Because he hates candles

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2018-12-11T17:44:14+01:00Tue, 11th Dec '18, 17:44|

The minions came a number of times to the Great Siege Memorial today to clear out what they call rubbish. This was just sent in by Marion and Joe Pace Asciak who have just placed one defiant light to flicker in the cerebral darkness that we're swamped in. "We want to defy the prime minister," [...]

Malta Gay Rights Movement among organisations demanding Sandro Mangion apologise to human rights advocate he called an “asshole”

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2018-12-11T17:27:08+01:00Tue, 11th Dec '18, 17:27|

The Platform of the Human Rights Organisations in Malta, that includes the Malta Gay Rights Movement, the Malta Humanist Association, YMCA Homeless, Aditus Foundation and KSU joined international NGOs in their condemnation of Sandro Mangion's abuse of a human rights advocate at a UN meeting. Local NGOs were joined by the European Centre for Press [...]

But seriously now, where’s Neville Gafa’?

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2018-12-11T17:10:53+01:00Tue, 11th Dec '18, 17:10|

So Chris Fearne fired him. Then Joseph Muscat said he’s doing good work and he’s only been transferred. Claudette Buttigieg asked three Ministers in Parliament today whether Neville Gafa’ works for any of them: Chris Fearne? Nope. Carmelo Abela? Uh-uh. Joseph Muscat? Nix. Fair enough that we may have a different appraisal than Joseph Muscat [...]

Ripples

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2018-12-11T11:01:30+01:00Tue, 11th Dec '18, 10:49|

Outwardly we see almost nothing of the indoor drama within the Labour Party. But sometimes we do get signs. Labour Party grandees are lining up to beg Joseph Muscat to forego his innate humility and stay on as party leader and prime minister. Alfred Sant joined that particular fray now. The scene is as contrived [...]

Darker days ahead: Sparkasse bans non-euro transactions for payment service providers

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2018-12-11T09:59:25+01:00Tue, 11th Dec '18, 09:59|

Banks in Malta are managing the high risk of providing services to Malta-based companies by tightening restrictions on business to avoid getting caught out with clients using them for money laundering activities. This is reaching a point where conducting international business in Malta is becoming more expensive and eating into the thin competitive edge Malta [...]

Probably a vampire

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2018-12-11T10:12:28+01:00Tue, 11th Dec '18, 09:31|

Sometimes, even Joseph Muscat lets his guard down. Consider this interview he gave Super 1 about happy family life now the Muscats can celebrate Christmas without the children worrying unduly their parents are sent to prison. Looks like all the tears have dried. Instead Joseph Muscat says The Big Issue at the Muscat household now [...]

Git

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2018-12-11T08:37:33+01:00Tue, 11th Dec '18, 08:37|

It’s not enough for government officials to harass journalists and civil rights protesters in Malta. Now they are bullying representatives of international NGOs at United Nations meetings as well. Carmelo Abela’s right-hand man, Sandro Mangion, barked at PEN International lobbyist Sarah Clarke calling her a “biased asshole”. This fine representative of diplomatic courtesy was bullying [...]