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Interview

  • Girl, uninterrupted

    Girl, uninterrupted

    Oscar-winning actress, sex symbol, mother, Brad Pitt’s ‘other half’, icon... humanitarian. Angelina Jolie tells Herman Grech she wants to make herself “useful”. A row of arms stretch through the bars inside Lyster Barracks detention centre...

  • Melancholic, melodic bittersweet journey

    Melancholic, melodic bittersweet journey

    Italian singer Zucchero has come full circle with his recent introspective album. In the run-up to his Malta concert, he tells Fiona Galea Debono he no longer fits in and relates to today’s world... even if his music definitely does. The rain is...

  • Prepare for take off

    Prepare for take off

    In their first interview, Air Malta chairman Louis Farrugia and CEO Peter Davies tell Herman Grech they intend to ‘save’ 700 jobs. It’s been weeks since the restructuring process was announced and yet workers are still in the dark. How long will...

  • ‘Something I had to do’

    ‘Something I had to do’

    Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando tells Herman Grech his party will only be spared embarrassment if all MPs reflect last week’s Yes to divorce. A few days after the electorate gave the thumbs up to the introduction of divorce in Malta, how...

  • American history’s ex

    American history’s ex

    Outgoing US Ambassador Douglas Kmiec speaks to Anthony Manduca about his Catholic faith, disappointment with the State Department, and continuing loyalty to Barack Obama. US Ambassador Douglas Kmiec leaves office on Tuesday after being criticised...

  • Deborah Schembri: 'Give love another chance'

    Deborah Schembri: 'Give love another chance'

    Yes movement chairman Deborah Schembri tells Christian Peregin conservative divorce legislation is better than nothing. Have you considered a career in politics or has this campaign been too tough on you? I don’t think the campaign was tough...

  • Andre' Camilleri: 'No cure for divorce'

    Andre' Camilleri: 'No cure for divorce'

    Anti-divorce movement chairman Andre Camilleri tells Christian Peregin solutions proposed by every European country have made the problem worse. Recently we asked if your campaign is being funded by the Church and the Nationalist Party. But we...

  • This able woman

    This able woman

    Winning Worker of the Year is no mean feat, but Vickie Gauci née Sciberras has impressed with bigger achievements in life. Thrown into a wheelchair by a freakaccident eight years ago, she tells Ariadne Massa walking does not top her wish...

  • ‘We legislate for society, not for the individual’

    ‘We legislate for society, not for the individual’

    Andre Pace, a 22-year-old undergraduate, tells Kristina Chetcuti he would never seek to remarry if he had to experience marriage breakdown. Andre Pace has not really ever been in close contact with people who have been through a marital break-up –...

  • ‘My parents are happier apart’

    ‘My parents are happier apart’

    Sarah Mallia tells Kristina Chetcuti that children adapt to different situations. Sarah Mallia was on the brink of teenage-hood when her parents separated. At 13, it was a shock for her and her 10-year-old sister. However, they were not surprised,...

  • Mission not impossible

    Mission not impossible

    Five years after seven vehicles belonging to the Jesuit community were torched after their support for irregular immigrants’ rights, St Aloysius’ College rector Fr Patrick Magro tells Ariadne Massa the order still receives threats. Just after...

  • Firm foundations

    Firm foundations

    Former egg seller. Ex-mayor. Construction magnate. Major donor. Staunch Nationalist. Vassallo Group chairman Nazzareno Vassallo speaks to Herman Grech as his business turns 65 this year. Nazzareno Vassallo’s foray into the business scene 50 years...

  • In a class of his own

    In a class of his own

    A man with a steely disposition who faced tense disputes head-on, outgoing Malta Union of Teachers president John Bencini tells Ariadne Massa how he was shattered by a threatening phone call from a fellow trade unionist. On July 15, 2010, at 2.35...

  • Waking from a bad dream

    Waking from a bad dream

    Libyans no longer fear dictatorship and should be helped to remove Muammar Gaddafi, anti-regime campaigner Yousef Lamlum tells Kurt Sansone. Anti-GaddafiName: Yousef LamlumAge: 47Occupation: UnemployedBorn: MisurataIn Malta for: 20 years Libyan ...

  • People still want Gaddafi

    People still want Gaddafi

    Libyans should be left free to decide their own future without media distortion of the truth, Gaddafi supporter Laila Losta tells Kurt Sansone. Pro-GaddafiName: Laila LostaAge: 30Works: Third secretary at the Libyan embassy in MaltaBorn: TripoliIn...

  • A very Blunt conversation

    A very Blunt conversation

    Award winning singer-songwriter James Blunt, who is performing in Malta on April 7, tells Kristina Chetcuti how he nearly took up permanent residence in Malta, his time as an army officer in Kosovo, and most of all, his passion for...

  • No plane sailing reform

    No plane sailing reform

    Why did a reputable firm like Ernst and Young, who presumably prepared a professional audit on Air Malta, leave – only to return after having been told they did their homework badly? Ernst and Young never left. It’s that we’re tackling this issue...

  • Interview: Liam Fox on international reaction to Libya

    British Defence Secretary Liam Fox was in Malta for a lightning visit. Patrick Cooke put questions to him on the Libyan crisis. Are anti-Gaddafi forces capable of toppling the regime without international assistance that goes beyond sanctions? It...

  • Going all the way

    Going all the way

    Award-winning actor, political activist and family man Martin Sheen speaks to Paula Fleri-Soler about humanity and his way in his latest film. US Ambassador Douglas Kmiec introduced Martin Sheen to the 200-odd moviegoers who packed the Embassy...

  • No remorse about divorce

    No remorse about divorce

    Nationalist Party general secretary Paul Borg Olivier tells Herman Grech his party has been consistent on the divorce issue. How would you describe the state of your party at this point in time? Considering the current political climate, the PN is...

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