Leave them kids alone

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2020-08-18T14:32:04+02:00Tue, 18th Aug '20, 14:31|

MATSECs should be dropped this year and replaced with teacher assessments While Robert Abela was telewanking from his watery home off the coast of the Ragusano, 16- and 18-year-old students have spent their summers in anguish and anxiety, fighting the heat and their nerves to keep on top of their preparations for their high school [...]

Peter Grech’s Dear John letter

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2020-08-19T10:34:46+02:00Tue, 18th Aug '20, 13:40|

Peter Grech’s resignation letter posed no risk of destabilising the country and its administration, so President George Vella published it. No destabilisation will come of a moping, whingeing, epistle of self-pity. Peter Grech dumped us with “It’s not me. It’s you.” In brief, he said the job was making him sick and he needed to [...]

GUEST POST: A PN renewal

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2020-08-18T09:25:52+02:00Tue, 18th Aug '20, 09:25|

The main issues and points of divergence clogging the re-emergence of the PN as an alternative government amount to party renewal. This needs to be the prevalent theme of the leadership campaign. An electorate would not place its trust in a party that for long years has been plagued with its own internal disputes revolving [...]

No press allowed to assess prison conditions. Except Terry ta’ Bormla.

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2020-08-18T08:47:49+02:00Tue, 18th Aug '20, 08:47|

The prison authorities have been ignoring requests from journalists, including this website, to visit the prisons and assess reports of poor conditions and over-crowding. But prison warder Alexander Dalli organised a PR visit for social media "influencer" Terry Muscat. According to Terry Muscat herself, who brands her social media character as Terry ta’ Bormla or [...]