Updated : PN statute and condemnations breach the law

Updated : PN statute and condemnations breach the law

PN statute and condemnations breach the law



A party which has treated me unjustly and breached the law in my regards will now ak for my support?

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Accountability and Corruption : next election’s battlefields

A footballer of the Maltese national team has been found guilty of match fixing by UEFA and condemned to a ten year ban.

There are those who think that the next electoral campaign will not be about jobs or education as some would like it to be. They are very important issues. But the crucial test will be that of accountability, transparency and good administration of public funds, which have been the main themes raised by dissenting backbenchers during the past four years.

In the past years Malta has seen courruption cases of all sorts including judges. We have seen mass bribery cases in road and sea driving licences. Malta has slipped down in the Perception of Corruption Index and the Group of States against Corruption has been chasing us for years to introduce a law on party funding, which I have drafted, but which they are leaving dormant out of spite. We have no Whistleblower Act and no decent Commission Against Corruption.

Corruption in Malta today is a grave and serious threat to a fair society. Not a week passes that the odour of corruption surrounds some government dealing, or some corporation or public entity. When and where the Police and Security Service do not investigate, it  remains an odour. It is they who have the responsibility to investigate not the ordinary citizen.  Where serious investigations were carried out these led to arraignments and convictions. Corruption erodes the social fabric and meritocracy, it strikes at the heart of democracy and the state. 

The issues of accountability and corruption will be the main themes of the next electoral campaign. It is not those who field the greatest lackeys or yes men as candidates who will win but whoever is credible on  good governance, transparency and accountability and the fight against corruption.

After the football bribery case only a Tangentopoli (political bribes) and Calciopoli (football bribes) on the Italian model can cleanse Maltese football and politics? In Italy these massive investigations led to a new and cleaner political and football landscape.

We are no nation of saints as some would like to make us believe, maybe for their sinister motives, and those who believe it are living in a fool’s paradise.


  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 14:04h, 20 August

    Franco, nahseb li Demm Nazzjonalist rifes xi kallu.

  • Josephine
    Posted at 10:16h, 20 August

    interessanti kif hafna nies qed jakkuzaw lil franco debono li qed jikkumenta fuq il-blog tieghu stess!

    imma kif ma tafux tisthu?! – Mela qatt ma rajtu l-blog tal-horseface ghidu?!

    • Angus Black Mahruq
      Posted at 13:32h, 20 August

      Fuq il-blogg tal-creep, favur biss tista tghid, u jekk jiskappala xi haga taghmel hekk biex taqsamlek xi tridt tghid u iggibu bla sens: anqas fil-Pravda ma kienu jghamlu hekk, ghax kienu jghid u LE u mhux joqghodu jilghabuha ta Paladini tal-liberta(li jimpalw liri huma biss)!

  • xyz
    Posted at 20:15h, 19 August

    x’jista jinkixef min ligi effettiva whistleblower act?

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 18:19h, 19 August

    Hija dejjem izjed effettiva sentenza wahda milli paragrafu twil.

    • Cikku l-poplu
      Posted at 18:24h, 19 August

      Jien ma nafx haiku. ROFL

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 18:12h, 19 August

    Mhux Franco imma il-kummentaturi ta dan il blog hemm bzonn li jzommu fil-qasir kemm jista` jkun.

    • John Smith
      Posted at 12:11h, 20 August

      Ghal mohh ta’ nemla jew tigiega bhal tieghek, forsi!

      • Demm Nazzjonalist
        Posted at 12:43h, 20 August

        Dawn x’modi huma?

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 16:22h, 19 August

    John Smith bir-rispett kollu min tahseb li ser jaqra dak il paragraph ?Mela dejjem short sentences.

    • John Smith
      Posted at 17:45h, 19 August

      @Demm Nazzjonalist
      Bir-rispett kollu imma ,jekk il-paragrafu tieghi hu twil daqshekk ghal kapacitajiet mentali tieghek biex ilahhqu mieghu , ahseb u ara mela int kapaci mela li taqra u tifhem l artikli legali li qed jikteb Dr Debono .

      • Mario allison
        Posted at 17:54h, 19 August

        Xi kultant tant ikollok xi tejd li difficli izomm fil qosor, heqq dan il blog ta ic cans lil kulhadd jesprimi l opimjoni tieghu.

        • John Smith
          Posted at 12:09h, 20 August

          Grazzi ghal dan il blog li mid-dehra , kullhadd tefa’ghajnejh fuqu, hafna qed jesprimu l’opinjoni taghhom bit-tama li l gvern ta’ Lawrence Gonzi jiftah ghajnejh qabel ma jkun tard wisq ghal PN – u ghal Malta.

  • kattolku
    Posted at 16:17h, 19 August

    John 8:32 ”Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  • John Smith
    Posted at 16:04h, 19 August

    Dear Dr Debono,

    I would appreciate your opinion on the following;

    1. The Tal Barrani victims never got compensated for the way they were mistreated . Yet, Mr Richard Cachia Caruana for an attack carried on his person -so far reason unknown- was awarded thousands of tax-payer Maltese liri in compensation.

    2. The owners of two big residences in Delimara was compensated with hundreds of thousands of tax-payer Maltese liri for the inconvenience of having a power station built next door to them. So far , no compensation for damages to life or property has been awarded to the Marsa residents who have had to put up with worse thanks to the power station built right in their midst thirty or so years ago.

