Owen Bonnici

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Owen Bonnici said ( about Commission ) : “These awards provide a platform where good practice, innovation and excellence in VET is given a higher profile and improved visibility,” “Every year, the European Commission and each Member State organize events to celebrate vocational skills, give visibility to VET achievements, and also promote VET in general among the general public. This year is a bit different and will be based more on social media and with more emphasis on promotional campaigns rather than traditional gathering events,” External link

gozonews Monday, November 9, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “When it came to planning this project, we decided that apart from building a new primary school, we would expand and modernise the adjacent middle school, where works have already started,” “I thank all the educators, specially the Principal of the College and the Head of School, as well as all the parents and children for the cooperation they are showing” External link

gozonews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici concluded : “As we have done with other projects, when completed, this will be a beautiful school. One which our children and educators truly deserve,” External link

gozonews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici concluded : “MCAST has grown a lot and giant strides have been made for the benefit of students. Our focus is to have successful graduates who are the first choice for employers. Our goal is also for students to graduate with ambition and entrepreneurial ability so that they can succeed even if they start a company on their own. MCAST offers qualifications in the most important areas of the economy where there are the most job opportunities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici remarked : “It seems that the Malta Union of Teachers and the UPE Union of Professional Educators are in a tussle on who takes the most militant approach, in a bid to attract the highest number of members,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici concluded : “The public library, the hall and even an amount of recreational space will be used by the local community after school hours. The size of the entire school, including recreational areas, will be 10,000 square meters” External link

bay Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This wasn’t a question of these schools being better prepared, but that the teachers who work in these schools agreed that the schools should open. In the case of State schools there were discussions with unions and after those discussions we reached an agreement and the deadlock that was there at the beginning was resolved,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 2, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “While the first day of school will be different according to the respective year group, by 14 October, all students will be back to school we firmly believe that the best education is received in the classroom,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Parents have a right to decide whether it is right for their family to send their children back to school this is a decision that needs to be made by the parents, and it’s a decision we respect However, we are encouraging all those to send their children to school, with the peace of mind that we have put all the measures into place minimize the risk as much as possible,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "swe are becoming more aware of the environment around us and how to safeguard its beauty and cleanliness" External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : “On our part, we have taken all the measures that we saw fit to take. Schools are prepared and are implementing all the recommendations made by the Health Department,” “I really do want our educators to show courage, because I believe the best education our children can get is in the classroom” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Life must go on with the appropriate mitigation measures in place,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Children and grandparents alike are living in the community, they go out, they go shopping. We live in a society where we are constantly interacting socially,” “Our advice is to continue social distancing and take measures to minimise the spread of the virus. But life goes on and we have to do everything possible to get on with it, which includes education” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici ( about Keith Schembri ) : "Until the very day of Keith Schembri's arrest, I had no idea. I’m still not sure if certain statements are true" External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici replied : “If he wants to use that route, who am I to tell him not to. What I did was encourage him to use dialogue. In this meeting, Kalin had mentioned that he had an international reputation to protect” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 18, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says : “But there was a sentiment in the country that these were stories about purely personal issues. If we are honest, we had all said that it was too much. Even the archbishop had spoken out about it,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says ( about Jonathan Cardona ) : “I used to work more with Jonathan Cardona from Identity Malta than Kalin,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says : “There was a certain person who worked there for a while but then left. I cannot recall the name,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says : “There were two packets of amendments. To my knowledge, there was no direct input from Henley and Partners but I was not directly involved in its drafting,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici : "It’s no roadshow. They are conferences to promote the scheme. I attended one in London and it was most interesting. " External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This year we could witness the great sense of dedication and care from all those who were involved in this edition and a lot of work was put in for the benefit of the advancement of the students” External link

bay Friday, September 4, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I thank the management of the Foundation, the staff, the partners of Skolasajf, the parents and above all the students who all pulled the same rope for a successful edition,” External link

bay Friday, September 4, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “On Friday, we will have a month left until schools reopen. Therefore, I want to give parents the peace of mind that their children’s education will continue moving forward with all the protocols in place which are recommended by the health authorities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : "If we want to keep preserving our rich cultural heritage through careful restoration of historical sites, we also need to make sure that we have skilled persons to do this important work," "Safeguarding heritage sites is also about safeguarding trades and ensuring that skills and techniques are learned by young people through hands-on learning" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We cannot make our students face another year of remote learning, children especially need to have a community around them to foster learning," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “The guidelines will be finalised in the coming hours and will then be discussed with all stakeholders they will then be published on Friday,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are committed to reopening schools on September 28. We will take all the necessary measures to safeguard our students but our children have to get an education and school life must continue,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are committed to reopening schools on September 28. We will take all the necessary measures to safeguard our students but our children have to get an education and school life must continue,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “Back when schools closed in March, we began speaking with the Minister to prepare for the different scenarios we might face come September,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The Minister expressed that SkolaSajf is being used as a model for the protocols and measures which will be adopted in September, but SkolaSajf is simply a model and has nothing to do with a normal school set-up,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “Everyone needs to be prepared and if, for example, measures include that students will have restricted breaks or breaks in groups, that would be that administration staff will have to revise classroom timetables all over again,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “The majority highlighted that a hybrid scenario is simply impossible to adopt,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Firstly, there is a lot of planning when it comes to adopting a hybrid system. How would a school work around teaching half a class which is physically present and the other half online? It is also a huge expense for schools and parents. Will parents have to work from home too? What about those educators who are also parents?” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We have re-opened childcare centres, Skolasajf and even SEC revision classes and other institutions like English language schools and so far there hasn’t been anyone with virus symptoms while at these institutions,” “We take all the precautions and we will be doing the same when we re-open schools on September 28” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The information and help one can expect to find are about the courses that the institutions offer and the career opportunities that are available,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “In today’s ever-evolving world, education could not stop at the end of compulsory education: the continued advancement through education is of profound importance. Learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but it also boosts sustainability, competitiveness and employability,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Absenteeism hurts. There is no reason why a parent should not send their children to school and we need a very wide debate on this that goes beyond COVID-19,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “We know who these students are, because teachers follow up. But we need to make sure that, come September, when the schools re-open, we address the problem of absenteeism,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “small changes in their lifestyle can have a large impact on the problem of climate change if all were to follow suit. These students were able to raise more awareness on the subject by creating different promotional material to act as reminders for the students and they also created desktop images which were uploaded on all the school computers. I encourage more schools to follow suit by listening to the students and give them a helping hand when possible because, with their creative ideas, we can be able to make changes for the benefit of future generations” External link

bay Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "The Speaker said we do not have a tradition of naming halls after people. That was his argument as I understood it. We do not have a hall named after important people in our political history, like Manuel Dimech. I bow my head down to his decision" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “as far as protocols are concerned, numerous discussions are being held with various stakeholders together with the health authorities in order to establish all the safety measures that are necessary to keep everyone as safe as possible” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are demonstrating our commitment to not only identify the problems in the field but to be part of the solutions. Through the Fondazzjoni Sagħtar, the MUT is now in a better situation to implement its dual role as a professional organisation and a trade union,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “There has always been a spirit of professional collaboration between the MUT and the authorities over the years. This government has always worked for the best interest for educators and students so that they are given the best opportunities to improve their skills and abilities. I would like to encourage more people to take an interest and register in this site which I have no doubt several educators and students will find useful,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Karmenu Vella ) : “Vella will bring with him years of invaluable experience following the leading roles and offices he occupied in Malta and at a European level,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : "We've said this from the start - while it is the health authorities who decide whether we reopen the schools or not, we do not want to be in a position where we are given the go-ahead to start welcoming students but are unable to do so because we didn't have plans in place," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 22, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "I don't see why, with the proper social distancing measures, exams cannot be held. Everything is on track for that to happen too," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 22, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We have always been committed to emphasize the importance that our children and youth fall in love with reading, especially during the difficult times we are currently facing. Books help us enter into a different world of our choice, and contribute immensely to educational advancement” External link

