Beware hard decisions

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2019-07-22T18:43:56+02:00Mon, 22nd Jul '19, 18:22|

The upcoming meeting of the PN’s General Council will not be good for the country. It will cement the differences in the Nationalist Party, confirm its inability to provide any Opposition, retain Adrian Delia, dishearten the last few leaders with some common sense, alienate more of its erstwhile supporters and bring the oldest political party [...]

Forum Shopping

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2019-07-22T14:07:20+02:00Mon, 22nd Jul '19, 14:07|

Edward Scicluna, Chris Cardona and Konrad Mizzi chose today to file an appeal from a Magistrate’s order to start an inquiry into the hospitals privatisation scandal. Perhaps they’re superstitious and they were waiting for the planets to align. Or perhaps they were waiting for Giovanni Grixti to be the duty judge to have his turn [...]

GUEST POST: The audacity of trees

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2019-07-22T12:12:05+02:00Mon, 22nd Jul '19, 12:11|

Lizzie Eldridge asked trees how they dare be. I don’t know about you but I’m fed up with all these trees loitering around on street corners as if they’ve got some God-given right to be there. I mean, what the hell have they ever done for us? In Malta, with our long hot summers, trees [...]

Moody Moneyval

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2019-07-22T12:15:17+02:00Mon, 22nd Jul '19, 11:43|

Malta failed the Moneyval reviewing process which assessed Malta’s willingness and ability to fight money laundering.  Edward Scicluna and Joseph Muscat have spent the last year preparing you for this result bringing in all sorts of irrelevant considerations in order to diffuse the significance of this. A year ago Edward Scicluna was arguing this was [...]

Fact check

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2019-07-22T11:02:31+02:00Mon, 22nd Jul '19, 11:02|

Congratulations to all winners at the Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin awards, particularly the lifetime achievement awardee Lawrence Grech. Also, a nice touch to salute Ivan Fenech of the Times of Malta who died earlier this year of a sudden illness. Perhaps, since it's an institute of journalists, it would have been great if someone did some [...]

Owen’s mission to civilise

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2019-07-22T10:46:00+02:00Mon, 22nd Jul '19, 10:46|

The destruction of a memorial to an innocent human being murdered for sport is, in a civilised context, an act of barbarism. Vandalising the makeshift memorial to Lassana Cisse made of flowers and messages of grief and sympathy is a racist attack. It is an extension of the mindless and evil racism that killed him [...]

GUEST SERIES: Joseph Muscat’s oath (3)

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2019-07-20T09:00:47+02:00Mon, 22nd Jul '19, 08:54|

Concludes the first part of this series on testimonies given by Joseph Muscat and Owen Bonnici in the case filed by Adrian Delia demanding a copy of the Egrant inquiry report. In this concluding section, Godfrey Leone Ganado takes another look at the published extract of the inquiry report and compares them with the statement [...]