    3. Residences built years ago which flout sanitation laws have , from the first of this month , been given a chance by MEPA. to have their residences regularized .The same facility has not, howevere, been extended in the case of residences built several decades ago which flout no regulation whatsoever ,save for having been constructed internally (by some long dead builder or architect0 with some descrepances to the original permits which descrepancies pose no danger or inconvenience to anyone.

    4.Hard up families live in the daily fear of having their water and electricity supply cut for being unable to pay the exhorbitant fees.Yet, we learn from the media that such services have been known to have been given for free to the owners of super yachts berthed in certain marinas on the island.

  • Joe Vella
    Posted at 14:53h, 19 August

    dr franco ha namillek sugeriment tajeb tiktibx daksek tqil ax aw min ma jifmekx. jin u shabi kolla ma nifmux aliex tajd kem tajd qatt ma tajt xejn fuq lmLP li se jkun fil gvern u muscat tal formiic se jkun PM u int se tispicca barra

    • Cikku l-poplu
      Posted at 15:15h, 19 August

      Joe Vella; so monotonous, haven’t you bored yourself to death yet?

    • rett
      Posted at 15:29h, 19 August

      Joe Vella int lil min trid kapo gdid wara Gonzi, wara li ser igarrab likbar telfa ghal-PN ta kull zmien, wara li hafna eks nazzjonalisti ser jaghmlu il-pass kuragguz u din id-darba ma humiex ser joqghodu d-dar imma ser jivvotaw Laabour.

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 15:30h, 19 August

      Jojo la taddi l elezjoni u ma jkollokx fejn tikteb iktar,franco ha jkompli il karriera fil qrati, jew anke fil gvern..min jaf…? U int,, bilqeda go klassi tat terza eta tipprova titghallem xi haga, mhux kif tikteb ta!!! Imma kif spiccajt mr.nobody b mohh brainwashed qisek wiehed tal korea ta fuq…. Miskin…ejja nehhi il bzieq min ma halqek and behave yourself…isa…

    • Demm Nazzjonalist
      Posted at 16:01h, 19 August

      Semmai il-kummenti ghandhom ikunu qosra.Nobody would bother to read them.Hemm wieded bin nick MAR IZ-ZIJJU BIL-VAN TAL-GABINA jaqlali fwiedi biex naqra u nifhem dak li jikteb kultant.Fuq din is-Sur Vellu ghandu ragun.Mela bilfors li is Sur Vella gurnalist.ha ha.Dejjem short paras.

    • Pauline
      Posted at 16:56h, 19 August


    • Fleur
      Posted at 17:26h, 19 August

      Joe Vella……..mela thobba l blogg ta Franco Debono?
      Dejjem hawn issibek qisek melha.
      Ametti ma taddix minghajr ma tati titwila s hawn.

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 14:14h, 19 August

    Nahseb li Joseph Muscat personalment ma jsibx oggezzjoni .Halli naraw minn jivvota favur jew kontra.

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 14:07h, 19 August

    Franco ktibtha il bierah u ser nerga nirrepeti; Il-Whistleblower Act trid tkun Backdated.Hemmhekk issallab lil PN u lil PL.Insist on that halli naraw x’jigri.

  • The Times
    Posted at 12:14h, 19 August

    I ask and wonder…..why hasn’t the Times reported anything about the illegality of the PN executive decision?
    Alienation at its best! This is the news that we want to read about.

      Posted at 15:59h, 19 August

      To be perfectly clear I have my doubts about this illegality thing. After all if you want to run with me, I will want to accept you and confirm you will be able to abide by my guidelines. Also, the fact the the party was prosecution, judge and jury in a club would be acceptable as long as different persons took part in the different functions (OK all would be like puppets with the master pulling strings) but that is it.

      I have written many times before that Franco has no chance to run this time round. No matter how hard he tries it will be futile. No, Franco will be around in 5 years time and he will be chased to run by the new PN. Franco’s (and Malta’s) best chances are for Franco to work with others to eliminate the clique that has overpowered everyone at the PN. They have their hands on huge purse strings (THAT IS HOW THEY GOT TO CONTROL EVERYTHING) and the only way to take away their power to take away this funding. This can only be done by putting the PN in opposition.

      • Mario allison
        Posted at 17:40h, 19 August

        Fil kumplament tad dinja demokratika fil partiti hekk jigri kullhadd liberu li jejd li jrid u jigi mismuh,barra fil partit nazzjonalista malti, jew ahjar ghax l oligarkija hekk trid u hekk isir inkella tkissrek

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 10:57h, 19 August

    History is repeating itself, i suggest to everyone to read the article on ‘il kullhadd’ about the PN executive desision to condemn franco, this is the second time that they have done it .First with Albert Ganado in 1958 and he took them to court and he won his case,and now with franco,THEY WILL NEVER LEARN…. the two cases are so similar, even ganado wanted reforms, My god !!! It sends a chill down my spine when i think of what is happening with the party ,and all because of the oligarchy. YOU HAVE RUINED THE PARTY …YOU IDIOTS….

    • Demm Nazzjonalist
      Posted at 12:42h, 19 August

      L-istorja dejjem tirrepeti ruhha u l-bniedem ma jitghallem qatt .

