Karlati

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2018-09-01T16:31:06+00:00Fri, 31st Aug '18, 16:25|

I don’t remember a time when Karl Stagno Navarra was not being chased by irate creditors. The man is a pathological liar but a very capable con artist. He disproves the notion that in a small island you can’t get away with a lifelong career in bullshitting people out of their goods or money. I [...]

17-Black: Authorities informed who owns it 6 months ago. We still don’t know.

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2018-08-31T16:19:49+00:00Fri, 31st Aug '18, 16:19|

  Ana Gomes got an answer from the Latvian anti-money laundering agency who told her they shared with Malta’s authorities information about 17-Black six months ago. Emails on 17-Black that have been published show it is one of two companies committed to transfer millions into Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi’s Panama companies. Since these emails [...]

France 24: Ali Sadr and other Iranians in name only

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2018-08-31T15:36:12+00:00Fri, 31st Aug '18, 15:36|

New York-based journalist Denise Hassanzade Ajiri published a report on global news site France 24 about "Iranians in name only" who use nationalities of other countries to dodge US sanctions. Her story focuses on Ali Sadr Hasheminejad, born in Iran but who used his purchased St Kitts and Nevis nationality to do business in the [...]

A review of the Egrant inquiry conclusions (Part 8)

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2018-08-31T13:32:13+00:00Fri, 31st Aug '18, 13:31|

The eighth part of Godfrey Leone Ganado’s review of the conclusions of the Egrant inquiry: In this article number 8, I will be moving from the Boardroom of Pilatus Bank (article 7) to the so much talked about kitchen, to smell the coffee. However, before doing so, I must describe the substance rather than the [...]

European Parliament to fund investigative journalism

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2018-08-31T09:53:40+00:00Fri, 31st Aug '18, 09:51|

European Parliamentarians are promoting an initiative that tries to get something useful out of the anger and horror after the assassinations of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Jan Kuciak. They both tripped on the live wire in the dark that kills journalists that try to find out what the powerful and corrupt would rather hide. But [...]

This is not a spectacle. This is a disaster.

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2018-08-31T08:49:07+00:00Fri, 31st Aug '18, 08:21|

The burning of the Magħtab landfill is a man-made disaster. The Civil Protection Department is warning people in the wake of its plume to stay indoors and close their windows to avoid sucking toxic fumes in. And pray for wind to blow this over the sea. The Labour Party in those heady days leading to [...]