Day: September 11, 2018

Malta 2018

Malta 2018

A woman bought three candles and stretched her arm through police barriers to place them on the steps of a public square. Another woman straight off the street got close to her and took pictures of her doing so with her phone. There was no doubt she was not taking pictures in admiration but rather …

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Blood on their hands

Blood on their hands

I was in Valletta this morning when activists on the trapped ship Lifeline Mission protested in Valletta. They couldn’t have been more than 10 people marching quietly down Republic Street. One of them wore a mock mask of Joseph Muscat. Some people recognised that and the fact the protester was wearing handcuffs. They did not …

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Blockchain industry journal: Cryptocurrencies should look away from “authoritarian” Malta

Blockchain industry journal: Cryptocurrencies should look away from “authoritarian” Malta

Not everyone in the blockchain industry is entirely enthused by Malta and the government’s offer. Read this piece in industry news site ETHNews. The publication describes itself as “an emerging provider of Ethereum and Blockchain ecosystem news”. Its recent editorial on Malta is unhappy reading for the promoters of Malta as “the blockchain island”. “Rising …

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Bloomberg: How Malta lost its soul

Bloomberg: How Malta lost its soul

Read this on today’s Bloomberg and see how the name of this country has been sullied for generations to come. I will just give you these lines from the article by the journalist standing next to the Great Siege Memorial before it was wrapped and barricaded by the government: On this day, dozens of tourists …

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Who is racist?

Who is racist?

The defence of the PN for adopting a xenophobic line is that the government are manifestly neglecting immigration issues and consequently the opposition are duty bound to speak up. They don’t mean to be racist but if that’s how they sound when living up to their responsibilities of speaking about uncomfortable topics, too bad. There …

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Backfiring provocation

Backfiring provocation

The Malta Independent this morning warned the government their decision to barricade the Great Siege Memorial to prevent the continuation of the protest demanding justice that started when Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed 11 months ago “will backfire”. The newspaper respects the tenacity of activists protesting there and thinks the government should be showing the …

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