  • Joe Cassar
    Posted at 10:49h, 19 August


    Aqraw dan l- artiklu l- ahwa, maskla ohra ta Gonzipn tinkixef!!! Tal misthija!!!

    • lola
      Posted at 10:59h, 19 August

      xi artiklu bhal dan ma jaghtuhx prominenza tat-Times. pupazzi tal-gvern it times

  • Joe Cassar
    Posted at 10:07h, 19 August

    Ara vera qieghdin sew f` dan il- pajjiz, sewwa tghid int Dr Debono li il-pajjiz immexxi minn klikka li jahsbu li huma aqwa minn haddiehor u li jahsbu li l- assi tal pajjiz huma taghhom!! Illum front page tat times gabu li l- Airmalta ser jinvestigaww lill D Azzopardi, il- president ta l-union tal pilot ghax qed jghidu li wasal tard fuq l- ajruplan li kien ser jivvjagga bieh u il flight giet delayed, izda nistaqsi lill kumpanij u lill gvern, kemm il- darba It-titjijra ta l- Airmalta telqet tard minn Brussell ghax joqghodu jistenneww lill Richard Cachia Caruana u qatt hadd ma investiga!! Mhux hekk biss, dan l- RCC li jahseb li hu xi haga fuq kullhadd kien fuq il- board tad diretturi ta l- AirMalta meta dawn hadu decizjonijiet hziena hafna bhax xiri ta l- RJ’s u l- investiment ta l- azzurra li meta tghaqqadhom u izzid it telf ta negozju issib li l- AirMalta tilfet mal 200miljun ewro!! Dawn mhux talli ma investigawhx, izda ghamluh qisu l- omni potenti!!! Tal Misthija.

  • low-rence gnozi
    Posted at 09:11h, 19 August

    Franco, you are an inspiration.

  • Owl
    Posted at 08:58h, 19 August

    Of course we need the whistleblower act to safeguard the interests of the Maltese people, those that work hard for their survival. Yes Daphne, survival for us is not an issue, it is the biggest issue. We do not get fat paychecks from corrupt unkowns, those that pull the strings behind the scenes, and from those that consider themseves catholics or demochristians. The absolute majority of Maltese people are not corrupt. The real crooks, yes, the corrupt unkonwns are destroying the social fabric of our society. I repeat again here, Franco Debono deserve to rule not be ruled by the corrupt unkowns. Instead of slaying others with venom and mud, please, propose how Malta could become a better place rid of corruption. The posts by Franco are far superior to yours.

  • Joe Vella
    Posted at 08:25h, 19 August

    qijed tajeb int dr franco. mohok bix tajd kontra dak u liehor u qatt ma semmi talMLP li daqt jitilghu minn flokok. jek vera andek il koruzjoni al qalbek ajdilna x’tahseb dwar lMLP jew qed tibza titkelem?

    Joe Vella exMLP

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 10:29h, 19 August

      jojo ex MLP , hahahahahahahaha tista pls , tilluminana b sentenza wahda biss tal qorti ta zmien il labour ghax insejna. Tithawwadx siehbi… Ha nipprova nejnek… Il kas ta Hedley, tal vat department, tal licenzji tal karozzi,tal licenzji tal bahar, dawn kollha ta zmien l oligarkija.

      Posted at 15:49h, 19 August

      Joey, the only reason for your presence here is to practice damage control limitation. It is clear your masters have noticed Franco’s devastating effect not only on voters but on other bloggers’ once popular sites. You will do anything to bring down this site. But rest assured that Franco is not alone. His sympathisers are many and varied and most importantly open minded. Now that is the antithesis of your masters pleasure.

      • Mario allison
        Posted at 17:27h, 19 August

        JOJO ippermetili nejd din, ha nikteb bil malti imkisser kif naf jien biex tifimni, Ikun zball kbir ghal labour jekk ikun fil gvern li ma jippruvax juza it talenti ta franco fil qasam tal gustizzja…IFIMNI SEW… FRANCO QATT MHU SER IKUN LABURIST GHAX IL PRINCIPJI MA JINBIDLUX, U JGHAMEL HAZIN IL LABOUR JEKK JIPPROVA ITELLA LIL FRANCO FUQ IL KARRU TIEGHU… THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN…. imma x fija hazin li tuza it talenti ta bniedem li ghandu vizjoni tajba u moderna ghal pajjizu ? Mela ha nibqaw ,dawk u ahna?Jekk ha nibqaw hekk allura il labour mhux ha jkun differenti mill oligarkija, ghax dawn jekk ma tkunx nazzjonalist mintiex uman, imma ma ghandi l ebda dubju li il labour ha jkun differenti

  • rett
    Posted at 07:28h, 19 August

    Xinhija ir-relazzjoni bejn il-politika, il-korruzzjoni u d-droga f’pajjizna?

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 08:14h, 19 August

      Saqsi lil ettienne

    Posted at 07:24h, 19 August

    in the next general election i will vote for that party that will enact in maltese law the WHISTLEBLOWER ACT BACKDATED AT LEAST 30YEARS.