bay Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The questions we will be asking are not ‘why?’ but ‘why not?’” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This think-tank is made of people with different and excellent backgrounds, who together will contribute beautiful ideas. I want them to be as creative as possible and test the limits and build on the positive experiences us as the education sector had experienced before COVID-19,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “As a government, we are committed to continuing to assist students and their families because we firmly believe in every child’s right for an education, especially during times like this, where having access to digital systems is essential to continue an educational journey,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 15, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “It is our duty to anticipate tomorrow’s world in order to be better placed to turn challenges into opportunities,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We don't want [the think thank] to ask 'why' but 'why not?'," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We invite this group of experts to predict the future of education, not only in view of COVID-19's impact, but also beyond this," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We know how much vocational subjects are sought after. This is why there is the need that our educators equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge in order to guide our students to the next level of achievement, as is done in all other subjects. We will be offering a total of 29 qualifications for people who wish to become teachers and for supply teachers who wish to progress in their qualifications in order to become a regular teacher,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "It's a wonderful thing to see ongoing works at the MCAST campus as we know bigger and better things are on track to be achieved here," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained ( about Parliamentary Secretary ) : "The next step is for a Parliamentary motion to be voted on, so as to approve that these properties are transferred to the University, with a perpetual lease," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Once the resolution is passed in parliament a contract can be drawn. The government is in full agreement, that the University of Malta should have its autonomy, however, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Now, the university has the power to decide its own faith and create further assets for its students and the rest of the island going forward,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We had families with three or more children asking us how their children will be coping with just one computer at home at a time of home schooling,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “Post-secondary schools, including independent and church schools, will be recognising the predictive mark issued by MATSEC and in case they want to make choices among students achieving MQF 3, they can always introduce forms of additional assessments,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The schedule would enable teachers to go to the school at a specific date and prepare all the needed items, while parents and students go on another day, to pick them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 17, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We wanted to give teachers the opportunity to progress their career and learn new skills by offering them free sessions,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 17, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This is a golden opportunity for educators to continue furthering their own education,” “Parents also stand to benefit since a number of them have been asking for guidance on how to support their children,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 17, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The population in this region of the island is increasing exponentially, and this new school will help in catering for such an increase,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 13, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “from here, the lunches are being prepared at 10am daily so that later on in the day, these are delivered to the children’s houses. The Ministry made the necessary arrangments so that the lunches remain delivered on a daily basis to the children that need them. Arrangements have been made to also cater for the children in need who attend Church schools” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "In our schools and educational institutions, we have 45 3D printers which at present situation were not being used, thus we sought to help in this cause by setting up this 3D printer farm in a school to help add production capacity. Through this collaboration and addition of these printers, we are producing around 600 visors every day for doctors, nurses and all staff in hospitals dealing with COVID-19" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We have around 400 families on Scheme 9, and around half of them need internet access,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Now instead of at school, the food will be delivered to churches for certain residents and being delivered to families under this scheme,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “In the times we are currently living in, we are seeing educators show how much they truly love their students and how important it is for them that they are still continuing to learn,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are giving the flexibility to each student to decide for themselves. If they pass their predictive assessment, they will be given a level 2 or level 3 certificate. But regardless if they pass or don’t pass, they will have the chance to sit for their exams in September,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We wanted to ensure fairness and make sure students are not the ones to suffer," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "we have asked all stakeholders within the education sector for feedback so that we can consider each and every situation for each and every exam" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “If the Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci tells us not to go ahead with the examinations, then we will not. Public health comes first,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “from the figures we have seen since Monday, the amount of absences is not that worrying as it is marginal compared to last year which means that most parents are still sending children to school” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We are constantly monitoring the situation and in discussion with Health Authorities, we have no need to close local schools,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We have had parents asking us whether the government will be closing schools as they are concerned regarding the current situation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “One of the budgetary measures for 2020 looks at the weight and carriage of schoolbags an issue which has been present for the past 20 years and should definitely be addressed,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Every educator, every parent and every student should pull up their sleeves and get involved properly in fighting bullying in the strongest possible way," External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 21, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This delay will prolong the inconvenience of all affected,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “The student-centred approach, promoted for years as the way forward to ensure that all children succeed, went beyond the meaning of the coined catchphrase. The great emphasis on the rights and needs of the student all the time has led to a system that is now effectively bypassing the educator,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Instead of just talking about the current reforms race, we need to act fast and stop it. Schools are becoming a rat race of one reform after another, while feedback from previous reforms is indicating that the changes did not bring about the expected outcomes,” “And still we go ahead with more of this charade, which obviously includes changes that are supposedly introduced to modify previous changes which were proved unsuccessful. This must stop. Our appeal to the new minister of education is to stop the changes and analyse the educational system” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : “Everyone students, parents, employees, examination bodies, agencies, the media think that an educator can act upon all demands made by everyone. The reality is that we need to take stock of these expectations,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We do everything possible for national unity and try to pull the same rope. I tried to do everything for this to happen. If the message passed was that the decisions were taken out of resentment or pique, it was absolutely not the case,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 3, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Some people have said that the clearing of the monument was done out of some sense of pique. I can assure you that this is not the case,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “We do everything possible for national unity and try to pull the same rope. I tried to do everything for this to happen. If the message passed was that the decisions were taken out of resentment or pique, it was absolutely not the case,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 31, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This was a controversial issue, but even the court chose to speak about the limitation to this freedom. It first recommended and then ordered how this right should be limited in order to protect the monument,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 31, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “Our teachers and LSE’s are important elements to this sector, and we need to understand them and I am here to listen to them; I have already received a number of messages from our educators and I am here to listen to them all,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We have put in a lot of work in our governance, implemented new legal reforms, such as the Whistle Blowers act, but it is fact that there were events which took place that affected our reputation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are ensuring that our students are given more possibilities to further their knowledge beyond the traditional aspect of education, by providing them with tools through which they can raise awareness themselves as well,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Naturally, there are legal aspects and one has to see whether there is the legal basis to withdraw a tender of a commercial entity. However, I am not going to hide behind legalisms and I will, therefore, be looking into this to evaluate things," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “However, I am not going to hide behind legalisms and I will, therefore, be looking into this to evaluate things,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “It’s useless having the most beautiful schools, investing millions and gilding them if you do not have educators in them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “New Year’s Eve celebrations in our capital city have become a staple event during the past couple of years, as they provide locals and visitors with a great opportunity to celebrate the welcoming of the new year whilst enjoying a reinvigorated Valletta, full of activities for all the family,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 6, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “These celebrations have become an intrinsic event in our country’s cultural calendar and are anticipated by various members of the public. They also serve as a sound platform for local artists further strengthening the local cultural scene” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 30, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I do not want to make any remarks which might contaminate the judicial process. I have full confidence in the institutions, the courts, and the police,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 30, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The total number of PQs answered by this ministry is considerably more than the actual number of questions asked on a one-to -one basis to all other ministries, except for the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 30, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Saying that Egrant belongs to Muscat, his wife or any of his family is just a big lie,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “I made it very clear that I appointed Nexia BT as consultants, but I stopped using their services. In the short period I used their services the roles were principally about EU funds,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Today you see in front of you the result of a decision we had taken on whether we should have a foundation for the improvement of Cottonera. After we saw the good that came with having a foundation for Valletta, which is an experience I lived through almost from the start, we decided that we should have a foundation for Cottonera,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained ( about Jason Micallef ) : "I believe Micallef was speaking logistically on how the Labour Party should organise these debates in the lead up to the new leader. I do not believe Jason meant that no candidate should speak to the media, but he is saying that debates between the candidates should be held by the regulations of the Labour Party," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Jason Micallef ) : "I believe Micallef was speaking logistically on how the Labour Party should organise these debates in the lead up to the new leader. I do not believe Jason meant that no candidate should speak to the media, but he is saying that debates between the candidates should be held by the regulations of the Labour Party," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici replied : “Yes, I think so because our system is such that where there are serious crimes, the inquiring magistrate has the job of preserving evidence and then conducting their investigations” “Our system puts minds at rest in that the proof is preserved; so as long as the magistrate has everyone’s faith, which he does, justice is not only being done but it is also seen as being done” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : "Under the present legal regime, in the cases where a person is found guilty of the cultivation of cannabis for personal use - which exceeds one plant - the Court is duty bound to impose an effective prison sentence," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Between April 2015 and 1 December 2019, 3,064 people appeared in front of the Commissioner, instead of the Law Courts," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “How should I answer this question? If that is true I feel betrayed” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Through these processes the Government is clearly showing commitment to implement further reforms for the benefit of our society and towards the strengthening of the rule of law," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this investment, we are continuing to strengthen our heritage and its legacy, and it is thanks to such restoration projects that we can continue to do so. The Restoration Directorate is currently working on various restoration interventions to safeguard our tangible history for the present generations and those to come,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told ( about Robert Abela ) : “I genuinely did not follow what Abela and Agius Saliba said. I have always had an unwavering opinion on the protest: if there’s anyone who wants to protest, he can do so, he even has the duty to protest,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Protests should take place as long as the line is not crossed into violence. It’s important that that line is never crossed both by whoever is protesting and also by those whose protest is addressed to,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “She will be the first person to serve as a state attorney and the first person to do so will be a woman. This is also an important step,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Under our legal system, serious cases like these [murder investigations], an inquiring magistrate is always involved to preserve evidence. The criticism towards the Prime Minister is thus not founded because there is full trust in the inquiring magistrate,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “I know Joseph Muscat and how he does things for the national interest. His resignation in January was in the best interest of the country to ensure a smooth transition in the shortest timeframe possible and avoid any negative consequences on the country if the transition is not smooth,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this process, the government is clearly showing its commitment to implement reforms towards the strengthening of the Rule of Law and the separation of powers in our country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this process, the government is clearly showing its commitment to implement reforms towards the strengthening of the Rule of Law and the separation of powers in our country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 6, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “You will be aware that in these investigations the Maltese authorities have benefitted from the input of the FBI in the initial stages of the investigation and are in constant contact with EUROPOL which has access to the investigation. The developments in the investigation over the last weeks confirm its independence,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : "I have full faith in the Prime Minister. He has shown impeccable leadership" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 25, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : "I have full faith in the Prime Minister. He has shown impeccable leadership" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 25, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “the festival has consistently gone from strength to strength, establishing itself in the baroque scene, whilst also enhancing our local cultural experience” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "The lighting up of these prominent streets in Valletta which both see numerous amounts of people on a daily basis has become a yearly anticipation for those who have the festive season at heart. It is through such various initiatives that we work towards strengthening Valletta's cultural product" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 22, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Recent events have shown that these institutions are functioning properly, and achieving results... this shows the importance given to the rule of law in Malta, and flies in the face of suggestions that there is a culture of impunity at work in the country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I believe in the rule of law and will wait to see what the courts conclude, and then abide by their ruling. Let us allow the institutions do their job, then I will abide by what the courts decide,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I have no problem with protesting, I am one of those who protects the right to protest, but what happened yesterday crossed the line,” “To have people banging on the car doors and banging on windows with the hope of breaking them, that shouldn’t have happened,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici wrote : "Slamming my car, forcibly blocking it, the kicks and scratches, bashing its windows, the spitting and bad language, the chasing, angry faces and threats...these will not dampen our drive to constantly work for a better country" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici wrote ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "I stand behind Joseph Muscat who is an extraordinary, impeccable person who knows how to lead the country with extremely strong leadership," "I intend to give my all to this Prime Minister who has done so much good and will continue to do much more" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I assure you I am taking this very seriously, but it’s a delicate matter and we cannot rush into it,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 18, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “All that needs to happen is to put the relevant parts [of the revised law] into effect and also, prior to that, to appoint the new State Advocate after a public call,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 15, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This government took the bull by its horns and will implement this change by the end of this year,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 15, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “My name has been mentioned carelessly and needlessly in a chat which the regulator described to be an exercise of misleading advertisement,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We thought to consolidate the resources at the Government Notary’s Office, which saw the introduction of a new building that is being restored, and an increase in the allocation of scholarships for the preservation of books and 25 per cent paper, hence to ensure that more manuscripts and volumes about our past may be available,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through the Valletta Cultural Agency, we are able to provide more high quality events in our vibrant capital city which has become a cultural hub over the past couple of years. This is possible thanks to carefully thought-out strategies which aim to provide our society with cultural and artistic events all year round” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This has been a long-time coming as it was a pledge we made in the last election. Nothing will change but now we have listed monuments and entrusted Heritage Malta with their upkeep and maintenance,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I can understand why you would think that but I had asked Heritage Malta to draw up a report identifying the monuments soon after the last election,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “the ŻiguŻajg Festival was conceived to instil a love for creativity and the arts in children and young people. A couple of years later, it is still doing just that; showcasing beautiful performances and wonderful shows from Malta and all over the world, whilst also getting better and improving during the years” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told ( about Simon Busuttil ) : "Your predecessor Simon Busuttil criticised the government of corruption but not once did he come out against the IIP scheme. If it bothers you so much, I would suggest you all come out against it," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Commission ) : "You're wrong when you say that this is an outright sale. Sale is when a price, the object and the people involved are predetermined. This isn't that because it isn't a matter of paying money and that's that. The European Commission said in its analysis of the scheme that Malta has a strong system of due dilligence in place," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Neville Camilleri ) : "Either the Opposition Leader doesn't know that an independent magisterial inquiry has been going on since the assassination took place or he is saying that he does not believe that magistrate Neville Camilleri is independent," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “As a government, we work towards strengthening the cultural scene in our country, and thanks to this initiative which is now in its third year, we are awarding excellence in the field of culture and the arts, while encouraging more professionalism and distinction within the sector,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Public cleanliness is priority number one and the next budget will reflect this,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “With over 50 different acts, Notte Bianca is the largest and the only festival of its kind in Malta, featuring the participation of over 200 local and international artists. A spectacular night that is only made possible by a dedicated team of over 100 people who work tirelessly to make this festival the success that it is” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “Not only do heritage buildings such as the Capuchin Church in Kalkara carry historical significance, but they also have an aesthetic and artistic value. The Restoration Directorate is truly doing its utmost to safeguard our local heritage, through numerous restoration projects all around the island. Thanks to such initiatives, we can restore local historic buildings and monuments to their former glory, to be appreciated and enjoyed by our society,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “The site of Tas-Silġ in Masaxlokk is one of the most important archaeological sites in Malta and, possibly, in the Central Mediterranean. It contains the remains of more than 4000 years of structures, most of which were used for religious purposes, and through these discoveries, we are learning more about our ancestors, a n d making this information more available to the public, whilst also shedding more light on the work entailed in archaeological excavations,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 12, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “We do not mind criticism but [Azzopardi’s vote] speaks volumes about the intention of the person who voted against the national interest,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 8, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We want to engage with the Council of Europe on the matter to explore the road ahead, fully aware of the risks that a public inquiry running alongside an ongoing criminal investigation could prejudice the court case,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 8, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “He is privileged in that he has access to all the information and documents, and I understand that there is good collaboration between him and the prosecution, so he has the biggest opportunity to, if he knows something, instead of throwing mud step forward and speak to the authorities to prove them” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “It is easy to throw mud; what’s difficult is to prove it. He has the biggest opportunity more than I do since he is the parte civile lawyer so that if he knows something he steps forward and speaks” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Pieter Omtzigt ) : “He was very biased and his track record is not that nice either; if you look at what he said on the MH-17 plane crash you can conclude that he does not have a great track record, and this report has so much inaccuracies and things which are false and incorrect that unfortunately I can say that while I respect the Council of Europe, I respect Pieter Omtzigt much less” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Through this measure, we are ensuring to provide Festivals Malta with the right tools and enablers, to make it easier for the public to attend festivals and increase participation, audience engagement and outreach. We are also strengthening professionalisation within the sector and furthermore working towards developing the brand and our image internationally as an expanding cultural tourism niche," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici noted : “Furthermore, this exhibition by Heritage Malta is an ideal opportunity to discover more about lesser-known areas of our history, and is fulfilling our cultural strategy by making our heritage more accessible and strengthening our local cultural product” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “The Restoration Directorate is currently undergoing numerous projects to restore historic buildings found around the island, especially since these hold great historical significance. Our localities are filled with extraordinary buildings and monuments which map our history and culture, and play an intrinsic role in the shaping of our identity as Maltese. Through restoration and conservation, we are not only honouring our heritage, but we can ensure that these sites are more accessible, especially to future generations,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “out of these 464 persons elected, a total of 191 of them were elected for the first time and 63 out of the 191 are women. This can be seen as leap forward, when one considers the fact that during the local elections from 2007 until 2009, only 31 females were elected the first-time round” External link

