Pick on someone your size

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2017-12-01T23:25:19+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 23:25|

I can understand where Carmelo Abela is coming from. Sort of. Take his point of view. A colleague of his was caught with a secret bank account in Panama. He did not resign. Another was caught inebriated during office hours a dozen times and was alleged to have visited a brothel while on business. He [...]

G Farrugia Calleja: Why they bother

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2017-12-01T19:24:01+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 19:24|

By resident guest George Farrugia Calleja: The EP Delegation has wrapped up its work and returned to Brussels more worried about the state of the Rule of Law in Malta than it was when it arrived. Even as a stand-alone, this is a damning indictment of Joseph Muscat and his cronies’ governance of the country. [...]

Post-Panama Laundromat

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2017-12-02T09:19:20+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 18:58|

Instead of answering questions to a delegation that flew to meet him from the European Parliament, Brian Tonna of Nexia BT, accountant to the prime minister, former front-man for Mossack Fonseca, self-confessed debtor to his clients, proud owner of Egrant Inc in Panama, and one of the protagonists of the Panama Gang, treated Joe Cuschieri [...]

The findings of the EP delegation in 32 words

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2017-12-01T18:20:19+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 18:19|

Here's a preview of the report the European Parliament is going to receive from the delegation it sent to Malta to check whether there is rule of law here. This is Green Sven Giegold on twitter earlier today: #Malta needs change! Results from our fact finding mission: We came seriously concerned and left even more [...]

UK NGO Index on Censorship condemns Michael Farrugia

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2017-12-01T18:15:28+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 18:15|

Index on Censorship today condemned the Police Minister Michael Farrugia for indulging in a public political battle with the grieving relatives of Daphne Caruana Galizia. “This is a deeply discouraging development, said Joy Hyvarinen, head of advocacy at Index on Censorship. The Maltese authorities should be focusing on investigating the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia, [...]

Nexia International say they think someone hacked them to like my tweet about Brian Tonna

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2017-12-01T17:13:43+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 16:43|

I received an email today from a Michael Joy whose signature says he is Executive Manager at Nexia International. He was referring to my post of yesterday about Nexia International liking my tweet saying Nexia BT should answer questions from the European Parliament. Here's the text of his email. Do notice the title: RE: Urgent [...]

Tales from the Land of Serenity

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2017-12-01T16:28:00+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 16:28|

Some time ago I had asked anyone wanting to contribute to this blog to send in their writings for guest-posting. Lizzie Eldridge went one better. This website will be featuring audio podcasts by Lizzie Eldridge in a series called Tales from the Land of Serenity. The podcasts are read and produced by Pia Zammit. The [...]

Response by assassination victim’s widower and sons to minister of home affairs and national security Michael Farrugia

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2017-12-01T14:08:16+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 14:08|

This statement was sent by Daphne Caruana Galizia's family to all media today: We were dismayed to see that the Minister of Home Affairs and National Security, Michael Farrugia, published our letter to him accompanied by a media statement. This was a private letter from the widower and sons of an assassination victim to their [...]

Another institution for the chop

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2017-12-01T11:18:41+00:00Fri, 1st Dec '17, 11:18|

In 1995, the PN administration set up the Ombudsman. This would be an official with security of tenure appointed by cross-party consensus and reporting directly to Parliament. The Ombudsman would hear complaints of wrongful administration, unfairness in government decisions, injustices and discrimination. Without fear of retribution the Ombudsman would have the power to speak publicly [...]