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Watch: Civil service head on Cardona's receipts and positions of trusts

Watch: Civil service head on Cardona's receipts and positions of trusts

The Economy Ministry has put new procedures in place to ensure that all overseas visits are carried out with full accountability, following the National Audit Office's report that minister Chris Cardona had failed to provide documentation about his expenses. In a Times Talk interview that will appear on Wednesday, civil service head Mario Cutajar stresses...

  • Watch: 'We looked Air Malta workers in the eye'

    Watch: 'We looked Air Malta workers in the eye'

    Air Malta workers will not be discarded, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis says, though getting the green light from Brussels for early retirement schemes is not a foregone conclusion.The Tourism Minister tells Kurt Sansone an agreement reached...

  • 'We learned from Alitalia experience' - Air Malta saga on Times Talk

    'We learned from Alitalia experience' - Air Malta saga on Times Talk

    Almost nine months of talks with Alitalia to buy into Air Malta may have ended in failure but Edward Zammit Lewis says the experience was invaluable. Interviewed on tomorrow's edition of Times Talk, the Tourism Minister dismissed suggestions the...

  • Watch: ‘Let’s not kill the goose that lays golden eggs’ - Sandro Chetcuti

    Watch: ‘Let’s not kill the goose that lays golden eggs’ - Sandro Chetcuti

    Sandro Chetcuti believes the construction industry played a key part in the economy's growth as he dismisses talk of a property bubble bursting. The president of the Malta Developers Association tells Kurt Sansone on Times Talk that the demand for...

  • Watch: 'Construction bubble? What bubble?'

    Watch: 'Construction bubble? What bubble?'

    Environmentalists may complain of over development but according to Malta Developers Association president Sandro Chetcuti it is the demand that is driving the market. In an interview with Times Talk, Mr Chetcuti insisted the construction boom is...

  • Watch: Mintoff/Fenech Adami had better relationship than Muscat/Busuttil - President

    Watch: Mintoff/Fenech Adami had better relationship than Muscat/Busuttil - President

    In turbulent political times, Dom Mintoff and Eddie Fenech Adami had a better working rapport than Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil, according to the President. Despite wildly divergent ideologies, Mr Mintoff and Dr Fenech Adami had a better...

  • Watch: President discusses political rivalry, state funding on Times Talk

    Watch: President discusses political rivalry, state funding on Times Talk

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca fields questions on the political tempo, State funding and the need to change the Maltese president's role in a frank interview on Times Talk.  Ms Coleiro Preca speaks about the perception of business lobbies...

  • Watch: I can help Malta, says world-famous whistleblower

    Watch: I can help Malta, says world-famous whistleblower

    US whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld cost his former employer UBS $780 million when he revealed how the Swiss bank was helping its rich clients evade tax.  For his troubles, he ended up being sentenced to 40 months in jail. But the former banker...

  • Watch: The whistleblower who destroyed banking secrecy on Times Talk

    Watch: The whistleblower who destroyed banking secrecy on Times Talk

    Bradley Birkenfeld has been called the man who destroyed Swiss banking secrecy and one of the most important financial whistleblowers in history.  His revelations about how his former employer UBS helped thousands of wealthy clients evade tax led...

  • Watch: 'Just go ahead, build something illegal,' environmentalist says

    Watch: 'Just go ahead, build something illegal,' environmentalist says

    Alan Deidun has championed the fight against building in outside development zones but he harbours no illusion at what appears to be the relative ease with which permits are being dished out. His answer, when asked for advice on how to build four...

  • 'ODZ rules stretched like a rubber band’

    'ODZ rules stretched like a rubber band’

    Riddled with loopholes and stretched like a rubber band, planning rules for ODZ development are contributing to more buildings in pristine countryside, environmentalist Alan Deidun warns. In a candid interview with Times Talk, Prof. Deidun speaks...

  • Watch: Organised crime 'is becoming more reckless'

    Watch: Organised crime 'is becoming more reckless'

    The spate of car bombings Malta has experienced in the past year are worrying because they suggest crime groups are becoming more "reckless", criminologist Saviour Formosa says in a Times Talk interview.  Prof. Formosa notes that Malta is...

  • Watch: Malta's organised crime concerns on Times Talk

    Watch: Malta's organised crime concerns on Times Talk

    Is organised crime in Malta on the rise? What makes the recent spate of car bombings different from previous incidents of violent crime? What tools do police need to use if they're to bring these criminals to justice?  Criminologist Saviour...

  • Watch: 'I lost my arm and leg, but I kept my head'

    Watch: 'I lost my arm and leg, but I kept my head'

    After quitting the British army, Chris Moon's life reads like a film script. Captured by the brutal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia before being freed, Mr Moon lost his right arm and a leg after he was blown up clearing landmines in Mozambique in...

  • The man who defies all odds on Times Talk

    The man who defies all odds on Times Talk

    Captured by the brutal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and losing an arm and a leg after he was blown up clearing landmines, you'd expect Chris Moon to have a cynical view of life.  On the contrary, Mr Moon has defied the odds and pushed his mind and...

  • Watch: 'I am a fighter' - Claudia Faniello

    Watch: 'I am a fighter' - Claudia Faniello

    Claudia Faniello had a four-year break from the Malta Eurovision Song Contest before she returned in style to clinch the title last week. It was Ms Faniello’s ninth attempt at the festival and in a revealing Times Talk interview she attributes...

  • Claudia Faniello on Times Talk

    Claudia Faniello on Times Talk

    Fresh from victory at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Claudia Faniello speaks about the emotions of finally making it to the top on her ninth attempt.The singer, who will represent Malta at Eurovision in Kiev next May, talks about her...

  • Watch: Xarabank is not neutral - Peppi Azzopardi

    Watch: Xarabank is not neutral - Peppi Azzopardi

    Xarabank is not a neutral programme and will continue with its agenda in favour of minorities, presenter Peppi Azzopardi says, insisting it remains an "uncomfortable" vehicle for those in power. Mr Azzopardi rejects criticism that the programme...

  • Peppi Azzopardi says Xarabank is no vehicle for populists

    Peppi Azzopardi says Xarabank is no vehicle for populists

    Presenter Peppi Azzopardi will field questions in tomorrow's edition of Times Talk amid criticism that his programme Xarabank is giving a voice to populist, misinformed views.  Mr Azzopardi underlines the popular programme's achievements and also...

  • Watch: 'Prime Minister believes me from A to Z,' says Chris Cardona, Busuttil reacts

    Watch: 'Prime Minister believes me from A to Z,' says Chris Cardona, Busuttil reacts

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona has said that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat believes his denial of brothel visit allegations in its entirety.“There’s absolutely no problem, he believed my version [of events] from A to Z,” Dr Cardona said in the...

  • Chris Cardona discusses brothel allegations on Times Talk

    Chris Cardona discusses brothel allegations on Times Talk

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona addresses claims that he visited a brothel in Germany and fends off criticism about his personal life not living up to ministerial standards.  In a one-on-one interview with Times Talk Dr Cardona says that he can...