gozonews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This is to ensure the security of tenure of the current FIAU chair, which is the reason why legislators in the past had identified the AG as chairperson of the FIAU,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 17, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We are giving people their memories back," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Thanks to this scheme, not only are we making the agency’s sites and museums more available, but we’re also raising more awareness on our heritage and history. We are committed to keep on strengthening this ever-growing sector, for the benefit of our community,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “While we have opinions which are carried in the papers, on the ground people believe that the independence of the judiciary is strong so much so that 56% of the public said that they trust it,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “During the past 2 months, the Division intervened on numerous occasions to remove waste from this industrial area. In fact, 185 tonnes of waste, which were mostly construction waste, has already been removed from this area. All of this work is being done to ensure more safety and cleanliness on our islands, for the benefit of our community” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this a greement we are guaranteeing more stability for the PBS’ employees. This fulfils the Station’s aim to acknowledge its human resources by strengthening its employe e s’ motivation and commitment to accomplish the aims of its operations, whilst also ensuring better quality in its services. This also leads to more competitive and commercial sustainability for the s tation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The CMD has thoroughly invested in human resources, machinery and equipment for the cleaning of our capital city during the last two years,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici claimed : “This is indicative of the growing levels of freedom of journalistic expression,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Malta, of course, has other laws that were criticised. These aren't laws we made but have been there for generations. We will keep improving and take the recommendations seriously. There isn't a problem," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 15, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Malta, of course, has other laws that were criticised. These aren't laws we made but have been there for generations. We will keep improving and take the recommendations seriously. There isn't a problem," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 15, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This ongoing Restoration Directorate project will see to the restoration of these fortifications which are truly one of a kind in our country. In their purpose, ensemble of different elements, method of construction, and setting they represent a unique monument of local military architecture. Our strategy as a Government is to keep on strengthening our local heritage for everyone to appreciate and have access to” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, April 15, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This ongoing Restoration Directorate project will see to the restoration of these fortifications which are truly one of a kind in our country,” “In their purpose, ensemble of different elements, method of construction, and setting they represent a unique monument of local military architecture” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “As far as is feasible, throughout the reinstatement and reconstruction interventions stone blocks which formed part of the original building setup shall be used,” “As was the case in Mosta, even at Għargħur, all attempts shall in fact be made to collect loose stone blocks, forming part of the original construction, from the underlying garigue/valley onto which they have collapsed through the years” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : "Through this investment, we are not only preserving one of the main buildings found within our historic capital city, but we are also ensuring the strengthening of our national cultural identity through the preservation of a monumental location. Thanks to our strategy, we keep reinforcing our local cultural product, and further place ourselves as a cultural destination," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Sven Giegold ) : "I don't blame them. Sven Giegold is acting in his country's interest, he is doing his job. He's making sure that Malta's economic success does not continue," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici insisted : “You have to take a look at the report. It is a structured report. You cannot take this point in isolation. The point is the person occupying the role of public prosecutor should be distinct from the person advising the government,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Up till now the General Prosecutor and the Attorney General have been one and the same. Instead of wearing two hats, this will be separated into two roles for two separate individuals," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Underwater archaeological parks will bring a number of benefits, primarily the safeguarding of our country’s unequalled and precious underwater cultural resource,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “with the creation of new accessible sites by divers and through virtual reality, we will give added value to the diving tourism package offered by the Maltese Islands” “It is envisaged that the Maltese Islands will become a market leader in the field of deep-water wreck diving,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “A significant number of nations and cultures – both past and present – are represented on the seabed off the Maltese Islands,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “Following the reform undertaken by this Government, any person who aspires to join the Bench must first obtain a positive advice from the Judicial Appointments Committee which is completely independent from the Government of the day. The President of the Chamber of Advocates sits ex ufficio on this Committee. An evaluation is made not only on whether the candidate satisfies legal requirements for eligibility but also for merit according to objective guidelines drawn up by the Committee itself. The government has always followed the advice of the Committee. The proceedings of the Committee are confidential according to law,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Four of the six tenders necessary for the construction of the carnival village have already been issued and adjudicated, and once the process for the final two is complete, the project will start," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Silvio Meli ) : “I don’t believe I need to replace Judge Meli directly, but I agree that we have to increase the judiciary if we are to continue improving the rate of cases which are decided, both civil and criminal,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 25, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici aseguró : “El nacimiento es un reflejo de la cultura de un país, aquí tenemos un pesebre maltés con características que celebran no solo la Navidad sino también nuestro país y cuando uno lo mira ve la barca que simboliza el viaje que miles de personas cumplen todos los días en busca de una vida mejor” External link

