Day: June 11, 2018

Where’s the proof?

Where’s the proof?

Last week today I said Keith Schembri received two payments amounting to over $400,000, five weeks after he got back from a politicians-only trip to Baku in December 2014. Challenged in Parliament to react by Adrian Delia, Joseph Muscat stood up to say Keith Schembri denied this. He didn’t say when. He didn’t say how. …

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We are right. Let them drown.

We are right. Let them drown.

Italy and Malta have populist governments and they are both pandering to the basic popular attitude of racial prejudice and indifference to the needs of others. The references to international law are convenient and facetious: they are the brandishing of excuses to avoid having to do what’s right even if unpopular. Of course brushing Malta …

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Crane Currency: printing money for Azerbaijan

Crane Currency: printing money for Azerbaijan

Joseph Muscat has been denying there’s any conflict of interest between the Crane Currency project in Malta and his chief of staff Keith Schembri whenever fresh details emerged showing just such a conflict of interest. The prime minister introduced Keith Schembri as the ‘catalyst’ that enabled the deal when it was first announced in 2010. …

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2,800 crystals went to a party

2,800 crystals went to a party

Adrian Delia and Nickie Vella de Fremaux sat down for dinner with Joseph and Michelle Muscat at the top table of a charity event. The Delia couple did not get the memo that the event had a business suit dress code and went in full regalia. I am not a fashion critic and I’m not …

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