Meryl Streep pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia

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2018-01-10T22:13:42+00:00Wed, 10th Jan '18, 22:13|

American actor Meryl Streep paid tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia and other journalists around the world who lost their life in the line of duty. She was speaking at the yearly award ceremony of the Committee to Protect Journalists where she was introduced by Christiane Amanpour of CNN. https://youtu.be/o6Hgqim4Dwo Go to 11:09 for the reference [...]

Flying conflicts

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2018-01-10T20:49:48+00:00Wed, 10th Jan '18, 20:48|

Yannick Pace was quick to report on Malta Today in much greater detail the very dry statement of the government on the stripping of Air Malta's ownership of its airport slots, particularly Heathrow's morning slots. His report is fleshed out with the government spiel we can expect over the next several weeks: that the government [...]

Air Malta being stripped of its value

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2018-01-10T19:19:56+00:00Wed, 10th Jan '18, 19:19|

In a short statement the government today announced it has set up a new company named Malta Air Travel Limited. The new company will own the airport slots that Air Malta currently holds. Most of these are close to worthless. But the slots for the early morning flights that Air Malta flies into Heathrow are [...]

Beam in the eye

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2018-01-10T12:58:06+00:00Wed, 10th Jan '18, 12:58|

Labour has been persecuting Jason Azzopardi for having authorised the sale of government property in Balluta for a price set by law when leasing it out would have made the government more money. This happened eight years ago when Azzopardi was vice-minister responsible for the lands department. He approved a recommendation from the department officials [...]

STAR COMMENT: I stumble from one shock to the next

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2018-01-10T12:59:36+00:00Wed, 10th Jan '18, 12:43|

This was sent in by Iris Rohmann, correspondent for the Cologne-based Westdeutscher Rundfunk, part of the national German television network, in reaction to yesterday's post Locus standi in which I spoke on how difficult it is for international journalists even to believe how Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of a democratic country, can obstruct the [...]