Ecclesiastes 3

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2017-11-03T18:32:59+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 18:19|

The first reading at today's funeral: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; [...]

GUEST POST: Letter to Daphne

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2017-11-03T12:20:41+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 12:20|

By Patricia Azzopardi Preziosi Dear Daphne, Your mutilated body will be laid to rest this afternoon. I pray constantly to the God I believe in to give your loved ones the strength to endure the unendurable for the rest of their lives – which they are going to be forced to do because of the [...]

Indictment

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2017-11-04T21:26:33+01:00Fri, 3rd Nov '17, 11:16|

Since I first heard of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death, I’ve thought of little else. And that’s not likely to stop now. It started with shock at the audacity and the terminal definitiveness of the act. It grew into anger and indignation. There was a strong sense of loss as I looked for the writings of [...]

Il-Brazz

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2017-11-02T17:17:16+01:00Thu, 2nd Nov '17, 17:17|

Here's Aaron Vella, semi-literate Labour supporter extraordinaire, and an imbecile so oblivious that when those around him call him "il-brazz" he thinks it's because they think he's a shining light of wisdom and knowledge. Just so you're reminded how far hate can take people, here's a translation of his golden words of wisdom: "You'd have [...]

“Right and wrong is not a popularity contest”

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2017-11-02T16:29:30+01:00Thu, 2nd Nov '17, 15:18|

Human rights activists from various organisations including Reporters Without Borders, English Pen, Transparency International, Article 19,  and Index on Censorship protested today in front of the Maltese embassy in London. They read out an adaptation of a post by Daphne Caruana Galizia a few hours after the electoral result of the 4th June [...]

No justice without change

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2017-11-03T10:49:30+01:00Thu, 2nd Nov '17, 14:12|

If any more evidence was needed of the manipulation from Joseph Muscat’s office of the institutions of the state, the happenings in court over the last few days continue to shed light on the complete usurpation of power by the Panama Gang. For years their influence on the police commissioner and the attorney general held [...]

More on the mystery professor

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2017-11-02T13:02:25+01:00Thu, 2nd Nov '17, 11:56|

I have spoken to several people who one way or another were connected with this Professor Joe Mifsud, currently in the news for offering himself as a middleman between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government. A picture emerges of a shifty influence peddler who over time built an elaborate Ponzi scheme of influence, [...]

Unhidden agenda

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2017-11-01T22:56:48+01:00Wed, 1st Nov '17, 22:56|

So Dione Borg, the grand old gentle doyen of PN journalists, took umbrage at a guest post on this website that criticised journalists for being a pale comparison to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s investigative prowess. The guest post was fairly critical of the press community and was generic in its attack so it is hardly surprising [...]

The mystery professor

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2017-11-01T18:21:12+01:00Wed, 1st Nov '17, 18:21|

Why is it that whenever there is something odd in the Malta news, very quickly you’ll be finding some association with the links Joseph Muscat built with the Azerbaijan dictatorship? A Joe Mifsud (not the Magistrate and not your next door neighbour who is likely as not to have what must be the second most [...]

Regression

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2017-11-01T17:53:19+01:00Wed, 1st Nov '17, 17:34|

So a person chosen on the basis of trust by Minister Evarist Bartolo to work on the building of new schools has now been arraigned accused of collecting tangenti on the back of public procurement he was assigned to manage by Evarist Bartolo himself. And Minister Evarist Bartolo assumes no political responsibility. Nor, oddly, is [...]

Outstanding questions

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2017-11-01T11:57:31+01:00Wed, 1st Nov '17, 11:54|

Chris Said filed a motion in Parliament that asks the prime minister to set up a three-judge inquiry into the corruption and impropriety allegations made by Daphne Caruana Galizia (without exception). The three retired judges would be chosen by a two-thirds parliamentary majority and would be given the resources and the power to investigate and [...]

Of gods and animals

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2017-11-01T08:42:11+01:00Wed, 1st Nov '17, 08:42|

When the Panama scandal broke, Evarist Bartolo showed off his classics and reminded us the Romans used to quip there are laws for gods and laws for animals. Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi. Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri are the untouchable Joves but others must obey the laws for animals. But we learn not [...]

Brian Tonna: more impunity in the mafia state

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2017-10-31T13:48:09+01:00Tue, 31st Oct '17, 13:48|

The International Federation of Accountants states in its code of ethics that auditors must be independent of their clients. By his own admission Brian Tonna owed his client, Keith Schembri, €100,000. That made him a debtor and by any definition you care to give that term a debt relationship, particularly of that scale, is a [...]