GUEST POST: Pecunia Dirige Nos

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2020-08-31T18:58:08+02:00Mon, 31st Aug '20, 18:57|

The police have lost all that they had gained. They had won over the respect and the support of the Maltese people. The people used to look up to them, the criminal used to worry about the police; nowadays it is like everything has turned topsy-turvy. – Beppe Fenech Adami A recent Eurobarometer survey that [...]

José Herrera should pay for his own indulgence

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2020-08-31T18:40:03+02:00Mon, 31st Aug '20, 18:40|

If a public official, or anyone serving the state and the community with their work, is in any danger it is the duty of the state to protect them. No government minister, no journalist, no judge, no social worker, no divorce attorney, no prosecutor, no teacher, no nurse should be allowed to face physical violence [...]

The Miranda warning

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2020-08-31T17:31:51+02:00Mon, 31st Aug '20, 17:31|

Photo: Ivan Martin for Times of Malta. Everyone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Anyone suspected of a crime, mentioned by others as having committed a crime, asked for an alibi to avoid being charged with a crime: all are presumed to be innocent. No one gets to be punished [...]

Solved you say

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2020-08-31T16:34:19+02:00Mon, 31st Aug '20, 16:34|

It’s not easy being the murder squad at the police. The eyes of the country are on you all the time and most people watch real-life police work and expect nicely wrapped up parcels of logic: the sort that is served in a 45 minute procedural about an impossibly chiseled cop who, with his faithful [...]

Canned milk

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2020-08-31T15:28:22+02:00Mon, 31st Aug '20, 15:28|

I’m not the first to write about the man charged in court for stealing a can of tuna to fend off starvation. All sorts of very valid points have been made. Firstly, the point about our authorities being strong with the weak. While Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi continue to run around without the inconvenience [...]

Corrupt minds

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2020-08-31T15:24:01+02:00Mon, 31st Aug '20, 15:01|

On TV, Robert Arrigo “offered his post as Deputy Leader” of the PN to Bernard Grech if Bernard Grech were to withdraw his challenge for Adrian Delia’s leadership post. Did Robert Arrigo think he’s negotiating players and their performance at his old football club? The Deputy Leadership of the Nationalist Party is a position Robert [...]

Stealing from the poor

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2020-08-31T12:37:21+02:00Mon, 31st Aug '20, 12:37|

Labour troll Georgina Cardona is causing a stir on Facebook saying that Repubblika is on the list of beneficiaries of funds from the Community Chest Fund and l-Istrina. She publishes some sort of list Repubblika is part of but the document, whatever it is, is clearly not a list of CCF/Istrina beneficiaries. This is a [...]