Although Maltese banks deny say their lending rates are justifiable, pressure is mounting from all sides as to whether the above-average rates are down to anti-competitive or collusive behaviour between Malta's core domestic banks.
Labour’s new brand of political appointees attract a lot of gossip. Some of that talk is unjustified and simply driven by envy. In other cases, however, it is very much justified.
As a person who has gone through the system myself, I can attest to the deplorable living conditions in closed centres.