A stronger police force

A stronger police force

Strenghtening the police force through better work terms and conditions, better equipment and training for the police and a decent union are major points in my private members motion currently debated in parliament, which iI filed in parliament last November a month before the Opposition’s no confidence motion against Carm Mifsud Bonnici.

In the past weeks I had the opportunity to discuss with the Prime Minister reforms to the police force and I was glad when we agreed the police should have better remuneration.

Tonight this development was announced by the Prime Minister and this is good news.

It is clear that the reforms which were being blocked by former Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici, due to lethargy, procrastination and lack of political will and vision, are now being implemented, after my private members motion started to be discussed in parliament.

  • Arroganti
    Posted at 17:10h, 10 August

    1:ID card ta puluzia falza u spicca CEO Mita,CEO smart city jahdem Kastilja fis segreterjat ta ministru u hafna postijiet ohra b kargi gholja

    2:ID card fuq garage DIKJARAZIONI FALZA (DAN KANDIDAT APPROVAT ILLUM)Barra milli il ministeru li jahdem mijaw il ministeru inkarigat mil ID cards KOLLA SKADUTI

  • EX PN
    Posted at 16:40h, 09 August

    Dan claudio nahseb ma jitaghllem qat rega ghandhu ID Card b indirizz falz dan joqghod go garage il belt ghad fadal min joqghod go garage ma 5 persuni ohra

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 18:33h, 09 August

      Nispera li ma ghandux xi wahda fuq smart city ukoll.jew xi ohra fuq l ufficju tal mita

  • Vergni qabel it-twelid
    Posted at 13:25h, 09 August

    @ Grilled Angus Beef

    Lomax is from Paola. He blogs with DCG and had the time of his life when her blog ‘was’ once at its peak. Now I will expose his ass over here! Bettee excuse yourself Lomax!

    • Grilled Angus Beef
      Posted at 14:24h, 09 August

      go on Vergin- that is the spirit ! 😉

    Posted at 11:21h, 09 August


    • Hobbu hobbu
      Posted at 20:25h, 09 August

      If JD does not say the truth about a survey done recently by Misco on behalf of the EU commission , that it was inconsistent, cause it was not a face to face survey only , online and phone calling, so the poor 20% of the population on the breadline were never approached. Vroom Vroom someone will tell all who JD is trying to kid? He is an amateur and they all know it at MT. Follow the rules JD cause u r a blue eyed boy aligned and that is not real journalism

  • Pauline
    Posted at 11:18h, 09 August

    Jaqaw dik il-persuna kella xi hbieb fi Pjazza del Gesu?Kindly let us know.Tell him to expose them.

  • Martin tal Bahrija
    Posted at 09:59h, 09 August

    Franco is not a yes man like the rest of parliament.

  • Antoinette
    Posted at 09:48h, 09 August

    Qabel kollox lill pulizija ghandu jtihom li ghandhom jiehdu b lura ghax dak hadmu ghalih ghax fil police daydy gonzi qallhom fwicchom li mhux se jtihom li ghandhom jiehdu b lura.Issa kif f daqqa wahda qal li se jzidhom fil pagi ? Jaqaw l elezzjoni wara il bieb iktar milli nahsbu?

  • Peppi
    Posted at 08:45h, 09 August

    Kif tahdem l-oligarkija.L-ewwel jibew jinkitbu ittri anonimi, imbghad issir il character assassination u inti tibda tinduna li ta madwarek ma jibqghux isselmulek, jibda jsir hafna diskors, ikun hemm min jigi javzak x’semgha fuqek, tipprova tirrapporta u l-pulizija ma tara xejn hazin, ikollok theddied, ta madwarek jigu vittimizzati,fosthom ,shabek u familjari tieghek, tigi bullied, jghadduk ta mignun, tigi framed fuq xi haga li qatt ma tkun ghamilt u jekk ma tafux jien naf min ghadda minn dan kollu. Dan huwa rejat li l-unjoni ewropeja tirrikonoxxieh.Ghalissa daqshekk.


  • Anatoli Barasc
    Posted at 08:44h, 09 August

    Dear Franco

    You once mentioned in Parliament about the collusion between Chief Justice and Attorney-General (you were referring to Degaetano and Camilleri).

    You never elaborated on this. WHy?

