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  • The rise and fall of a mastermind

    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’

    ‘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

    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

    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... 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

    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’

    ‘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...

  • A progressive MintoffYana

    A progressive MintoffYana

    Dom Mintoff’s daughter is a candidate for what Labour leader Joseph Muscat calls his movement of progressives and moderates. Yana Mintoff Bland tells Christian Peregin she is the progressive part. You spent most of your life out of the country.

  • Linking women, schools, youths with workplaces

    Linking women, schools, youths with workplaces

    Women’s workforce participation is destined to grow and the concept of having a job for life is on its way out, Employment and Training Corporation chairman Sandra Sladden tells Bertrand Borg. Is the ETC’s association with lower-tiered jobs a...

  • ‘You don’t need cash to make good deals’

    ‘You don’t need cash to make good deals’

    He has set up numerous businesses and in his personal or public roles has worked with or under five prime ministers over the past 50 years. But even though he has strong opinions and many stories to tell, he rarely gives interviews. Albert Mizzi...

  • Too many doctors in the house

    Too many doctors in the house

    The problem of hospital overcrowding was frequently in the headlines over the past weeks and a task force has now been set up to focus on the issue. Bertrand Borg discussed the problem with Health Minister Joseph Cassar. Hospital overcrowding...

  • Hero who lost a hand – but lived

    Hero who lost a hand – but lived

    Bruised and battered, explosive ordnance disposal technician Fred Pavey tells Herman Grech it is a miracle he only lost a hand. Fred Pavey is an expert at defusing bombs. He is also an expert in downplaying real-life drama, especially his...

  • In a special position to respond

    In a special position to respond

    Why did the Prime Minister specifically appoint you as his ‘special delegate’? That’s a question you need to ask the Prime Minister. What I can say is he’s asked me to do a job, it’s not an easy one, but I’m committed to deliver. But you have to...

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  • A year after the revolt

    A year after the revolt

    As Libya marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, is the country really on the road to recovery? Sarah Carabott spoke to three individuals. Fr Daniel Farrugia first set foot in Libya 10 years into...

  • Progress is slower than we expected

    Progress is slower than we expected

    When the Libyan conflict drew to an end and Muammar Gaddafi was killed, many believed business opportunities in the oil-rich North African country would abound. But according to Tancred Tabone, president of the Malta Chamber of Commerce,...

  • Corinthia chairman tells his story

    Corinthia chairman tells his story

    Perhaps the most well-known Maltese company in Libya, the Corinthia Group, recently celebrated its efforts during the crisis. In a December reception, Chairman Alfred Pisani paid tribute to his employees as well as the government. He described...

  • We’re ready to be in government

    We’re ready to be in government

    The timing of the vote of no confidence is being interpreted by the PN as a sign of hunger for power on your behalf. Don’t you think this PN strategy could eventually work against you? The only thing that interests me is the country’s stability.

  • ‘I feel that Debono has betrayed me’

    ‘I feel that Debono has betrayed me’

    How did you get to the situation you are in today? It depends what situation you’re talking about. Malta has come out of a recession relatively strong. It is now facing 2012 which is a very challenging year. Other countries went through much...

  • They said it here in The Sunday Times

    A compilation of some of the comments and controversial statements made in The Sunday Times interview slot in 2011. “Gonzi is an extremist, and this makes him weak” Opposition Leader Joseph Muscat (November 6) “I’ve a record of distinguishing...

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