Day: October 9, 2018

Wrong Delia, mate

Wrong Delia, mate

Pierre Portelli was not having a great day today. It’s not something I brought about. Nickie Vella De Fremeaux hit out at Pierre Portelli without naming him at first over an issue which emerges from a conflict of interest he is in, combining his work at the PN with his private interests. In a message …

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GUEST POST: Keep calm and call Edward

GUEST POST: Keep calm and call Edward

By Charmaine Spiteri: Iced Buns It has been reported in the media that former Parliamentary Secretary Deborah Schembri, who failed to get elected in the last election earns about €160,000 a year through public contracts awarded to her by direct orders. In the contract with Identity Malta, she is required to go through 50 files …

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German MPs in Bundestag meeting to mark a year since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

German MPs in Bundestag meeting to mark a year since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

What should be obvious is the callous horror that Malta’s Parliament has made no announcement it will be marking the death of a journalist in the democracy it is supposed to be a representative of. As in Italy last week, the Bundestag is calling a meeting for 18th October for German MPs titled “Press freedom …

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#occupyjustice statement: Chris Cardona must go now

#occupyjustice statement: Chris Cardona must go now

Statement by #occupyjustice outside the Valletta Police Station today. Six months ago, on 19th April, #occupyjustice activists visited the Valletta Police Station to pass to the police information they appeared not to have seen, though it was published on the world’s media: that Minister Chris Cardona knew alleged assassin Alfred Degiorgio and met him before Degiorgio …

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UPDATED: Politics as soap opera

UPDATED: Politics as soap opera

Updated: Adds statement by Pierre Portelli On the morning after Chris Cardona was accused by a leading Italian daily of lying about how well he knew an assassin accused of killing a journalist, the party apparatchiks at the PN are busy managing a storm over who has the rights over a TV fiction. This is …

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Stefan Grech appealing Belgian court conviction

Stefan Grech appealing Belgian court conviction

Stefan Grech who was convicted of anti-semitism and physical assault has said he intends to appeal the sentence. He continues to protest his innocence. In a statement sent to this website, Mr Grech denied being an anti-Semite. “I categorically deny having any racist or anti-semitic inclinations whatsoever. There is absolutely no history or instances linking …

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UPDATED: Open rift between Adrian Delia’s wife and his closest advisor

UPDATED: Open rift between Adrian Delia’s wife and his closest advisor

Updated. Carries Pierre Portelli’s reply. Nickie Vella de Fremeaux has used her Facebook account to publicly criticise, without naming him, PN media chief Pierre Portelli over a dispute the latter has with TV writer Sandro Vella. The issue is over copyright claims over TV soap Fattigi that Sandro Vella has claimed in court is his …

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