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 08:47h, 09 August

      @ anatoli brasic :

      well done for bringing up the topic.

      i never elaborated on whom I was referring to or in what ways because I once dreamt some journalist would pick up the topic and investigate instead of wasting column space and readers’ time on petty and frivolous issues.

      well maybe if you have information post it here or elsewhere.

      in other NORMAL countries these issues are fron page news

      • Joe Vella
        Posted at 12:47h, 09 August

        if u have information franco why YOU dont’ say it YOUSELF!!!

        or u dont know noting but u pretend u know for impressing that u know somthing????

        • Joe Vella
          Posted at 13:00h, 09 August

          u put my coment but u don’t reply,eh, franco? i wonder why…

          • Cikku l-poplu
            Posted at 13:42h, 09 August

            Is it possible that Dr Debono is simply ignoring you for being what you are?

            And here’s a lovely quote;

            “More idiots should just shut their mouths”- Chris Martin

          • Hobbu hobbu
            Posted at 20:10h, 09 August

            Can i reply instead of Franco u r a wolly Lol u know f…k all cause ur here on behalf of PN propaganda machine to intimitate Franco ,why do u think he ignores u cause he knows who u r and if he goes Vroom he will tell all so xtum boy

          • Joe Vella
            Posted at 11:39h, 10 August

            franco know somthing of chief justice but not says what.
            maybe dosn’t know noting. only pretending as he pretends to be ministr.

      • Hobbu hobbu
        Posted at 20:44h, 09 August

        You know more than Franco does and he knows that, so why does he have to tell you, do not let him Vroom before you do Joe cause soon all will Vroom and when he Vroooms u will Vroooooooooooooooommmmmm to hide your skeletons in the cupboard and cover your tracks, He will Vroomm when the time comes and hence you fly away, escapee they call it.

  • Vergni qabel it-twelid
    Posted at 08:33h, 09 August

    Din il-blog hija dak li vera kien hawn bzonn. Dawn l-evil circle li kienu jitpaxxew b’DCG, issa oqoghdu naqra tpaxxew hawnhekk, ghax Franco jhalli l-kulhadd jitkellem. Issa int imiss nitkellmu naqra fuqek Lomax .

    • Grilled Angus Beef
      Posted at 08:45h, 09 August

      lol…tifqani Vergini 😉
      min hu LOmax?

  • Grilled Angus Beef
    Posted at 08:32h, 09 August

    Coming back to the reform, as we seem to have deviated- I hope the police reform will not just include a pay rise. I hope the corp will be re trained, and cleaned up.
    It is unacceptable to see Police inspectors roaming about PaceVille, eating and drinking with people that have shady reputations.
    I hope the police will also get what in Italy are called Guradia della Finanza.
    If we are going to tackle the Drug problem in Malta, besides working on the roads with addicts and traffickers or informants, the police should also be able to work from an office investigating bank accounts etc..Paceville seems to belong to a particular young person, and money seems no problem..as he continues his monopoly game of buying more outlets.

  • Antoinette
    Posted at 07:51h, 09 August

    Allura meta jsir reat bhal dak majkollhomx il kondotta imtebba?Din haga ohra li ma nstax nifhem li jikkritika franco imbaghad tohrog bhala ahbar fuq One News u minn flok ijkkritikaw lil Franco jikkritikaw lill partit laburista .Nahseb ghax ma jridux jurtaw lill Franco biex jibqghu ilaqqtu sa l ahhar.

  • lawyer-cum-importer
    Posted at 07:45h, 09 August

    Pjazza ta’ H’ Attard quddiem is- Seracin (2003): “Nitnejjek fejn nipparkja l-karozza. Zuru min- nofs. Xbajtu tieklu. Jien se nivvota l- Lejber”

    • Grilled Angus Beef
      Posted at 08:21h, 09 August

      u ejja, zgur il BWSC – il white rocks etc etc,… ta siehbek Zaren arroganza akbar..

  • Ara jekk itiniex xi bicca xoghol Zaren, ic- Caqnu, Silvio tas- sea bank jew Bonnici
    Posted at 07:41h, 09 August

    Dr Sceberras Trigona had been promoted by Dr Muscat’s Labour along with other protagonists of the 1980s.