uniradioinforma Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT



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minister28.83%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
justice0.66%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister for justice0.66%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister for culture0.26%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
entertainer0.07%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
ministre de la justice maltais0.07%FR11/08/201708/11/2017
minister for justice and culture0.33%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
culture minister4.62%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
minister for justice culture and local government0.99%EN10/01/201701/10/2017
justice and culture minister1.52%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
minister of culture0.07%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
local government minister0.26%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
education minister0.07%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
maltese minister for justice culture and local government0.33%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
earlier justice minister0.07%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
labour mp0.66%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
mp0.53%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
minister of justice0.13%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
under culture minister0.07%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
maltese justice minister0.20%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
ministre de la justice0.07%FR01/27/201727/01/2017
minister of justice culture and local government0.13%EN12/31/201631/12/2016
ministro de justicia0.07%ES12/10/201610/12/2016
committee member0.13%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
member0.13%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
justice and local government minister0.07%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
finance minister0.13%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
government minister0.07%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
government and justice minister0.13%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Owen BonniciEN94.16%
Owen BonniciMT5.19%
Owen BonniciES0.22%
Owen BonniciFR0.22%
Owen BonniciSA0.11%
Owen BonniciIS0.11%


 
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Mark Camilleri claimed ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “This has been coming for a long time, even during Owen Bonnici’s time as Education Minister,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “We have seen that division over these 500 days; we saw it even yesterday we got shouted at, my wife got beaten up here. Bonnici is responsible for the example he set. His position is untenable. We demand his resignation” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The court declared in the most explicit manner that what Bonnici did was not to clean or to restore the monument, it was to censure the fundamental right of expression” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The sentence categorically shows that it is Bonnici who used the memorial to create division” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “We have seen that division over these 500 days; we saw it even yesterday we got shouted at, my wife got beaten up here. Bonnici is responsible for the example he set. His position is untenable. We demand his resignation” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The court declared in the most explicit manner that what Bonnici did was not to clean or to restore the monument, it was to censure the fundamental right of expression” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The sentence categorically shows that it is Bonnici who used the memorial to create division” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia wrote ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "Owen Bonnici did this when he was minister for justice whose first duty is to safeguard everyone's fundamental human right. He did the opposite," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia wrote ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "Owen Bonnici did this when he was minister for justice whose first duty is to safeguard everyone's fundamental human right. He did the opposite," External link

wsau Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia wrote ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "Owen Bonnici did this when he was minister for justice whose first duty is to safeguard everyone's fundamental human right. He did the opposite," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Keith Schembri said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "The Prime Minister would be there, the Attorney General and sometimes Minister Owen Bonnici" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Cutajar said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The government did not introduce it in the law, we tried to insert an amendment, and to our surprise minister Owen Bonnici and the government voted against this amendment only for it to now find itself into this manifesto,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “Now, years later, we are in this situation but that’s no problem. In less than 100 days since the recommendations were made, with special thanks to Justice Minister Owen Bonnici who worked tirelessly on this, we will start implementing changes suggested,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

David Casa commented ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “watching Minister Owen Bonnici attempting to defend the indefensible was painful” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 15, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

