Month: December 2017

The Daily Swindle

The Daily Swindle

When Chris Fearne took a short break to acknowledge Tim Sebastian’s reach-around last week, he lifted his hands up in the air, the palms of his hands away from him, his fingers fanned out, and clarified he did not personally sign the Vitals deal to sell three Maltese hospitals to a company owned by someone …

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La Repubblica names Daphne Caruana Galizia person of the year

La Repubblica names Daphne Caruana Galizia person of the year

La Repubblica has named Daphne Caruana Galizia person of the year. The decision by La Repubblica was announced in a front page editorial by Roberto Saviano who said Daphne was killed because she understood the illegal flows of money happening through Malta and she understood this was not someone doing something wrong but an entire …

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‘Sibt Pulizija Laburist’

‘Sibt Pulizija Laburist’

That immortal phrase that then deputy Labour leader, now judge, Toni Abela was caught using on tape was the thin end of the wedge driven deep in this country to separate justice from tribal convenience. That time Toni Abela was speaking about how best to manage drug distribution from a Labour Party property that by …

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BREAKING: Keith Schembri frequently called FIAU to call off investigations into Pilatus and other banks, inside source told Daphne Caruana Galizia

BREAKING: Keith Schembri frequently called FIAU to call off investigations into Pilatus and other banks, inside source told Daphne Caruana Galizia

Peter Caruana Galizia testified in court today his wife had told him her source inside the FIAU informed her Keith Schembri frequently made calls to the FIAU to tell them not to investigate Pilatus Bank and other private banks. Peter Caruana Galizia was testifying this morning in the case instituted by his family asking the …

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Must crooks hand themselves in before anything happens?

Must crooks hand themselves in before anything happens?

It is logical and predictable for Labour’s parliamentary group to use Adrian Delia as their alibi when confronted by the revelations made by Daphne Caruana Galizia about them. Joseph Muscat will go for a tu quoque moral equivalence retort with much less ammunition. The unanswered accusations Daphne Caruana Galizia made on Adrian Delia are serious …

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Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?

This was the central theme of Chris Said’s excellent speech in Parliament today. This wasn’t just any Shakespearean reference. It wasn’t just a smart historical link to Henry II and Thomas a Beckett. This was a metaphor. It was the building of a scenario that we have all slowly started to put together as information …

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And sure enough, they give themselves a blow job

And sure enough, they give themselves a blow job

The faint hope that Parliament would instruct the prime minister to order an independent inquiry into the findings and allegations of impropriety and corruption committed by people in public office was very quickly crushed by a government majority that continues to protect the Panama Gang from any investigation into their crimes. In place of Chris …

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GUEST POST: Presidential humbug

GUEST POST: Presidential humbug

This guest post is by Salvu Felice Pace. I often ask myself when I read any of President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca’s speeches, is she speaking on behalf of her government or is she just commenting on whatever subject she wants to highlight. On a State occasion such as the celebration of Malta’s Republic Day, conventional …

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The creaking wheels of justice

The creaking wheels of justice

At last the evidence of the execution of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia has today started being heard. There will be many hurdles ahead but the process has painfully started. But the more important initiative being taken today in the aftermath of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination is happening up the road from the Courts …

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

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

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 …

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