The lines behind Robert Abela

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2020-09-05T16:29:56+02:00Sat, 5th Sep '20, 14:30|

Within 24 hours Robert Abela twice exceeded his authority as prime minister, to protect his political interest and the personal interest of his predecessor. The personal interests of Joseph Muscat and the political interests of Robert Abela are one and indivisible. If Joseph Muscat is personally indicted for crimes or made responsible for state failure [...]

Number 9 woke up dead

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2020-09-05T09:55:26+02:00Sat, 5th Sep '20, 09:55|

Earlier this week, prison chief Alex Dalli told me there are 25 pending inquiries into his conduct as prison director. If that’s accurate, then it’s 26 today. A 9th person has died under his watch, a 45-year old man who, officially, has died of “natural causes”. Quite how that fact has already been established when [...]

Malta less compliant with financial information standards now than in 2013 – OECD

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2020-09-05T09:58:52+02:00Sat, 5th Sep '20, 09:15|

Instead of working to address its darkening reputation as a secretive financial services jurisdiction that harbours tax dodgers and money launderers, Malta is taking initiatives that are heightening the suspicions of outside investors. A recent OECD report reviewing Malta’s transparency and compliance with international standards on information sharing found Malta is less compliant with international [...]

GUEST POST: He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

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2020-09-05T08:40:27+02:00Sat, 5th Sep '20, 08:40|

“It's a long, long road, from which there is no return While we're on the way to there, why not share? And the long doesn't way me down at all He ain't heavy - he's my brother.” In 1969, The Hollies, a British rock group, released the song ‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’ which [...]