Karl Izzo: it’s not just that they’re friends

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2019-01-23T15:36:21+00:00Wed, 23rd Jan '19, 15:36|

Joseph Muscat, Karl Izzo and sundry mates The Opposition MPs who voted against the nomination of Karl Izzo for the ambassadorship in Montenegro went to some pains to insist their objections were not because Karl Izzo was a buddy of Joseph Muscat. Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici and Herman Schiavone were right to vote against the nomination [...]

Star Comment: I refuse to discuss you

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2019-01-23T14:56:35+00:00Wed, 23rd Jan '19, 14:56|

Sent in by May Borg in response to one of the posts post ghost-writing-gate. Thank you, May. Manuel, I appreciate your concern and your hurt. This was one under the belt for you but I refuse to continue to discuss you. So I am going to post other questions which still need an answer. Who really killed Daphne? Where is Yorgen Fenech, is he being investigated? Why are Keith Schembri and [...]

And that’s the rest of them

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2019-01-23T14:14:07+00:00Wed, 23rd Jan '19, 14:14|

In agreeing to ghost-write for Adrian Delia, for the reasons that I already gave for doing so, I helped in a small, likely irrelevant, way the person who I eventually came to think was not suited to be the leader of the party. I did not form an opinion on him before hearing him speak [...]

Blast from the past

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2019-01-23T10:44:24+00:00Wed, 23rd Jan '19, 10:41|

Pierre Portelli spoke yesterday about his University days. He graduated with a first degree in Communications in 1998 around the time the TV station he now runs, NET TV, was being created. As a graduating mature student he felt it was appropriate to ask political parties how they felt about owning TV stations and made [...]

Guest Post: The thing about Mario

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2019-01-23T09:41:12+00:00Wed, 23rd Jan '19, 09:41|

As a matter of background, for the benefit of the One TV 'journalists' who follow this blog, Sammi Davis is a woman. The rest of her great qualities can be gleaned from her writing. Mario used to live on my street a few doors down. He had two cars; a brand new, enormous black SUV [...]

Huawei considering withdrawal from the West: presumably, ​Malta is not the West.

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2019-01-23T08:47:31+00:00Wed, 23rd Jan '19, 08:47|

Huawei Chairman Liang Hua warned his company could move away from Western countries if it continues to face restrictions and focus instead on countries where it is welcome. He was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos addressing decisions by multiple countries to restrict the use of Huawei technology in their strategic telecommunications network. [...]

Relative risks

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2019-01-23T07:26:14+00:00Wed, 23rd Jan '19, 07:26|

The European Commission will in a report today warn that so-called ‘golden visa’ schemes pose a risk to EU security. Malta’s citizenship for cash scheme will be named along with other investor visa or passport schemes offered by European countries including the UK. This sort of report gives some comfort to those looking for moral [...]