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 08:12h, 19 August

      Hear hear !! Imma trid tkun ligi li veru tisalvagwardja lil min jikxef , ghax f malta dik li hawn, li jekk tipprova tikxef xi haga isalbu lilek u lil familja tieghek ,anke jqabbdu il pulizija jibatu ghalik biex jintimidawk, dan gara lili , meta spettur qalli xi haga insiblek biex inkeccik min xogholok ghax ma jridukx hemm. Dawn in nies waslu biex ippruvaw ikkissru lil omm franco (nazzjonalista genwina) lil gharusa tieghu li ma ghanda x taqsam xejn, u lil franco ghax ipprova jghamel ftit gid,ahseb u ara x lesti jghamlu jekk tipprova taqtalhom iz zejza.ANZI JEKK HEMM BZONN TIDAHHAL KLAWSULA FIL LIGI ,LI MIN JIKXEF APPARTI LI JIGI PROTTET ANKE JEKK IKUN IMDAHHAL HU, JINGHATA KUMPENS, B HEKK BISS NIBDEW NIMLEW L ISKIPS

      • Demm Nazzjonalist
        Posted at 14:04h, 19 August

        Dik tissejjah WHISTLEBLOWER AWARD.

          Posted at 15:43h, 19 August

          Mario, now you are talking. But the awards would have to come from cases uncovered by the Act NOT from the taxpayer. Otherwise the Maltese citizen would be getting a double whammy. Call it revenge, call it retribution, call it whatever you like. But this concept has been around since time immemorial. It is normally titled “spoils of war”. All great nations have practised it. Will Labour guarantee that what was stolen from the Maltese nation, even in a legally sleazy way so much favoured by lawyers and their lackeys will be retuned to the nation, in one way or another?

          • Mario allison
            Posted at 17:15h, 19 August

            Let me dare say this , it would be in labour’s best interest to see that justice is done with all those whomhas suffered an injustice,NOT VENGEANCE BUT JUSTICE. I believe that joseph have said many times that ,in the new way of making politics he is holding everybody personally responsable for his or her’s actions…. So we must let him proove himself. Are you game??

  • floater voter
    Posted at 07:21h, 19 August

    allura il-partit Nazzjonalista mhux ser ihalli lil Franco Debono johrog ghal-elezzjoni generali, Ghaliex Franco huwa vociferu kontra IL-KORRUZZJONI? PN please come clean on the issue of corruption. Who is the Primus Inter Pares of corruption in Malta?

    • Demm Nazzjonalist
      Posted at 07:29h, 19 August

      jien ma nafx x’ser jaghmel il-PN, naf biss li jekk tiftah halqek jekk tkun taf xi haga tghaddi il-martirju go din id-dinja.

      • Mario allison
        Posted at 10:34h, 19 August

        Naqbel perfettament mieghek ,imma imbghad tasal fil punt li ma tibqax thoss id daqqiet ghax tkun drajthom, u hemm ikun wasal iz zmien li jibda jibza min ikun qed issawtek.Il kaz ta franco jiffitja ezatt f dan li qed nejd.

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 07:15h, 19 August

    Mela student universitarju ghax darba nesa jibghat formola tal-income tax wahhluh xi ghoxrin lira maltin, u dawk li ghandhom yachts, karrozzi lussuzi, villel, nies li jghixu stil ta` hajja lussuza, dawn le, dawn ma jigux investigati.Minn hemm trid tibda il-pulizija mill bank accounts, minn fejn ikunu gew dawk il-flus.Ma tistax tghix bil-paga u jkollok hajja ta lussu.

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 07:14h, 19 August

    The public service commission’s yearly report states that the number of disciplinary cases has diminished after authority to take disciplinary proceedings was delegated to head of departments,,, mur obsor!!! first you fill up every available place with your blue eyed boys then you expect them to take action against other blue eyed boys….u halluna…. Hallini kwiet ghax nugzak il ministru…. This is what franco is on about…accountability …. Is it too much ta ask?? Fl opinjoni umli tieghi li ghandi dritt ghaiha dawk li wehlu xi haga kienu kollha laburisti. Specjalment jekk impjegati fil korporazzjonijiet

  • Jo Meli
    Posted at 06:56h, 19 August

    Put musically ….


    Mani Pulite ADESSO !!!

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 06:50h, 19 August

    matul dawn l ahhar snin it teknologija zviluppat b rittmu mghaggel hafna. U jekk il PN ghadu ma indunax anke mohh il maltin zviluppa b tali mod li sar kapaci jigudika wahdu min ghandu tort jew ragun, spicca iz zmien li tnexxi lil kullhadd min imniehru . Meta titfa l argumenti fis saga ta franco u il PN go mizien johrog li il poplu konvint li franco kellu ragun,specjalment dawk tal 5 distrett, ghax nejduwa kif inhi ,dan x qatt talab? Li ried ministeru il PN qala u il PN jejd hafna affarijiet, U jekk veru ried ministeru, ma kienx haqqu? Zgur kien ikun ahjar min CMB ,almenu kellu agenda tajba fuq xiex jahdem. IL PN JISKANTANI KIF SPICCA BHAL BETTIEHA JARMI IL QALBA IT TAJBA U JZOMM IL QOXRA ,DAN IL PARTIT QATT MA KIEN HEKK TAHT IT TMEXXIJA TA DAWK KOLLHA TA QABLU

  • Thorny
    Posted at 06:39h, 19 August

    Hemmhekk JECCELLAW u huma SMART U veru STATE-OF-THE-ART FIN-NUQQAS TA KONTABILITA, KREDIBILITA u Korruzzjoni “legalizzata” u anqas legalizzata!

