Mystery payments to Keith Schembri: Prime Minister denies everything in Parliament. But how can he be so sure?

2018-06-05T18:52:52+02:00Tue, 5th Jun '18, 18:52|

The Prime Minister has just “categorically” denied in Parliament that his chief of staff Keith Schembri received unexplained payments of over $400,000 5 weeks after they secretly visited Ilham Aliyev in Baku in December 2014. The payments which I reported earlier today were made in January 2015. Joseph Muscat was confronted in Parliament by Leader [...]

Keith Schembri received $430,000 of unexplained funds 5 weeks after secret trip to Baku

2018-06-05T16:41:21+02:00Tue, 5th Jun '18, 16:41|

Documents seen by this website reveal that Keith Schembri received over $430,000 in payments in January 2015 from unexplained sources. These payments were received 5 weeks after Keith Schembri accompanied the prime minister Joseph Muscat, then Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi and government spokesman Kurt Farrugia to meet Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and negotiate the entry [...]

STAR COMMENT: Questions for Keith Schembri

2018-06-05T16:29:49+02:00Tue, 5th Jun '18, 16:29|

Sent in by Misha in response to today's earlier story on Jacob Borg chasing Keith Schembri down the streets of Valletta: Some questions to be put to Keith Schembri and his boss (at least on paper), Joseph Muscat following the comment by the former stating that he pays the salary of journalists working for Allied [...]

UPDATED: TVM contributor instructs Simon Busuttil to commit suicide. Later apologises.

2018-06-05T23:21:19+02:00Tue, 5th Jun '18, 11:11|

Updated. 23:19. Scroll down to see apology published by Albert Jerome Fenech. Albert Fenech, who works from home for our national news service, posted on Facebook last Friday encouraging Simon Busuttil to jump off cliffs. Simon Busuttil tweeted on Thursday reminding people of the last PN mass meeting before the 2017 elections, his last day [...]

Cursed by the masses

2018-06-05T08:16:42+02:00Tue, 5th Jun '18, 08:16|

The thing with the post of Philip Sciberras is not just that a judge, even a retired one, should not make manifestly partisan remarks in public. Not for me at least. Nor is it that while he mouths these politically motivated rants the government uses his supposed judicial credentials to conduct politically sensitive inquiries. The [...]

The chase

2018-06-06T13:34:14+02:00Tue, 5th Jun '18, 07:47|

Do yourselves a favour and watch Jacob Borg chase Keith Schembri all the way from Court to Castille. The first thing I observe is the journalist’s fitness. I’d have been as breathless as Kurt Farrugia making that climb but since I have rather a lot more to carry than Jacob Borg’s back-pack this assignment explains [...]

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