Controlling the future

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2019-03-04T17:12:37+01:00Mon, 4th Mar '19, 17:12|

I was reminded recently of a phrase Simon Busuttil had used once — ‘Labour-proof’ — that Labour had taken out of context and ran with as some form of sectarian divisive dogma. Of course, the intention of that phrase was to commit to what many now so often complain about when they refuse to attribute [...]

Don’t bother reading what is on the wall

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2019-03-04T14:31:49+01:00Mon, 4th Mar '19, 14:27|

The monthly opinion polls published by Malta Today, corroborated yesterday by data published by it-Torċa, continue to confirm the consistent trend in place for over a year of a 70,000 vote gap between the PL and the PN. Although in this last survey the PN gained a little bit of ground, its leader Adrian Delia [...]

RTV Slovenia: Malta, The dark face of economic growth

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2019-03-04T12:06:28+01:00Mon, 4th Mar '19, 12:06|

Slovenian National TV ran this in-depth feature by senior report Janko Petrovec on Malta over the weekend. Click here to link to the page showing the film.  The interviews in the feature are in English. An English translation of the script follows. Slovenian journalist Janko Petrovec at the Great Siege memorial in Valletta 280219 [...]

‘Classroom Containers’ supplied by sister company of Construct Furniture while directors undergo proceedings for manslaughter of 17-year-old

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2019-03-04T13:23:59+01:00Mon, 4th Mar '19, 11:46|

The company supplying the notorious classroom containers is owned by the family, members of which are undergoing proceedings for the involuntary homicide of a 17-year-old employee. The containers were supplied by a company co-owned by the owners of Construct Furniture where 17-year-old Matthew Bartolo was killed in 2015. At the inquiry after that death, the [...]

The blue cave of Mosta

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2019-03-09T12:22:38+01:00Mon, 4th Mar '19, 09:04|

An article appearing this weekend on Italian specialist football magazine calciomercato.com tells the story of Max Leghissa, Italian national and “sports director” at Mosta FC who has managed the importation of a long series of international players at the Premier League side. Max Leghissa Max Leghissa introduces himself as an experienced football manager [...]

The bank clerk and optician’s assistant made good

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2019-03-04T07:10:42+01:00Mon, 4th Mar '19, 07:10|

Matthew Caruana Galizia wrote this article on Serbian investigative journalism website Krik, warning against the tempting panacea of EU membership and the misguided idea that it could heal all wounds and fix all structural defects with relatively painless effort. He tells his Serbian readers that Malta's experience of EU membership has also been the giving [...]