Ménage à quatre

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2020-10-29T16:27:35+01:00Thu, 29th Oct '20, 16:27|

A playboy casino owner with links to the underworld, a financial regulator, a gaming lawyer and a staffer for a banana republic’s prime minister walked into the lobby of the Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas ... Sounds like the beginning of a porn parody for a Scorsese classic. But what’s happening here is neither titillating [...]

Service providers

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2020-10-29T12:10:10+01:00Thu, 29th Oct '20, 11:53|

If you provide professional advice on financial services, you must work within a published set of rules. You must prove you are trained and qualified to do the job, and if you’re caught acting unprofessionally you can be fined, or your license to provide the service is removed. This is done to protect your customers. [...]

This is how they take away your rights

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2020-10-29T08:25:33+01:00Thu, 29th Oct '20, 08:25|

You could dismiss this One TV “story” as yet another small-time opportunity for Labour to pick on Jason Azzopardi, someone their people love to hate. But being a political party does not absolve them of their responsibilities to democracy, and we have gone too far down the road of tyranny if we stop worrying about [...]

Joe Cuschieri may be in breach of ECB ethics rules

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2020-10-29T08:00:59+01:00Thu, 29th Oct '20, 08:00|

Joe Cuschieri admitted yesterday that while serving as CEO of the Malta Financial Services Authority he travelled to Las Vegas with Yorgen Fenech to advise him on “regulatory issues”. The financial services regulator told The Malta Independent yesterday he gave his time and advice without payment or compensation. Joe Cuschieri is one of the two [...]