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Owen Bonnici said ( about Commission ) : “These awards provide a platform where good practice, innovation and excellence in VET is given a higher profile and improved visibility,” “Every year, the European Commission and each Member State organize events to celebrate vocational skills, give visibility to VET achievements, and also promote VET in general among the general public. This year is a bit different and will be based more on social media and with more emphasis on promotional campaigns rather than traditional gathering events,” External link

gozonews Monday, November 9, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “When it came to planning this project, we decided that apart from building a new primary school, we would expand and modernise the adjacent middle school, where works have already started,” “I thank all the educators, specially the Principal of the College and the Head of School, as well as all the parents and children for the cooperation they are showing” External link

gozonews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici concluded : “As we have done with other projects, when completed, this will be a beautiful school. One which our children and educators truly deserve,” External link

gozonews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici concluded : “MCAST has grown a lot and giant strides have been made for the benefit of students. Our focus is to have successful graduates who are the first choice for employers. Our goal is also for students to graduate with ambition and entrepreneurial ability so that they can succeed even if they start a company on their own. MCAST offers qualifications in the most important areas of the economy where there are the most job opportunities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici remarked : “It seems that the Malta Union of Teachers and the UPE Union of Professional Educators are in a tussle on who takes the most militant approach, in a bid to attract the highest number of members,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici concluded : “The public library, the hall and even an amount of recreational space will be used by the local community after school hours. The size of the entire school, including recreational areas, will be 10,000 square meters” External link

bay Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This wasn’t a question of these schools being better prepared, but that the teachers who work in these schools agreed that the schools should open. In the case of State schools there were discussions with unions and after those discussions we reached an agreement and the deadlock that was there at the beginning was resolved,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 2, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “While the first day of school will be different according to the respective year group, by 14 October, all students will be back to school we firmly believe that the best education is received in the classroom,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Parents have a right to decide whether it is right for their family to send their children back to school this is a decision that needs to be made by the parents, and it’s a decision we respect However, we are encouraging all those to send their children to school, with the peace of mind that we have put all the measures into place minimize the risk as much as possible,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 25, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "swe are becoming more aware of the environment around us and how to safeguard its beauty and cleanliness" External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : “On our part, we have taken all the measures that we saw fit to take. Schools are prepared and are implementing all the recommendations made by the Health Department,” “I really do want our educators to show courage, because I believe the best education our children can get is in the classroom” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Life must go on with the appropriate mitigation measures in place,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Children and grandparents alike are living in the community, they go out, they go shopping. We live in a society where we are constantly interacting socially,” “Our advice is to continue social distancing and take measures to minimise the spread of the virus. But life goes on and we have to do everything possible to get on with it, which includes education” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici ( about Keith Schembri ) : "Until the very day of Keith Schembri's arrest, I had no idea. I’m still not sure if certain statements are true" External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici replied : “If he wants to use that route, who am I to tell him not to. What I did was encourage him to use dialogue. In this meeting, Kalin had mentioned that he had an international reputation to protect” External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 18, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says : “But there was a sentiment in the country that these were stories about purely personal issues. If we are honest, we had all said that it was too much. Even the archbishop had spoken out about it,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says ( about Jonathan Cardona ) : “I used to work more with Jonathan Cardona from Identity Malta than Kalin,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says : “There was a certain person who worked there for a while but then left. I cannot recall the name,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici says : “There were two packets of amendments. To my knowledge, there was no direct input from Henley and Partners but I was not directly involved in its drafting,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 18, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici : "It’s no roadshow. They are conferences to promote the scheme. I attended one in London and it was most interesting. " External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This year we could witness the great sense of dedication and care from all those who were involved in this edition and a lot of work was put in for the benefit of the advancement of the students” External link

bay Friday, September 4, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I thank the management of the Foundation, the staff, the partners of Skolasajf, the parents and above all the students who all pulled the same rope for a successful edition,” External link

bay Friday, September 4, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “On Friday, we will have a month left until schools reopen. Therefore, I want to give parents the peace of mind that their children’s education will continue moving forward with all the protocols in place which are recommended by the health authorities,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : "If we want to keep preserving our rich cultural heritage through careful restoration of historical sites, we also need to make sure that we have skilled persons to do this important work," "Safeguarding heritage sites is also about safeguarding trades and ensuring that skills and techniques are learned by young people through hands-on learning" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We cannot make our students face another year of remote learning, children especially need to have a community around them to foster learning," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “The guidelines will be finalised in the coming hours and will then be discussed with all stakeholders they will then be published on Friday,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are committed to reopening schools on September 28. We will take all the necessary measures to safeguard our students but our children have to get an education and school life must continue,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are committed to reopening schools on September 28. We will take all the necessary measures to safeguard our students but our children have to get an education and school life must continue,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “Back when schools closed in March, we began speaking with the Minister to prepare for the different scenarios we might face come September,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The Minister expressed that SkolaSajf is being used as a model for the protocols and measures which will be adopted in September, but SkolaSajf is simply a model and has nothing to do with a normal school set-up,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “Everyone needs to be prepared and if, for example, measures include that students will have restricted breaks or breaks in groups, that would be that administration staff will have to revise classroom timetables all over again,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “The majority highlighted that a hybrid scenario is simply impossible to adopt,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Firstly, there is a lot of planning when it comes to adopting a hybrid system. How would a school work around teaching half a class which is physically present and the other half online? It is also a huge expense for schools and parents. Will parents have to work from home too? What about those educators who are also parents?” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We have re-opened childcare centres, Skolasajf and even SEC revision classes and other institutions like English language schools and so far there hasn’t been anyone with virus symptoms while at these institutions,” “We take all the precautions and we will be doing the same when we re-open schools on September 28” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The information and help one can expect to find are about the courses that the institutions offer and the career opportunities that are available,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, July 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “In today’s ever-evolving world, education could not stop at the end of compulsory education: the continued advancement through education is of profound importance. Learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but it also boosts sustainability, competitiveness and employability,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Absenteeism hurts. There is no reason why a parent should not send their children to school and we need a very wide debate on this that goes beyond COVID-19,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “We know who these students are, because teachers follow up. But we need to make sure that, come September, when the schools re-open, we address the problem of absenteeism,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “small changes in their lifestyle can have a large impact on the problem of climate change if all were to follow suit. These students were able to raise more awareness on the subject by creating different promotional material to act as reminders for the students and they also created desktop images which were uploaded on all the school computers. I encourage more schools to follow suit by listening to the students and give them a helping hand when possible because, with their creative ideas, we can be able to make changes for the benefit of future generations” External link

bay Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "The Speaker said we do not have a tradition of naming halls after people. That was his argument as I understood it. We do not have a hall named after important people in our political history, like Manuel Dimech. I bow my head down to his decision" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “as far as protocols are concerned, numerous discussions are being held with various stakeholders together with the health authorities in order to establish all the safety measures that are necessary to keep everyone as safe as possible” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are demonstrating our commitment to not only identify the problems in the field but to be part of the solutions. Through the Fondazzjoni Sagħtar, the MUT is now in a better situation to implement its dual role as a professional organisation and a trade union,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “There has always been a spirit of professional collaboration between the MUT and the authorities over the years. This government has always worked for the best interest for educators and students so that they are given the best opportunities to improve their skills and abilities. I would like to encourage more people to take an interest and register in this site which I have no doubt several educators and students will find useful,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Karmenu Vella ) : “Vella will bring with him years of invaluable experience following the leading roles and offices he occupied in Malta and at a European level,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : "We've said this from the start - while it is the health authorities who decide whether we reopen the schools or not, we do not want to be in a position where we are given the go-ahead to start welcoming students but are unable to do so because we didn't have plans in place," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 22, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "I don't see why, with the proper social distancing measures, exams cannot be held. Everything is on track for that to happen too," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 22, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We have always been committed to emphasize the importance that our children and youth fall in love with reading, especially during the difficult times we are currently facing. Books help us enter into a different world of our choice, and contribute immensely to educational advancement” External link

