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  • Answer the old question

      Who benefits? It is an old, central question – cui bono? – already asked by the ancient Romans, and which every policeman, lawyer or detective still faces when trying to identify a crime motive. Journalists ask the same thing about motives for...

  • Petrol stations ad infinitum

    Petrol stations ad infinitum

    Yesterday the Planning Authority gave a permit for yet another petrol station, presumably to help sustain the congestion on our roads. This will take up around 2,900 square metres of open, arable fields. Yesterday it also granted a permit for a...

  • Developers target Balluta again

    Developers target Balluta again

    Balluta Buildings is one of the first large apartment blocks in Sliema. Built in the late 1920s, today it is one of the finest Art Nouveau buildings in Malta. Apartments were already in demand back then. The photo shows Balluta when this block was...

  • An unsavoury defence

    Former GWU boss Tony Zarb has branded Opposition MEPs discussing Malta and the Panama Papers in the European Parliament as ‘traitors’. But over the last year, the same Panama Papers, politicians and advisors, have been discussed endlessly in the...

  • Media personalities, switchers and controversy

    The final results are seeping through our complex electoral system, revealing who our MPs will be. Besides the overall party majority, individual candidate preferences also reflect the mood and trends of the electorate. Some candidates tend to...

  • Corruption: The story will continue

    Corruption: The story will continue

    There could still be more upsetting revelations before next Saturday, swinging some straggling voters one way or another. But overall the mood is set. Whichever way you look at it, the story of this election is corruption. The outcome is still in...

  • Is Muscat credible?

    In politics, reputation is everything. Anyone who follows politics will have heard this countless times.Reputation determines credibility. People are judged on their behaviour patterns, which build up a picture. We understand a person’s character...

  • Dismantling the power station

    Dismantling the power station

    The new gas power station is not yet fully up and running, but the Marsa Power Station has now finally been closed and is being demolished. The new Sicily interconnector and increased capacity at Delimara have made it redundant. The dismantling of...