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  • Just one regret

    Just one regret

    Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando tells Herman Grech he has nothing to be ashamed of. The court has just cleared two ex-DCC members of corruption charges in connection with the Mistra case. How do you feel? I feel relieved for the people...

  • Characters make a party

    Characters make a party

    Entrusted with managing public property, Parliamentary Secretary Jason Azzopardi has been one of the more active Cabinet members. He talks to Kurt Sansone about changes to expropriation laws and the Nationalist Party's internal squabbles. The...

  • All hail, the king of Wales

    All hail, the king of Wales

    Patrick Cooke met Tom Jones in Cardiff an hour before his homecoming concert. Thousands of middle-aged women fumed with envy. History books may show that Wales has been a principality since the Middle Ages, but tell that to the hoards who came...

  • Waiting on the bench

    Waiting on the bench

    Nationalist backbencher Robert Arrigo feels short-changed after failing to secure a Cabinet post, despite being elected from two districts in last year's election. He tells Herman Grech, however, that he is prepared to wait in the wings. How would...

  • In defence of the bench

    In defence of the bench

    The seemingly lax use of suspended sentences by the judiciary has created a public outcry - but Chief Justice Vincent DeGaetano tells Kurt Sansone that few people bother to read entire judgments. In July, when delivering a sentence on appeal, you...

  • Catholic, pro-life, pro-Obama

    Catholic, pro-life, pro-Obama

    New American Ambassador Douglas Kmiec is interviewed by Anthony Manduca on his Catholic faith, why he endorsed Barack Obama, and his priorities in Malta. Douglas Kmiec has all the characteristics one would expect of an American ambassador...

  • A match made in Malta

    A match made in Malta

    The partnership between Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville at Old Trafford is legendary. The Manchester United duo tell Herman Grech why they now want to team up in Malta. Fresh from a three-hour training session, Gary Neville plonks his car keys on a...

  • Shying away from limelight

    Shying away from limelight

    Behind President George Abela is a strong but shy woman determined to walk alongside him through thick and thin... even if it means hobbling before the whole of Malta on a sprained ankle. Ariadne Massa speaks to her. Margaret Abela put her best...

  • On a limb and a prayer

    On a limb and a prayer

    At 21, the deadly meningococcal septicaemia robbed Amy Zahra of her legs and fingers. Seven months ago her resilience was put to the test when she underwent a kidney transplant. She talks to Ariadne Massa about her ordeal. Waiting to be wheeled...

  • Thank you for the music - August 23, 2009

    Kevin Borg went to Sweden to be with the love of his life and a year later thousands of Scandinavian women were in love with him. One album and over 50 concerts later, Patrick Cooke meets Sweden's Pop Idol winner. Eight months have passed since a...

  • 'Let's not be prophets of doom'

    'Let's not be prophets of doom'

    Mgr Charles Vella, who founded the Cana movement, is a committed but outspoken priest. He tells Herman Grech it is high time to stop the "twinning" between the Church and the State. During the infamous period of the interdict in the 1960s, babies...

  • Bridging the political divide

    Bridging the political divide

    He is the Nationalist Party's mayor in Siggiewi but he is better known for the controversial permit applications he has defended as an architect. Robert Musumeci talks to Kurt Sansone. You are known as the architect for outside development zones...

  • Oh Brother, where art thou?

    Oh Brother, where art thou?

    After fleeing the Nazis, Brother Edward Galea went on to become one of the longest-serving De La Salle Brothers. As he turns 85 this month, he speaks to Herman Grech about dwindling values and vocations. The silence hanging on the driveway of De...

  • 'I didn't break the law'

    'I didn't break the law'

    Victor Scerri is prepared to go all the way to clear his name in the controversial Baħrija development case after resigning as Nationalist Party president. You signed off your resignation letter from the post of Nationalist Party President "Au...

  • Planning an authority

    Planning an authority

    As he juggles with the delicate tourism sector, Parliamentary Secretary Mario de Marco has been tasked with overseeing the reform of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, one of the hottest political potatoes. He speaks to Mark Micallef...

  • Turning tragedy into triumph

    Turning tragedy into triumph

    Tenor Joseph Calleja has just completed a six-show run at the Royal Opera House in London. Steve Mallia caught up with him after his penultimate performance. I was always under the impression that the tragic episode should come at the end - not...

  • When reality bites

    When reality bites

    Three months ago the VAT department was hit by one of the biggest local fraud scandals ever. Yet nobody has been charged or sacked. Finance Minister Tonio Fenech insists with Mark Micallef that until the review is over the department commissioner...

  • 'I'm black, and I am Maltese'

    'I'm black, and I am Maltese'

    Ghanaian-Maltese Ahmed Bugri, who has lived in Malta for 18 years and is pastor and coordinator of the Marsa Open Centre, speaks his mind to Ariadne Massa. Flying in from Brussels where he represented Malta at the European Parliament, Ahmed Bugri,...

  • 'I don't want yes-men'

    'I don't want yes-men'

    Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi talks frankly about his and the country's challenges in an interview with Steve Mallia. Do you believe that all the PN candidates stuck to their spending limits during the European Parliament election campaign? I hope...

  • It's just the beginning

    It's just the beginning

    A week after the Labour Party's landslide victory in the European Parliament elections, leader Joseph Muscat tells Herman Grech it is merely the point of departure for his 'progressive' movement. Do you think the Nationalists lost a vote of...