Author: Alessandra Dee Crespo

The Daphne report should be regarded as a cautionary tale of how a rogue state can conspire to neutralise and eliminate a journalist Owen Bonnici was right nearly four years ago when he blurted out to a foreign newspaper that Daphne Caruana Galizia was “killed by politicians”. This lapsus plays on a loop on our social media because we knew from the beginning that Daphne wasn’t killed by the oil- smuggling barons or other red herrings thrown by Castille to divert and deflect our attention from the stench that was emanating from the seat of government. The Public Inquiry Report…

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When I was reading the news reports about the Prime Minister Robert Abela’s vision for the country for the next 10 years, I thought that he sounded like he had already legalised cannabis in the Auberge de Castille. How would you explain a document that borders on fiction? Not content with being the ‘Best in Europe’, our prime minister would also like Malta to be the ‘Best in the World’. That’s quite a step up, isn’t it? Not for him, the tired mantra of his predecessor who was gifted €120,000 for his efforts to make our country the ‘Best in…

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