Repubblika activists went to Rosianne Cutajar's office in Valletta this morning to demand her resignation. Here's a video of the event. This guy Ġorġ Bnazzi was watching. And Rosianne Cutajar was watching as well. Good. Perhaps she got the hint.
Perhaps the strongest case for the argument that the institutions of this country do not work the way they should, was Robert Abela’s press conference yesterday. In this post, Alessandra Dee Crespo, brought up the sense of deja vu we felt watching it. She matched yesterday’s charade with the press conference Joseph Muscat had given [...]
Someone has finally accepted responsibility for killing Daphne Caruana Galizia. But we’re miles away from justice.
Vincent Muscat, il-Koħħu, has admitted in open court that he was one of those who killed Daphne Caruana Galizia. He will now face punishment which has been mitigated on the back of his agreement to turn state evidence against other co-conspirators in this murder and perhaps in other cases he was involved in. This [...]
The prime minister’s wife, Lydia Abela, describes herself as a “Politician” on her Facebook page. In a democracy politicians get their jobs by election, appointment or employment, not by marriage. But there it is. She put this post up on Facebook saying that her political work (what work?) is based on a commitment to be [...]
The following is a letter I received from a lawyer acting for Owen Bonnici. The response from my lawyer follows beneath. Mr. Delia, WITHOUT PREJUDICE I am writing to you as instructed by my client the Hon. Minister Owen Bonnici in connection with your administration of your webpage manueldelia.com, in particular with reference to the comments [...]
Five years ago today, Daphne Caruana Galizia published a post about New Zealand lamb planned for slaughter in Easter. It was the dawn of the Panama Papers scandal. ? #OTD 2016, #DaphneCaruanaGalizia teased us with this cryptic post. We didn't know what it meant, but @KonradMizzi & @keithaschembri knew. 5 down the line, both crooks [...]
In opposition, Labour used to kick up much fuss about “Nationalists”, skużi, being recruited as ‘journalists’ at TVM. Having worked for Net in the past or somehow displayed anything but antipathy to the PN proved, as Labour saw it, the structural anti-opposition bias in the public broadcaster. I’m not going to suggest they were wrong. Only [...]
It will come as a little surprise to anyone who knows me that one of my favourite films is ‘A Few Good Men’. Set within the military justice system of the US Navy and US Marine Corps, it pits Tom Cruise’s Lieutenant (JG) Kaffee against the granite-faced Colonel Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson. It reaches [...]
Take a closer look at Owen Bonnici’s ridiculously headlined article in yesterday’s The Malta Independent accompanied by an equally ridiculous photograph. It should not surprise you, perhaps, but the content is equally ridiculous. I went back to the piece after a friend nudged me to, his sides still aching from the perverse trauma he felt [...]
A rescue ship operated by a Spanish NGO has not been able to reach Malta’s Rescue Command and Control Centre for several hours after saving migrants in Malta’s search and rescue area. Aita Mari rescued 120 migrants at sea this morning, including 8 women and a baby. The rescue boat is close to two other [...]
Reno Bugeja has just been appointed head of communications and PR at the state-owned energy corporation. It's a full-time job on top of other engagements he took on since his late retirement from the job of editor of TVM news. He was promoted to edit the state's TV news in May 2013, less than 2 [...]
I heard the mission bell And I was thinking to myself, ‘This could be Heaven or this could be Hell.’ - Hotel California, The Eagles Robert told us that we are in Heaven. Since my pre-school lessons at the Franciscan Sisters in Ħamrun, many moons ago, I was always taught that Heaven is above while [...]
PN MP Herman Schiavone proposed in Parliament this week that the Malta Developers’ Association is given the right at law to nominate one of the governors of a new Building Construction Authority set up to regulate the industry it represents. The proposal came at the very last minute of this week’s session of the Parliamentary [...]
Mandy Mallia, one of Daphne Caruana Galizia's sisters, posted this on Facebook. She recalled a speech Benna chase gave at one of the monthly vigils earlier this year. The reminder came up after a high school drama troupe published its list of sponsors for its yearly performance art event. The sponsors included the Hilton Hotel. [...]
Note to Bernard Grech: if resignations were enough, Joseph Muscat could retire in peace. They’re not enough.
Bernard Grech got the Jacob Borg treatment at a policy event of the PN today. He looked like he was expecting it but prepping a pocket smile, a clear brow, and an approachable tone is only half the job. The other half is actually saying the right thing. Praising Pierre Portelli for resigning after news [...]
Mario Vella has just extended his time on the public payroll by hopping onto another iced bun. He started out as boss at the foreign investment agency. They then gave him the headship of the central bank until they needed the spot to give Edward Scicluna an Irish promotion. Mario Vella is now “special envoy” [...]
Vincent “il-Koħħu” Muscat charged with being one of the three assassins on site at the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia, has withdrawn an appeal from a ruling by the trial judge that dismissed all technical objections he and the other two accused made. It is reasonable to expect that the withdrawal of the appeal may [...]