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Interview

  • ‘Lawrence gives me space’

    The Prime Minister’s wife Kate Gonzi speaks about affection, her dabbling with politics, and moving on in life. Interview by Kristina Chetcuti Kate Gonzi’s bracelet unclasps at her wrist as we shake hands. She laughs softly and says: “I can’t keep...

  • ‘Always ahead of time’

    Alternattiva Demokratika chairman Micheal Briguglio is confident that voters are finally realising the need for a third party in Parliament. Interview by Matthew Xuereb. Alternattiva has contested each election since 1992 but each time failed to...

  • ‘It is easy to criticise, harder to accomplish’

    Nationalist candidate Ryan Callus thinks politics needs to have more engineers like himself. He tells Christian Peregin he wants to help his party keep changing the country. Profile Name: Ryan CallusAge: 29Profession: EngineerDistrict: 6Residence:...

  • Recognising past mistakes

    Labour candidate and economist Alex Muscat was courted by the PN. He tells Christian Peregin the Government had wrong financial priorities. Profile Name: Alex MuscatAge: 29Profession: EconomistResidence: MostaDistrict: 11 What is your...

  • Contractors are too close to Labour – Farrugia

    Big contractors and businessmen have been getting too close to the Labour Party, former party deputy leader Anġlu Farrugia reveals in a no-holds-barred interview today. “When you see certain people getting close to the party... if they’re genuine...

  • ‘Political murder’

    Former Labour deputy leader Anġlu Farrugia speaks out about how he was “stabbed in the back” and the party’s close connections with contractors. Interview by Herman Grech. The Labour leader said there have been good, regular contacts between you...

  • ‘The country has changed, grown up’

    Former President, Prime Minister and Nationalist icon Eddie Fenech Adami speaks to Herman Grech about the election campaign, internal dissent and shifting ideologies. We’re three weeks into the election campaign. What do you think of it so...

  • When democracy fighters shift sides

    We’re two weeks into the electoral campaign and many believe Labour is setting the agenda so far. Do you fear Labour is once again peaking too soon? I’ve been hearing we’re peaking too soon for five years now. We’re not expecting any favours from...

  • ‘It is natural for me to both serve and listen’

    PN candidate Mario Rizzo Naudi says Labour is just splashing out money in this campaign. He also tells Christian Peregin the Nationalists are slowly gaining confidence and the people are gaining confidence in the party. Profile Age: 60Profession:...

  • ‘I had to stand up to be counted’

    PL candidate Franco Mercieca is a Gozitan who believes the islands must be bridged. An ophthalmologist by profession, he also tells Christian Peregin that free healthcare is a problem both parties must live with. Profile Age: 45Profession:...

  • They said it here in The Sunday Times

    Anthony Manduca lists some of the comments and controversial statements made during interviews with The Sunday Times in 2012. “I’m not the anointed one and I wouldn’t want that to happen” PN MEP Simon Busuttil (September 16) “The most beautiful...

  • Not all women can work at board level

    She had a successful career in industry but Helga Ellul says she will make a hopeless politician. She speaks to Kurt Sansone after retiring as CEO of Playmobil. You’ve had quite an illustrious career with Brandstatter and your retirement did catch...

  • Arriva: ‘Our aim is to deliver a safe, reliable service’

    With Arriva claiming success in its efforts to improve reliability and stave off the threat of Transport Malta introducing its own vehicles, managing director Richard Hall tells Patrick Cooke he expects more buses and drivers will be needed to get...

  • Winning the obstacle race

    Newly-elected Nationalist Party deputy leader Simon Busuttil tells Herman Grech the party is offering new blood, energy and ideas. We were given the impression that the deputy’s election was very close. The result was anything but. Was it a...

  • ‘Party needs to believe in itself – that’s critical’

    Tourism and Environment Minister Mario De Marco tells Herman Grech that there are different ways of standing up to be counted. The Air Malta chairman has just warned that by introducing too many airlines, we could be making Air Malta unsustainable.

  • ‘I want to bring back lost votes’

    Did the Prime Minister ask you to contest for this post? He asked me to contest the general election. He did not ask me directly to contest the deputy leadership election. But I discussed it with him and he certainly didn’t tell me not to...

  • ‘We can win next election’

    Did the Prime Minister ask you to contest for this post? The Prime Minister invited a number of people to contest because the party wants a genuine contest among friends. But did he ask you directly or are you referring to his public...

  • ‘Muscat has a vision’

    PL candidate Sigmund Mifsud is putting down his instrument to trumpet Joseph Muscat’s praises. He tells Christian Peregin that Labour made mistakes in the past but is now ready to face the future. Profile Name: Sigmund MifsudAge: 39Profession:...

  • ‘I’ve always been keen on politics’

    PN candidate Claudette Buttigieg is better known by her stage name Pace, but has always liked politics. She tells Christian Peregin she’s now ready to give up everything to embark on a new career path. Profile Name: Claudette ButtigiegAge:...

  • ‘We modernised Malta’

    PN candidate Manuel Delia is best known for being the face of the public transport reform that gave us Arriva. He tells Christian Peregin that he is not ashamed to say so. Profile Name: Manuel DeliaAge: 36Profession: PoliticsDistrict: 5Residence:...

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