    • EX PN
      Posted at 11:55h, 09 August

      At the Moment we have the NEW MODERN AUSTIN GATT Insted of Lorry Sant

  • Naghmlu erbat ijiem l- ELCOM u imbaghad mohhna mistrieh
    Posted at 07:36h, 09 August

    Alex Sceberras Trigona should have called it a day ages ago – a political dinosaur of the worst type. Instead, he writes an article in The Times – the paper his party in government burned to the ground – and calls the Nationalist government ‘undemocratic’

    • Hobbu hobbu
      Posted at 19:55h, 09 August

      Forsi ghax ma tafx qabel kien sar kas fejn xi hadd minghajr hadd ma qabdu , Ohhhhh kemm hawn giddibin tela ghal Mintoff kastilja biex jisparalu, dak insejt tikteb int x’gara qabel, ghalhekk inharqet it-Times pero two wrongs dont make it good , ha nifthemu ta , ghax mhux sew, imma dejjem trid issemmi kollox

      • Hobbu hobbu
        Posted at 20:05h, 09 August

        Dr. Nerik Mizzi was the leader of PN and he was interned by the British in Uganda suspicion of being a Fascist sympathizer. The Itas bombed us many times , after the war he was still the leader of the PN, how is that for comparison eh? Now Dr. Sciberras Trigona never betrayed the republic of Malta, he done his duty to get whatever he could with no hidden agenda like PN -EU, Protocol Malta -Italy. I bet you we got more dosh than, now i think we fork out for bailouts to others, got it/

  • Inkunu fuq xi bord jew niehdu tender ta' avukat ghax l- AG ma gahndux avukati bizzejjed
    Posted at 07:32h, 09 August

    This latest silly attack on Claudio Grech by Debono just goes to prove what Debono is all about.

    A silly stupid mistake seventeen years ago by a twenty year old should never have been brought up unless there are personal agendas involved. Debono knows that Austin Gatt is calling a day in politics so now he comes out against those whom he perceives are being pushed by AG and is ready to go the whole hog a resurrect matters of time long gone by.

    This is truly shameful and shows once more that Debono is the egocentric person he has constantly proved himself to be.

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 07:36h, 09 August

      @ inkunu etc . . .

      this is a copy of a comment by lawyer-cum-importer or george cutajar to which i replied

      yes there are personal agendas involved namely protecting my dignity, expecting equal treatment and protesting against discrimination. Don’t I have a right?

      This is no attack on Claudio Grech. These are FACTS. Personal attacks are those that you, George Cutajar have been indulging in on this site for months.

      Now the court declared Claudio Grech wanted to show off and impress. When it happened is irrelevant. You have tried to insult me by lying about things which happened twenty years ago.
      At least be consistent

    • James Grech
      Posted at 07:39h, 09 August

      Totalment ma naqbilx ma l argument tieghek. AG f dawn is snin kollha bena imperu. Kemm hu kbir alla biss jaf. Il fatt li qed jghid li mhux ser jikkontesta poco importa. Qed jidher bic car li AG qed jithajjar mi RC, issa li ghandu il klikka tieghu. Hu joqoghod fuq wara jigbed l ispaga ta dawk li huwa rawwem biex jiehdu postu fil poter. Franco ghandu ir ragunijiet tieghu, li huma validi. Jekk lil dan in “newbie” li sab il friex mifrux ser ihalluh jikkontesta minghajr l ebda skrutinju, lilu (Franco) ghandhom ihalluh jikkontesa ukoll. Wara kollox dak kollu li s’issa ippropona ghadu ma giex ikkontestat u bla dubju juri bic car kemm il persuna gahndu motivazzjoni biex jahdem u jaghamel il gid.

      • Grilled Angus Beef
        Posted at 08:19h, 09 August

        Franco would gain votes for the PN. Votes that are lost – what they are doing is trying to eliminate him from the equation so as to have their clones instead. AG has managed what Mintoff, CMB and A. Sant had failed to do-destroy the PN..

        • Joe Vella
          Posted at 12:45h, 09 August

          franco is boring

          • Hobbu hobbu
            Posted at 19:50h, 09 August

            Joe start hoarding from now on , no more spending spree ta hi, ghax kulhadd ha jiehu bicca l-istess dalwaqt, bhalissa int qieghed tiehu l-cake kollu Joe, ahsiblu Joe ghax ftit xhur ohra fadallek , Hoard Joe times are gonna be hard for the clique, may i ask Joe what position r u in the clique cause Wistin is privileged Joe compared to you , but , there is the but, insomma u r not that far behind Joe, keep on Joe start hoarding isma minni Pls

