The State that ignores its own

The State that ignores its own

Karol Aquilina asked Joseph Muscat two weeks before the anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death what his government was preparing to mark that anniversary. He replied today saying “the Caruana Galizia family have numerous times expressed their lack of confidence in the Maltese State. The State, therefore, respects this position”. So the government of Malta …

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Satabank: And how I let them bully me into silence.

Satabank: And how I let them bully me into silence.

A reader wrote in to ask me if I felt vindicated after the Maltese regulator froze the operations of Satabank and after the police raided the bank last night. He asked me that because he remembered my piece of March 3rd last when I outed Satabank as a money-laundering operation, a criminal conspiracy that unlike …

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Journalism most foul, he said.

Journalism most foul, he said.

I have given Sunday’s article by Steve Mallia some more thought. Here’s his Facebook post yesterday night saying he was moved to come out of retirement to write it. Here he is being complemented by his former colleague at The Sunday Times and his current business partner in the PR business they have together Ariadne …

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Tactical marriage

Tactical marriage

The great political dynasties say the Kennedys and the Bushes, are famously careful to arrange marriages to further their political aims. They are the heirs of the numbered kings of old who married daughters and sisters to secure alliances and seal political pacts. The Labour Party’s Alex Saliba got married this weekend. My sincere congratulations …

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‘Professor Joseph Mifsud’: will he ever show up?

‘Professor Joseph Mifsud’: will he ever show up?

For a while, there was a suggestion he might be dead. But then his Swiss lawyer said he’s very much alive but in hiding. Stephan Roh told me as much when he offered to obtain answers to my questions to Joseph Mifsud in exchange of an agreement to testify for his character. Of course, I …

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BBC: From our own correspondent. John Sweeney.

BBC: From our own correspondent. John Sweeney.

This is the script of John Sweeney’s From Our Own Correspondent feature on the BBC after he participated in Tuesday’s March for Truth and Justice. A crowd of seven thousand or so stood in silence in the main street in the capital Valetta, holding their phones up with flashlights on, a very twenty-first-century tribute in …

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Cold feet

Cold feet

They tried it out on One TV but in Saviour Balzan they find a willing ally. So the eyewitness who told the camera of France 2 he had seen Chris Cardona speak to Alfred Degiorgio before the latter’s arrest has since told the Police he had lied about it. When do you know that a …

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The alibi that stayed in bed

The alibi that stayed in bed

Labour needs to hold its domestic audience together. The stories about Chris Cardona on France 2 from last April are starting to penetrate One TV audiences only now it seems that they have been confirmed again with additional facts by La Repubblica a few days ago. It appears Labour could largely ignore the April reports …

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Thank you for ensuring we are not alone

Thank you for ensuring we are not alone

Labour wants the world’s press to stop being interested in Malta unless it is to sing the praises of Joseph Muscat, but the presence of international NGOs, MEPs and journalists during the past week is important for us. I’ll explain this in simple terms for the trolls and the tyrants to have no difficulty understanding. …

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