Bending the rules

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2018-03-06T18:55:24+00:00Tue, 6th Mar '18, 18:54|

Ivan Camilleri’s Times of Malta story on two law graduates passed by the reviewing board of judges for their warrant in spite of a criminal record makes for great reading. And it caused something of a stir. First a summary of the facts: eight years ago Yanica Barbara and Thomas Sant were found guilty and [...]

Steward dismisses accounting staff

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2018-03-06T14:33:50+00:00Tue, 6th Mar '18, 14:33|

One of the first tasks undertaken by the new management of the Karin Grech, Gozo General and St Luke's Hospitals was to dismiss administrative staff. This website is informed the entire accounts department is being shut down and staff made redundant. I have asked Vitals Health (now owned by Steward) to confirm or deny this [...]

What the Maltese really think of corruption

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2018-03-06T12:57:51+00:00Tue, 6th Mar '18, 12:57|

Even logic is subject to mood. If one’s own hypotheses are not challenged they become dogma and one is stuck without a way out. In times like these we give in to despair when argument is not enough, logic is optional, truth but a version of reality likely least favoured by many. But in despair [...]

Long read: The People vs Democracy

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2018-03-06T10:47:31+00:00Tue, 6th Mar '18, 10:47|

Take some time to read this article in The Guardian by Yascha Mounk on the uncertain state of play of liberal democracy in the world today. It is hardly comforting that Malta is but a part of a worldwide trend. The fact of the matter is anyone born after 1980 is not directly experienced in [...]