    Anki Imhallfin kellna – Buy One get one free!

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 06:34h, 19 August

    Franco, jekk taf xi affarijiet u per ezempju hemm barranin involuti, hemm tista` tibda investigazzjoni minn barra minn Malta u b’hekk il-pulizjia Maltija ma jkolliex alternattiva hlief li tinvestiga.Hemm forsi tibda` tara serjeta` ezempju jekk tidhol Scotland Yard, il Guardia di Finanza jew ic CIA skond xi jkun il-kaz ovvjament.

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 06:26h, 19 August

    u jekk il PN behsiebu jdahhal lil martri CMB li ma kien martri xejn, ghax iz zmien uriena kif spicca chris said bil lsienu barra jipprova jsewwi il hsara li hallielu, jew jipprova jerga jibda jincensa lil RCC waqt il kampanja elettorali ,allura gewwa ix xilep ,u joseph muscat jista jordna iz zeba hamra ghat twieqi ta kastilja

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 06:18h, 19 August

    Fuq dawn ghanda tkun miggielda l elezzjoni li gejja,mela fuq ir rolex ta franco jew fuq il poloshirt.Il PN ser ikollu glieda kbira biex inaqqas id distakk ghax il voti li gab franco fuq il hames distrett mhux ha jkunu hemm ,u dan tort tas supervja u injuranza tal partit. Ghax veru trid tkun supperv biex xi hadd jofrilek l ghajnuna sinciera tieghu u ma tohodiex. Jiena wisq nissuspetta li l origarkija iddecidiet li tkompli tiekol sa l ahhar ghax konvinta li ha titlef u lil partitarji tahha mhu qed tejdilhom xejn. Dejjem fl oppinjoni umli tieghi li ghandi dritt ghaliha

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 06:10h, 19 August

    forsi jitwieled magistrat indipendenti li x hin jara ir rapporti kollha li dejjem hareg Joe falzon meta kien il mepa ittih rasu u jiftah investigazzjoni papali.dejjem fl oppinjoni umli tieghi li ghandi dritt ghaliha.DAN JAQA TAHT PULLICINO L IKTAR QABEL MA HADULU GONZI

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 06:06h, 19 August

    Forsi issir inkjesta sura ta nies min magistrat indipendenti x gara matul is snin fi transport malta,ghax dejjem fl opinjoni umli tieghi li ghandi dritt ghaliha,dak li hareg kien biss ponta mill quccata.ANKE DAN JAQA TAHT AUSTIN GATT

      Posted at 08:27h, 19 August

      I have to intervene here. All this talk is nothing but talk. All of it is true mind you! But how are the Maltese sure that they will get not just revenge on who stole from them and left them penny-less? How are the Maltese sure that all this stolen money will be recovered for the benefit of the nation? Or is this a game played by the two main parties that dictates that no one in power will go for the other’s throat once out of power??!! Remember that babbu EFA? HOW MANY TIMES HE STATED THAT HE KNEW WHO COMMITTED MURDERS AND CORRUPTION AND HE ASKED US TO VOTE FOR CHANGE? How many murderers were uncovered? How much money was recovered and lands taken back? NONE AT ALL!! In fact, wrong doers were promoted by this conservative holy catholic politician taz-zeta.

      • Mario allison
        Posted at 10:10h, 19 August

        The worst mistake that a new goverment would make is seeking revenge, but giving people back what was theirs is not revenge, why shouldnt i be given the promotions i didnt have because i am not blue eyed. Why ,if there is proof enough ,ministers and all their stooges , canvassers,drivers,heads, ceo’s, chairmans, cfo’s, human resoureces managers, and the like ,not be taken to task .We have to start from somewhere and now is the right time. IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE AND THIS IS THE RIGHT MOMENT,IF WE LOOSE THE TRAIN THEN GOD HELP US. IF YOU WANT TO LIVE THE WAY YOU LIVED THESE LAST FIVE YEARS,THEN GO AHEAD… I DARE YOU ..VOTE PN.

        • Mario allison
          Posted at 10:18h, 19 August

          One more thing, i Am writing the way i do now is because i am not writing about the nationalist party we all remember, this an alien party to me ,so i am free to write without having the feeling of a guilty conscience

          • BETTER FUTURE
            Posted at 15:32h, 19 August

            Mario, you have not answered my basic query, which is the most important for most Maltese. Mario, unbiased voters will not vote blindly this time round, as finally they have caught on to the PN spinners lies. BUT will their interests be safe with Labour? What CAST IRON promises do we have from Labour that justice will be meted out when re-elected? Or all will be forgotten after the election (as always all wrongdoers will keep their horde), and they will return to drink together, buddy buddy, in the (new) Parliament’s bar? Mario, I am not denying the stink that exists under the PN. All Malta knows it and except the few that benefited, loathe it. I always wrote against it. BUT I do not want to replace one set of money/power hunger monsters with another set. We witnessed that happen in the last Labour legislature prior to 1987, to be crudely followed these past 25 years, but as is PN’s style in far worse and larger sums. Tell me Mario, will Malta’s destruction these past 12 years be avenged?????

