Official statement on PM’s wife, her friend who used to chair a committee, and the woman who runs her NGO going to the Bahamas

Official statement on PM’s wife, her friend who used to chair a committee, and the woman who runs her NGO going to the Bahamas

While collecting in abstentia the praise for her philanthropy in Malta, she collected in praesentia a similar recognition from an NGO in the Bahamas. They heard about the good work of the Marigold Foundation the other end of the world. And Michelle Muscat flew there to get her well deserved thanks.

The government of Malta issued an official statement about three women, none of whom have anything to do with government, about a trip that had no official function whatsoever, to speak of a reward granted to a non-governmental organisation, which as the name rather dimly suggests has nothing to do with government.

From the original statement: “Mart il-Prim Ministru kienet akkumpanjata mis-Sinjura Phyllis Muscat, li kienet tmexxi ic-CHOGM Task Force, kif ukoll mis-Segretarja Eżekuttiva ta’ The Marigold Foundation, is-Sinjura Jennifer Xuereb.” “The prime minister’s wife was accompanied by Mrs Phyllis Muscat who headed the CHOGM Task Force, and the Executive Secretary of the Marigold Foundation, Mrs Jennifer Xuereb”.

How do these three feature on an official statement of the government of Malta? You’d have to ask the nasty question. How did they pay for this trip? Did the government pay for it, in which case this is blatant misuse of public funds? Did the NGO pay for it, in which case this is blatant misuse of charity money? Did they themselves pay for it, in which case would this money not have been better spent in the declared objectives of the foundation?

Three years ago Grace Mugabe was declared philanthropist of the year by an NGO grouping in Zimbabwe. It was an orchestrated sham, part of her unseemly mission to acquire enough titles to compensate for the fact that she was the clerk typist who got the President to ditch his wife because she made him feel all frisky again in his 80s.

I know the Zimbabwean people because I had the privilege to live among them for some time. They are a patient, quiet people who would rather respect authority than defy it.

Grace Mugabe thought she could award herself enough adulation to inherit her husband’s then apparent immortality. Even for the placid Zimbabweans Grace Mugabe was too much. And she brought her old man down with her.


  • Zeppi

    ” Even for the placid Zimbabweans Grace Mugabe was too much. And she brought her old man down with her”..J’Alla.

    • Ruth Bonnici

      He said the Zimbabweans are patient not stupid😢

  • Markus Prak

    God only knows how many people rubbed their hands and with glee popped bottles of champagne on that tragic day.

  • Mike

    Where did you get the notion that it was a brand new phone? And what does a phone have to do with sim? If I went to buy a new phone can’t I keep my current sim? If I buy a Sim can’t I use it in my old phone? The question is why trigger from a remote loaction where it is easy to pinpoint the only phones in the area. Why not send the trigger signal from a very busy place with lots of phones around?…..sounds like a plan to get caught.

    • Beingpressed

      Mike the last part of your paragraph makes a lot of sense.

  • Carmel Ellul

    Grace Mugabe as a photographic neighbour hanging on a wall.
    What a wish!

  • Joshua V

    I am no fashion expert but could someone please tell us approximate cost of dress and shoes? Daphne would have torn her to shreds.

  • leon 1

    God forbid !!

  • Robert

    Very good write up.
    I wish Malta has investigative journalists working for its newspapers. Then I would not be asking these questions:
    1) What does Marigold do exactly?
    2) Where can I see its latest accounts?
    3) What are its main achievements?
    4) Who is paying for the trip for 3 persons to the Bahamas?
    5) When in the Bahamas, did Ms Muscat visit a Bahamas bank?
    6) What are the economical and/or social benefits for Maltese citizens, direct or indirectly, of the wife of Malta’s PM meeting the wife of the Bahamas governer’s wife, so much that this becomes official news worth of reporting and issuing a government statement?

  • Galeforce

    Blessed are the poor in spirit (humble) for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Mrs M M please note.

  • callixtus

    Robert Mugabe and Gucci Grace were removed by the Zimbabwean army not by the Zimbabwean people. And the new President that the army appointed in his stead is no democrat.

  • callixtus

    Evita Peron, Imelda Marcos, Gucci Grace and Michelle Muscat with their self-serving, fake philanthropy are alien to democracy. They expose the dictatorial traits of their husbands.

  • Patricia Mifsud

    The Bahamas. http://worldoffshorebanks.com/ Interesting. One cannot help but wonder.

    • Franġiska

      Intant il-Bahamas. Ma naghmlux mod innominaha John Dalli hux?