GUEST POST: Two churches

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2017-11-16T16:42:16+01:00Thu, 16th Nov '17, 16:42|

This guest post is particularly significant in view of the strong line taken by the Maltese curia today. Read about that here. The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia brought to the fore “the two Maltas” she often spoke about. A segment of the population was outraged and horrified while others thought she had it coming. [...]

Italian authorities complain Maltese are not helping fight against organised crime

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2017-11-16T16:03:46+01:00Thu, 16th Nov '17, 16:03|

Italian authorities are complaining on the record that the Maltese authorities are failing to cooperate in their hunt to stop Italian mafia organisations laundering their money here. Il fatto quotidiano reported yesterday on arrests of Italian criminals believed to have used Malta as a platform for illegal gambling and fraud. The Italian authorities have frozen [...]

#occupyjustice visit Castille again

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2017-11-16T15:43:32+01:00Thu, 16th Nov '17, 15:43|

This is a statement issued today by #occupyjustice:   A month to the day of the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, #occupyjustice delivered a bayleaf plant to the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta and left it on the steps of Castille along with a poignant message. “Prime Minister, may this bayleaf plant [...]

The Church one month from Daphne’s death

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2017-11-16T16:19:00+01:00Thu, 16th Nov '17, 15:39|

  Charles Scicluna is not naive. He knows just what he's up against. In a statement today the curia said "of course, in a society as politically polarised as ours, there is always the risk – not to say the certainty – that anything we say, no matter how balanced, will be perceived as partisan or [...]

One month on

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2017-11-17T11:26:15+01:00Thu, 16th Nov '17, 00:01|

When I got the invitation to visit Strasbourg for the naming of the press room of the European Parliament for Daphne Caruana Galizia I jumped at the chance at finally meeting her sons and her husband and personally tell them how I felt about their loss, about their mother and wife and about them. Of [...]