A New York apartment

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2018-01-22T21:15:45+00:00Mon, 22nd Jan '18, 21:15|

On 8 April 2015, Michelle Buttigieg, and her husband William, bought property Unit 1E, a single residential unit in 402 East 74th Street, New York. The purchase was registered in September 2015 showing a purchase price of 790,000 US Dollars. The purchase was secured in view of a mortgage granted to Michelle Buttigieg and her [...]

GUEST POST: The Theatre of Happenings

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2018-01-22T15:52:22+00:00Mon, 22nd Jan '18, 15:52|

  This guest post is by Charles Schembri who dedicates this piece "to Iris Rohmann and her like". A faithful representation of the islands’ fatigue in understanding its current socio-economic and political script, where the relevance of ethics and morals wherever you look have become blared by events, is the Theatre of Happenings. This theatre [...]

Mansholt death inquiry reopened

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2018-01-22T13:52:31+00:00Mon, 22nd Jan '18, 13:49|

It is good news that the Attorney General has decided the questions that remain open in the case of the death of 17-year old Mike Mansholt need to be looked into. The boy's body was found at the bottom of Dingli Cliffs having gone missing for a few days. The causes of his death were [...]

G Farrugia Calleja: And in the cold light of dawn

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2018-01-22T13:40:50+00:00Mon, 22nd Jan '18, 13:40|

By George Farrugia Calleja When reading newspaper reports, especially in the post-truth world of SLAPPed media and tamed journalists, it's a good idea to deconstruct what you read. Here's how you do it, the bits in CAPS being my pointers as to how to go about this and the sort of conclusions you can draw. [...]

Passport Scheme: let the government know what you think

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2018-01-22T13:27:53+00:00Mon, 22nd Jan '18, 13:27|

The government started what it called a consultation process on extending the program of selling Maltese and European citizenship to anyone that can pay a million euro. Its so-called consultation dodged the one real question that should be asked: should the scheme be extended. The government has already decided it will be. It just needs [...]

Mao’s stomping students at MCAST

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2018-01-22T13:14:23+00:00Mon, 22nd Jan '18, 13:14|

When students become functionaries of the state, the situation is truly desperate. Pulse, the Labour Party's student organisation, has this morning organised a "silent protest" at MCAST. They are not protesting for freedom of speech or for the rule of law. They are not demanding better learning conditions or improved access to education for students [...]