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Interview

  • ‘Labour will renew itself in the election’

    PL candidate Edward Zammit Lewis is best friends with leader Joseph Muscat, whom he says has changed the way the party conveys its message. He tells Christian Peregin he appeals to voters who are not traditionally Labour. Profile Name: Edward...

  • Peter Davies: ‘I’m under no political influence’

    After granting a controversial €4.5 million raise to pilots, Air Malta registered its first profit since 2008. CEO Peter Davies tells Christian Peregin the restructuring programme is ‘bang on target’. Air Malta has just recorded an operational...

  • ‘Bring back our social realities’

    Human rights lawyer Therese Comodini Cachia believes the PN has distanced itself from the people in its effort to rebuild the country. She tells Christian Peregin she can bring social realities back to the fore. Profile Name: Therese Comodini...

  • ‘Labour Party has learnt its lessons and evolved’

    Former divorce campaigner Deborah Schembri is an ex-Nationalist. She tells Christian Peregin Labour has changed and has its own policies which it will release in its own time. Profile Name: Deborah SchembriAge: 36Profession: LawyerDistrict: 11 and...

  • ‘We have a roadmap’

    PL candidate Konrad Mizzi is compiling the energy policy for Labour’s manifesto ahead of the forthcoming general election. He tells Christian Peregin that electricity prices will be reduced through a proper conversion from oil to...

  • Claudio Grech: ‘I’m the face of evolution’

    PN candidate Claudio Grech spearheaded Malta’s ICT revolution and was also responsible for Smart City. He tells Christian Peregin the promised jobs were created. Profile Name: Claudio GrechAge: 38Profession: CEO of Momentum ConsultDistrict:...

  • ‘Let’s talk about the future’

    Dingli mayor Ian Borg is thrilled to be in such a united party and tells Christian Peregin he can’t understand why some younger voters are not convinced by Labour. Profile Age: 26Profession: Dingli MayorResidence: DingliDistricts: 7Status:...

  • ‘We need young people to be critical thinkers’

    Gudja’s local councillor Mark Anthony Sammut explains to Christian Peregin why Nationalist Party members cannot be satisfied with being better than a mediocre PL. Profile Age: 26Profession: Engineer, councillorResidence: GudjaDistricts: 4Status:...

  • ‘We must put honour back into honourable’

    Cardiologist Albert Fenech tells Christian Peregin he would turn down a ministerial post if it was offered to him, as his mission in politics is to convince people to vote PN and prove that honest politicians still exist. Profile Age:...

  • ‘I am in it to win it’

    Paediatric surgeon Chris Fearne endorsed Joseph Muscat to become Labour leader. He tells Christian Peregin the time of arrogant politicians is over. Profile Age: 49Profession: Paediatric surgeonResidence: TarxienDistricts: 3 and 4Status: Married...

  • ‘Airline will have to reflect look of Malta’

    Fresh from unveiling Air Malta’s new colours, CEO Peter Davies tells Kurt Sansone it is all about getting the perception right. Air Malta has passed through a couple of tough years. Was this an appropriate time to be spending almost €2 million on...

  • ‘If some people don’t believe me, that’s their prerogative’

    Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando has waged war on the person who helped him during the 2008 election campaign to tell a convincing story. But will he ever be believed again? Christian Peregin asks the questions. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando...

  • Stabbed in the back, for the second time

    Malta’s EU ambassador Richard Cachia Caruana tells Christian Peregin he knew there were issues with Dr Pullicino Orlando and had offered to step down, but the PN backbencher wanted more than just his scalp. When Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino...

  • The rise and fall of a mastermind

    Richard Cachia Caruana rummages around his desk frantically, devoid of any humour. He is not facing the breathtaking panorama framed by his office window on the top floor of the prime real estate that is Malta’s EU permanent representation in...

  • ‘I’ve no problem biting the bullet’

    You managed to unseat Carm Mifsud Bonnici from his minister’s post? Do you see it as a success? The aim was not to unseat a particular minister. Despite the government’s attempts, we wanted someone to assume ministerial responsibility. It was a...

  • In it for the long haul at Smart City

    Smart City is probably Malta’s leading construction project, but the promised jobs still need to materialise. CEO Fareed Abdulrahman calls for understanding in the current international climate but says he is confident about the future. Mark...

  • Gonzi: calling an election would be the easy way out

    The Prime Minister tells Herman Grech that he is determined to serve out a whole five-year term of office – just as long as that decision remains in his own hands. Many were surprised that Franco Debono helped to bring down Carm Mifsud Bonnici.

  • Valletta... the small city with very big ambitions

    Valletta is a candidate to be European Capital of Culture in 2018, but in truth, it is only competing against itself. Still, it is taking the contest very seriously. David Felice, chairman of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, tells Fiona Galea Debono...

  • I want to win the Eurovision

    Eurovision contest hopeful Kurt Calleja talks to Kristina Chetcuti as he sets off for Azerbaijan tomorrow. Kurt Calleja is scratching his belly. Or not. He could just be pinching some extra tummy-flab. But then again one should never judge a...

  • ‘Turkey’s human rights record is better than some in the EU’

    There is no end in sight for Turkey’s EU membership negotiations but EU Affairs Minister and chief negotiator Egemen Bagis tells Kurt Sansone his country has not been treated objectively and that it has come a long way on human rights. The EU...

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