          • Mario allison
            Posted at 16:31h, 19 August

            Better future, it is not for me to guarantee anything ..alas… I am just an ordinary citizen,but i know one thing for sure,you cannot compare 30 years ago ,with today, did anybody ever proove anything? We simple people know it happened but proof? Tofay there is ample proof and court cases, anyway dont tell me that you still believe all that vibe about the old dinosaures stiil there , anglu was not in politics, ast is not a candidate, grima will never be, leo and karmenu ,you cant say anything about them, DO WE HAVE A CHOICE WHO TO VOTE? WE KNOW WHAT THE PN IS , BUT WE DONT KNOW YET WHAT JOSEPH IS ,SO WE HAVE TO TRUST HIM, HE WILL ONLY BE GIVEN A ONE TIME CHANCE, I MYSELF WILL NEVVER STOOP SO LOW AS TO VOTE FOR THE OLIGARCHY

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 06:03h, 19 August

    Franco nahseb li ghadek ma fhimtx li Malta ghandek biss partit wiehed.Jista jinbidel il-gvern imma xorta is-sitwazzjoni dik li hi ser tibqa` fil-pajjiz.

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 06:32h, 19 August

      Demm nazzjonalist naqbel ftit mieghek , ghax il mentalita hemm qeda, il malti spicca jemmen li jekk ghandu bzonn xi haga irrid immur jittallab ‘ il mentalita li jien ivvutajtlek issa aqdini ta’ hemm bzonn li tinbidel u biex tinbidel irid ikun hemm ucuh u mentalita godda,li naf zgur li bl oligarkija qatt mhu ser ninbidlu.ma jistax ikun li nibqaw nejdu dawk 30 jew 40 sena ilu kienu hekk. Nippruvawhom jekk ma jissodisfawniex, jergaw imorru fl oppozizjoni

    • Mar iz-zijju bil van tal Gabina
      Posted at 07:36h, 19 August

      Demm Nazzjonalist, partit wiehed biss hawn vera, dak il Partit li ghamel dejn ta €5biljuni , Assi sparixxew, riservi tad-deheb bahh, dejn fl-entitajiet kemm Alla halaq, allura int qieghed tinsinwa li dawn saru mill laburisti il hnizrijiet, ukoll? Ha nerga nghidlek tipprovax tmelles lil Franco bil mod il mod biex imur lura min kliemu biex jinghaqad mal klikka &Co. ghax Franco mhuwiex ta hekk. Inti taf kif sejra tibqa s-sitwazzjoni fil pajjiz? Taf x’naf Mintoff kien halla Mal Lm500miljun lira u kollox kien f’idejn il-Poplu, issa xejn ma fadal, la Banek, La Sea Malta, dik ohra din mhux inbihhet imma nsterqet, Dockyard(Fairmount, harab min kien involut u xejn Interpol imdahhal fiha) l-Ajruport ta Malta, AirMalta falluta, Gas il Gvern hallas €3miljuni lil kumpanijja privata biex jibdew, Triq ta €4miljuni lil ta li Smart City project imhallas mil Poplu, l-anqas nista nkompli nghidlek il-hnizrijiet li saru ghax l-anqas nieqaf. Korruzzjoni sfrenata. Sewwa kien qal gurnalist Malti mgharuf anki mat-Times ta Londra li biex tkun ingaggat ma din il gazzetta mhux trid tkun DCG, imma kwalifikat bil bajd u l-gobon. Ministri li kien hemm fi zmien tal-Labour fil Gvern kienu abbatini hdejn li ghanda llum qal dan tat-Times ta Londra li kien jahdem maghha. Hallina mela Partit wiehed? Thallatx porkerijja ma nies kompetenti li hallew daqs dak Assi, meta thalli dejn sfrenat tkun Oligarkijja ta klikkek, ghax jibdew jibilaw kemm jifilhu bhal ma ghamlu.

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 06:02h, 19 August

    Forsi ghad jigi studjat bir reqqa kif inghalqet u mibjuwa is sea malta lil grimaldi,li kull ma kella dejn kienu xi zewg miljuni.ANKE DAN IL KAS JAQA TAHT AUSTIN GATT

    • nostradamus
      Posted at 13:57h, 19 August

      insejt li kien hemm Marline Mizzi fin nofs u lil dak il buffu AG, gat ma halitilu ghaddeja lixxa

  • xminglu
    Posted at 05:52h, 19 August

    Meta l-gustizzja tkun qed tinvestiga xi rejat , l-ewwel ma tfittex u tindaga hu l-ghala sar ir-rejat, f’termini legali ;il-mottiv .

