Day: October 19, 2017

Judges: it is time for you to act

Judges: it is time for you to act

When the Chief Justice spoke two weeks ago, he warned us not to expect justice if the executive does not do its job of arraigning and vigorously prosecuting criminals for due judgement. For him to come so far, it must have been agonising. No branch of the government can flourish on any lack of confidence …

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LISTEN: Corruption advisor to UK government says FBI should be investigating corrupt politicians in Malta

LISTEN: Corruption advisor to UK government says FBI should be investigating corrupt politicians in Malta

BBC Radio 4 spoke this morning to Jonathan Benton who advised the British Prime Minister on corruption and headed the International Corruption Unit of the National Crime Agency about what he thought of Malta. In summary he says that “Malta has a serious problem of money laundering. You cannot have this scale of money laundering …

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The thin blue line

The thin blue line

Watching the sad spectacle of the Police Commissioner give a press conference seventy-two hours after the most heinous crime and the first ever successful political assassination in Maltese history brought on me the hysterical tearful laughter that only tragically depressive situations can cause. It looked like something from an Ed Wood film of a bungling …

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How can we explain?

How can we explain?

I have been speaking to many international journalists visiting Malta over the past 3 days. I have spoken to journalists from The Economist, Reuters, Sky, Liberation and other publications and news media who came here to report on the aftermath of the assassination of one they consider their own. Many of them flew in with …

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The elimination of journalists is Maltese government policy

The elimination of journalists is Maltese government policy

A political officer in the office of Malta prime minister wrote this a few weeks before Daphne Caruana Galizia was blown up: “The people have said NO to hate blogging and to those so-called journalists dictated to by the Nationalist agenda of hate. We have seen the weakness of spineless journalists happy to ride the …

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No, Joseph Muscat. Daphne did not criticise you: she accused you.

No, Joseph Muscat. Daphne did not criticise you: she accused you.

Joseph Muscat is indulging in his classic newspeak. He is spinning this story like the rapist who pleads to the judge “but her skirt was very short”. He told Christiane Amanpour on CNN, Daphne Caruana Galizia was “a harsh critic of (his)”. He then repeated that line in Parliament. He is seeking absolution in the …

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How Labour deals with journalists: “get rid of them”

How Labour deals with journalists: “get rid of them”

This exchange on Facebook between the so called honourable Silvio Schembri and Matthew Caruana Galizia happened on the eve of the last election. Matthew Caruana Galizia understood well what Silvio Schembri meant by “getting rid” of him. “How do you plan to do it,” Matthew Caruana Galizia asked Silvio Schembri. “By shooting me?” Transcript of …

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