It’s law but you can ignore it.

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2018-08-22T15:29:13+00:00Wed, 22nd Aug '18, 15:27|

The government changed employment laws recently. Apparently, it took dictation from the General Workers’ Union and published it without hearing the side of the story of the people who actually sign the cheques. It did so in Santa Marija week presumably because it expected lawyers for employers to be on leave, which they were, and [...]

Court denies Ali Sadr’s request to stop the MFSA from closing his bank

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2018-08-22T15:04:52+00:00Wed, 22nd Aug '18, 15:00|

Pilatus Bank’s owner Pilatus Holdings has today had its request to the court to block the regulatory intervention into its business denied. Pilatus Holdings lists as its directors Ali Sadr Hasheminejad and Pilatus CEO, and fellow Iranian, Hamidreza Ghanbari. In a recent statement, Ali Sadr said the Egrant inquiry vindicated him and showed any accusations of [...]

Raphael’s other Egrant

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2018-08-22T09:39:39+00:00Wed, 22nd Aug '18, 09:37|

Raphael Vassallo flattered me with some attention on this morning’s Malta Today (scroll down for a copy). He had the decency of diverting his opprobrium from his masters’ preferred target: Daphne Caruana Galizia and her surviving family. A decency which Martin Scicluna did not have, writing in this morning’s Times of Malta. But really when [...]