The Sunday Circle, a publication owned by the Times, has published an interview with her over a concert she is organising with public funds. Coincidentally, I am currently also investigating her fraudulent public expenditure on these types of concerts.
Catherine is living her fantasy of being a rich socialite, only that she is doing so from public funds. The Sunday Circle would never publish an interview with a government official unless the official’s entity is a client of the sales department. It is normal for government officials and even company directors to use their advertising expenditure as leverage for press coverage and the Times prefers outsourcing this kind of PR to its lesser publications: keep the main paper clean and throw any rubbish in the supplements. The Ministry for Culture and its entities are being clients of the press.
The Sunday Circle has been serving as a PR whore for some time now, having published interviews with Michelle Muscat, previous Planning Authority Chairman Johann Buttiġieġ, the business partner of Joseph and Michelle Muscat, Diane Izzo and even that shameless money-grabbing opportunist Ian Castaldi Paris. Things would be very different if the government didn’t advertise in the press as we would be seeing fewer of these kinds of faces.
On the other hand, Catherine outshines herself as the worst kind of person to serve as a cultural director: greedy, narcissistic and self-obsessed. You are meant to use your position and public resources to promote local artists not yourself.