Nope, they can’t do better than this.

2020-11-25T18:42:38+01:00Wed, 25th Nov '20, 17:10|

Matthew Carbone, chief spokesman of the government, manager of Robert Abela’s relationship with the press, propagandist in command, head communications honcho and all the rest of it, has just had his part-time contract renewed. Yep, because you see, the chief government spokesman needs and has a part-time job and as you might imagine his second [...]

You’ve got to hand it to them. They have a sense of humour.

2020-11-25T17:03:23+01:00Wed, 25th Nov '20, 17:03|

On 28 June I wrote about Ishmael Psaila, a Super One newspaper ‘reviewer’ and Labour Party activist who is also Keith Schembri’s personal attorney. On the day I wrote about him because after removing Aaron Mifsud Bonnici from the Enemalta board in the wake of the Montenegro windfarm scandal, the government replaced him with Ishmael [...]

Hurry Up and Kill Her (Part 6)

2020-11-19T14:36:35+01:00Wed, 25th Nov '20, 17:00|

The following is the sixth part of a series first published in Italian as a concluding chapter of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Un Omicidio di Stato (Strade Blu Mondadori, 2020), the Italian edition of Murder on the Malta Express: Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia(MidSea Books, 2019 and Silvertail Books, 2019). Hurry Up and Kill Her (Part 6) Cabinet was [...]

In his words

2020-11-25T18:15:56+01:00Wed, 25th Nov '20, 16:48|

Malta, rightly, paid tribute to Oliver Friggieri today. He was never my teacher but for some months he used to be on the radio back in the time when talk-shows on radio existed and were something to look forward to. Oliver Friggieri was not good with technology. My children will find it difficult to believe [...]

LONG READ: Nobody ever wins a civil war

2020-11-25T12:35:11+01:00Wed, 25th Nov '20, 12:35|

I was saddened to see the Institute of Journalists explicitly distance itself from The Shift News. You may call me a chicken but I’m not here to pass judgement on whether the reaction was proportionate or not. I’m not here to pass judgement on anything or anyone because if this is about journalists aiming their [...]

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