The mess of the new AG appointment

2020-09-08T18:57:25+02:00Tue, 8th Sep '20, 18:57|

Victoria Buttigieg has been appointed Attorney General to replace Peter Grech. “Replace” is right. Some might say Peter Grech’s clone has taken office. This is a mess of incredible proportions and I’ll try to explain why. The Venice Commission said we should separate the two roles the Attorney General used to have in our rule [...]

LISTEN: Interview with Kenneth Rijock: “Fear and Loathing at the Door”

2020-09-08T17:29:21+02:00Tue, 8th Sep '20, 17:29|

Manuel Delia · Followup Interview with Kenneth Rijock Kenneth Rijock has been covering corruption and money laundering in and out of Malta for a long time now. This week he quoted sources tell him that Maltese cabinet ministers, now in office, are cooperating with law enforcement agencies of the United States and another unnamed country [...]

Amnesty donounces Malta’s “illegal tactics” to prevent migrant arrivals.

2020-09-08T11:50:48+02:00Tue, 8th Sep '20, 11:50|

Human rights NGO Amnesty International denounced the Maltese government accusing it of “illegal tactics” in the Mediterranean to prevent the arrival of immigrants making the dangerous crossing from North Africa. Amnesty International’s statement of today says that “The Maltese government has used dangerous and illegal measures to deal with the arrivals of refugees and migrants [...]

How many people need to die before the prison chief is fired?

2020-09-08T09:16:28+02:00Tue, 8th Sep '20, 09:16|

When I asked the prison director how he can explain the fact that in 2 and a half years of his incumbency, 8 people died in prison in unexplained circumstances, he, and the staff he turned to for supporting answers, gave the following explanations: Many people inside and outside prison commit suicide, more now than [...]

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