We are not OK
It is enough to drive you insane. That feeling that in the background there is this constant effort to make everything feel and sound as though we are fast approaching normality. That feeling that there is actually a normality to aspire to and not a dysfunctional society that has been anything but normal ever since […]

 

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Civil society out on bail 
If you want to understand why 79 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), with disparate and sometimes conflicting missions, have united against the new laws governing their fundraising activities, don’t be misled by how these NGOs have summed up the laws. They say the new rules will strangle them with red tape. True, but it’s worse than that. […]

 

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Birds in the hand…
Should suspected criminals, arrested and charged in court, be allowed to continue to mingle with the rest of society, permitted to continue at least a portion of their normal lives, meeting friends and colleagues, going about their day-to-day business and communicating with whomever they please? This isn’t a new question, though it’s a controversial one. […]

 

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SOCAR’s got a lot to hide
Azerbaijan’s State oil company didn’t want to share banking info with Latvian police in case Malta found out about it. SOCAR objected to Latvia’s attempts to obtain information on transactions that Dubai-based SOCAR Trading DMCC made through a Swiss bank in 2017 because “in future Malta will open proceedings against it for these facts”. Not […]

 

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How Labour protects and promotes criminals
“The Labour Party does not protect criminals,” Labour President Ramona Attard claimed.  Labour not only protects; it promotes them. In her attempt to shield criminals and deflect public attention from corruption,  Attard commented: “What really counts is how people feel… and right now, people are concerned with other things”. When a frustrated interviewer challenged her […]

 

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Justice and atonement
The Easter period seems to have brought with it a conscience to some of the outer fringes of a Labour Party in denial. Former President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca called for the PL to apologise “to all those who genuinely believed in its moral credentials and supported it, and to all the people of these islands”. […]

 

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