2019-11-19T11:01:14+01:00Tue, 19th Nov '19, 10:52|

The prime minister has just confirmed the story in The Times of Malta this morning. He said a number of people were arrested last week in anti-money laundering operation and one of them is believed to be connected to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.Joseph Muscat said he has made a written undertaking to recommend [...]

A sliver of truth

2019-11-19T09:13:20+01:00Tue, 19th Nov '19, 09:13|

Let’s strike some doubt out of the way. The story in The Times of Malta this morning is absolutely correct. The identity of the person arrested last Thursday has been known to some journalists for some time, well before his arrest. The information he claims to be in possession of is important and could bring [...]

LONG READ: Not until the lady sings

2019-11-18T14:09:22+01:00Mon, 18th Nov '19, 14:02|

Let’s not get too excited. Keith Schembri had a terrible day in court last week. But it was not worse than the terrible day he had when the Panama Papers came out. The corrupt roadmap to their personal enrichment was never meant to emerge into public awareness. We were never meant to know. The brave [...]

Eyes on the prize

2019-11-16T12:18:51+01:00Sat, 16th Nov '19, 12:18|

The last hours of planning for tonight’s protest march have been eventful. As organisers we have been teased to react to developments. This political party coming along. The other political party coming along but promising to make the first party uncomfortable. This NGO saying it agrees with the protest but would rather stay away. Those [...]

Repubblika reacts to announcement of Daphne inquiry

2019-11-15T13:33:59+01:00Fri, 15th Nov '19, 13:33|

Statement by Repubblika: Repubblika notes and welcomes the fact that the government has at last agreed to the opening of an independent inquiry about the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. But this is nowhere near the arrival on the road to justice. To begin with what Daphne revealed in her journalism – that brought about [...]

Reforms needed to ensure blue fin tuna sustainability in the Med. – report

2019-11-15T12:32:20+01:00Fri, 15th Nov '19, 12:32|

An expert report commissioned by international wildlife NGO WWF estimates that weak regulatory checks are allowing illegal fishing of blue fin tuna to exceed maximum yearly quotas by 50%. Quotas were introduced by international agreement around 10 years ago after blue fin tuna stocks shrunk dangerously with the rising popularity of sashimi-grade fish. Demand for [...]

UPDATED: Government announces agreement with Caruana Galizia family for an independent inquiry into Daphne assassination

2019-11-18T14:10:33+01:00Fri, 15th Nov '19, 11:12|

Updated 13:29 Adds Caruana Galizia's family's reaction. Professor Ian Refalo and Commissioner Anthony Abela Medici have been removed from the inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia after their conflicts of interests were widely deemed to make them unsuitable for the job. The inquiry board will be chaired by Judge Michael Mallia (the original [...]

‘People, it is our time. Again.’

2019-11-15T08:22:18+01:00Fri, 15th Nov '19, 08:22|

Please go to the Times of Malta website to read this piece by Repubblika's Alessandra Dee Crespo. If you're reading this you probably don't need convincing to join us tomorrow. But if you're trying to persuade someone else, this will come in handy. Meantime, here's a taste: "The fight for truth and justice is not [...]

Mario Vella skips first ECB meeting chaired by Christine Lagarde

2019-11-14T15:59:08+01:00Thu, 14th Nov '19, 15:59|

The Central Bank’s governor Mario Vella has skipped the first meeting of the European Central Bank’s highest body – its governing council – chaired by the new president of the ECB Christine Lagarde. The meeting was held yesterday but Mario Vella skipped it, catching a plane to Frankfurt at around the time the meeting was [...]

Money keeps control

2019-11-14T12:14:40+01:00Thu, 14th Nov '19, 12:14|

Ian Refalo advised the government that there need be no separation between parliament and government. The head of the civil service, Mario Cutajar referred to that advice a few days ago when he gave his reasons for ignoring the recommendations from George Hyzler, Commissioner for Public Standards. Here is what Mario Cutajar said about what [...]

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