Month: April 2018

GUEST POST: To live without strings

GUEST POST: To live without strings

Guest post by D.M.: To live without strings A pat on the back With a grin on the side. Shameless in their interest, And whatever else they hide. In boasts of a majority Lies secret their intent. The corruption that they bathe in, Is to them a compliment. They watch and wait for your reaction; …

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GUEST POST: If…

GUEST POST: If…

Guest post by Andrew Borg Cardona: If you’re sick of the stench of corruption and vileness that has enveloped the country since Joseph Muscat scuttled up the steps to Castille, you know where you need to be on Sunday afternoon. If you’re sick of the ignorance and outright thuggishness that have become the standard form …

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GUEST POST: Tomorrow is about you

GUEST POST: Tomorrow is about you

Guest post by Alessandra Dee Crespo This is how I see it. The Vigils held on every sixteenth day of each month are for Daphne. To remember her with gratitude. To remember her sacrifice. To assuage our conscience for leaving her to fight the battles alone. To show solidarity to her husband, to her parents, …

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Tomorrow, make some noise

Tomorrow, make some noise

Tomorrow is not a vigil. God knows Daphne Caruana Galizia deserves one everyday. And if we’re fighting for truth and justice today it’s because Daphne lived her life doing so until she was killed for it. We will continue to remember and remind and insist that justice is done for her and her family for …

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The secrets they wanted kept

The secrets they wanted kept

Confidentiality rules are intended to protect businesses from the abusive behaviour of competitors. They are not intended to protect criminals by hiding their crimes. If a business’s records are stolen and passed to a competitor or publicly leaked, that’s industrial espionage. That business has a clear right to complain. Unless of course what they were …

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Chris Cardona’s chief of staff is cousin and buddy of Police Commissioner

Chris Cardona’s chief of staff is cousin and buddy of Police Commissioner

Mario Azzopardi, introduced by Chris Cardona as his chief of staff and close friend, is the cousin of Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar. Chris Cardona’s Ministry website lists another person as his Chief of Staff. However Mario Azzopardi’s Facebook page says he is “self-employed” at the “Ministry for Economy”. His self-employment might be referring to the …

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The Great Fejn Hu l-Leptopp Debate

The Great Fejn Hu l-Leptopp Debate

A moron is who moronic does. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, who may know a thing or two about rotten teeth and is therefore obviously qualified to run our science and technology council, barged in like a teenage gatecrasher at a royal wedding and loaned his wisdom to the Great Fejn Hu l-Leptopp Debate and looked up …

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Degiorgios tipped off from within CID ahead of arrest – Sources

Degiorgios tipped off from within CID ahead of arrest – Sources

I am informed the Police have a perfectly good idea who tipped off the alleged assassins of Daphne Caruana Galizia prior to their arrest. The motivation for the tip off appears to have been to alert them to dispose of incriminating evidence, such as mobile phones. The Police appear to have traced the tip-off to …

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Free Expression for Idiots

Free Expression for Idiots

I feel like a proper patronising sod lecturing Fundamental Rights 101, treating my well informed readers like idiots. But then I know my readers include Owen Bonnici, Jason Micallef and his English-Maltese translator, Deo Debattista, Mario Azzopardi and so on, and I realise that there’s a full range of readers and a little patronising is …

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Ali Sadr denied bail. Trial date to be set on 16th May.

Ali Sadr denied bail. Trial date to be set on 16th May.

The United States federal court has denied Ali Sadr’s request for bail pending his trial for multiple counts of bank fraud and sanctions busting. Ali Sadr’s lawyers argued for bail including the argument that the Maltese authorities had certified that he was under no suspicion for his activities at Pilatus Bank. In spite of this …

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