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Times of Malta
Kick-starting the conventionI make reference to the editorial ‘Quest for constitutional reform’ (February 8
Kick-starting the convention
Times of Malta / Posted an hour ago
I make reference to the editorial ‘Quest for constitutional reform’ (February 8) which dealt with two main issues, that of constitutional awareness and the person to chair the convention. What it unfortunately failed to mention and could be a... Read more
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Times of Malta
Man charged with arms smuggling found with 4 pump shotguns strapped to him, court hearsA 26-year-old man from Qormi was granted bail after he denied smuggling seven p
Man charged with arms smuggling found with 4 pump shotguns strapped to him, court hears
Times of Malta / Posted 2 days ago
A 26-year-old man from Qormi was granted bail after he denied smuggling seven pump guns with ammunition rounds from Libya. James Azzopardi, who is a crew member on the cargo ship MV Saint Roch, was arraigned under arrest this afternoon before... Read more
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Times of Malta
Prisoner serving 18-year jail term seeks retrialA man serving an 18-year jail term over a road rage incident in 2005 is seeking
Prisoner serving 18-year jail term seeks retrial
Times of Malta / Posted 8 days ago
A man serving an 18-year jail term over a road rage incident in 2005 is seeking a re-trial claiming that his conviction case had hinged on his police statement which had not been made in the presence of his lawyer. Stephen Pirotta, 46, made this... Read more
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Times of Malta
Chickens in PM’s belfryIt looks like those darn chickens are coming home to roost in Premier Joseph Mu
Chickens in PM’s belfry
Times of Malta / Posted 12 days ago
It looks like those darn chickens are coming home to roost in Premier Joseph Muscat’s belfry and no mistake. The ‘American (not) University (definitely not) of Malta’ (only insofar as it’s here geographically) has had to turn itself into an Institute... Read more
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Times of Malta
Two more applications over Drugs Court loopholeTwo men who had been refused the opportunity to face justice before the Drugs C
Two more applications over Drugs Court loophole
Times of Malta / Posted 14 days ago
Two men who had been refused the opportunity to face justice before the Drugs Court at appeals stage have filed an application requesting the Constitutional Court to decide if their fundamental rights for a fair hearing had been breached. The... Read more
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Times of Malta
A collusion, no lessThe National Audit Office has concluded that the Gaffarena deals – there were t
A collusion, no less
Times of Malta / Posted 19 days ago
The National Audit Office has concluded that the Gaffarena deals – there were two apparently – on those Valletta properties were the result of collusion. Responsibility was heaped on the officials at the Land Department, together with outgoing... Read more
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Times of Malta
Egyptian convicted over cocaine trafficking in GozoAn Egyptian who pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine in Gozo three years ago w
Egyptian convicted over cocaine trafficking in Gozo
Times of Malta / Posted 21 days ago
An Egyptian who pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine in Gozo three years ago was today given a suspended sentence. Hussein Hamada, 25, who lives on the sister island, denied charges of breaching bail and relapsing. Prosecuting Inspector Frank... Read more
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Times of Malta
Trust in government, not partiesWith 60 per cent of the population saying that they don’t trust political parti
Trust in government, not parties
Times of Malta / Posted 23 days ago
With 60 per cent of the population saying that they don’t trust political parties, politicians should be very wary of the situation. At the same time, the government enjoys a strong 51 per cent trust rating and an approval rating of +22 per cent.... Read more
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Times of Malta
Survey finds a quarter do not know if Malta has a Constitution - Franco Debono 'on same page' as PN on reformA quarter of respondents to a survey about the Constitution did not know if Mal
Survey finds a quarter do not know if Malta has a Constitution - Franco Debono 'on same page' as PN on reform
Times of Malta / Posted 24 days ago
A quarter of respondents to a survey about the Constitution did not know if Malta has a constitution or simply believed there was no constitution. The survey on constitutional awareness was commissioned by the Committee for Constitutional Awareness,... Read more
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Times of Malta
Three accused over worker's deathThree men were arraigned in court this morning charged with the involuntary hom
Three accused over worker's death
Times of Malta / Posted 24 days ago
Three men were arraigned in court this morning charged with the involuntary homicide of an 18-year-old construction worker who fell to his death. Syrian national Kasim Ibrahim had been plastering a third storey wall at the Vincenzo Borg Brared... Read more
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Times of Malta
Is a Second Republic really necessary?Talk of constitutional amendments has been gaining momentum. But is there reall
Is a Second Republic really necessary?
Times of Malta / Posted 25 days ago
Talk of constitutional amendments has been gaining momentum. But is there really need for a redesign of the island Republic, seeing as it has neither collapsed nor been discredited? Lija, February 6, 2013. Joseph Muscat, then Opposition leader,... Read more
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Times of Malta
The climate and other changesEnvironmental NGOs have lobbied to participate on government boards for donkey’
The climate and other changes
Times of Malta / Posted 26 days ago
Environmental NGOs have lobbied to participate on government boards for donkey’s years. This even caused disputes in Parliament re­cently, and was one of the triggers for the resignation of Marlene Farrugia from the Labour Party. Farrugia and the... Read more
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Times of Malta
Much to say, little spaceI was wondering where to start this week’s column, given that the veritable cor
Much to say, little space
Times of Malta / Posted 26 days ago
I was wondering where to start this week’s column, given that the veritable cornucopia of riches that was made available to us over the past week, but I came across this gem, which I lifted directly from the portal of this esteemed rag. It was... Read more
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Times of Malta
Man awarded €3,500 for not having access to lawyer during interrogationA man facing court proceedings over drug possession has been awarded €3,500 in
Man awarded €3,500 for not having access to lawyer during interrogation
Times of Malta / Posted 27 days ago
A man facing court proceedings over drug possession has been awarded €3,500 in compensation by a court which ruled that his fundamental rights were breached when he was denied legal assistance during interrogation. The judgment by the Constitutional... Read more
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Times of Malta
European Court finds rights breach by Maltese Constitutional Court on legal assistance during interrogationsA man convicted of drug offences had filed a judicial protest holding the autho
European Court finds rights breach by Maltese Constitutional Court on legal assistance during interrogations
Times of Malta / Posted 29 days ago
A man convicted of drug offences had filed a judicial protest holding the authorities responsible for damages after the European Court of Human Rights yesterday ruled that the Maltese Constitutional Rights was wrong when it found there was no breach... Read more
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Times of Malta
All the kitchen is a stageA few days ago David Cameron used Shakespeare to deride Jeremy Corbyn’s disastr
All the kitchen is a stage
Times of Malta / Posted 1 months ago
A few days ago David Cameron used Shakespeare to deride Jeremy Corbyn’s disastrous reshuffle of the UK Labour shadow Cabinet. It was “much ado about nothing”, he quipped in the House of Commons. It is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death,... Read more
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Times of Malta
Overblown and out of placeI don’t know what it is about certain people when they achieve high office, or
Overblown and out of place
Times of Malta / Posted 1 months ago
I don’t know what it is about certain people when they achieve high office, or when high office is thrust upon them as an afterthought, for that matter, but they seem to lose the means to understand what they’re saying. Bill Clinton is remembered... Read more

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