Il-Kbir ta’ Ħal Luqa

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2020-06-08T21:10:13+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 17:46|

Byron Camilleri fired Lawrence Cutajar after we learnt that “il-kbir ta’ Ħal Luqa”, as Melvyn Theuma described him in court today, provided a traffic-fine cancelling service from his desk at police headquarters while undermining his investigative officers by warning criminals to expect their imminent arrest. Lawrence Cutajar had his resignation as police chief accepted by [...]

Take a bow

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2020-06-08T15:54:14+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 15:51|

The usual bullies are all over Facebook warning people not to even dare to think about fresh protests in Valletta. The fascists are unhappy activists called people to join them in Valletta to remember Lassana Cisse, our own black man killed by trigger happy uniformed officers. We’re still waiting for justice for Lassana and the [...]

Plus ça change

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2020-06-08T13:32:29+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 13:32|

The process of choosing a new Police Commissioner is now more complicated than it used to be. But it is no less predictable. The choice of Angelo Gafà was a given even with the side-shows of a wife-beating ex-policeman who resigned in disgraced just a few months ago thrown in. This is a country for [...]

Malta and four other countries ask EU for burden sharing and centrally-managed repatriations

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2020-06-08T10:19:02+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 10:19|

Malta and four other Mediterranean countries have asked the EU to take care of the redistribution of asylum seekers and to manage directly repatriation of migrants to their country of origin. The request was revealed by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera this morning that said that Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Malta wrote a letter [...]

GUEST POST: Ask no questions and hear no lies

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2020-06-08T09:48:42+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 09:48|

Chris Cardona has earlier this week been interviewed by Ivan Martin of The Times. I do not know if he paid for the interview as it is clear that the newspaper is trying to give the corrupt Deputy Leader of the Labour Party a helping hand. Now if there is a person in Malta who [...]

GUEST POST: From the armchair

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2020-06-08T09:31:18+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 09:31|

The American Press Institute says that the purpose of journalism is to provide citizens (readers) with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and – the most relevant to Malta, in the context of this article – their governments. Lately journalists seem to feel under [...]

Pilatus: The question of justice

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2020-06-08T08:40:57+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 08:40|

US-based banking analyst and blogger Kenneth Rijock singled out Pilatus non-executive director Armin Eckermann and remarks Rijock says Eckermann made publicly that suggest that the Malta-based German non-executive director of Pilatus is confident Maltese authorities will never seek to get to the bottom of what happened at Pilatus Bank. Kenneth Rijock's full article is linked [...]

What did you expect?

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2020-06-08T08:15:42+02:00Mon, 8th Jun '20, 08:15|

Anġlu Farrugia held a grudge for 6 months. He waited until Saturday to use a public event to reprimand protesters who last December shouted loud enough outside his penthouse office at the entrance to Valletta to force Joseph Muscat out of office. He complained about eggs being thrown. Eggs, mind you. Not Molotov cocktails or [...]