You first read it here, but it is now official. Kurt Farrugia, affectionately known as the coconut, is moving to Malta Enterprise as its CEO. Given that this is the second time this has happened, we can suspect a pattern emerging of the promotion of Malta’s foreign direct investment becoming a retirement home for prime ministers’ spokesmen. Alan Camilleri, who was communications man for a while for Lawrence Gonzi, had made the move several years back.

May Kurt Farrugia’s skills be put to better use now than in the years he spent hammering truth beyond recognition. He has graduated from his post as Joseph Muscat’s mouthpiece with the now legendary response to a journalist telling her he refused to agree Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated.  If he stayed in Castille another couple of months he’d be looking to convince us the moon is made of cheese.

He is replaced by Matthew Carbone who in a fit of anger was given by this website the rare privilege of a subriquet. As the coconut’s number two, ‘walnut’ was deemed a good fit.

He made it to this website because ten days after Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed, Matthew Carbone thought it was his job to go face protesting women on the footsteps of Castille and take close pictures of them using his phone making sure they see him do it. It was part of the orchestrated campaign of intimidation against dissent that has taken many different forms since Matthew Carbone’s crass attempt at a little iron curtain oppression.

And here, for posterity’s sake, is how Daphne Caruana Galizia found out about him.

In a nutshell, Castille deserves this walnut if I might presume to mix old chestnuts.

Matthew Carbone, second left, replacing Kurt Farrugia, first right. But is a coconut really a nut?