3 months later

2018-01-16T22:14:56+01:00Tue, 16th Jan '18, 22:14|

A small group of like-minded people met today in front of the improvised memorial for Daphne Caruana Galizia on the third month since she was assassinated. I said a few words: Dear friends, We often remind our politicians of their duties, particularly when they neglect them. But if we stop thinking of our own duties, [...]

LISTEN: The Efimova Tapes – 4 (updated with transcript)

2018-01-17T08:45:25+01:00Tue, 16th Jan '18, 16:49|

My interview with Pilatus Bank eye-witness Maria Efimova continues today. Yesterday's extract ended with Maria Efimova speaking on how a Maltese political person engaged private detectives in Russia to dig up her background and harass her father. Today she continues to describe more harassment she has suffered and how some of it did not quite [...]

Andrew Borg Cardona on Rizzo nomination: valid or not? (The Shift News)

2018-01-16T16:41:41+01:00Tue, 16th Jan '18, 16:00|

Yesterday the government confirmed the opposition's nomination of John Rizzo to the Commission against Corruption. Before that happened I commented that though the candidate was eminently qualified, his nomination may have been outside the intentions of the law. To be fair I was rather more categorical than that suggesting that my reading of the law, [...]

International NGOs in London vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia

2018-01-17T10:31:01+01:00Tue, 16th Jan '18, 15:42|

Correction (17/01/2018 09:30). The below report states that MSP James Dornan spoke at the London event. In fact he issued a statement from his Scotland office. The error is regretted. Reporters Without Borders, English PEN, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ARTICLE 19 and Index on Censorship met in front of Malta's High Commission in London to demand [...]

Where treason lies

2018-01-16T11:59:16+01:00Tue, 16th Jan '18, 11:59|

The extent of the VGH scandal is so massive that it has reached the point where the implications are almost ungraspable. There’s a point where things go beyond the understanding of daily lives. When someone does not hope to earn more than 700,000 euro their entire working life, the difference between 10 million and a [...]

Socialist MEP urges party to “stop protecting” Joseph Muscat

2018-01-16T09:50:52+01:00Tue, 16th Jan '18, 09:50|

In a tweet last night Socialist MEP Ana Gomes who led the European Parliament delegation to Malta investigating rule of law compared Joseph Muscat with Hungary's Victor Orban and stated unlike the EPP who protects Orban as a member of the family, European Socialists should stop protecting Joseph Muscat. That is also, unfortunately, my own [...]

There’s no freedom without justice

2018-01-16T03:36:08+01:00Tue, 16th Jan '18, 04:00|

The following is an #occupyjustice press statement in view of their action three months from the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Three months to the day of the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, #occupyjustice dressed up the main monuments dotting the island – including the statues of Dom Mintoff, Guido de Marco  and Sir [...]

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