Suitability

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2020-10-26T14:57:46+01:00Mon, 26th Oct '20, 14:57|

Carmel Caccopardo of the ADPD makes a fair point. Robert Abela used to be the lawyer for the Maksars who are suspected of involvement in the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. They are also suspected of being crime lords in their own right. In any case they’re running free. It seems that the government may [...]

His own job plus

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2020-10-26T11:52:01+01:00Mon, 26th Oct '20, 11:09|

The government continues to ignore calls from the Council of Europe and others to give parliament space to oversee its activities. Co-opting the prime minister’s chief of staff to parliament, while he retains his job, takes to an unprecedented extreme the hijack of parliament. Why do we need a parliament at all? Why do we [...]

When the going gets tough

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2020-10-26T10:22:21+01:00Mon, 26th Oct '20, 10:06|

Archbishop Charles Scicluna was in quite a mood yesterday. He looked at the camera and wagging his finger he “cursed” profits made from usury: that’s excessive interest made on loans above the legal limit of 8%. He spoke of suicides of people who could not repay payday loans. He looked like he had specific and [...]

That poor nassab

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2020-10-26T12:36:04+01:00Mon, 26th Oct '20, 08:54|

We only have the Kaċċaturi u Nassaba’s society’s version of what happened yesterday. They say a foreign couple held down a bird trapper and punched him in the face. In a separate incident a foreign couple – it is not clear if these are different people – set free a trapped bird and ran away [...]

GUEST POST: A corrupt deal, endorsed by a corrupt government

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2020-10-26T07:26:11+01:00Mon, 26th Oct '20, 07:26|

The National Audit Office (NAO) had issued a report on the Electrogas power station and indicated ‘shortcomings’. There had been a cheaper option, the NAO found. To many, this was and is a clear indicator of corruption. The evidence was damning but the government, at that time headed by the most corrupt political person in [...]