Malta

Politics is for politicians: anything less is totally unprofessional and really bad strategy - Daphne Caruana Galizia's Notebook | Running Commentary

Read my column in The Malta Independent on Sunday and tell me what you think.<p>I never commented on any contender in either Nationalist Party …

This means all the Prime Minister's communications are being kept out of the public record - Daphne Caruana Galizia's Notebook | Running Commentary

This is beyond disgraceful. How are public inquiries meant to proceed, in the event that they are required, if the email evidence is not on the …

When 'liberal and progressive' is only skin deep - Daphne Caruana Galizia's Notebook | Running Commentary

The trouble is that Muscat was allowed – by the Opposition’s silence and the electorate’s short-term memory and/or ignorance of the facts – to …

Muscat

Push for marriage equality in Malta

Malta's president says the new government will quickly push for legalisation of gay marriage.<p>President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the tiny EU …

Joseph Muscat

Oaths and hats take centre stage at Parliament's official opening

As the newly-elected Members of Parliament took their oath of allegiance at the official opening of Malta's 13th legislature since independence, the …

Fashion

Konrad Mizzi called back by Speaker to kiss the Cross

• Home<br>• ><br>• Local<br>• ><br>• News<br>• ><br>• Konrad Mizzi called back by Speaker to kiss the Cross<p>Saturday, 24 June 2017, 11:28 Last update: about 3 minutes ago

The opening of parliament: another day of fakery and hypocrisy

It’s the state opening of parliament today, and because we don’t have a queen to turn up in full regalia or an outfit that mimics the European Union …

Members of Parliament

The problem is not Bedingfield’s blog, but his role and the content

Journalists have been after Glenn Bedingfield to find out whether he will continue running his blog now that he has been elected to parliament in …

Brexit

BREAKING/Malta Financial Services Authority banking inspectors refuse to carry out inspection at Pilatus Bank; one inspector resigns

Banking inspectors at the Malta Financial Services Authority – Malta’s regulatory and licensing authority for banks – are refusing orders by their …

Corruption

BREAKING/Facebook deletes former union boss Tony Zarb’s account for “promoting graphic violence” and “harassment”

Former General Workers Union boss Tony Zarb’s Facebook account is no more. His Timeline, where right up until today he had been uploading jingoistic …

Social Media

Stick to weaselling planning permission for your clients, Musumeci

Robert Musumeci, the Prime Minister’s consultant on planning who is the champion specialist in obtaining planning permission for his clients, has …

Snapshot: The Nationalist MPs elected to parliament in today’s casual elections

Karol Aquilina has taken the seat which Robert Arrigo vacated on the 10th DistrictGodfrey Farrugia has taken the seat which Beppe Fenech Adami …

George Pullicino eliminated/Karol Aquilina beats him to it

The casual election for Robert Arrigo’s Nationalist Party seat vacated on the 10th District: Graziella Attard Previ has been knocked out of the race, …

Queen opens ‘Brexit’ parliament wearing outfit inspired by EU flag

Queen Elizabeth II presided over the state opening of parliament in London today wearing an outfit that was – coincidentally or intentionally – …

Royal Family

Snapshot: The Labour MPs who were kicked upstairs

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, head of state, seen here with Turkey’s ErdoganKarmenu Vella, European Commissioner, seen here with Willie Mangion, …

Snapshot: The Labour MPs who didn’t stand for re-election

Charles BuhagiarCharles MangionGeorge VellaJoe Debono GrechLouis GrechJoe Sammut (left – with Mark Gaffarena)The post Snapshot: The Labour MPs who …

Snapshot: The former Labour cabinet members who got a bad bruising

Christian aka Chris Cardona: not elected on one district, elected only on the final count on the other districtOwen Bonnici: not elected on one …

Elections

Malta Council for Science and Technology: no comment necessary

Godfrey Farrugia: elected to Parliament on the Nationalist Party ticket, despite leaving the Labour Party just four weeks before the general …

Italian MEP resurrects oil-rights-for-migrants allegations

Italian MEP Mario Borghezio has resurrected accusations that Malta has traded oil exploration rights with Italy in return for Italy taking on Malta’s …

Migration

Time for real answers

Managing migration is one of our citizens’ main concerns in Malta as in the rest of Europe. This is clear in the results of the European Parliament’s …

Migration

BREAKING/Daughter of woman at the centre of South Korean presidential scandal tried to buy Maltese citizenship

Prosecutors in South Korea have said that Chung Yoo-Ra, whose mother Choi Soon-sil is the woman at the centre of a massive scandal that has seen the …

Corruption

Snapshot: The Labour Party’s new members of parliament

Glenn BedingfieldRosianne CutajarClayton BartoloStefan Zrinzo AzzopardiAaron FarrugiaClint CamilleriByron CamilleriJulia Farrugia PortelliRobert …

Members of Parliament

FIRST: Diving paradises of the world...Malta included

<b>Great Blue Hole, Belize</b><p>No diving bucket list would be complete without the famous great blue hole in Central America's Belize. The circular 300 …

Scuba Diving

Refugee commissioner sees 4.6% rise in asylum applicants

A total of 1,928 applications for international protection were received by the Office of the Refugee Commissioner during 2016, marking an increase …

Migration

Malta calls for increased EU efforts on migrant return and re-admission

The European Union needs to urgently increase its efforts in the field of return and re-admission of immigrants who are not entitled to international …

International Relations

Deborah Schembri is now out of the running

Former parliamentary secretary Deborah Schembri, who in the last government was responsible for the Lands Department, reporting directly to the Prime …

Internalised misogyny: what Maltese women have to deal with

Look at this headline in Malta Today, which is supposed to be a non-conservative publication. That headline is completely unacceptable.The term …

Feminism

Nationalist MP's scorned wife dishes dirt on alleged affair in Facebook post

Conservative MP Jason Azzopardi claims wife’s Facebook post is ‘untrue’ and insists that separation proceedings have been underway for ‘a number of …

Marriage

Straight from the polling-booth to Facebook to call in their debt

3rd June: this man goes to vote, then immediately hits Chris Cardona’s (cabinet minister, Labour Party deputy leader) Facebook page with the public …

Traumatised cruise rape victim still awaits justice

Matthew Xuereb reports on a case that has dragged on in the Maltese courts for three years as the victim suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. …

Crime