Column: F1's buffoonery ruins a perfectly good product
You wouldn't trust Formula One with a loaded gun, because it would be sure to shoot itself in the foot. The drivers' derring-do, the adrenaline, the speed, the glitz and the wealth of the sport are trumped sometimes only by its buffoonery.The Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday could be Exhibit ...
AFM promotions: Ombudsman’s legal victory against Home Minister confirmed on appeal
The court of appeal today confirmed that the Ombudsman has authority to investigate complaints by army officers.The case had been instituted by former Ombudsman Joseph Said Pullicino against the Home Affairs Minister and permanent secretary.The first court, presided by Mr Justice Lawrence Mintoff, had rejected the arguments made by then ...
Budget 2017: The PN Opposition offers no alternative, fresh proposals for Gozo – Anton Refalo
Gozo Minister Anton Refalo said that for the Gozitan dream to come true, the government needs to work in a team. "We have assisted for an hour and a half harsh criticism from the Opposition and I am very worried at the lack of credibility which the PN offers," he ...
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Marsascala mayor defends Jerma high-rise plans; ‘better to build upwards than sideways’
Marsascala Mayor Mario Calleja has defended a proposal that would see the construction of three towers, the tallest being 44 floors, on reclaimed land on the site of the former Jerma hotel. The Malta Independent on Sunday spoke to Mr Calleja on Thursday, one day before the Planning Authority said ...
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‘Economy growth took infrastructure by surprise’ – Prof Edward Scicluna
Malta has lower than average EU spending on transport. Some have argued that the allocation of funds in the 2017 budget is inadequate in view of the traffic problems plaguing the nation. What is your reaction to this?I would place this issue within the broader infrastructure issue. We are having ...
Malta’s Central Bank Governor rebukes German Finance Minister Schäuble
Malta's new central bank governor has rejected claims that European Central Bank policy has fuelled populism, saying that Europe's economies are healthier and less susceptible to extreme politics thanks to ECB intervention.His comments, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, are a direct rebuke to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, who ...
Editorial: Malta’s terrible Grigal strikes again
So many things happened yesterday – Italy’s terrible earthquake, a quake near Malta and then an explosion in a Gudja field that echoed the explosion today week when the small plane crashed – that people would be justified to forget Saturday’s awful Grigal.Yesterday’s papers were full of pictures from the ...
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Justice Minister reveals €310,300,500 generated from controversial IIP scheme
Justice Minister Owen Bonnici revealed that the controversial Individual Investment Programme has generated €310,300,500 for Malta. He assured the public that this money will be enjoyed by all, and not just a few.Dr Bonnici said this during the budget estimate speech for his portfolio of culture, justice and local government.In ...
Watch: Businessman killed in St Paul's Bay car bomb explosion, parts of car end up on roofs
A businessman has been killed in an explosion that took place in St Paul's Bay this morning. The blast was most likely caused by a car bomb. The explosion took place in Triq Paderborn.The man, John Camilleri known as Giovanni tas-Sapun, aged 67, was certified dead on site. He was driving ...
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Powerful quake spares lives, but strikes at Italy's identity
The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation's identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks that had survived the earlier jolts across a mountainous region of small historic towns.Lost or severely damaged in the ...