Here’s Johnny

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2020-06-09T18:42:54+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 18:29|

Net TV published a photo of Konrad Mizzi stepping out of Malta International Airport. He could have had the polite self-respect of giving Angelo Gafà the time to have his nomination as police chief confirmed before flying in. Konrad Mizzi has been presenting medical certificates saying he was unfit to fly from the UK to [...]

It’s a party in prison, but keep it secret.

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2020-06-09T18:19:14+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 18:19|

Prison authorities are clamping down on leaks as a Newsbook report said that lockdown on prison grounds featured BBQs, parties and war-field style R&R that included illegal fireworks. This website has also seen photographs of prison staff consuming alcohol in parties on the prison grounds hosted by the prison director Alexander Dalli. The photos are [...]

It’s time to step up again

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2020-06-09T16:46:16+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 16:46|

It's not that we meant to sit on our laurels after Joseph Muscat resigned. But however sceptical we all intuitively felt, many people still thought Robert Abela deserved a chance to fulfil his promise of ensuring there's no impunity. Of course words come easy. His predecessor said he would leave no stone unturned even as [...]

The government breaks laws, and we pay

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2020-06-09T16:23:13+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 16:23|

Now that the Captain Morgan prisoners are on shore we can, for a moment, think a bit of our own sufferings. Just for a short while, mind you. Robert Abela has threatened to “fast track” asylum applications of these migrants. This does not mean they get to use the business lounge and skip the queue [...]

Repubblika say ‘not enough to suspend Lawrence Cutajar’. Byron Camilleri should resign for making him consultant.

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2020-06-09T15:37:04+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 15:35|

Activists from Repubblika gathered this afternoon outside Minister Byron Camilleri’s office demanding the Home Minister’s resignation. In a letter to the Minister handed in by Repubblika President Vicki Ann Cremona said Repubblika has had enough of discovering more scandals. “We are nearing a situation where we won’t have enough officials to investigate their colleague’s filth. [...]

Malta’s passports lawyer found guilty of conflict of interest

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2020-06-09T12:01:31+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 12:01|

A Dutch government investigation has found that the lawyer Malta’s government hired to convince the European Commission it was ok to sell its passports to people who never come here broke his university rules by not reporting his work for Malta. Dimitry Kochenov featured in a Dutch TV investigation last September which started the investigation [...]

MEPs to Satabank owner: ‘Press freedom non-negotiable’; ‘We’re watching SLAPP against Manuel Delia and Times of Malta’

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2020-06-09T10:58:28+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 10:58|

MEPs in the European Parliament's Media Working Group wrote today to Christo Georgiev, owner of Malta's Satabank, now out of business, to warn him they are monitoring his SLAPP suits filed against this website and Times of Malta on reports into his business in Malta. "We have learnt that Satabank had been forced to cancel [...]

Wine and pizza

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2020-06-09T09:00:09+02:00Tue, 9th Jun '20, 09:00|

Remember all the talk about the world changing after Covid-19, that nothing will be the same again, that businesses that fail to restructure risk falling behind? Remember the comparison with the 1929 crash when giant businesses of the turn of the century shrivelled into husks? Remember the analogy of the oil crisis of the 1970s [...]