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GUEST POST: Malta is better than them

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2021-04-30T08:32:38+02:00Fri, 30th Apr '21, 08:32|

“The European Parliament is deeply concerned about the latest revelations in the investigations into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, in particular of the possible involvement of government ministers and political appointees and reiterates that the recent revelations raise new questions about the case and related investigations.” European Parliament Resolution – 29 April 2021 Shame, [...]

GUEST POST: Joseph’s passport papers

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2021-04-26T14:26:05+02:00Mon, 26th Apr '21, 10:52|

Joseph Muscat’s 2013 ‘roadmap’ was planned way before the day of the election that year. Joseph and his parrots kept repeating ad nauseam that they had a roadmap ready but they never gave details of where it was going to lead. The people learnt about it soon after Labour took power. A bright light-house on [...]

GUEST POST: Will the Maltese electorate again endorse corruption?

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2021-04-19T10:01:20+02:00Mon, 19th Apr '21, 09:56|

“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.” Edward Griffin   Never in Maltese history did we have a government so corrupt as the Labour government has been since 2013. Corruption has become a synonym for Labour. The famous roadmap promised by Joseph Muscat before 2013 was nothing more than a way [...]

GUEST POST: The fall of the ‘moviment’

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2021-04-15T07:50:38+02:00Thu, 15th Apr '21, 07:50|

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every [...]

GUEST POST: Seeing the light

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2021-04-05T14:34:35+02:00Mon, 5th Apr '21, 14:34|

As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against [...]

GUEST POST: Joseph’s ‘Cosa Nostra’ and earthquakes

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2021-03-22T16:37:36+01:00Mon, 22nd Mar '21, 16:37|

The Sicilian Mafia, also simply known as Mafia and frequently referred to as Cosa Nostra (Our Thing) is an Italian terrorist-type organized crime syndicate and criminal society originating in Sicily in the 19th century. It is an association of criminals who share a code of conduct. Members of the Mafia call themselves ‘men of honour’ [...]

GUEST POST: Virtus autem corruptibilis est

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2021-03-05T07:57:43+01:00Fri, 5th Mar '21, 07:57|

The measure of a man is what he does with power. – Plato Unfortunately, power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely, as Lord Acton put it in 1857. Roman emperors crowned themselves gods. Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor. In Ġenna Malta we do not have emperors – though some time ago we had [...]

GUEST POST: Please, not the institutions again.

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2021-03-03T13:42:14+01:00Wed, 3rd Mar '21, 13:42|

Time can bring you down Time can bend your knees Time can break your heart Have you begging, please. - Eric Clapton   Once again Robert Abela took centre stage. He always does it when there are good tidings. Tuesday week he took credit for il-Koħħu’s admission to being one of those who executed Daphne [...]

GUEST POST: Heaven or Hell?

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2021-02-19T10:20:13+01:00Fri, 19th Feb '21, 10:20|

I heard the mission bell And I was thinking to myself, ‘This could be Heaven or this could be Hell.’ - Hotel California, The Eagles Robert told us that we are in Heaven. Since my pre-school lessons at the Franciscan Sisters in Ħamrun, many moons ago, I was always taught that Heaven is above while [...]

GUEST POST: Running in May

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2021-01-28T10:15:59+01:00Thu, 28th Jan '21, 10:15|

I cannot tell you how it was, But this I know: it came to pass Upon a bright and sunny day When May was young; ah, pleasant May! As yet the poppies were not born Between the blades of tender corn; The last egg had not hatched as yet, Nor any bird foregone its mate. [...]

GUEST POST: “So the environment truly becomes a priority”

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2021-01-11T15:37:21+01:00Mon, 11th Jan '21, 15:37|

Hundreds of billboards placed a every strategic corner throughout Malta were important features of the multi-million 2013 Partit Laburista election campaign. Labour had money, lots of money. Anġlu Farrugia, today’s Speaker, spoke about big contractors and businessmen at the infamous 4th floor at the glass castle of Ħamrun. To give credibility to the messages, Labour [...]

GUEST POST: Hands off institutions

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2021-01-04T09:27:25+01:00Mon, 4th Jan '21, 09:27|

While I have no right to interfere, I will insist that all institutions do their work in good time. - Robert Abela, 16 February 2020 In February, addressing an extraordinary general conference to mark the first 100 years of the Labour Party, Robert Abela told his faithful that he had set up a good governance [...]

GUEST POST: Twenty-twenty

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2020-12-29T08:26:50+01:00Tue, 29th Dec '20, 08:26|

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts [...]

GUEST POST: The biggest lie

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2020-12-22T10:09:59+01:00Tue, 22nd Dec '20, 10:09|

  No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. - Abraham Lincoln As someone wittier said of another prime minister, for Joseph Muscat lying is not second nature: it is nature. He lied to get to power and kept on lying throughout his short tenure. The damage he inflicted in our country, [...]

GUEST POST: Blockchain blocked

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2020-12-17T14:48:40+01:00Thu, 17th Dec '20, 14:48|

Now that the Blockchain related laws are in effect, and our vision in making Malta the Blockchain Island is materializing, we can start looking at new economic niches, finding ways to incorporate them in our ecosystem. We want Malta to become a powerhouse of economic innovation. – Silvio Schembri, July 2018 Blockchain is the technology [...]

GUEST POST: Labour and the media

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2020-12-15T07:09:50+01:00Mon, 14th Dec '20, 15:00|

Freedom of conscience, of education, of speech, of assembly, are among the very fundamentals of democracy and all of them would be nullified should freedom of the press ever be successfully challenged. - Franklin D. Roosevelt The Malta Labour Party, today Partit Laburista, has a long history of aggression against the free media. This goes [...]

GUEST POST: The Soothsayer

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2020-12-09T11:09:35+01:00Wed, 9th Dec '20, 11:09|

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” - Abraham Lincoln Robert Abela thinks that he can foresee the future, and he keeps firing from the hip. He was proved wrong many a time. Take covid-19. He had predicted that all would be fine by Christmas. He was wrong and he has [...]

GUEST POST: Ian Borg’s unfinished projects

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2020-12-07T08:17:06+01:00Mon, 7th Dec '20, 08:17|

Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects has a thing for TV and reporters’ cameras. He calls a press conference every alternate day to inaugurate some project or other. He has become a TV figure wearing the famous bright yellow vest and hard hat. I will watch out for his safety shoes next [...]

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