When is a university not a university? (2)

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2019-06-05T16:19:30+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 16:17|

This is the second part of a series arising from an interview with an ex-staff member at the AUM. Part 1 is here. According to the information originally published on its website, the American University of Malta ‘was officially born on 16 September 2016’ although what it was actually doing at this time is open [...]

Trolled by future generations

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2019-06-05T16:13:32+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 16:13|

Or at least by their advocate. Maurice Mizzi, holder of what I have described as “the most pompous, highfalutin, bombastic balderdash of a title ever awarded to anyone by a republic” or “Guardian of Future Generations” should be in a spot of trouble because of his bigoted, racist, islamophobic remarks made in a recent interview [...]

GUEST POST: Valuable factions

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2019-06-05T15:32:42+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 15:32|

Sent in by someone known to me that goes by the name of 'Libertas'. When discussing the current political scenario it would perhaps entail taking a back seat and possibly be as objective as possible. The absence of mature political thinking (ideologies is a big unedifying word) in all parties could be an offspring of [...]

EU Commission to Malta: “Strengthen the independence of the judiciary”.

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2019-06-05T15:33:43+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 15:18|

The need to fix Malta's governance framework was 1 of 3 priorities identified by the European Commission for Malta to deliver on the "stability program" as an EU member state. The stability program measures compliance with economic policies of the countries in the EU and identifies weaknesses that need adjusting to ensure economic stability into [...]

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2019-06-05T15:06:55+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 15:06|

Leaks happen when the plumbing is not working well. Somewhere in the flow of information and decision-making things are getting stuck, pressure behind the blockage mounts and vulnerabilities and risk end up gushing out of unintended openings. People are admonishing some PN MPs and officials — some who have resigned and others who haven’t — [...]

GUEST POST: Act now

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2019-06-05T15:01:06+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 14:35|

Timothy Alden is Deputy Leader of the Partit Demokratiku. He wrote in on World Environment Day which also happens to be the eve of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It has been 75 years since D-Day when humanity mobilised against an inhuman ideology. 75 years down the line, who would have imagined that today we would [...]

GUEST POST: We’re not the establishment

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2019-06-05T14:32:11+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 12:50|

Sent in by someone known to me. Democracy keeps hitting a new low in Malta month after month. In other parts of Europe, party leaders shouldered the responsibility for electoral losses last month by calling it quits. That's what leadership is about. As a Maltese voter, my message to Adrian Delia and all Maltese politicians is short [...]

Where did you get that Egrant quote from then?

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2019-06-05T10:46:29+02:00Wed, 5th Jun '19, 10:46|

Edward Scicluna, Chris Cardona and Konrad Mizzi replied in Court giving their reasons why an inquiry should not be conducted to look into their conduct in the VGH Hospitals scandal. At this point, their guilt or innocence is not being examined. The question being looked at is whether there is enough that is known to [...]