Jessica Debattista: Daphne was an artist

Jessica Debattista: Daphne was an artist

This speech, in Maltese, was delivered at yesterday’s vigil by Jessica Debattista: Daphne…… kienet artista!  Forsi tarawha stramba din l-affermazzjoni f’dawn il-mumenti fejn kulħadd qiegħed jiffoka  fuq il-korruzzjoni li ħakmet ‘il pajjiżna. Daphne kienet artista, għall-fatt li kellha sens ta’ osservazzjoni akut, tant li kienet tqaxxru l-karattru Malti fil-kitbiet tagħha. Ma kien jaħirbilha xejn, tant …

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Lizzie Eldridge: Serenity, what a joke.

Lizzie Eldridge: Serenity, what a joke.

This is Lizzie Eldridge’s speech at yesterday’s vigil. It is 10 months since the brutal assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. It is 10 months since she was brutally murdered. And if we had to detail every single thing that’s happened since she was killed, it would fill a million books. And these books would be …

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Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia: message to August vigil for truth and justice

Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia: message to August vigil for truth and justice

The following message was read out at yesterday’s Valletta vigil for truth and justice, marking 10 months since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. It was read out on their behalf by their aunt Corinne Vella. Few people enjoy confrontation. But many of you here know that it’s sometimes necessary. The past few weeks have …

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Edward Scicluna ‘likes’ Facebook call for David Casa’s hanging

Edward Scicluna ‘likes’ Facebook call for David Casa’s hanging

I don’t mean hanging in the metaphorical ‘out to dry’ sense. The man asks for the gallows and our Finance Minister, professor of something or other, and face of rationality for the world’s perspective of our country polishes his thumb for some indecent exposure. In what country would a government minister survive this — let …

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Feedback time

Feedback time

I am thinking of making some changes here on manueldelia.com. The website layout was designed at a time when I was posting 4 times a week. Now I often post more than that in a day. It’s time to look at ways of improving your experience as a user, guest writer, commenter and supporter of …

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#occupyjustice: We shall defend our island and we shall never surrender

#occupyjustice: We shall defend our island and we shall never surrender

#occupyjustice press release today: Glowing candles formed the word ‘Justice’ which illuminated the beach of Font Għadir in Sliema just before the break of dawn, to mark ten months since the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The action was carried out by #occupyjustice, a group of activists led by women. “We are here, …

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K Zerafa Boffa: Tonight’s vigil? Why I bother.

K Zerafa Boffa: Tonight’s vigil? Why I bother.

Karen Zerafa Boffa first published this on her personal Facebook page. Reproduced here without her permission. I don’t think she’ll mind. Friends often ask me, “Why do you bother to attend Daphne’s vigils every month? Can’t you see it’s useless? Why don’t you just keep your head under the parapet like most people are doing, …

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German musician quits Malta, alienated by corruption and the murder of a journalist

German musician quits Malta, alienated by corruption and the murder of a journalist

  German songwriter Philip Boa has declared himself “alienated from his second home” Malta in interviews released to German media on the occasion of the release of his new album “Earthly Powers”. The album is named after a 1980 novel by Anthony Burgess, another artist alienated from Malta who fictionalised his experience of Malta’s state-mandated …

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