Iċ-Ċiniż was in the Court building less than 48 hours after the killing he’s accused of committing

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2017-12-18T23:48:31+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 23:48|

George de Giorgio, known as iċ-Ċiniż, was in the Court building on the 18th of October, 2017, less than 48 hours after the explosion he is accused of detonating that brutally assassinated Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was appearing as a respondent in a civil dispute against him over property filed by a company owned by [...]

No one today thinks our institutions are working well

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2017-12-18T22:25:31+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 22:25|

I don't think there's design in the current chaos in court in the prosecution of three alleged hired assassins accused of killing Daphne Caruana Galizia. I don't think they have a planned strategy to go through all Magistrates until the time limit to indict them expires and they can walk free. I don't think Magistrates [...]

Labour candidate’s husband alleged to have helped Russia spread propaganda in the West

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2017-12-18T21:29:32+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 21:29|

Read this article in The Guardian today. It's about Kevin Ellul Bonici, husband of Labour candidate Sharon Ellul Bonnici and her replacement on Nigel Farage's staff in the European Parliament. He had been in trouble for distributing Russian propaganda with MEPs delivering books slandering the President of Lithuania, a critic of Vladimir Putin. Now he [...]

Third time lucky?

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2017-12-18T16:44:04+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 16:44|

Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit will be presiding on the third attempt to start the compilation of evidence against the three men accused of executing the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Maybe this is the right time. We live in hope. One will expect the lawyers for the accused to remind Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit that [...]

Two magistrates later

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2017-12-18T13:23:38+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 12:13|

A second Magistrate has today recused herself from hearing the compilation of evidence against the three persons accused of executing the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Today is the thirteenth day of a 30-day limit of time within which a Magistrate must decide there is a prima facie case against them. If that does not [...]

STAR COMMENT: Mit-tajjeb għall-aħjar

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2017-12-18T08:43:09+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 08:43|

I had to bring up here a comment sent by Spa in the comments board of another post. Well, not quite a comment. It's an image: a scan of a comic-strip-style propaganda tool for a Lorry Sant election campaign from 1976 or 1981, I'm not sure which. Quite apart from the iron curtain absurdity of [...]

Hesse Parliament remembers Daphne Caruana Galizia and other journalists killed in the line of duty

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2017-12-18T08:54:17+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 08:35|

The Hesseschen Landtag, the parliament of the German Federal State of Hesse, is honouring journalists who were killed or arrested because of their work with an exhibition of portraits of the journalists. You can view the portraits on the official exhibition website here. Speaking, in German, to Frankfurter Rundschau, Christopher Plass who sits on the [...]

The breakdown of a political marriage

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2017-12-18T08:23:45+00:00Mon, 18th Dec '17, 08:23|

Far be it from me to tell people in an unhappy marriage to stay in it. And the PD-PN alliance, so promising when first announced, had become unhappy after the election result. There are crises marriages do not survive and the humbling defeat of June 2017 was such a crisis. As with all divorces, the [...]