bay Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The questions we will be asking are not ‘why?’ but ‘why not?’” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This think-tank is made of people with different and excellent backgrounds, who together will contribute beautiful ideas. I want them to be as creative as possible and test the limits and build on the positive experiences us as the education sector had experienced before COVID-19,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “As a government, we are committed to continuing to assist students and their families because we firmly believe in every child’s right for an education, especially during times like this, where having access to digital systems is essential to continue an educational journey,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 15, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “It is our duty to anticipate tomorrow’s world in order to be better placed to turn challenges into opportunities,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We don't want [the think thank] to ask 'why' but 'why not?'," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We invite this group of experts to predict the future of education, not only in view of COVID-19's impact, but also beyond this," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We know how much vocational subjects are sought after. This is why there is the need that our educators equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge in order to guide our students to the next level of achievement, as is done in all other subjects. We will be offering a total of 29 qualifications for people who wish to become teachers and for supply teachers who wish to progress in their qualifications in order to become a regular teacher,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "It's a wonderful thing to see ongoing works at the MCAST campus as we know bigger and better things are on track to be achieved here," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained ( about Parliamentary Secretary ) : "The next step is for a Parliamentary motion to be voted on, so as to approve that these properties are transferred to the University, with a perpetual lease," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Once the resolution is passed in parliament a contract can be drawn. The government is in full agreement, that the University of Malta should have its autonomy, however, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Now, the university has the power to decide its own faith and create further assets for its students and the rest of the island going forward,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We had families with three or more children asking us how their children will be coping with just one computer at home at a time of home schooling,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “Post-secondary schools, including independent and church schools, will be recognising the predictive mark issued by MATSEC and in case they want to make choices among students achieving MQF 3, they can always introduce forms of additional assessments,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The schedule would enable teachers to go to the school at a specific date and prepare all the needed items, while parents and students go on another day, to pick them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 17, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We wanted to give teachers the opportunity to progress their career and learn new skills by offering them free sessions,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 17, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This is a golden opportunity for educators to continue furthering their own education,” “Parents also stand to benefit since a number of them have been asking for guidance on how to support their children,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 17, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The population in this region of the island is increasing exponentially, and this new school will help in catering for such an increase,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 13, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “from here, the lunches are being prepared at 10am daily so that later on in the day, these are delivered to the children’s houses. The Ministry made the necessary arrangments so that the lunches remain delivered on a daily basis to the children that need them. Arrangements have been made to also cater for the children in need who attend Church schools” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 10, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "In our schools and educational institutions, we have 45 3D printers which at present situation were not being used, thus we sought to help in this cause by setting up this 3D printer farm in a school to help add production capacity. Through this collaboration and addition of these printers, we are producing around 600 visors every day for doctors, nurses and all staff in hospitals dealing with COVID-19" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We have around 400 families on Scheme 9, and around half of them need internet access,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Now instead of at school, the food will be delivered to churches for certain residents and being delivered to families under this scheme,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “In the times we are currently living in, we are seeing educators show how much they truly love their students and how important it is for them that they are still continuing to learn,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are giving the flexibility to each student to decide for themselves. If they pass their predictive assessment, they will be given a level 2 or level 3 certificate. But regardless if they pass or don’t pass, they will have the chance to sit for their exams in September,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We wanted to ensure fairness and make sure students are not the ones to suffer," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "we have asked all stakeholders within the education sector for feedback so that we can consider each and every situation for each and every exam" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Charmaine Gauci ) : “If the Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci tells us not to go ahead with the examinations, then we will not. Public health comes first,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “from the figures we have seen since Monday, the amount of absences is not that worrying as it is marginal compared to last year which means that most parents are still sending children to school” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We are constantly monitoring the situation and in discussion with Health Authorities, we have no need to close local schools,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We have had parents asking us whether the government will be closing schools as they are concerned regarding the current situation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “One of the budgetary measures for 2020 looks at the weight and carriage of schoolbags an issue which has been present for the past 20 years and should definitely be addressed,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Every educator, every parent and every student should pull up their sleeves and get involved properly in fighting bullying in the strongest possible way," External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 21, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This delay will prolong the inconvenience of all affected,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “The student-centred approach, promoted for years as the way forward to ensure that all children succeed, went beyond the meaning of the coined catchphrase. The great emphasis on the rights and needs of the student all the time has led to a system that is now effectively bypassing the educator,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Instead of just talking about the current reforms race, we need to act fast and stop it. Schools are becoming a rat race of one reform after another, while feedback from previous reforms is indicating that the changes did not bring about the expected outcomes,” “And still we go ahead with more of this charade, which obviously includes changes that are supposedly introduced to modify previous changes which were proved unsuccessful. This must stop. Our appeal to the new minister of education is to stop the changes and analyse the educational system” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : “Everyone students, parents, employees, examination bodies, agencies, the media think that an educator can act upon all demands made by everyone. The reality is that we need to take stock of these expectations,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We do everything possible for national unity and try to pull the same rope. I tried to do everything for this to happen. If the message passed was that the decisions were taken out of resentment or pique, it was absolutely not the case,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 3, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Some people have said that the clearing of the monument was done out of some sense of pique. I can assure you that this is not the case,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “We do everything possible for national unity and try to pull the same rope. I tried to do everything for this to happen. If the message passed was that the decisions were taken out of resentment or pique, it was absolutely not the case,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 31, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This was a controversial issue, but even the court chose to speak about the limitation to this freedom. It first recommended and then ordered how this right should be limited in order to protect the monument,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 31, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “Our teachers and LSE’s are important elements to this sector, and we need to understand them and I am here to listen to them; I have already received a number of messages from our educators and I am here to listen to them all,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “We have put in a lot of work in our governance, implemented new legal reforms, such as the Whistle Blowers act, but it is fact that there were events which took place that affected our reputation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We are ensuring that our students are given more possibilities to further their knowledge beyond the traditional aspect of education, by providing them with tools through which they can raise awareness themselves as well,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 24, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Naturally, there are legal aspects and one has to see whether there is the legal basis to withdraw a tender of a commercial entity. However, I am not going to hide behind legalisms and I will, therefore, be looking into this to evaluate things," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “However, I am not going to hide behind legalisms and I will, therefore, be looking into this to evaluate things,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “It’s useless having the most beautiful schools, investing millions and gilding them if you do not have educators in them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “New Year’s Eve celebrations in our capital city have become a staple event during the past couple of years, as they provide locals and visitors with a great opportunity to celebrate the welcoming of the new year whilst enjoying a reinvigorated Valletta, full of activities for all the family,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 6, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “These celebrations have become an intrinsic event in our country’s cultural calendar and are anticipated by various members of the public. They also serve as a sound platform for local artists further strengthening the local cultural scene” External link

MaltaToday Monday, December 30, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I do not want to make any remarks which might contaminate the judicial process. I have full confidence in the institutions, the courts, and the police,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 30, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The total number of PQs answered by this ministry is considerably more than the actual number of questions asked on a one-to -one basis to all other ministries, except for the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 30, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Saying that Egrant belongs to Muscat, his wife or any of his family is just a big lie,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “I made it very clear that I appointed Nexia BT as consultants, but I stopped using their services. In the short period I used their services the roles were principally about EU funds,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Today you see in front of you the result of a decision we had taken on whether we should have a foundation for the improvement of Cottonera. After we saw the good that came with having a foundation for Valletta, which is an experience I lived through almost from the start, we decided that we should have a foundation for Cottonera,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained ( about Jason Micallef ) : "I believe Micallef was speaking logistically on how the Labour Party should organise these debates in the lead up to the new leader. I do not believe Jason meant that no candidate should speak to the media, but he is saying that debates between the candidates should be held by the regulations of the Labour Party," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Jason Micallef ) : "I believe Micallef was speaking logistically on how the Labour Party should organise these debates in the lead up to the new leader. I do not believe Jason meant that no candidate should speak to the media, but he is saying that debates between the candidates should be held by the regulations of the Labour Party," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici replied : “Yes, I think so because our system is such that where there are serious crimes, the inquiring magistrate has the job of preserving evidence and then conducting their investigations” “Our system puts minds at rest in that the proof is preserved; so as long as the magistrate has everyone’s faith, which he does, justice is not only being done but it is also seen as being done” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : "Under the present legal regime, in the cases where a person is found guilty of the cultivation of cannabis for personal use - which exceeds one plant - the Court is duty bound to impose an effective prison sentence," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Between April 2015 and 1 December 2019, 3,064 people appeared in front of the Commissioner, instead of the Law Courts," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 13, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “How should I answer this question? If that is true I feel betrayed” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Through these processes the Government is clearly showing commitment to implement further reforms for the benefit of our society and towards the strengthening of the rule of law," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this investment, we are continuing to strengthen our heritage and its legacy, and it is thanks to such restoration projects that we can continue to do so. The Restoration Directorate is currently working on various restoration interventions to safeguard our tangible history for the present generations and those to come,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told ( about Robert Abela ) : “I genuinely did not follow what Abela and Agius Saliba said. I have always had an unwavering opinion on the protest: if there’s anyone who wants to protest, he can do so, he even has the duty to protest,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Protests should take place as long as the line is not crossed into violence. It’s important that that line is never crossed both by whoever is protesting and also by those whose protest is addressed to,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “She will be the first person to serve as a state attorney and the first person to do so will be a woman. This is also an important step,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Under our legal system, serious cases like these [murder investigations], an inquiring magistrate is always involved to preserve evidence. The criticism towards the Prime Minister is thus not founded because there is full trust in the inquiring magistrate,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “I know Joseph Muscat and how he does things for the national interest. His resignation in January was in the best interest of the country to ensure a smooth transition in the shortest timeframe possible and avoid any negative consequences on the country if the transition is not smooth,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this process, the government is clearly showing its commitment to implement reforms towards the strengthening of the Rule of Law and the separation of powers in our country,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this process, the government is clearly showing its commitment to implement reforms towards the strengthening of the Rule of Law and the separation of powers in our country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 6, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “You will be aware that in these investigations the Maltese authorities have benefitted from the input of the FBI in the initial stages of the investigation and are in constant contact with EUROPOL which has access to the investigation. The developments in the investigation over the last weeks confirm its independence,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 29, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : "I have full faith in the Prime Minister. He has shown impeccable leadership" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 25, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici added : "I have full faith in the Prime Minister. He has shown impeccable leadership" External link

