GUEST POST: The price of covering up the truth

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2020-04-09T12:12:55+02:00Thu, 9th Apr '20, 12:12|

In spite of all the many difficulties, the hard work of the Maltese press has achieved much in the nation’s fight against corruption: the arrest and prosecution of four murder suspects in Malta, the conviction of one banker in the United States and the cancellation of his banking license in Europe, and the resignation of [...]

Questions arise on Gozo’s coronavirus response

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2020-04-09T09:22:29+02:00Thu, 9th Apr '20, 09:22|

Yesterday’s first coronavirus death recorded in Malta highlighted weaknesses in the government’s response to the spread of the disease. There’s no doubt that Malta cannot alone escape the devastating impact of the pandemic and that people of vulnerable age are at serious risk of being overcome by the disease. There is also no doubt that [...]

Second coronavirus death at Steward Hospital

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2020-04-09T08:48:34+02:00Thu, 9th Apr '20, 08:36|

Following yesterday's death of a 92-year-old resident of Dar Sant Anna, Gozo's public residential home on the Gozo General Hospital grounds, the government announced the second coronavirus-related death in Malta. The second fatal case is of a 79-year-old male patient who was undergoing treatment at the Karin Grech Hospital. He had been tested for coronavirus [...]

Malta does not participate in Europe-wide study on prison conditions

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2020-04-09T08:11:48+02:00Thu, 9th Apr '20, 08:11|

Malta is one of a handful of Council of Europe member states not to participate in the human rights organisation’s annual penal statistics that measure and compare prison conditions in 47 member states of the Council of Europe including Russia and Turkey. The other countries that did not participate are Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Georgia and the [...]