The Malta Independent 24 November 2017, Friday

MUT ‘concerned’ that University will lose its autonomy as an institution

The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) welcomes the wide consultation process carried out by the Ministry and is looking forward to the inclusion of these proposals in the final version of the document....

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latest comment from Challie Spiteri, 24/11/2017 00:37: I do not condone creditable and imminent threats against any public elected official or in the matter of fact any person. But when the freedom of expression, opinion and thought is held hostage by those same two lawyers who have zealously defended the deceased blogger Caruana Galizia in her erstwhile objectionable course of conduct, it is only then that their true selective and capricious enforcement of such privilege is revealed.   Politically exposed persons and attorneys Azzopardi and Aquilina set themselves as defenders of the freedom of expression, opinion and thought then, but now they are the persecutors of such freedom of expression. Mr. Navarro posted his thoughts, opinion and political expression on the Facebook page of Hon. MEP Roberta Metsola.  I had the honor and pleasure to meet Hon. Metsola and find her to be a patriot and a states-person.  I look not at the color of what political party one might belong, but, at how well she/he represents our National interest and our citizens.  Of course, I have no delusion that Hon. Metsola being a member of the PN is bound by her oath to the Party to spread the PN agenda.  And she deserves respect and protection from direct, specific, creditable and imminent threats to her safety or that of her family and staff. I opine that forensically, the conclusion that Mr. Navarro’s purported comments were specifically intended to harm, in person . . . Hon. Metsola, are misplaced.   Reading the four corners of the comment, itself, Mr. Navarro used “naharkuwkom” and not “naharek”.  He therefore expressed himself in general terms and the translation posted on the of November 19th, 2017 misrepresents that wording. Neither law enforcement nor any Magistrate or Judge can alter the exact dicta contained in Mr. Navarro’s comment by substituting the plural to a singular.  Clearly, Mr. Navarro was expressing himself on a polit
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Deputy Commissioner Valletta should withdraw from Caruana Galizia murder investigation – CSN

Civil Society Network said it supported the Caruana Galizia family in their demand for the removal of deputy Commissioner Silvio Valletta from the investigation of the Daphne Caruana...

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Alfred Sant queries European Commission on Uber’s massive data breach

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