Repubblika asks for inquiry to establish the facts in the P52 case

By
2020-04-19T19:47:27+02:00Sun, 19th Apr '20, 19:47|

Repubblika statement follows Ten days after The New York Times, The Guardian and other major news organisations worldwide alleged that Malta’s army sabotaged a boat carrying migrants at sea, the government and the army continue to refuse to clearly deny this allegation. Under normal circumstances, an allegation like this would be immediately investigated, the truth [...]

Adrian Delia: The PN wants lives at sea to be saved

By
2020-04-19T03:42:23+02:00Sat, 18th Apr '20, 20:14|

The leader of opposition Adrian Delia replied today to the spectacle by the prime minister yesterday. I have to say Adrian Delia did not have to paddle up the shit-creek Robert Abela threw Repubblika and Jason Azzopardi in, but he did so. Good on him. His decision today showed that he was willing to do [...]

Who’s the enemy?

By
2020-04-17T23:02:24+02:00Fri, 17th Apr '20, 23:02|

Without going into the merits of the historical accuracy of Glen Bedingfield's interpretation of this photo, his intention is clear. In a fight between good and evil Repubblika and those who dare advise it or support it are collaborators with the enemy, with evil. We are seeing now a goebbelsian drive of mass hysteria and [...]

Adrian Delia goose … steps

By
2020-04-17T19:55:17+02:00Fri, 17th Apr '20, 19:55|

In the same week that the government has spent several days trying not to answer two simple questions – did uniformed officers of Malta’s army sabotage the motor of a boat with 70 migrants on board? Were they acting on orders from Jeffrey Curmi, the army’s commander? – Adrian Delia, leader of what is meant [...]

The Tiger King called me

By
2020-04-17T10:57:15+02:00Fri, 17th Apr '20, 10:57|

More like the Tiger Kink, so we can keep things in context. I got a No Caller ID call this morning a few minutes after I posted this. The person did not identify themselves but since he was inquiring which testicles he was expected to smooch I guessed it was him. He later confirmed he [...]

Open your hymn books to St Edward, Confessor

By
2020-04-17T09:09:00+02:00Fri, 17th Apr '20, 09:07|

This is how Robert Abela's government manages its PR. Exactly like Joseph Muscat's government did. There's a dispute between Repubblika and Edward Zammit Lewis right now which should be fairly straightforward to resolve. Edward Zammit Lewis needs to tell the Venice Commission that he has consulted Maltese civil society about his proposed amendment to the [...]

Tiger King

By
2020-04-17T18:02:51+02:00Fri, 17th Apr '20, 08:09|

Anton Rea Cutajar posted the video at the bottom of this post last night saying there must be no division in the country. He reflects an oft repeated view on Facebook these days but he goes out of his way to scrape his larynx in the process. These people have obviously never heard of Nazis. [...]

The Archbishop: “Only in action is freedom”

By
2020-04-16T19:30:24+02:00Thu, 16th Apr '20, 19:30|

Message from Archbishop Charles Scicluna two and half years after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The social teachings of the church remind us that peace is founded on truth, justice, freedom and love. These four foundational values are inter-dependent, and each is essential; a community cannot be truly at peace if one of them [...]

Repubblika files police reports on murder on the high seas

By
2020-04-17T07:30:19+02:00Thu, 16th Apr '20, 16:58|

Repubblika today filed two police reports before the Police Commissioner. The first report is against the crew of the patrol boat P52, belonging to the Armed Forces. According to reports in the international press, one of the crew members stepped on to the immigrants’ dinghy and cut the cable of the motor. The immigrants were [...]

Porridge with a sword

By
2020-04-16T11:13:55+02:00Thu, 16th Apr '20, 11:13|

This Alexander Dalli is something of a clown. The ex-army officer is the director of prisons but he seems to fancy himself as a sort of a tinpot military ruler. He is manifesting messianic delusions that remind one of Idi Amin. And the more time passes the more unhinged he seems. Yesterday he staged a [...]

Those alive that fight for the dead

By
2020-04-16T09:10:42+02:00Thu, 16th Apr '20, 09:07|

Photo: Alessio Paduano/AFP Labour’s TV station has gone ballistic over Repubblika’s judicial letter yesterday warning that government ministers may have a criminal case to answer for their decision to abandon migrants stranded at sea to their fate. But to be fair on One TV, Repubblika’s action does not have broad support. The psychologist [...]

UPDATED:Front line doctors want government to save lives at sea

By
2020-04-16T15:48:29+02:00Thu, 16th Apr '20, 07:51|

Updated at 15:46 of 16.04.2020. Letter now with over 300 signatures. Over 250 healthcare professionals and students in healthcare, including more than a hundred medical doctors, have signed an open letter calling for Malta’s Prime Minister to reconsider his stance on assisting lives in danger at sea. The letter – an initiative of the Daphne Caruana [...]