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 ...
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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 ...
Family minister denies tax swap for RFP on social housing, then says ‘not technically a tax swap'
Family Minister Michael Farrugia has vehemently denied that the Request For Proposals (RFP) on the provision of social housing amount to a tax swap. The offer chosen from the RFP scheme however is for five applicants to sell their property to the government, and from the earnings generated they would ...
COP 22 : la délégation sénégalaise promet d'insister sur la question de la ''finance climatique'' (officielle)
Dakar, 31 oct (APS) – Les autorités sénégalaises comptent à l'occasion de la 22ème conférence de la convention cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (COP22), poser la problèmatique de ‘'la finance climatique'' et de ses perspectives, a annoncé lundi, la secrétaire générale du ministère de l'Environnement et du ...