Separate sources have told this website that the chief government spokesman Kurt Farrugia is leaving his job in Castille to take over the running of the government’s foreign investment agency, Malta Enterprise.

Kurt Farrugia has been a central figure of Joseph Muscat’s administration from its very first day. He was the only person trusted by Joseph Muscat to accompany him to his meetings in Baku with Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan apart from Panama companies owners Keith Schembri, Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff and Konrad Mizzi, energy Minister.

Kurt Farrugia’s departure from Castille would be the strongest indicator yet that Joseph Muscat is making arrangements for his own departure.