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Grandmasters Palace, Valletta, Interior. © Marie-Lan Nguyen. Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY 2.5

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. Palace Structure The palace was modified and embellished by the Grand Masters after de Monte, which gave the building a Baroque character (based on… Read more

Grandmaster's Palace, Valletta, inner courtyard. By PodracerHH (Own work). GFDL or CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. This is one of two pages about the former Grandmaster’s, now President’s Palace in Valletta. Page two, about the palace structure and interior, is… Read more

Great Siege Monument. By Adrienne Azzopardi (Own work), CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. Some brief facts regarding the history of the monument to the Great Siege of Malta. The monument was originally located opposite the site of… Read more

Republic Square. By Bs0u10e01 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. The Names of Misrah ir-Repubblika (Republic Square) Over the time Republic square had the following names:      Piazza Tesoreria      Piazza dei Cavallieri      Piazza Regina      Misrah… Read more

The Courts of Justice, 2018 with decorations for Valletta, European City of Culture. By penworks. CC-BY-SA 4.0

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. The court building stands on the site of what was previously the Knights’ Auberge d’Auvergne built in 1570 to the design of Girolamo Cassar.… Read more

Banca Giuratale, Mdina. By Continentaleurope (Own work). CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. The Corte Captanale of Mdina (see featured photo) is the oldest Court of Justice in Malta, and consisted of the Criminal Court and the… Read more

The Courts of Justice. By Berthold Werner (Own work) GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. The Courts In a liberal democratic state, the judiciary has four main responsibilities: Formulating the rule of law Interpreting and applying the law along… Read more

Statue of Guido de Marco (detail). By A,Ocram (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons. Edit by penworks.

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. This page is about the political life of Guido De Marco, and lists his achievements and key events. As Interior Minister and Justice Led… Read more

The President of Malta, Guido De Marco. Public Domain. By U.S. Navy Photographers Mate 2nd Class Todd Reeves

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. Photo: The President of Malta, Guido De Marco, addresses the crew aboard USS La Salle (AFS 3) during a reception ceremony on the ship’s… Read more

Siege of Malta. Matteo Perez d'Aleccio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This post is intended for use with the Maltese Democracy walking tour and smart learning activities. Some images and video to reflect on in relation to the Great Siege, and it’s historical impact on modern Maltese democracy. Images (WikiMedia Commons)… Read more