The secrets they wanted kept

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2018-04-27T19:14:39+01:00Fri, 27th Apr '18, 19:05|

Confidentiality rules are intended to protect businesses from the abusive behaviour of competitors. They are not intended to protect criminals by hiding their crimes. If a business’s records are stolen and passed to a competitor or publicly leaked, that’s industrial espionage. That business has a clear right to complain. Unless of course what they were [...]

Chris Cardona’s chief of staff is cousin and buddy of Police Commissioner

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2018-04-27T18:56:44+01:00Fri, 27th Apr '18, 18:51|

Mario Azzopardi, introduced by Chris Cardona as his chief of staff and close friend, is the cousin of Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar. Chris Cardona's Ministry website lists another person as his Chief of Staff. However Mario Azzopardi's Facebook page says he is "self-employed" at the "Ministry for Economy". His self-employment might be referring to the [...]

The Great Fejn Hu l-Leptopp Debate

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2018-04-27T19:08:10+01:00Fri, 27th Apr '18, 17:35|

A moron is who moronic does. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, who may know a thing or two about rotten teeth and is therefore obviously qualified to run our science and technology council, barged in like a teenage gatecrasher at a royal wedding and loaned his wisdom to the Great Fejn Hu l-Leptopp Debate and looked up [...]

Free Expression for Idiots

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2018-04-27T16:29:12+01:00Fri, 27th Apr '18, 15:57|

I feel like a proper patronising sod lecturing Fundamental Rights 101, treating my well informed readers like idiots. But then I know my readers include Owen Bonnici, Jason Micallef and his English-Maltese translator, Deo Debattista, Mario Azzopardi and so on, and I realise that there’s a full range of readers and a little patronising is [...]

Ali Sadr denied bail. Trial date to be set on 16th May.

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2018-04-27T07:18:19+01:00Fri, 27th Apr '18, 07:18|

The United States federal court has denied Ali Sadr's request for bail pending his trial for multiple counts of bank fraud and sanctions busting. Ali Sadr's lawyers argued for bail including the argument that the Maltese authorities had certified that he was under no suspicion for his activities at Pilatus Bank. In spite of this [...]