timesofmalta Monday, November 25, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “the festival has consistently gone from strength to strength, establishing itself in the baroque scene, whilst also enhancing our local cultural experience” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "The lighting up of these prominent streets in Valletta which both see numerous amounts of people on a daily basis has become a yearly anticipation for those who have the festive season at heart. It is through such various initiatives that we work towards strengthening Valletta's cultural product" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 22, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Recent events have shown that these institutions are functioning properly, and achieving results... this shows the importance given to the rule of law in Malta, and flies in the face of suggestions that there is a culture of impunity at work in the country,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I believe in the rule of law and will wait to see what the courts conclude, and then abide by their ruling. Let us allow the institutions do their job, then I will abide by what the courts decide,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I have no problem with protesting, I am one of those who protects the right to protest, but what happened yesterday crossed the line,” “To have people banging on the car doors and banging on windows with the hope of breaking them, that shouldn’t have happened,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici wrote : "Slamming my car, forcibly blocking it, the kicks and scratches, bashing its windows, the spitting and bad language, the chasing, angry faces and threats...these will not dampen our drive to constantly work for a better country" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici wrote ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "I stand behind Joseph Muscat who is an extraordinary, impeccable person who knows how to lead the country with extremely strong leadership," "I intend to give my all to this Prime Minister who has done so much good and will continue to do much more" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I assure you I am taking this very seriously, but it’s a delicate matter and we cannot rush into it,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, November 18, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “All that needs to happen is to put the relevant parts [of the revised law] into effect and also, prior to that, to appoint the new State Advocate after a public call,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 15, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This government took the bull by its horns and will implement this change by the end of this year,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 15, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “My name has been mentioned carelessly and needlessly in a chat which the regulator described to be an exercise of misleading advertisement,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We thought to consolidate the resources at the Government Notary’s Office, which saw the introduction of a new building that is being restored, and an increase in the allocation of scholarships for the preservation of books and 25 per cent paper, hence to ensure that more manuscripts and volumes about our past may be available,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through the Valletta Cultural Agency, we are able to provide more high quality events in our vibrant capital city which has become a cultural hub over the past couple of years. This is possible thanks to carefully thought-out strategies which aim to provide our society with cultural and artistic events all year round” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This has been a long-time coming as it was a pledge we made in the last election. Nothing will change but now we have listed monuments and entrusted Heritage Malta with their upkeep and maintenance,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “I can understand why you would think that but I had asked Heritage Malta to draw up a report identifying the monuments soon after the last election,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “the ŻiguŻajg Festival was conceived to instil a love for creativity and the arts in children and young people. A couple of years later, it is still doing just that; showcasing beautiful performances and wonderful shows from Malta and all over the world, whilst also getting better and improving during the years” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told ( about Simon Busuttil ) : "Your predecessor Simon Busuttil criticised the government of corruption but not once did he come out against the IIP scheme. If it bothers you so much, I would suggest you all come out against it," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Commission ) : "You're wrong when you say that this is an outright sale. Sale is when a price, the object and the people involved are predetermined. This isn't that because it isn't a matter of paying money and that's that. The European Commission said in its analysis of the scheme that Malta has a strong system of due dilligence in place," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Neville Camilleri ) : "Either the Opposition Leader doesn't know that an independent magisterial inquiry has been going on since the assassination took place or he is saying that he does not believe that magistrate Neville Camilleri is independent," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “As a government, we work towards strengthening the cultural scene in our country, and thanks to this initiative which is now in its third year, we are awarding excellence in the field of culture and the arts, while encouraging more professionalism and distinction within the sector,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Public cleanliness is priority number one and the next budget will reflect this,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “With over 50 different acts, Notte Bianca is the largest and the only festival of its kind in Malta, featuring the participation of over 200 local and international artists. A spectacular night that is only made possible by a dedicated team of over 100 people who work tirelessly to make this festival the success that it is” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “Not only do heritage buildings such as the Capuchin Church in Kalkara carry historical significance, but they also have an aesthetic and artistic value. The Restoration Directorate is truly doing its utmost to safeguard our local heritage, through numerous restoration projects all around the island. Thanks to such initiatives, we can restore local historic buildings and monuments to their former glory, to be appreciated and enjoyed by our society,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “The site of Tas-Silġ in Masaxlokk is one of the most important archaeological sites in Malta and, possibly, in the Central Mediterranean. It contains the remains of more than 4000 years of structures, most of which were used for religious purposes, and through these discoveries, we are learning more about our ancestors, a n d making this information more available to the public, whilst also shedding more light on the work entailed in archaeological excavations,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 12, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Jason Azzopardi ) : “We do not mind criticism but [Azzopardi’s vote] speaks volumes about the intention of the person who voted against the national interest,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 8, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “We want to engage with the Council of Europe on the matter to explore the road ahead, fully aware of the risks that a public inquiry running alongside an ongoing criminal investigation could prejudice the court case,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, July 8, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “He is privileged in that he has access to all the information and documents, and I understand that there is good collaboration between him and the prosecution, so he has the biggest opportunity to, if he knows something, instead of throwing mud step forward and speak to the authorities to prove them” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “It is easy to throw mud; what’s difficult is to prove it. He has the biggest opportunity more than I do since he is the parte civile lawyer so that if he knows something he steps forward and speaks” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Pieter Omtzigt ) : “He was very biased and his track record is not that nice either; if you look at what he said on the MH-17 plane crash you can conclude that he does not have a great track record, and this report has so much inaccuracies and things which are false and incorrect that unfortunately I can say that while I respect the Council of Europe, I respect Pieter Omtzigt much less” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Through this measure, we are ensuring to provide Festivals Malta with the right tools and enablers, to make it easier for the public to attend festivals and increase participation, audience engagement and outreach. We are also strengthening professionalisation within the sector and furthermore working towards developing the brand and our image internationally as an expanding cultural tourism niche," External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici noted : “Furthermore, this exhibition by Heritage Malta is an ideal opportunity to discover more about lesser-known areas of our history, and is fulfilling our cultural strategy by making our heritage more accessible and strengthening our local cultural product” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, July 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “The Restoration Directorate is currently undergoing numerous projects to restore historic buildings found around the island, especially since these hold great historical significance. Our localities are filled with extraordinary buildings and monuments which map our history and culture, and play an intrinsic role in the shaping of our identity as Maltese. Through restoration and conservation, we are not only honouring our heritage, but we can ensure that these sites are more accessible, especially to future generations,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “out of these 464 persons elected, a total of 191 of them were elected for the first time and 63 out of the 191 are women. This can be seen as leap forward, when one considers the fact that during the local elections from 2007 until 2009, only 31 females were elected the first-time round” External link

