LIVE - Simon Busuttil " The longest Budget which was quickly forgotten"

The Leader of the Opposition, Simon Busuttil, closed his speech by saying that in the end good will always win.

20:45 - "The Prime Minister only has an ideology of power. Today, Joseph Muscat has lost the moral authority. The Opposition will be using a weapon. A weapon in which it will consist of truth and political honesty."

20:40 - "This is a government built on lies" SB

UPDATE: Drifting competition permit withheld as Mepa objects


More than 300 people have gathered at MonteKristo Estates to dismantle the tents and to also transfer the cars to Hal Far as the programme of Friday has now been moved to Hal Far.

The event which was expected to be held at MonteKristo will now take place at Hal Far. All those individuals who have bought their tickets for the event for Friday will now be able to use it either on Saturday’s or Sunday’s events.

Protest to be held today on illegal immigration cancelled

UPDATE: Police have confirmed that there were two applicants who lodged their application which was eventually withdrawn by both of them.

Earlier this week an event was making rounds on Facebook promoting a protest against illegal immigration.

While people were promoting the event, around 13,000 were invited and 300 had confirmed their attendance as of Sunday morning. However, when the police were contacted they said that nobody has applied for a permit to organise such rally as of Sunday.

New Detention Centre in Naxxar Grounds?

UPDATE: It has been confirmed by a representative of the government that 98 people, children along with their families are being kept at the Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar.


Sources close to have expressed their concerns regarding detention vans seen passing through the streets of Naxxar during the early hours of Saturday morning. was also told that the vans stopped in front of the Trade Fair grounds in Naxxar where, it seems that this morning the police guarding the area seem to have increased.

Helga Ellul proposes Freeport for Luxury Goods

In a press conference held today, PN MEP candidate Helga Ellul outlined a proposal for the setting up of a Freeport for Luxury Goods in Malta, a facility in which high value items would be stored free of any taxes or customs duties. These items could include anything ranging from works of art to precious stones and documents. Apart from storage, the facility could also house showrooms where people could buy or sell items on-site. 



The meaning of the word “reform” (as well as the meaning of what it implies) was totally devalued during the years of Nationalist administration. Then, to all changes whether small or large, the “reform” label got attached, especially in the field of public administration – even when in fact the change would be a step back, towards structures of behaviour that were only relevant in the past.

LIVE: Joseph Muscat's reaction to Budget 2015

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is giving his official reply to the Budget 2015 speech and also a reaction to the speech given yesterday by the leader of the Opposition, Simon Busuttil


Internet wars: Kazakhstan and its fight against the terrorist use of the Internet

An OSCE-supported conference on countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes took place today in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Mobile Blood Donation Unit Sunday 30th November

On Sunday 30 November 2014, the mobile blood donation unit will be available at Qrendi Parish Centre from 8:30am till 1:00pm. If you feel healthy kindly get your ID card and donate blood.

EU Budget: the Council is being extraordinarily greedy

“We cannot accept the greedy proposal from the Council to include in Member States' national budgets the EU's extraordinary revenue. This amount should be used to protect the EU's credibility by allowing it to respect its commitments. The EU must pay its debts,” stated MEP José Manuel Fernandes, spokesman for the EPP Group in the Budgets Committee.