Yorgen Fenech released without charge

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2019-11-21T21:45:25+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 21:10|

Before the 48 hour deadline for the police to release or charge Yorgen Fenech after his spectacular arrest out at sea aboard his yacht Gio, the owner of 17 Black suspected of being the mastermind behind the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia has been released by the police without charge. The police have said they [...]

Vacancies filled

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2019-11-21T19:03:38+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 19:03|

We suspected there were vacancies at the police chief’s and the attorney general’s offices for some time. The prime minister has now filled them. Both. With himself. The daily statements given by the prime minister these last three days are profoundly disturbing. The prime minister is providing details of what persons being interrogated have or [...]

RIGHT OF REPLY: Letter from the Bank of Valletta

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2019-11-21T18:18:07+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 18:18|

The below refers to my post of this morning about the Bank of Valletta, linked here. As is the practice on this blog comments on a post which carries someone's right of reply are not carried. Mr Delia Reference is made to the article “Pilatus. Sata. Now BOV” published on your blog on 21 November. [...]

GUEST POST: The cross examination

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2019-11-21T13:47:32+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 13:47|

Sent in by someone known to me. The Prime Minister’s narrative so far has been that “so far” there is no information that politicians were involved in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The former government spokesman, recently put on a salary of 500 euros a day, always denied the description of it being a [...]

GUEST POST: Why people are angry

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2019-11-21T13:21:50+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 13:21|

Sent in by someone I know. Some are incredulously asking why people are getting angry now that a major step has been taken towards the identification of the masterminds of the Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination. Well, if you are not angry at what is happening around us, it is only because you have not been [...]

PROTEST: Friday 22 November, 18:30

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2019-11-23T09:25:06+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 13:00|

Repubblika, #occupyjustice and manueldelia.com reiterate their protest and will be gathering in front of the Auberge de Castille on Friday 22 November at 18:30 to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Joseph Muscat has a clear political responsibility. If he had dismissed Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi when the Panama Papers confirmed Daphne Caruana [...]

The Elephant Man

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2019-11-21T12:48:49+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 12:48|

Look at this unbelievable statement by the Speaker of Malta’s Parliament Anġlu Farrugia. I wasn’t among the protesters in front of Parliament yesterday evening. But I watched it on Facebook and some of those who were there are my friends. Many others I do not know. Anġlu Farrugia thinks it’s criminal to protest in front [...]

Journalism should not be a dangerous business

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2019-11-21T12:20:23+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 12:20|

It’s obviously small of me to talk about danger when Daphne Caruana Galizia was blown up in her car. So I assure you I keep things in perspective and I don’t want to make too much of a fuss. But today the court had to issue a second protection order ordering someone to stay away [...]

It takes three to tango

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2019-11-21T11:52:42+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 11:52|

It is chilling to speak of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia as an opportunity. There’s nothing good in murder. There’s no heroic sacrifice here. She was a hero and this was a great sacrifice. But there’s nothing here that should have made Daphne’s death and her family’s loss necessary to anyone. Yet, here we [...]

Pilatus. Sata. Now BoV.

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2019-11-21T10:39:19+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 10:39|

Yesterday was easily the biggest news day of the year which is why this Reuters report risks going over people’s head. It should not, because the threat of a meltdown at Malta’s largest bank is a threat to the very meltdown to Malta’s economy. And it won’t be the Gasans and the Apap Bolognas and [...]

LOOKING BACK: John Vassallo on the Electrogas deal

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2019-11-21T09:55:02+01:00Thu, 21st Nov '19, 09:55|

The following article was first published on The Times of Malta by John Vassallo last December. He analysed just how rotten the Electrogas deal was. Now we are waiting for a criminal trial that may show the deal was, for some, worth killing for. The link to the original article as published is here. It's worth [...]