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Victor Calleja

  • Let’s stop humming and hawing about the MFSA chairman

    Let’s stop humming and hawing about the MFSA chairman

    Politics is often something of a circus with strange acts by politicians and stranger ones by those chosen by politicians to head our most important institutions. Back in time, but coincidentally also when Labour were in power, we even had a...

  • Long live the king

    Long live the king

    “I’ll call an election,” said the king, standing near his castle. All talk of greed, hidden accounts, corruption, investigations, kickbacks and Iranian banks are causing undue pressure on this fabled land.” And, like the famed magician the king...

  • Tick tock Tick tock

    Tick tock Tick tock

    According to the latest opinion polls the Labour Party will win the next election. And of the two potential prime ministers after the next election, the people trust Joseph Muscat more. I thought the two—Joseph Muscat and the Labour Party—were...

  • The scourge of omertà

    The scourge of omertà

    Francis Vassallo, an expert in the financial world, recently spoke out without reservation and declared that the situation in Malta is beyond worrying. He went as far as to say that unless the competent authorities take action immediately the...

  • A journalist dies in Jordan. May his death be a clear sign to all of us

    A journalist dies in Jordan. May his death be a clear sign to all of us

    Over the past few days there has been a major debate in the US and the murder of a prominent journalist in Jordan. These two facts seem unrelated but both should set us thinking about the state of our world and the liberties we treasure. The...

  • Lest we forget

    52 years ago Malta gained its independence. No amount of political talk, rewriting of history or stamping of feet is going to change this.No attempt at elevating any other event in our history will change the fact that independent Malta was born...

  • Lies, damned lies and transparent audits

    Lies, damned lies and transparent audits

    On Friday the Times of Malta reminded us of a few deeply worrying facts connected to Sai Mizzi and her position and remuneration. But what hit me most was the reminder that way back when the Panama Papers scandal came to light the prime minister...

  • Cheating and getting away with it

    Cheating and getting away with it

    There was a time when people believed that cheaters never prosper. Unfortunately we seem to be living in an age where if you don't cheat you never get anywhere. Politicians the world over seem to have decided they can get away with anything. In...

  • Blame it on Simon

    In my meanderings I meet all sorts of people, including some I consider very intelligent. Success and intelligence do not necessarily go hand in hand but in the case of one of these persons they did. So what he had to tell me I particularly wanted...

  • The king of this fair isle

    The king will flash his fakest smile and salute the crowd. And they, in awe, will scream in chorus their adulation, their overflowing emotion. The king has decided not to decide, the flock will roar, and all is good with the world as surveyed from...