Dangerous Nevisians

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2019-05-24T17:15:08+02:00Fri, 24th May '19, 17:15|

Read this The Guardian story about a Russian oligarch black-listed from entering the EU who managed to travel freely and repeatedly throughout Europe using a St Kitts and Nevis passport he allegedly purchased. The gentleman concerned, Andrei Pavlov, denies this, as he would. As does the Nevisian premier whose law firm received Pavlov’s inquiry for [...]

Covering their tracks

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2019-05-24T16:25:08+02:00Fri, 24th May '19, 16:25|

Money laundering is a bitch to prove. That's why law enforcement agencies have legal tools that allow them this crime that can be perpetrated on mobile phones and laptops. What's clearly maddening here is that months and years after we realise someone has probably been up to no good, the authorities look like they won't [...]

The Apalachin Meeting

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2019-05-24T09:54:35+02:00Fri, 24th May '19, 09:54|

More reasons to look at that photo again. The guy who first posted it, in what was have been a moment of braggadocious impunity, is living the best of times. He had a lot to expect from 2019 that gave him reasons to raise a glass or two last Christmas. He is CEO of the [...]

The Hound

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2019-05-24T09:22:28+02:00Fri, 24th May '19, 09:22|

Joseph Muscat’s henchmen are getting ready for a battle in Strasbourg over the findings of an inquiry required by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in the aftermath of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The battle has been ongoing for some time and since Strasbourg is not foremost on people’s mind people [...]

ZDF: Press Freedom in Malta

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2019-05-24T08:12:09+02:00Fri, 24th May '19, 08:12|

This feature on German TV ZDF covered this month's vigil marking 19 months since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta. It is part of a series covering "Europe's borders" ahead of this weekend's EP elections. The feature is obviously in German but if you don't speak the language it's still worth taking a [...]