal, on
the contrary, it is perfectly normal. Following the two party
conferences one can see that there has been a shift away from
It is not going to be politics or Satan in actors clothes
and his clowns this week, so please read on. Cultural events are
running amok and anyone who declares that Malta has nothing to
offer is simply not being realistic....
Sharon Ellul Bonici, the former No2EU campaigner vying for
one of the eight Labour Party candidatures for the European Parliament
elections has had her bid turned down by the MLP Vigilance Board...
On the outside it may seem as if the new Labour administration
and national executive are a united front, but just below the
surface party delegates can spot a game of alliances, which sees
Alfred Sant in a weakened position...
A Maltese man nicknamed Lobster is the mastermind behind the transportation
of illegal immigrants from Malta to Sicily according to an investigative
report published in Italian magazine Il Giornale...
Asylum seekers kept waiting up to eleven months
It costs an average of Lm1.30 every day for an asylum seeker to
be housed and fed at the Armed Forces of Maltas compounds,
which today house 364 migrants at the Lyster and Safi barracks.
The total bill, since January of this year, has now escalated
to Lm135,367 for the AFM, or Lm476 a day on average, to accommodate
the constant flow of asylum seekers that enter Maltese waters...
"The men in our families paid USD4,000 to board a ship that
should have taken us to Italy," Hagu, who at 45 is a mother
of five, says. A Kurd, she left her small hometown just outside
Istanbul almost 15 months ago along with her family and other
Reacting to what has probably been a barrage of questions from
the media on the successor of Archbishop Joseph Mercieca, the
Vaticans representative office in Malta yesterday said that
the "canonical process will start at the opportune moment:
when the Pope deems fit."...
Archbishop Joseph Mercieca on Tuesday unknowingly heralded a new
era being the first of this countrys leaders to submit his
resignation. Within a span of a year Malta could possibly see
a generation change among its leaders...
Snail mail was one of Maltas hallmarks for efficiency, a
letter posted before 7am would arrive that very same day, but
with a privatised post office things are not what they used to
At 32 Jason Micallef is one of the youngest persons to have held
the post of secretary general. Here he speaks to Kurt Sansone
about the partys relationship with the media, past mistakes
and future challenges...
Patrick Fenech is one of a few Maltese photographers who has
pushed photography as art rather than craft. He has taken his
works to the edge and like Bob Dylan is fond of radical change.
In one of his early exhibitions he featured black and white close
ups of industrial coiled jagged tools and soon after presented
romantic Maltese and Gozitan scenes, again in black and white
these were also turned into postcards and remain one of
the best set ever produced...