    Staqsejt kemm ‘l-darba lili nnifsi x’hinu l-mottiv tal-ghemil ta’ kull politiku , u rarament mort hazin. hekk per ezempju li JPO holoq dik il-private member’s bill biex ikun jista jiddivorzja minn ma Marlene ,jew li Mugliette astjena ghax il-prim ministru ma hax pjacir bl-intricci tal-pont Manwel Dimech.
    Sakemm int , Franco, kellek it-tama li ssir ministru QATT ma lissint kelma kontra il-PN , mhux talli hekk, talli waqt il-baggit mort issabbat idek b’approvazzjoni ghal-kull haga li ghamel Gonzi, ma stajniex nimmisjawk ghax mort ezatt bil-qieghda bid-dritt il-kamera tat-televixin.
    Jien wiehed milli ivvutajt lilek ghal biex ikollna demm gdid flok Ninu, ghax kienu jghidu li kien kiesah.Tellajt lilek li hrigt mal partit tieghi u spiccajt tispara kontra shabek fil-partit biex tilhaq int , spiccajt biex tajjart lil bniedem rispettat u ta’ l-affari tieghu minn ministru u fl-ahhar tal-mazzita sibna z-zbiba ghax ilsienek kixef il-MOTTIV meta ghidtlu ” Hu go fik! Dak li tieħu talli tagħmili l-ħsara mal Prim Imħallef”.
    M’ilux , int Franco ghidt kemm thobb lil-partit u kwazi ghidt li hrigt minn guf ommok ixejjer il-bandiera tal-PN, nies bhalek ibezzawni, jien familti Laburisti u Nazzjonalist ghax konvint li x’hin titfa’ kollox fil-mizien issib li in-Nazzjonalisti li suppost thobb int, ghamlu bil-kbir iktar mil-Laburisti, il-keffa tal-mizien taqleb sew favur in-Nazzjonalisti, ghax il-MOTTIV taghhom kien li jtellghu lil-KULLHADD ‘il-fuq , mhux inizzlu lis-sinjur u jaghtu l-loqom lis-suppost batut biex jibqa’ jiddependi minnhom.
    Int kellek tir f’rasek li ssir ministru , ghax suppost gibt hafna voti u ‘irbaht’ it-tellieqa ma Louis u Helen. Alla hares intellghu ministri lil-min igib l-aktar voti !
    Il-hin kollu ghaddej bil-meritokrazija u titlob ir-rizenja ta’ shabek fil-partit minn ministri u kandidati. Mela ghax ambulanza tieqaf f’nofs ta’ triq jehel il-ministru?Jekk tinzillek ir-rota tal-karozza f’nofs ta’ triq tibdel ‘il min isewwilek?
    Il-MOTTIV tieghek wara dan il-blog u wara li nhares lura ta’ x’ghamilt f’ismi MHUX GEJ MIS-SEWWA gej minn kilba ghal-poter li hadd m’hu se jafdak bih, l-affarijiet u r-riformi li ridt li jsiru hloqtom biex timbarazza lil-Partit li suppost thobb imma m’ghamilthomx b’imhabba. Fuq dan diga ktibtlek u wegibtni u nehhejtli il-kumment li ktibtlek , int li tghid li inti rett u tisthajlek xi magistrat Taljan imexxi xi mani pulite!
    Haffirt hoffra li ma’ tista’ qatt tohrog minnha, issa meta jitla’ Joseph li tant qieghed tghinu biex jitla’ fil-gvern , jahtrek magistrat u wara imhallef.
    L-elezzjoni li jmiss se tigi miggielda fuq l-ghazla tal-kandidati , jien l-ewwel se ntih lil-Schiavone , hekk inserrah rasi li l-vot tieghi jigi raprezentat sew.

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 09:36h, 19 August

      @ xminglu :

      look out because i will be replying to all this in a future blog very soon.

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 09:58h, 19 August

      Lanqas tidher li int nazzjonalist min tal qalbi siehbi… Sa fejn naf jien schiavone mhux kandidat mal PN ghal elezzjoni li gejja, dan kif taf iktar min kullhadd li ha jithalla johrog?? Inti tghamel parti mill esekuttiv? Jekk iva u ha thallu lil schiavone jikkontesta…. O DIO MIO …. CHE DOLORE…. ARRIVEDERCI PER SEMPRE AL GOVERNO… excuse my italian … But i hope you get the message

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 10:06h, 19 August

      @ xminglu :

      however at this point i would be interested in your comment about the fact that hermann schiavone some years ago made a false, baseless, unfounded and illegal allegation in my regards and when he was asked by the party to either substantiate or withdraw it he did nothing.

      is this serious?
      is this schiavone’s party loyalty?

    • Demm Nazzjonalist
      Posted at 10:08h, 19 August

      Franco, inti temmen li dak verament nazzjonalist?

      • Demm Nazzjonalist
        Posted at 10:17h, 19 August

        Franco, tippermettili ntiek parir.Jiena ghandi certa eta u nghidlek li minflok tahli l-energija tirrispondi hawnhekk, iftah partit tieghek qabel ma referee issaffar is-suffara.Dan il-blog jiswilek bhala kampanja elettorali.

  • Austin Gonzi
    Posted at 21:49h, 18 August

    Kenna li Austin ukol tahtu Super jots il licenzji tal bahar u il lizenzji tas sewqan kola hem kawzi il qorti???????

    • Mario allison
      Posted at 05:50h, 19 August

      il kawza tas superyachts kollha duhhan fl arja u hela ta hin il qorti siehbi, fl opinjoni tieghi, dik kienet gwerra bejn nazzjonalisti tal flus ghal aktar flus, u min ma lahaqx l gheneb xorta riedu. U issa hemm bniedem li spicca in nghaga tas sagrificju ,ghax jekk hemm bniedem li ma haqqux jghamlulu hekk ,huwa dan ,li lahaq fejn lahaq bil kapacitajiet tieghu matul is snin,u kull fejn kien dejjem mexa b reqqa. Ma kull gvern li kien hemm .jiena konvint li il verita tohrog fl ahhar. Dejjem skond l oppinjoni umli tieghi li ghandi dritt ghalihaq. ANKE DAN IL KAS JAQA TAHT AUSTIN GATT.

