A beer on his 60th

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2020-05-08T16:23:41+02:00Fri, 8th May '20, 16:23|

Yesterday was my daughter’s 10th birthday. She crossed the first round landmark, the first decade of her life. Your 10th, your 20th, your 30th and so on are special. You want them to be. They’re the great landmarks of a lifetime. With every new decade we clock we feel luckier to have come so far. [...]

UN agency “concerned” about government conduct on rescues at sea: doubts commitment to human rights

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2020-05-08T12:59:22+02:00Fri, 8th May '20, 12:59|

A spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UNHCR) made a statement in Geneva today on the situation in the Mediterranean Sea. The statement was made in the aftermath of the illegal pushback of 57 migrants to Libya after the Easter weekend following an incident where 12 people were left to die [...]

GUEST POST: The three envelopes

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2020-05-08T10:58:24+02:00Fri, 8th May '20, 10:57|

The author, John Vassallo, wanted this preamble to appear with this new series of articles: "As a regular contributor to The Times of Malta, I have realised that a series of recent articles since February 2020 have been shelved. Whist respecting editorial independence I have a feeling that they have been refused either because my [...]