Plata o plomo

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2020-11-03T15:55:47+01:00Tue, 3rd Nov '20, 15:55|

We read in the Times of Malta that a journalist of theirs, Ivan Martin, was offered a payment of several hundred euro presumably to influence his reporting on the case of Yorgen Fenech. That’s because the money was offered to him by Gianluca Caruana Curran at a meeting where Yorgen Fenech’s other lawyer Charles Mercieca [...]

There’s no other side of the story

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2020-11-03T14:21:08+01:00Tue, 3rd Nov '20, 14:21|

Yorgen Fenech’s lawyers protested with the judges hearing the Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry saying thejudges are doing away with the principle of “listening to the other side”. They said it in Latin, as if when it’s loudly sung and in a foreign tongue it would make more sense. Audi alteram partem … let the other [...]

The excuse we are expected to accept

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2020-11-03T13:43:38+01:00Tue, 3rd Nov '20, 13:43|

Silvio Valletta thought that if an excuse works for Joseph Muscat, he’d be damned if he wasn’t going to use it as well. Didn’t Silvio Valletta feel it was inappropriate to refuse the hospitality of Yorgen Fenech, accept his frequent invitations to visit his “ranch” and travel with him to international football matches? Silvio Valletta’s response [...]

Omicidio di Stato: Mondadori publishes Italian edition of Murder on the Malta Express

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2020-11-03T11:29:31+01:00Tue, 3rd Nov '20, 11:29|

Italian publisher Mondadori has published today the Italian edition of Murder on the Malta Express: Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia first published in the original English in Malta by Midsea Books in October 2019 and released worldwide by Silvertail Books in December 2019. The Italian title of the book is "Un Omicidio di Stato", 'A [...]

LONG READ: Time to work on the other branches

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2020-11-03T11:04:29+01:00Tue, 3rd Nov '20, 11:04|

A few days ago, I wrote about the false economies of trying to keep the justice system cost-effective by crushing its efficiency. Governments insist no more judges are needed and the justice system would work better if judges listened to cases for longer hours in the day instead of spending their afternoons doing what it [...]