The real heroes behind Valletta 2018

As today we officially launch the wonderful Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture, it goes without saying that we must thank 3 extraordinary gentleman that thanks to their work and commitment, today we’re at this European stage and proudly celebrating Valletta 2018 as the European Capital of Culture.

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Senator John McCain uses Daphne’s murder in a message to Trump.

John McCain, U.S Senator and Republican Nominee for the United States Presidential election in 2008 today mentioned Malta. Unfortunately not for our glorious and beautiful summer or for the lovely taste of our pastizzi but used us a a medium to attack his own President, Donald Trump.

In his article on the very influential newspaper The Washington Post Senator John McCain reminded Donald Trump that “In Malta, a prominent journalist was brutally murdered in October after uncovering systemic government corruption.”

John McCain’s article is a warning to Donald Trump not to attack the media and the damage it would done to the country if he continues. In the well researched article McCain brings various examples, including Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, were attacking the media backfired.

Read the full article here.

Government will have to pay €80m at the end of 30 year contract

Have a read at Ivan Camilleri’s report on today’s The Times of Malta. It definitely makes for some shocking reading!

According to The Times of Malta, while VGH are expected to pay €6.4 million for 80,563 square metres of land over 30 years, they will get back €80 million at one go at the end of this concession for the Karin Grech and Gozo hospitals.

How does that make any sense?

How is this contract benefiting the Maltese people? How can we be rest assured that Konrad Mizzi negotiated for Malta’s best interest and that no one pocketed a good pay day for this?

There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.