Month: August 2018

Alfred Sant is right

Alfred Sant is right

I haven’t seen the original interview on Smash TV; just this summary of it on The Malta Independent. But I can’t fault anything in what Alfred Sant is being quoted as saying. He focused his attention on the Parliamentary Opposition because that is what he was talking about. He may or may not agree with …

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On handling part-time priests

On handling part-time priests

The Church needed to manage the reaction to my blog post of two days ago reporting that a priest convicted of molesting 17 children and banned for life by a civil court from ever dealing with children was now working as a priest in Bormla. I reported what they had told me when I published …

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Curia ‘clarifies’ position on Felix Cini

Curia ‘clarifies’ position on Felix Cini

The following is a statement by the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Malta issued earlier this afternoon. I will comment on this in a separate post: The Communications Office refers to articles published in the media over the last 48 hours about Fr Felix Cini, a priest of Maltese nationality incardinated in the Diocese …

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ECPMF asks Joseph Muscat if there is to be an independent inquiry into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia

ECPMF asks Joseph Muscat if there is to be an independent inquiry into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia

  The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom has asked the prime minister Joseph Muscat whether an open public inquiry will be held into the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia and particularly on whether the assassination could have been prevented. ECPMF’s legal advisor Flutura Kusari has told a gathering of the Byline Festival of …

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Better than being hit by a truck

Better than being hit by a truck

Labour governments did not invent this. This one sure didn’t anyway. PN governments also wrote little cheques to many people in the form of some rebate or other. Doesn’t really matter who is doing it: the practice is populist, wasteful and utterly pointless. The Finance Minister announced today the government is living up to a …

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US Prosecutors to pause reviewing Ali Sadr’s emails while exchanges with his wives and lawyers are removed

US Prosecutors to pause reviewing Ali Sadr’s emails while exchanges with his wives and lawyers are removed

US Prosecutors have been ordered to briefly pause from sifting through tens of thousands of emails from accounts belonging to Ali Sadr Hasheminejad. The pause, expected to last three weeks, is required so that emails to and from Ali Sadr’s wives and lawyers are properly filtered out. The order by Judge Andrew Carter of the …

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Maltese ‘citizen’ named in financial scandal involving former Malaysian prime minister

Maltese ‘citizen’ named in financial scandal involving former Malaysian prime minister

Shaher Awartani, originally from Jordan, but the holder of a Malta passport purchased through Henley & Partners has been named in the 1MDB scandal, the biggest financial scandal in Malaysian history that is seeing that former prime minister of that country charged with corruption. Malaysian police have last Friday filed criminal charges against fugitive financier …

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Could be funny, except …

Could be funny, except …

There’s a lot of chuckling around the water cooler today about a study being reported on in the press of research that shows that poor air quality ‘makes you stupid’. The new study suggests that poor air quality can shave off a year’s worth of schooling from your intelligence which if you haven’t had many …

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