€4 poinsettia and a lot of shouting

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2018-12-21T17:03:55+01:00Fri, 21st Dec '18, 17:02|

There was some kerfuffle this morning again at Great Siege Square. Around 8am my wife and a friend went to put some flowers and candles at the memorial. As they do. I sat down to watch their bags at the cafe’ across the street. Within about 2 minutes some 5 people came from different directions [...]

Aliyevas’ UK solicitor fined by regulator because of money laundering risks

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2018-12-23T07:24:15+01:00Fri, 21st Dec '18, 15:58|

Photo: Ben Pruchnie on The Guardian A UK tribunal has discovered that two of Ilham Aliyev’s daughters tried to purchase a £60 million property in London in a transaction that carried “a significant risk of money laundering”. Leyla and Arzu Aliyeva agreed in 2015 to buy two Knighstbridge apartments. Leyla and Arzu Aliyeva are well [...]

Dutch regulator fines Maltese bank

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2018-12-21T14:28:56+01:00Fri, 21st Dec '18, 14:28|

The Dutch financial regulator (AFM) fined Maltese Novum Bank 1.75 million euro because the bank offered pay day loans on the Dutch market between 2013 and 2016 without a license to do so. The news was reported in Dutch on line newspaper nu.nl. Novum Bank offered short-term credits on the Dutch market via the website [...]

Guest Post: Viva l-Pastizzi Maltin

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2018-12-21T08:49:00+01:00Fri, 21st Dec '18, 08:46|

Maltese Australians enjoying Pastizzi. Source: The Daily Telegraph (Australia) Today, 20th December 2018 my son returned quite subdued from his school Christmas party. New directives from government are forcing schools, including the church school my son attends, to have parties with “Healthy Food”. So he had a sandwich (“uff mummy I have that almost every [...]