Chamber of Advocates “unreservedly condemns” and Shift for Aron Mifsud Bonnici stories

2020-06-29T16:09:33+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 16:09|

The Chamber of Advocates reacted to my recent blog posts where I wrote about Aron Mifsud Bonnici’s triunal roles as Konrad Mizzi’s personal lawyer, as Enemalta’s board secretary and as an advisor on the corrupt Montenegro deal. The representative body of Malta’s lawyers also kick The Shift News because they were the ones to reveal [...]

MONDIAAL NEUWS: Pushbacks to Libya to put pressure on the EU

2020-06-29T14:19:49+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 14:19|

Read this in-depth report on Belgian news site Mondiaal Neuws by Pieter Stockmans about Malta's conduct in managing rescue operations in its search and rescue area during the Covid-19 lockdown. The report says that Malta is resorting to increasingly extreme methods of preventing the arrival of new migrants. The coronavirus crisis appears to be a [...]

GUEST POST: Analysing Steward Malta’s 2018 accounts

2020-06-29T11:58:43+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 11:58|

These are the first audited financial statements under the name of Steward Malta Limited, which had changed the name from Vitals Global Healthcare on 16 February 2018. It is a pity that management accounts are not prepared for public consumption, as since 1 January 2019, the indications seem to point to a further deterioration to [...]

Lost in all the noise

2020-06-29T09:47:52+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 09:47|

On 2 April 2017, The Malta Independent on Sunday ran this story: “Wind farm project in Montenegro taken over by Enemalta ‘clouded by corruption’”. The story was written by Gabriel Schembri and it looked at what it was that Enemalta had bought. The project was mired in corruption since before Enemalta stepped in. The report [...]

GUEST POST: What the fuck, Joe?

2020-06-29T09:16:22+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 09:16|

Well, well, well. Joseph Muscat thinks he can just slink off into the Azerbaijani sunset and laze around in a hammock for the rest of his days. The Limestone Cowboy wants to hang up his studs, walk off into the Panama sunset and all will be forgotten. It’s that easy, eh? In Malta, perhaps it [...]

What’s with this guy?

2020-06-29T09:01:16+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 09:01|

Neville Gafà remains one of the enduring mysteries of the Joseph Muscat era. These days we mostly see him flanking Keith Schembri when the corrupt, thieving bastard is dragged to court to answer questions that risk exposing him for being worse than that. I watched Gafà testify in open court before the covid crisis and [...]

FLASHBACK: When Konrad Mizzi was Labour’s Deputy Leader

2020-06-29T08:32:57+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 08:32|

I don't want to spoil your day off. This is a bit like watching a film by Leni Riefenstahl when you're not reviewing it for a university paper. This is Konrad Mizzi speaking to the Labour Party conference when the Panama Papers leaked in 2016. Watch him. Listen to what he says. Watch the reactions. [...]

RIGHT OF REPLY: Aaron Mifsud Bonnici writes in

2020-06-29T08:19:43+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 08:19|

As usual on this blog, comments are not published under letters sent in claiming a right of reply: Dear Mr Delia I refer to your blog posts published under the title “Konrad Mizzi cronies switch roles at Enemalta board” and “New Enemalta board secretary is Keith Schembri’s personal attorney.” Some clarifications are in order. On [...]

Touching Yorgen

2020-06-29T09:03:21+02:00Mon, 29th Jun '20, 08:12|

No one can say Adrian Delia’s denials are not categorical. He had no communication he knew of with Yorgen Fenech after the revelation in October 2018 that Fenech owned 17 Black, the company lined up to bribe Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi. He allowed for the possibility that without him ever seeing it Yorgen Fenech [...]

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