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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...

  • ‘We could manage the economy better’

    ‘We could manage the economy better’

    As the euro crisis heightens, economist and MEP Edward Scicluna speaks to Christian Peregin about the need for unity, Labour’s plans for the future and the prospects of being the next Finance Minister. Last week you announced your intention to...

  • A little respect, please, for everything we have done

    A little respect, please, for everything we have done

    Italian company Palumbo took over Malta Shipyards last year, and 17 months later managing director Antonio Palumbo tells Kurt Sansone that all he wants is respect for what has been achieved in such a short time. Palumbo has been operating in Malta...

  • ‘I’m the voice of the electorate’

    ‘I’m the voice of the electorate’

    Nationalist MP Franco Debono tells Herman Grech everyone is now realising he has something to contribute. The government survived a vote of confidence you prompted just after presenting a surprise motion on the justice sector. Do you fear your ...

  • No regrets over my open door policy...

    No regrets over my open door policy...

    Q: We’re a week away from the Budget. What do you expect from it? A: I’m expecting an honest Budget which gives a true picture and brings stability. Families are concerned about the present and future and the fact that the government’s decisions...

  • The way he ‘seas’ things

    The way he ‘seas’ things

    Malta’s first international sea court judge, Professor David Attard speaks to Christian Peregin about the significance of his appointment, the law’s limitations, and what the Arab Spring means for Malta. Chunky reference books line almost every...

  • ‘Perception not reality’

    ‘Perception not reality’

    Transport Minister and Nationalist heavyweight Austin Gatt tells Herman Grech his party can still win the next election... in spite of the highly criticised bus service. More than three months on, what do you make of the new bus service? It’s...

  • Climbing life’s biggest mountain

    Climbing life’s biggest mountain

    At 65, Gertrude Abela never entertained the idea of scaling a mountain, but she tells Ariadne Massa surmounting the obstacles to reach the summit was the most exhilarating way of proving there is life beyond breast cancer. The call came in January.

  • The 23-year-long wait

    The 23-year-long wait

    Joseph Parnis's pregnant wife left him and returned to England in 1983. After 23 years he finally met his son Piers. Fiona Galea Debono interviews them after Piers’ recent marriage in Malta. The first time Joseph Parnis met his son was 23 years...

  • Doctors without frontiers

    Doctors without frontiers

    Just back from visiting beleaguered hospitals in Libya, Italian orthopaedic surgeon Ugo Orestano and specialised Maltese nurse Joseph Garzia speak to Ariadne Massa about the horrific injuries they witnessed. Beds with injured rebel fighters lined...

  • Lightning strikes back

    Lightning strikes back

    For 18 months, ace footballer Michael Mifsud did not play football despite offers from foreign clubs. For the first time he concedes it was a mistake and tells Kurt Sansone he was caught in a trap. At 30 and after returning from an 18-month lull...

  • The Austrian high flier

    The Austrian high flier

    Malta International Airport chief executive Julian Jaeger has ended his four-and-a-half year stay in Malta to take up another post at Vienna airport. He speaks to Kurt Sansone on the eve of his departure. The aircraft collection on the cabinet in...

  • Smooth manipulator

    Smooth manipulator

    He mystified generations with his conjuring, but Vanni Pulé, who has just been elected to the top post of the prestigious International Brotherhood of Magicians, does not believe in magic. He speaks to Ariadne Massa about his bag of...

  • St Joseph's Home: Picking up the pieces

    St Joseph's Home: Picking up the pieces

    St Joseph’s Home is still reeling from the sex-abuse scandal that unfolded within its walls. Its director, Frankie Cini, tells Fiona Galea Debono how he is trying to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the shame. Fr Frankie Cini may be...

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