UPDATED: More iced buns

2017-11-06T19:08:13+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 22:26|

Dr Juliana Scerri Ferrante wrote in her reply to the below on 06/11/2017. Her reply is found here. Earlier I wrote about 4 of 6 new members of the new Immigration Appeals Board and showed how they are related in the first degree to Labour Ministers or senior party grandees. Then there's the Chairman of [...]

GUEST POST: We must let you go now.

2017-11-04T09:00:11+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 21:24|

By Alessandra Dee Crespo. Dear Daphne, We spoke occasionally on email, or on your Running Commentary in the combox. I sometimes bumped into you in Valletta. You were always very courteous. I was usually tongue-tied. You once laughingly told me that you were not my headmistress, and that I am not in school, while having coffee [...]

What she would have written

2017-11-04T08:53:24+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 20:44|

Having been to Daphne Caruana Galizia's funeral today, I was not expecting to have the interest or the energy to write about something else. But then perhaps the best tribute to her is to pick up a story she would have shared with all of us had she still been with us. Here is an [...]

Looking for leaders

2017-11-03T19:57:22+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 19:57|

At the funeral for Daphne Caruana Galizia I could see Eddie Fenech Adami, Lawrence Gonzi and Simon Busuttil. All were scrutinised and criticised by Daphne Caruana Galizia some time or other when they were in office. I say that because unlike others, all three had the good sense not to draw attention to themselves when [...]

EU Commission statement on the day of mourning for Daphne Caruana Galizia

2017-11-03T18:58:03+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 18:58|

Brussels, 3 November 2017 Today, the world takes leave of Daphne Caruana Galizia. We were all horrified by the fact that this well-known and respected Maltese journalist lost her life on 16 October in a criminal act of unspeakable brutality. Daphne Caruana Galizia's career spanned over 30 years, she was a pioneer of investigative journalism [...]

Ecclesiastes 3

2017-11-03T18:32:59+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 18:19|

The first reading at today's funeral: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; [...]

GUEST POST: Letter to Daphne

2017-11-03T12:20:41+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 12:20|

By Patricia Azzopardi Preziosi Dear Daphne, Your mutilated body will be laid to rest this afternoon. I pray constantly to the God I believe in to give your loved ones the strength to endure the unendurable for the rest of their lives – which they are going to be forced to do because of the [...]


2017-11-04T21:26:33+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 11:16|

Since I first heard of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death, I’ve thought of little else. And that’s not likely to stop now. It started with shock at the audacity and the terminal definitiveness of the act. It grew into anger and indignation. There was a strong sense of loss as I looked for the writings of [...]

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