Owen Bonnici to answer questions in the EP on Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi’s money laundering

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2019-02-11T17:23:00+01:00Mon, 11th Feb '19, 16:27|

The European Parliament's Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance is holding a special session on Malta this afternoon. It will follow up on correspondence with the government about Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri discovered setting up money laundering vehicles in Panama and New Zealand and our institutions doing nothing about it. Justice [...]

Domestic violence: the raw deal

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2019-02-11T11:22:21+01:00Mon, 11th Feb '19, 11:22|

Magistrate Joe Mifsud’s decision to acquit Anton Refalo of the charge of domestic violence after the police arraigned him for beating his 16-year-old son has some implications that need further discussion. Here’s one. Anton Refalo was not acquitted because the court felt he was justified in beating his son. Certainly, many people found the circumstances [...]

Selective amnesia

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2019-02-11T10:03:16+01:00Mon, 11th Feb '19, 10:03|

Raphael Vassallo consumed columns of yesterday’s Malta Today starting out by saying he would reply point by point to my ’13 reasons why’ free speech in Malta is threatened. As far as I can figure out he gives up at point 4. But that’s fine. You distil his argument and it’s quite simple. You’ve heard [...]

GUEST POST: Corruption under the carpet

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2019-02-11T09:04:05+01:00Mon, 11th Feb '19, 09:04|

This is the first of two parts of Annika Palome's review of the aftermath of the Panama Papers. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow. The Court of Appeals has blocked a magisterial inquiry into possible money laundering allegedly committed by members of Joseph Muscat’s Cabinet and exposed by the Panama Papers. The inquiry was requested [...]