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 16:48h, 09 August

      A sin is a sin today or 20 years ago.if it was me i would have gone kalabuxx maybe for a bloody year. Ghamel tajjeb franco li gibed l attenzjoni fuq claudio misskom tirringrazzjawh talli fakkarkom halli ma taqawx ghan nejk il quddiem jekk jigi elett,franco isemmi il passat? With labour ikun hawn il qaghad, ikun hawn il guh ,ikun hawn l ghaks, ikun hawn id dlam, WHEN? WHEN? 30 bloody years ago!!!! WHO THE F….K GIVES A HOOT WHAT HAPPENED 30 YEARS AGO. THIS IS 2012 ….. Remenber?? 30 years ago kelli in nokklu,bikers jacket, bellbottom u bokkla bhal ta mintoff, illum il bokkla biss ghadni nuza biex inzomm il bazwa, u hallina siehbi, be serious and lets work for a better country

    Posted at 07:24h, 09 August

    GORD: Hello Daph?
    VROOM: Hi
    GORD: Francis will be sending a couple of guest posts on freedom of expression
    VROOM: Fine. Will upload immediately. By the way, Matt is doing well.
    GORD: Good to hear. I already asked Lou and Boc to prepare a couple of guest posts too. They will be focusing on the Labour dinosaurs.
    VROOM: What about that spiteful?
    GORD: Yesterday the Times lead with Claudio’s reaction. However I phoned Chris immediately to relegate the story so that at least he wont get sufficient promotion because he is getting more hits by the minute.
    VROOM: My best bet is to portray him as a mental ass in order to downplay his message
    GORD: The problem is that he is getting more popular by the minute. I think PBS should somehow do its part. Will let you know.
    VROOM: OK Bye
    GORD: Bye

    • Pauline
      Posted at 08:13h, 09 August

      Phone tapping is illegal.That is called eavsdropping lol.

    • Grilled Angus Beef
      Posted at 08:13h, 09 August

      bravo/a — you crack me.. keep it up, and thks for making us smile..

  • James Grech
    Posted at 07:18h, 09 August

    Bla dubju li ir riforma fil-korp tal pulizija hemm bzonna, il-bierah qabel illum. Imma dak li qal il PM il-bierah jista jkun qalu biex itaffi ftit mill attakki dejjiema li int qieghed taghamel fuq diversi esponenti, godda jew le, tal-partit? Fis sens, lil PM, issa drajnieh jghid haga u jaghamel ohra. Ma nafx min ghadu jemmnu fil verita, nahseb li down deep lanqas il partitarji tal PN stess ma fadlilhom fiducja f ‘dak li jghid.

  • James Grech
    Posted at 07:12h, 09 August

    Imma mghid jien, x’raguni kellu Carm Mifsud Bonnici biex jimblokka ir riforma fil korp tal pulizija?
    U haga ohra li ma nistax nifhem hi kif kultant tkun/tkunu tal fhema li Dr. Gonzi is ok u li mhux tord tieghu (kwazi miskin) meta jigru l affarijiet imma tord tan nies li ghandu madwaru, imbaghad kultant tifthulha u twahhlu fih u f’ ta madwaru. Dr. Gonzi bhala kap tal gvern ghandu jew ma’ ghandux ikun accountable meta jsiru il frajjeg? W in nies ta’ madwaru min huma jekk mhux intom l MPs tal-PN? Jew il Gvern sar bhal dik it tigiega li jaqtawlha rasha u ma tafx fejn sejra?

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 07:15h, 09 August

      @ james grech

      hu ftit pacenzja u aqra d diskorsi twal tieghi fil parlament u tkun taf ghaliex : it is called :


      • James Grech
        Posted at 07:21h, 09 August

        Bla dubju, imma dawk huma attribwiti intrinsici tal persuna. Dak li ghidt int jinftiem daqs li kieku CMB imblokka ir riforma ghal xi skop ahhari, tieghu personali jew ghax kien imgieghel min xi hadd.

        • Franco Debono
          Posted at 07:22h, 09 August

          @ james grech

          they were nonetheless blocked. in this case intentionally or negligently makes no difference.

