The Constitution of Malta – Flaws and Shortcomings

In the next public talk as part of our Saturday morning series in this tenth anniversary year, Professor Tonio Borg, Associate Professor of Public Law at the University of Malta, will delve into the main shortcomings of Malta’s current Constitution.

The talk will encompass both inherent flaws present in the Constitution from its inception, such as certain ouster clauses that limit court scrutiny of specific actions by public authorities, as well as flaws that have arisen due to amendments made over the years. Professor Borg will also address the recent 2020 constitutional amendments, acknowledging their positive aspects while highlighting existing anomalies and flaws that require rectification.

Professor Tonio Borg boasts extensive experience in the field of public law, having lectured on the subject since 1989. He is a former European Commissioner, and has previously held positions as Deputy Prime Minister of Malta and Cabinet Minister.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝑴𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒂: 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒘𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 is taking place on Saturday 20th May at 11:00. Admission is, as always, free of charge, but seat reservations, by sending an email to, are recommended.

Ġrajjiet Għawdex fuq Kartolina

The Gozo Philatelic Society (GPS) is hosting a public talk titled 𝐆̇𝐫𝐚𝐣𝐣𝐞𝐭 𝐆ħ𝐚𝐰𝐝𝐞𝐱 𝐟𝐮𝐪 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐚 by Vincent Zammit, an esteemed author and lecturer in Maltese cultural heritage, on Friday 19th May, at 19:00, at Il-Ħaġar Museum.

The lecture marks the launch of a comprehensive publication compiled by Mark-Anthony Poulton, showcasing the covers and cards produced by the GPS since its inception in 1999. These artistic creations commemorate events and stamps related to Gozo and have been designed by resident artist Anthony Grech. In addition to the lecture, attendees will have the chance to view a temporary exhibition displaying the GPS’s work.

Admission is free, but those interested are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance by sending an email to Attendees will also have the opportunity to acquire a copy of the publication and join in a celebratory drink at The Roof on Level 4 of the museum.

Museum Connections

Il-Ħaġar | Heart of Gozo Museum is hosting the initiative 𝑴𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒖𝒎 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔: 𝑨 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒚 𝑨𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔 𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔, organised in collaboration with the Ministry for Active Ageing, Active Ageing and Community Care, Heritage Malta, and Sir M. A. Refalo Sixth Form.

The second part of this experimental initiative is taking place 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝟎𝟗:𝟎𝟎, and will bring together art students and elderly who will delve together into the former’s interpretations of some of the works displayed at Il-Ħaġar Museum.

The event will be addressed by the Hon. Minister for Active Ageing Jo Etienne Abela and consists of a discussion comparing the actual works on display at the museum with art creations prepared by art students from Sir M. A. Refalo Sixth Form, guided by their lecturer Mario Cassar. On conclusion, all participants will be treated to a guided tour to the Ġgantija Temples in Xagħra.

As always, the event is free of charge, but booking, by sending an email to, is essential for logistics purposes.