More redundancies in the gaming industry

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2018-02-01T23:27:24+00:00Thu, 1st Feb '18, 23:27|

We need to keep a closer eye on the gaming industry in Malta. It's looking ever more ominous. Seven traders were given the sack today by their employer Offsidegaming. In simplistic numeric terms this is smaller than Betsson's recent cull of a 130 employees. But one event may be a fluke. A second one should [...]

The shady on the sunny side of the street

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2018-02-01T22:47:09+00:00Thu, 1st Feb '18, 22:47|

Konrad Mizzi is smarter than I am in many respects. He's certainly better at keeping himself fit. Here he is walking down the San Ġiljan waterfront with his regular walking buddy. I cannot DNA-test his mate but it looks to me he's walking around with Darren Casha, apparently back from his jaunt abroad hiding from [...]

Migrants ahead

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2018-02-01T20:29:28+00:00Thu, 1st Feb '18, 20:29|

The European Union’s border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday, removing the obligation of the previous mission to bring rescued migrants only to Italy. Reuters quoted Izabella Cooper, a spokeswoman for Frontex saying “Triton (the old migration rescue program) said that whomever rescued would be taken to Italy. Themis leaves the [...]

The biggest lie in Maltese political history

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2018-02-02T18:56:20+00:00Thu, 1st Feb '18, 18:32|

A few days ago I was working with an Italian anti-mafia journalist who was in Malta to look into some suspected activities in Malta of criminals from his own country. I saw his report and rather impertinently reminded him that some of the allegations he was reporting were denied by the suspected people even though [...]