Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article accidentally included a line attributed to Marlene Mizzi that was meant to be included in the article not in her quote.
The Gozo Minister absented herself from parliament yesterday in an emotional moment that re-ignited the question of conflict of interest among politicians in Malta.
Verging on tears prior to leaving the chamber, Justyne Caruana gave a speech where she opened up about living with police protection for the last year, and being scrutinised for being married to deputy police commissioner Silvio Valletta.
“I want to assure my children, who for the past year have had to live with a police escort because of the undue attention given to my family, that their father performed his job well and this led to results like no other. I want to assure my children that their father and I did nothing to be ashamed of and