Day: February 4, 2018

Here’s how the corruption of your leaders has compromised your family’s health for 99 years

Here’s how the corruption of your leaders has compromised your family’s health for 99 years

It can be trying to hear people admit the only reason they cannot bring themselves to be angry about the government’s corruption is that the explanation on how they do it is too complicated and they’re too jaded, too tired, too distracted to understand. More people than ever accept as a given that Joseph Muscat …

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C Schembri: Malta in search of authors

C Schembri: Malta in search of authors

Guest post by Charles Schembri: Luigi Pirandello’s acclaimed play “Six characters in search of an author” comes to the conclusion that the only pathway for these destitute individuals to find a meaning for their situation is best explored if these characters were themselves to be the authors. And still the dramatist through inference does not …

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THE SUNDAY TIMES: No stone unturned

THE SUNDAY TIMES: No stone unturned

From my article in The Sunday Times today: “Confined as he is by constitutional and legal limitations, Magistrate Bugeja is also marked by a stark warning from Muscat, who on television, in an evening that will be remembered as the kristallnacht of this regime, warned him of unspecified consequences should his findings not be to …

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Bent over onion-head and other stories

Bent over onion-head and other stories

I’m going out on something of a limb here. I do see the funny side of the hekk jgħid il-Malti figures around Valletta. Seeing Jason Micallef on the happier side of a glory hole, unveiling everyone’s favourite statue of the bent over androgynous onion-head was hilarious. And the memes were never ending, in a good …

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Has Adrian Delia decided to Occupy Justice?

Has Adrian Delia decided to Occupy Justice?

Party leaders get to assign areas of responsibility to their parliamentary group. It’s all a dress rehearsal for the exercise of the prime minister’s prerogative that in our rules gives him or her complete hire and fire rules on government ministers while obviously he or she are held by the hire and fire discretion of …

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McMafia: UK will ask Russian oligarchs to give account of their wealth

McMafia: UK will ask Russian oligarchs to give account of their wealth

The UK government is looking to clamp down on Russian oligarchs using it to launder ill gotten gains. A report on the UK’s The Times discussed this with security Minister Ben Wallace in an interview provoked by BBC drama McMafia about sharp-suited Russians laundering millions in the UK. The story follows the money to its …

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EP President in fresh call for international investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia killing

EP President in fresh call for international investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia killing

Ronchi dei Legionari is a town the size of Żurrieq on the Italian border with Slovenia. Their press club set up a journalistic prize commemorating Daphne Caruana Galizia. And it has announced that it has been accorded patronage for the prize by the European Parliament. In a statement the Ronchese journalists association said “this is …

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