In spite of the unprecedented political crisis, Joseph Muscat remained what a tattoo on his right bicep purportedly states: Invictus. He resigned on his own terms—bizarre outcome, considering the severity of the allegations implicating him in the Caruana Galizia murder cover up. We cannot fully comprehend it without finding out what sustained his baffling popularity.
The newly elected leader’s praise for entrepreneurial endeavours demonstrates that he leans more towards the neoliberal agenda rather than a truly socialist ideology which would call for at least a nod towards the equal distribution of wealth and social solidarity.
In Malta, 2019 brought political crisis, but also stirred democratic mobilization. These essays, best-loved by our readers and editors, grasp the essence of the year.
Staged at the Valletta Campus Theatre, at a time when so much social and political turmoil was happening in Malta’s capital city, Larinġa Mekkanika found its hyperbolic tone caught up in an unholy juxtaposition of sorts, a feverish dream, something banal that felt deeply wrong.
Trid issir ġustizzja anki meta l-ħuta tkun kbira. Anzi, iktar ma tkun kbira l-ħuta iktar irridu nippretendu mingħandha livell għoli ta’ trasparenza, ta’ dover, ta’ responsabbiltà. Nemmen li kulħadd irid jerfa’ r-responsabbiltà kbira u żgħira tiegħu.
Poeżija ta’ Antoine Cassar.
To grasp the reasons for the immense disparity between Daphne Caruana Galizia’s international fame and her formally ostracized status in Malta, we should begin by understanding how her legacy is perceived outside of Malta and nationally.