Month: March 2018

Edward Scicluna denies IIP is funding Puttinu … then withdraws post

Edward Scicluna denies IIP is funding Puttinu … then withdraws post

Edward Scicluna, in theory the man in government responsible for the oversight of all public spending, went out of line earlier today and ‘clarified’ the government was funding Puttinu directly from the state budget, not out of revenue from passports.   He should know. He’s the one who signs the paperwork. Although he should also …

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Kathimerini interview with Maria Efimova

Kathimerini interview with Maria Efimova

Kathimerini is a Greek daily newspaper recognised as the newspaper of record there. An abridged English version is also published with principal circulation in the United States. The newspaper interviewed Maria Efimova about how she gave herself up to Greek authorities and why she wishes to avoid extradition to Malta. This is a link to …

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He gave them 5 passports

He gave them 5 passports

I’m stepping right into it. Joseph Muscat’s phone call to Xarabank to announce a 5 million euro donation to the child cancer fund raiser is despicable. It is a low moral point reached by someone for whom morality is barely a memory. It is a sociopathic scheme worthy of the Brooklyn gangs who ‘took care …

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Reuters report on Maria Efimova’s reasons to fear for her life

Reuters report on Maria Efimova’s reasons to fear for her life

“She received a message that, ‘you have to protect yourself’ and therefore she went to seek for this protection from the Greek police,” Maria Efimova’s lawyer said. He did not say who sent Efimova the message.  Read Reuter’s full report of their interview with Alexandros Papasteriopoulo. The hearing of her case is scheduled for 12th April. …

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SCL/Cambridge Analytica shareholder decorated by Joseph Muscat’s government

SCL/Cambridge Analytica shareholder decorated by Joseph Muscat’s government

One of the shareholders of the SCL group (that set up Cambridge Analytica) was decorated by Malta with a medal of merit in 2015. Jonathan Peter Marland was made an honorary officer of the National Order of Merit by President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca in the government’s honours list on Republic Day 2015. Jonathan Marland …

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It’s too late to pretend Ali Sadr has nothing to do with Malta

It’s too late to pretend Ali Sadr has nothing to do with Malta

Ali Sadr’s arrest damages Malta. It does not matter he’s not accused of crimes committed in Malta. That’s only because he’s not being arraigned in Malta by Maltese authorities for breaching Maltese laws. But he’s been arraigned in the United States by US authorities for breaching American laws. It does not matter he’s not accused …

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‘The Liquidator’ is now ‘The Warden’

‘The Liquidator’ is now ‘The Warden’

Last November I wrote about political appointments that reduce our country’s ability to protect human rights. Here’s how I had reacted to Andy Ellul’s appointment to head the Monitoring Board for Detained Persons. “A prison monitoring board is not appointed to implement government policy. On the contrary it is set up by law under our …

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Andrea Purgatori contrasts the consequences of journalists being killed in Slovakia and Malta

Andrea Purgatori contrasts the consequences of journalists being killed in Slovakia and Malta

In his weekly Atlantide on La7 Andrea Purgatori yesterday discussed freedom of expression in a world of data manipulation, persecution of whistle-blowers and the killing of journalists. Here are links to two extracts from yesterday’s show. Data Killer, l’uccisione di Daphne Caruana Galizia nel racconto di Andrea Purgatori Data Killer, le società offshore a Malta …

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Panto banker

Panto banker

This is from last year’s La Valette u t-Tlett Muskuttieri Maltese language panto. There’s an Ali Sadr character singing an Abba tune. Din wahda mis-songs tal-panto li ghaddiet. Din is-sena……….. LA VALLETTE U T-TLIET MUSKETTIERI. Geplaatst door Tonio Bronk op woensdag 28 maart 2018 MONEY, MONEY, MONEY Jekk xi muniti msaddin, bhad-deheb u l-fidda nġibhom …

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