Posts by John Boyd

EXCLUSIVE: Henry John’s Last St...

EXCLUSIVE: Henry John’s Last Stand; What Happened?
Around 2 pm on Thursday 31 May, Henry John Serafica Acorda († 36) from the Philippines drew his last breath of life at Ruzinov hospital in Bratislava, succumbing to a brutal and senseless beating he had received five days previously from 28-year old Juraj H from Dunajska Streda. The incident has touched a Slovak nerve, [...]

Slovakia’s Future in Question a...

Slovakia’s Future in Question as Protests Grow Stronger
People took to the streets again in their thousands throughout Slovakia today to send a clear signal that they will not be appeased or silenced by the cheap tradeoff offered by outgoing PM Robert Fico, whose party would remain in power and hold all the same ministries. Today’s protests up and down the country were [...]

Will Slovaks Accept Fico’s Clon...

Will Slovaks Accept Fico’s Clone Government? Let the Revolution Begin
And so it is. Outgoing PM Robert Fico has abdicated his government to be replaced by an almost carbon copy with a few chess pieces moved around. Fico himself will remain in power until a new government is appointed, led by his hitherto sidekick, Deputy PM Peter Pellegrini. The hope is that this will extinguish [...]

Slovak Investigative Journalist and h...

Slovak Investigative Journalist and his Fiancee Murdered – AEJ Position
Position of the Association of European Journalists, Slovak Section, to the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée The Slovak Section of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) is strongly perturbed by the cold-blooded murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée. This heinous crime was committed while he was p [...]

Let’s Talk About Pizza

Let’s Talk About Pizza
In Bratislava, you can get a slice or two of “meh” pizza from almost any kebab shop. You can get a slice of thin-crusted Italian goodness with rocket leaves and sundried tomatoes in Primo Amore on Kollarovo Namestie. The only problem is that such quality is not available late at night, after pints. Not that [...]

Brexit Talks Show Progress for Brits ...

Brexit Talks Show Progress for Brits Abroad
The EU and UK must ensure citizens’ rights remain a key priority and guarantee all the remaining rights of 1.2mn UK citizens living in the EU during Phase Two of the Brexit negotiations, according to leading citizens’ rights campaign group, British in Europe. British in Europe also notes that European Council has agreed to negotiate transitio [...]

Participate in World’s First Vi...

Participate in World’s First Vintage Air Rally Across South America
Vintage Air Rally is launching a competition to find a team from Slovakia to win 15 FREE places on Ushuaia2USA, the world’s most ambitious vintage air rally, The Ushuaia2USA, supported by Puma, GREAT and Randolph Eyewear, will cover 9,000 miles and 19 countries, in just 42 days The six-week flight will begin in Ushuaia, the [...]

Gender Pay Gap: From Today Slovak Wom...

Gender Pay Gap: From Today Slovak Women Working Free
As of today women in Slovakia are effectively working for free! Expert Market has released its annual report revealing the date that women effectively stop being paid around Europe, thanks to the gender pay gap. The​ ​Date​ ​Women​ ​Stop​ ​Being​ ​Paid​ ​In​ ​Europe Expert Market, the UK’s leading B2B service comparison site, has released its [...]

Ukraine Still Suffering, Death Toll R...

Ukraine Still Suffering, Death Toll Rises
The conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to claim lives, cause damages and generate additional humanitarian needs. In May 2017, OHCHR recorded 76 civilian casualties (eight deaths, 68 injuries), which represents 8 per cent increase comparing to the previous month. Casualties caused by shelling tripled, with five people killed and 36 injured [...]

Leaders In Hospitality CEE & CIS ...

Leaders In Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit 2017, Prague
The Leaders In hospitality CEE & CIS will take place on 5th-6th June. It’s the fifth edition returning to Prague where it was originally launched. Previously, it has been hosted in Warsaw, Budapest and Vienna. It’s a 2-days platform joining the most prominent international hospitality sector decision makers and senior industry professiona [...]
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New Website Launched

July 27, 2014July 27, 2014
Newswebsite Honorary Consul General Mr. Godwin E. Bencini today announced that the Honorary Consulate for the Slovak Republic in Malta has launched its new website. This website is aimed at brining together the Slovak community in Malta, inform them of the Honorary Consulate's work and act as a bridge between Slovakia and Malta. Mr. Bencini encourages all Slovaks, both in Malta and abroad, to engage with this website, share their views and participate in the consulate's affairs.