The declaration made by President of the Republic Prof. Guido
de Marco on whether he will stand as a candidate in the European
parliamentary election was beyond the farcical. For a moment it
made us forget tomorrows budget speech and the choice of
four candidates for the Labour party. Malta attempts to move on...
Change is the name of the game and Kurt Sansone concludes that
he likes what he sees in the Labour Party...
The PN leadership chess game is unleashed. The boys at Pieta
have revealed a blue print for the replacement of Guido de Marco,
the President of the Republic, who hopes to stand for election
as a member of the European parliament...
The woman arrived at the Bugibba branch. She carried an attache
case with not more than Lm30,000. The bank manager invited her
into his office and proceeded to count the money.
The European Unions monitoring report for 2003, which surveys
Maltas progress in adopting the unions body of law,
the acquis communautaire, has decreed that anti-corruption measures
on the island have to be stepped up....
Jimmy Magro and Manuel Cuschieri can now definitely be described
as the scapegoats of the Labour Party after having failed in their
bid to get their names on the MLP Euro-election ticket....
It is not yet said that the door is shut for some of the Labour
Party candidates who failed to get their name on the MLP ticket
for the Euro-parliament elections. After Tuesdays MLP general
conference rumour was rife that both Manuel Cuschieri and Sharon
Ellul Bonici would contest the EP election on their own steam
The closure of the Galaxy hotel, in Sliema is not an isolated
case and hoteliers are indicating that it is a time for change
within the industry.
The Malta Transport Authority would not divulge information to
this newspaper about a consultant it engaged and paid Lm6,000.
PN Secretary-General Joe Saliba thinks ahead to the next five
years in which the Nationalists really have a tough job ahead
MATTHEW VELLA writes
Pierre Stafrace is one of the mainstays of Maltas theatre
scene, a versatile actor who finds himself at home in both comic
and more serious roles.