  • Guinness world records
    Posted at 21:41h, 18 August

    L-Ewwel Darba 1987

    • Melvin
      Posted at 06:17h, 19 August

      Dan Herman ukoll kien dilettant tal Football.Dan mhux li kien ikun ma Peter Sapsore li kien inqabad jixtri il players?

  • Challie
    Posted at 21:05h, 18 August

    Corruption is too deeply entrenched in the Maltese mentality. It starts from the simple citizen who pushes his own contacts to get a job done and goes all the way up to government officials with million dollar contracts. As you said, an independent police force and magistrate system free from political influence would be a good start.

    • Punch and Judy Show
      Posted at 22:17h, 18 August

      How can one describe the unpredictability of MEPA decisions in certain cases? Hotels with scores of rooms and amenities built without a permit get sanctioned within days. Entire blocks of flats built decades ago with some internal changes to original permits that break no sanitation rules and pose no danger to anyone get enforcement notices that renders them worthless to present unsuspecting owners.

  • Mario allison
    Posted at 21:04h, 18 August

    no alfred snot you dont have a point.Lawrence gonzi knew even before the election what JPO was up to, yet he kept him as part of his goverment and even gave him a chairmanship. And he did this just to satisfy the oligarchy’s hunger for power and money, as we now know. REMEMBER WHAT EFA ONCE SAID’ DAK LI JKUN JAF B KORRUZJONI U MA JIGGILIDIX IKUN KOMPLICI ‘ i hope that answers your question.

  • Pauline
    Posted at 20:32h, 18 August

    I really admire your guts.

  • Alfred Snot
    Posted at 19:59h, 18 August

    Franco, was the last election not fought primarily on the corruption issue?
    Was this not the incredible irony about the last 5 years! Mr Sant had the election in his hands, he was 10 points ahead in the polls, and he had a contract in his hands proving that one of PN’s candidates and MP’s was abusing his position to get a permit where anyone else would not even bother trying, since technically it was impossible.
    The fact that Mr. Sant managed to lose while holding all the cards is his failing.
    As for Gonzi, at least he effectively blacklisted JPOS because of his behavior, and he did this against his interests, since he only had a 1 seat majority. It would have been easy for Gonzi to make JPOS a minister and let him run riot in a ministry so long as he got his support in parliament.
    Do you think I have a point?

    • Mar iz-zijju bil van tal Gabina
      Posted at 22:27h, 18 August

      Alfred Snot I think you are right, if Dr. Sant debated and confronted a posing journalist named JPO in that press conference and did not walk out as ill advised by some dim twit, we would not be in this wretched situation as we are today. Dr. Sant was too honest and I am afraid in the political arena a leader has to be ever so shrewd. Dr. Sant took everything by the book , and that is not the way any political adversary acts. Once bitten by Dr. Fenech Adami on the eve of 2003 general election , twice shy. Everyone on the PL side thought Dr. Sant would reveal the Mistra contract in detail of who was implicated and to what extent at that press conference, in fact even Joseph Muscat a few days prior hinted a smell of stench is going to be surfacing, but it never materialized. What on earth made Dr. Sant avert till today I still cannot comprehend.

      • Dim Twit
        Posted at 11:27h, 19 August

        Maybe someday,we will get to know who that dim twit was.

  • Legal Eagle
    Posted at 19:41h, 18 August

    How about you investigating this corruption, Franco?
    May I suggest you start with Mistragate, and JPOS.

    • francesca
      Posted at 21:24h, 19 August

      Franco proset ta dawn il hits kollha, avolja qed nara li em listess persuni qeghdin jikkummetaw ghal xi 20 darba. Ezempju car huwa ”demm nazzjonalist”. Jien cert li mintix int wara dan l-isem, avolja kieku jkun jixraqlek !

      qed nirreferi ghal ‘post’ ta qabel din.

      Li jimpurtahom hu biss minn dak li int ghamilt fil passat; x’inti taghmel fil present u xha taghmel fil futur qarib.

      jiena persuna minnhom

      • Mondays
        Posted at 05:42h, 20 August

        sa fejn naf jien, Francesca huwa isem ta mara. Allura kif tuza l kelma cert u mhux certa?
        Allijista jkun,mhux qed tghamel l istess bhal dak li qed takkuza l Franco li qed jghamel hux?
        Biex tiskongra trid tkun pur.
        Il qaZba milli jkolla ttik

      • Demm Nazzjonalist
        Posted at 05:49h, 20 August

        Demm Nazzjonalist mhux Franco Debono imma huwa jien.Stajt bdilt in-nick kull darba imma mhux il-kaz.

      • Demm Nazzjonalist
        Posted at 09:45h, 21 August

        Francesca, inti jaqaw dak il-gakbin jew siehbu?Parti mill-klikka dak imma kif ilissen jew jikteb kelma bl-Ingliz nindunaw .

    • Clare White
      Posted at 06:34h, 20 August

      I knew and understood corruption under the P.N. where orphans from Lourdes Home have been robbed of the little they had that could have made them great Maltese citizens. Taking money from=m a fund that was given to orphans from Lourdes Home when it was time where they had to leave and start a new life. Only a handful of these grown children has access to this money the rest was taken.
      And I regret to say that nothing was done about it!