Giancarlo Siani was killed 34 years ago today

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2019-09-23T15:31:15+02:00Mon, 23rd Sep '19, 15:31|

Giancarlo Siani was an Italian crime reporter from Naples, who was killed by the Camorra. On June 10, 1985, three months before he was killed, Siani had revealed that the arrest of Valentino Gionta had been decided by Lorenzo Nuvoletta, head of the Nuvoletta clan, a rival Camorra clan. Siani was preparing a dossier on [...]

First in. First out.

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2019-09-23T14:09:49+02:00Mon, 23rd Sep '19, 14:09|

Have you noticed how the license number for Chetcuti Cauchi law firm to sell Maltese passports is IIP001. Their license was suspended today after they were caught on camera gloating something to the effect of being able to get any crook a passport because they're buddies with Owen Bonnici, Julia Farrugia and Joseph Muscat. IIP001 [...]

Chetcuti Cauchi suspended from passports scheme

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2019-09-23T13:17:46+02:00Mon, 23rd Sep '19, 13:17|

In a brief statement the government announced that "the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency has suspended the licences of Chetcuti Cauchi Advisors Ltd, holders of licences IIP 001 and IIP 124, until further notice." That's after Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, partner of the firm, was shown in a French TV channel M6 documentary last night boasting that [...]

GUEST POST: Of cats and mice

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2019-09-23T12:53:47+02:00Mon, 23rd Sep '19, 12:53|

Sent in by someone known to me: As expected, Joseph Muscat has failed to call an independent comprehensive  inquiry on his government’s role in Daphne’s assassination within the three month deadline. That is the stark truth. Since the deadline has not been met, it is now up to the Council of Europe to match their [...]

When Saviour Balzan is interviewed

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2019-09-23T12:41:52+02:00Mon, 23rd Sep '19, 12:41|

This was the concluding section of a recent article by Saviour Balzan: The Caruana Galizia family has to be congratulated for having built a narrative that has played well in the media, most especially that in the foreign domain. They have now called for a meeting with the Prime Minister to complain over the composition [...]

M6: Malta, jewel of the Mediterranean and paradise of corruption

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2019-09-23T12:17:25+02:00Mon, 23rd Sep '19, 12:17|

Do watch this documentary broadcast last night by French channel M6. Its transmission can't be the last you've heard of it. It's exactly what you're used to watch: a beautiful island known heretofore as a tourism destination but under the shiny sheen of the promotional videos a country uglified by corruption, violence, collusion and crime. [...]