Undeniably we are living in an age of outstanding progress both globally but more so nationally; an era where our country has proven time and again that it is at the forefront of change, for the betterment of society. It is also very evident that this Government has always stood for the rights of minorities and ensured to stand up for them with decisions taken which were a first for their time, like when a Labour Government gave voting rights to women in 1947 and recent years
Our country’s extensive history has provided for a large number of buildings and monuments that form a central part of our country’s rich heritage. Just this week, I had the pleasure to meet a delegation from the Shanghai Parliament, where the Vice Chairperson Fang Huiping, noted and lauded the fact that during her visit here, she could see that through the extensive restoration being done, these areas are being brought back to life. Recently, we have seen a great number of a
Illum pajjiżna huwa ħafna aħjar minn kif kien ħames snin ilu.
Ħames snin ilu l-ekonomija kienet iġġammjata. Kien hawn instabbilità politika ma’ kullimkien. L-għajta għal iktar drittijiet ċivili fi żmien GonziPN kienet tintlaqa’ b’argumenti konfessjonali li ma kinux jagħmlu iktar sens għal pajjiżna.
Illum pajjiżna huwa aħjar, ħafna aħjar tħares minn fejn tħares. Naturalment, bħal kull amministrazzjoni, ikun hemm dejjem x’wieħed itejjeb u deċiżjonijiet li setgħu ttieħdu a
Freedom is not an easy word. It is hard to obtain freedom, and an even harder quest to manage it. With freedom come huge rights and huge responsibilities. But as big as the challenges are, as huge as the responsibilities turn out to be, freedom must be cherished all the time. Freedom is the basis of what we are today. Malta obtained its de jure and de factofreedom from foreign rulers incrementally. Various episodes and historical figures contributed to this hard-fought que
Three years ago I participated in a UK Public Service Ombudsman meeting hosted in Malta, with the theme “Truth, Transparency and Accountability.” This meeting was covered by this paper and journalists Kevin Schembri Orland and Helena Grech had reported the meeting in a very good manner. This is how they had reported my intervention: Justice Minister Owen Bonnici urged Maltese institutions to debate the right to be forgotten. He said that the state has a duty to provide inform
This week Cabinet took a decision to approve Christopher Bartolo's request to leave prison on bail subject to a number of conditions until his case is decided by the Courts of law - the main condition being that, except for particular circumstances, Christopher should not leave home. Cabinet took this decision after obtaining an independent and authoratitive medical advice on the matter. Christopher Bartolo's case attracted the interest of a lot of people in our country becau