February 12, 2017

A garnishee order against journalism

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February 12, 2017
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The party I represent, Partit Demokratiku, has come out strongly against the precautionary warrants issued in the names of Chris Cardona and Joseph Gerada against Daphne Caruana Galizia. Not because we are fans of Caruana Galizia. To be honest, we are not. We find her style too abrasive and her judgement often tainted by political […]
January 29, 2017

Towards a coalition of hope

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January 29, 2017
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Recently there has been much talk of a coalition against corruption between PN and the smaller parties, a concept touted by PN Leader Simon Busuttil. The idea is interesting but as deputy leader of Partit Demokratiku, I take exception to the idea of a coalition against something. Why such negativity? If there are to be […]
January 16, 2017

A water policy for political hope

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January 16, 2017
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This evening I attended a talk about the situation of the fresh water supply in this country. I will not go into technical details, but believe me the situation is dire. Malta is blessed with an aquifer. Basically, thanks to the fact that our country’s bedrock is limestone, deep underground, beneath our feet, lie caverns […]
January 14, 2017

Sometimes It Needs a Doctor’s Touch

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January 14, 2017
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Yesterday a bill was moved in parliament by Dr. Godfrey Farrugia and co-sponsored by Dr. Deo Debattista to enable doctors to examine and treat 16 and 17 year olds without parental consent, only if they were deemed able and mature enough. This is a bill long in the coming and absolutely necessary to address certain […]
January 10, 2017

Child pawns of a political system

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January 10, 2017
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Some of you may not like what you are about to read, but then, I was never one to care about saying what is popular, it was always about saying what I believed is right. In the past few days Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela stated that the government will not give Maltese citizenship to […]
January 1, 2017

The Blue Badge Blues

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January 1, 2017
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This week another mini scandal broke out when it was announced that the National Commission for People with disabilities (KNPD) asked the police to seize the Blue Badge awarded to the wife of a PL member of parliament due to its abuse. I will not go into the merits of why that blue badge was […]
December 21, 2016

To trust or not to trust

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December 21, 2016
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In the past few weeks there have been several embarrassing (to the government and to the country) revelations and accusations regarding the actions of people enjoying positions of trust within the government. Let us analyse a little what a position of trust means. The idea of appointing people personally trusted by prime ministers and ministers […]
December 12, 2016

A thorn in the side

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December 12, 2016
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This week Daphne Caruana Galizia was nominated by Politico, a highly respected news source in the EU as one of the 28 most influential women in Europe, citing her as ‘The best way to think of Daphne Caruana Galizia is as a one-woman WikiLeaks, crusading against untransparency and corruption in Malta, an island nation famous […]
November 16, 2016

The curious case of the footballer in Gozo

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November 16, 2016
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Everyone knows that football is our national sport. Despite mediocre performances by our national team, and persistent rumours of corruption in the local game it maintains a following whose passion borders on the religious. Fans stay up all night to watch their favourite team and spend huge sums of money to watch them play abroad, […]
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