Day: November 1, 2017

Consuelo Scerri Herrera gets a government-funded scholarship. For crying out loud!

Consuelo Scerri Herrera gets a government-funded scholarship. For crying out loud!

Surely she can’t have thought this would be left without remark or exclamation. Here’s the report on newsbook of how Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera just got a €20,000 scholarship to “further her studies” 28 years after her last day at school. Just ten months ago a committee made up of the Chief Justice, the Ombudsman, …

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Unhidden agenda

Unhidden agenda

So Dione Borg, the grand old gentle doyen of PN journalists, took umbrage at a guest post on this website that criticised journalists for being a pale comparison to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s investigative prowess. The guest post was fairly critical of the press community and was generic in its attack so it is hardly surprising …

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The mystery professor

The mystery professor

Why is it that whenever there is something odd in the Malta news, very quickly you’ll be finding some association with the links Joseph Muscat built with the Azerbaijan dictatorship? A Joe Mifsud (not the Magistrate and not your next door neighbour who is likely as not to have what must be the second most …

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Regression

Regression

So a person chosen on the basis of trust by Minister Evarist Bartolo to work on the building of new schools has now been arraigned accused of collecting tangenti on the back of public procurement he was assigned to manage by Evarist Bartolo himself. And Minister Evarist Bartolo assumes no political responsibility. Nor, oddly, is …

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Outstanding questions

Outstanding questions

Chris Said filed a motion in Parliament that asks the prime minister to set up a three-judge inquiry into the corruption and impropriety allegations made by Daphne Caruana Galizia (without exception). The three retired judges would be chosen by a two-thirds parliamentary majority and would be given the resources and the power to investigate and …

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Of gods and animals

Of gods and animals

When the Panama scandal broke, Evarist Bartolo showed off his classics and reminded us the Romans used to quip there are laws for gods and laws for animals. Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi. Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri are the untouchable Joves but others must obey the laws for animals. But we learn not …

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