Month: January 2018

G Farrugia Calleja: Slap down SLAPPs

G Farrugia Calleja: Slap down SLAPPs

By George Farrugia Calleja So it seems that the squeaky clean (bite me) gentlemen behind Pilatus Bank, perceived by so many as ‘The Gang’s personal money box and laundromat, had filed suit against Daphne Caruana Galizia in some God-forsaken legal backwater in America. Friends of mine who practise law (they’ll get it right with enough …

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The Chilling Effect

The Chilling Effect

Malta Today carried today details of the law suit Pilatus Bank filed against Daphne Caruana Galizia in the thick of the 2017 campaign only to withdraw it within a few hours of her death. On their online version they publish the fully copy of the law suit itself. I was trying to get hold of …

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The crooks of Europe

The crooks of Europe

Here’s a glimpse of how the world sees us. This honourable mention is from Episode 1 of the Netflix series ‘Dirty Money’. There’s no audio on the tape but you can read the subtitles. Then you can use your Netflix subscription to see the whole thing.

Michelle Muscat admits discussing testimony with Egrant inquiry witness

Michelle Muscat admits discussing testimony with Egrant inquiry witness

Michelle Muscat today spoke to Lovin Malta in response to their questions for some form of reaction to my reports on a New York apartment her business partner paid off in cash days after an alleged 400,000 dollar payment from Pilatus Bank. In her response, Michelle Muscat “has confirmed with Lovin Malta that Michelle Buttigieg …

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Maltese people the USA is considering for sanctions

Maltese people the USA is considering for sanctions

Lovin’ Malta spots three Maltese citizens on a US Treasury list of Putinite oligarchs. They are Russian born. Their business interests are in Russia. To all intends and purposes the adjective Russian would not be inaccurate to describe them. But Arkady Volozh, Boris Mints, Alexander Natanovich Nesis are Maltese. Read some background about them on Tim …

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MAM doctors take care of your health

MAM doctors take care of your health

The doctors’ union’s decision to take some form of action in protest at the transfer of three of our hospitals to an American for-profit business we do not know, is as justified as they come. Obviously they will get more than their fair share of venom from the Labour controlled media and from a big …

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Illogical neutrality

Illogical neutrality

Logic is truly optional in the running of this country. Jose’ Herrera thinks he’s being nice and caring when he says his office is paying some spare cash for the good of the Majjistral Park so NGOs who run it can stop moaning about extended hunting hours in the reserve that is supposed to protect …

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The discouraging investment argument

The discouraging investment argument

For a so called democracy we sure have plenty of sacred cows we are warned not to step on. Today we’re reminded of that cow named “discouraging investment”. This is the mortal sin the opposition was accused of today for daring to remind the government that Vitals Health Group had made a pile of commitments …

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