          • James Grech
            Posted at 07:31h, 09 August

            Bla dubju pero hija aktar gravi jekk kien imgieghel min xi hadd. Ghax f dak il kaz jidher aktar bic car kemm il PM, mhux persuna li wiehed jista jafdah. Filwaqt li inqdew b’ CMB ghal l iskopijiet taghhom (huma min huma), meta izzeffen fin nofs, hallewh jizfen wahdu. U biex inzid attribwit iehor ma dak li ktibt int, bla stoffa, pero nahseb li biex inkun qed naghamel gustizja mieghu, wiehed ghandu wkoll jghid li CMB huwa probabli persuna “too good” u ma nahsibx li postu kien fil politika in the first place.

          • Franco Debono
            Posted at 07:32h, 09 August

            @ james grech

            i never had anything personal against carm. jista jkun li too good. ma nafx

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  • Sherlock Holms
    Posted at 06:25h, 09 August

    Il-Pressjoni li qed tghamel,qeda taghti l frott. Kompli ahdem ghal gid ta Malta u nkunu nafuwlek!
    Kull min ghandu naqra melh go mohhu jaf min qed jghid is sewwa u min qed jipprova jbellalna r ross bil labra.
    J’ Alla ma taqtax qalbek ghal pressjoni kontinwa li ssibb ma wiccek kulljum, minn min ghandu nteress jiskreditak biex ikompli jahleb.
    Nawguralek kull gid.

  • Meritocracy
    Posted at 06:19h, 09 August

    Dott, kemm kellek ragun li Malta anda titmexxa b’Meritocacry. Ghandna ezempju car ta kif bniedem li ghandu il qaddisin jista jsib xoghol Brussels, ma jibqax hemm, u jsib xoghol mal ministeru tal affarijiet barranin. Dan il bniedem ghandu kwalifikazzjonijiet ghall dak li qied jaghmel? jew dahal ax jaf lil minn jaf? insomma, il qasba mac cacqcaqx ghall-xejn. vroom boom

    Fuq din tal-pulizija, naqbel meighek perfettament, izda jien ma narah xejn hlif opportunita biex jagevolaw il korp qabel l-elezzjoni.

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 06:15h, 09 August

    Kont qed nahseb xi haga, li jekk il-pulizija ma tarahomx , hemm dejjem il blog tal-Onorevoli Debono u ohrajn li nahseb li jistghu jippublikaw certi affarijiet.

    • Joe Vella
      Posted at 06:37h, 09 August

      franco u r busy early this morning. mela u hav time to say us many things of yourself but u dont have time to say us what u thingk about fromIIC joseph mucsct as prime minister.

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 06:05h, 09 August

    Prosit Franco.Naqbel ma thorny kompletament.Inhoss li forsi jista jkun hemm certa pressjoni biex il-pulizija ma tressaqx certi nies ghax forsi …….tghid xi ordni mill-oligarkia?Possibli li certu rejati ma tarahomx il-pulizija?Din hija l-opinjoni tieghi.

  • Paul
    Posted at 05:59h, 09 August

    The only thing I would like to say is that I have never seen a politician as good as Franco. I am 32 years old and many other young people think it the same way. We are fed up of the politicians that does not give a damn about the population but they care only about what they gain.

    Franco Debono was the only person who took a stand and talked about what we feel.

    Don’t be like they were in the old days……. We need to see what Malta needs and not what the ministers put in their pockets

  • Thorny
    Posted at 05:40h, 09 August

    Titnehha ir-remote control mill OPM li jghidu lill _Puluzija liema kazi jinvestigaw, liema ma tants jinvestigaw…. U LI JKOLLHOM L’INIZJATTIVA LI JINVESTIGAW????

    BTW Ghada VAKANTI il-pozizjoni ta Ministru fuq il-Puluzija? Minha jerfa’ ir-responsabilita (jekk qatt intrefghet dawn l’ahhar 20 sena) tal-Korp jekk jinqala’ xi haga, kif fil-fatt qieghed jinqala’???????

    Ghadu ma taghlimx Dr. Franco Debono li dikjarazzjoni bhal din – “Tonight this development was announced by the Prime Minister and this is good news” – u minnghand min gejja, KIF JGHIDU L’INGLIZI , “IS TO BE TAKEN WITH A PINCH OF SALT”?

    Xejn ma jsir b’kumbinazzjoni meta tersaq elezzjoni U INT DR FRANCO DEBONO taf x’jigiefieri !


  • Lucky Luciano
    Posted at 05:24h, 09 August

    You gave him no choice smartass, if he did not give the wage increase it would have made him look like an ass, and you like a hero.