‘We’re like a ship without a captain’ – Bartolo

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo expressed worry, bemoaning the current situation which is leading to investors cancelling scheduled visits to Malta.

The country plunged into a turmoil following some progress in the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Both 17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech and middleman Melvin Theuma who was granted a presidential pardon, have implicated chief of staff to the prime minister Keith Schembri in the murder of the journalist.

Both Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and Schembri stepped down from their posts. While Economy Minister Chris Cardona self-suspended himself for a few days before being reinstated during a Sunday cabinet meeting. Cardona stated that there was an attempt to frame him up for the murder. Cardona was also questioned in relation to the murder among other things.

Damage is being done to Malta’s reputation due to the present political instability, Bartolo wrote on Facebook. He noted that several investors were cancelling their schedule visits to Malta, while others are taking their time before taking any decisions.

‘We have doubled the size of the economy over the past seven years,’ Bartolo stated, noting that this led to job creation as well as wealth was generated which was in turn used to invest in public health care, education and social services.

‘How long can we go on like this? Like a ship without a captain, carried by the waves and no control over the direction we’re taking?’ Bartolo asked.

In his morning observation, Bartolo observed that the current political situation affects the common citizens, especially the most vulnerable and voiceless – pointing out that Partit Laburista was founded to voice the concerns of the latter group.