gozonews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This is to ensure the security of tenure of the current FIAU chair, which is the reason why legislators in the past had identified the AG as chairperson of the FIAU,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 17, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "We are giving people their memories back," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Thanks to this scheme, not only are we making the agency’s sites and museums more available, but we’re also raising more awareness on our heritage and history. We are committed to keep on strengthening this ever-growing sector, for the benefit of our community,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “While we have opinions which are carried in the papers, on the ground people believe that the independence of the judiciary is strong so much so that 56% of the public said that they trust it,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : “During the past 2 months, the Division intervened on numerous occasions to remove waste from this industrial area. In fact, 185 tonnes of waste, which were mostly construction waste, has already been removed from this area. All of this work is being done to ensure more safety and cleanliness on our islands, for the benefit of our community” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Through this a greement we are guaranteeing more stability for the PBS’ employees. This fulfils the Station’s aim to acknowledge its human resources by strengthening its employe e s’ motivation and commitment to accomplish the aims of its operations, whilst also ensuring better quality in its services. This also leads to more competitive and commercial sustainability for the s tation,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “The CMD has thoroughly invested in human resources, machinery and equipment for the cleaning of our capital city during the last two years,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici claimed : “This is indicative of the growing levels of freedom of journalistic expression,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Malta, of course, has other laws that were criticised. These aren't laws we made but have been there for generations. We will keep improving and take the recommendations seriously. There isn't a problem," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 15, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Malta, of course, has other laws that were criticised. These aren't laws we made but have been there for generations. We will keep improving and take the recommendations seriously. There isn't a problem," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 15, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This ongoing Restoration Directorate project will see to the restoration of these fortifications which are truly one of a kind in our country. In their purpose, ensemble of different elements, method of construction, and setting they represent a unique monument of local military architecture. Our strategy as a Government is to keep on strengthening our local heritage for everyone to appreciate and have access to” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, April 15, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “This ongoing Restoration Directorate project will see to the restoration of these fortifications which are truly one of a kind in our country,” “In their purpose, ensemble of different elements, method of construction, and setting they represent a unique monument of local military architecture” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “As far as is feasible, throughout the reinstatement and reconstruction interventions stone blocks which formed part of the original building setup shall be used,” “As was the case in Mosta, even at Għargħur, all attempts shall in fact be made to collect loose stone blocks, forming part of the original construction, from the underlying garigue/valley onto which they have collapsed through the years” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici stated : "Through this investment, we are not only preserving one of the main buildings found within our historic capital city, but we are also ensuring the strengthening of our national cultural identity through the preservation of a monumental location. Thanks to our strategy, we keep reinforcing our local cultural product, and further place ourselves as a cultural destination," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Sven Giegold ) : "I don't blame them. Sven Giegold is acting in his country's interest, he is doing his job. He's making sure that Malta's economic success does not continue," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici insisted : “You have to take a look at the report. It is a structured report. You cannot take this point in isolation. The point is the person occupying the role of public prosecutor should be distinct from the person advising the government,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Up till now the General Prosecutor and the Attorney General have been one and the same. Instead of wearing two hats, this will be separated into two roles for two separate individuals," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “Underwater archaeological parks will bring a number of benefits, primarily the safeguarding of our country’s unequalled and precious underwater cultural resource,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici explained : “with the creation of new accessible sites by divers and through virtual reality, we will give added value to the diving tourism package offered by the Maltese Islands” “It is envisaged that the Maltese Islands will become a market leader in the field of deep-water wreck diving,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : “A significant number of nations and cultures – both past and present – are represented on the seabed off the Maltese Islands,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici told : “Following the reform undertaken by this Government, any person who aspires to join the Bench must first obtain a positive advice from the Judicial Appointments Committee which is completely independent from the Government of the day. The President of the Chamber of Advocates sits ex ufficio on this Committee. An evaluation is made not only on whether the candidate satisfies legal requirements for eligibility but also for merit according to objective guidelines drawn up by the Committee itself. The government has always followed the advice of the Committee. The proceedings of the Committee are confidential according to law,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Owen Bonnici said : "Four of the six tenders necessary for the construction of the carnival village have already been issued and adjudicated, and once the process for the final two is complete, the project will start," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici said ( about Silvio Meli ) : “I don’t believe I need to replace Judge Meli directly, but I agree that we have to increase the judiciary if we are to continue improving the rate of cases which are decided, both civil and criminal,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, February 25, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Owen Bonnici aseguró : “El nacimiento es un reflejo de la cultura de un país, aquí tenemos un pesebre maltés con características que celebran no solo la Navidad sino también nuestro país y cuando uno lo mira ve la barca que simboliza el viaje que miles de personas cumplen todos los días en busca de una vida mejor” External link

uniradioinforma Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
justice minister29.02%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister28.83%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
justice0.66%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister for justice0.66%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister for culture0.26%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
entertainer0.07%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
ministre de la justice maltais0.07%FR11/08/201708/11/2017
minister for justice and culture0.33%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
culture minister4.62%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
minister for justice culture and local government0.99%EN10/01/201701/10/2017
justice and culture minister1.52%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
minister of culture0.07%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
local government minister0.26%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
education minister0.07%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
maltese minister for justice culture and local government0.33%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
earlier justice minister0.07%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
labour mp0.66%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
mp0.53%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
minister of justice0.13%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
under culture minister0.07%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
maltese justice minister0.20%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
ministre de la justice0.07%FR01/27/201727/01/2017
minister of justice culture and local government0.13%EN12/31/201631/12/2016
ministro de justicia0.07%ES12/10/201610/12/2016
committee member0.13%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
member0.13%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
justice and local government minister0.07%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
finance minister0.13%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
government minister0.07%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
government and justice minister0.13%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Owen BonniciEN94.16%
Owen BonniciMT5.19%
Owen BonniciES0.22%
Owen BonniciFR0.22%
Owen BonniciSA0.11%
Owen BonniciIS0.11%


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Mark Camilleri claimed ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “This has been coming for a long time, even during Owen Bonnici’s time as Education Minister,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “We have seen that division over these 500 days; we saw it even yesterday we got shouted at, my wife got beaten up here. Bonnici is responsible for the example he set. His position is untenable. We demand his resignation” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The court declared in the most explicit manner that what Bonnici did was not to clean or to restore the monument, it was to censure the fundamental right of expression” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The sentence categorically shows that it is Bonnici who used the memorial to create division” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “We have seen that division over these 500 days; we saw it even yesterday we got shouted at, my wife got beaten up here. Bonnici is responsible for the example he set. His position is untenable. We demand his resignation” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The court declared in the most explicit manner that what Bonnici did was not to clean or to restore the monument, it was to censure the fundamental right of expression” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The sentence categorically shows that it is Bonnici who used the memorial to create division” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 31, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia wrote ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "Owen Bonnici did this when he was minister for justice whose first duty is to safeguard everyone's fundamental human right. He did the opposite," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia wrote ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "Owen Bonnici did this when he was minister for justice whose first duty is to safeguard everyone's fundamental human right. He did the opposite," External link

wsau Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Manuel Delia wrote ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "Owen Bonnici did this when he was minister for justice whose first duty is to safeguard everyone's fundamental human right. He did the opposite," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Keith Schembri said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : "The Prime Minister would be there, the Attorney General and sometimes Minister Owen Bonnici" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Cutajar said ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “The government did not introduce it in the law, we tried to insert an amendment, and to our surprise minister Owen Bonnici and the government voted against this amendment only for it to now find itself into this manifesto,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Muscat told ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “Now, years later, we are in this situation but that’s no problem. In less than 100 days since the recommendations were made, with special thanks to Justice Minister Owen Bonnici who worked tirelessly on this, we will start implementing changes suggested,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

David Casa commented ( about Owen Bonnici ) : “watching Minister Owen Bonnici attempting to defend the indefensible was painful” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 15, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT