Ian Refalo again

2021-03-05T15:02:44+01:00Fri, 5th Mar '21, 15:02|

Anġlu Farrugia did not dare to give a material response to the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life to the latter’s accusation that the former exceeded his powers when he dismissed George Hyzler’s report on Joseph Muscat’s unethical conduct. Instead, he got Ian Refalo to write a letter and he sent him that. Ian Refalo [...]

Nadine Lia recuses herself from case against suppliers of bomb that killed Daphne

2021-03-05T13:48:16+01:00Fri, 5th Mar '21, 13:25|

Magistrate Nadine Lia recused herself from hearing the evidence against the people charged with supplying the bomb that killed Daphne in October 2017. The request for her recusal was made by lawyers appearing for the Caruana Galizia family and was supported by the prosecution in this case. Nadine Lia is the daughter-in-law of Paul Lia, [...]

Nobody’s defender

2021-03-05T12:32:57+01:00Fri, 5th Mar '21, 12:32|

In a recent but much happier press speech by Robert Abela, our prime minister told his audience he was the guardian angel of journalistic freedom. “I promise to be the strongest defender of all journalists,” he pledged. This was the end of last January, just over a month ago. Yesterday he lost his shit when [...]

GUEST POST: Virtus autem corruptibilis est

2021-03-05T07:57:43+01:00Fri, 5th Mar '21, 07:57|

The measure of a man is what he does with power. – Plato Unfortunately, power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely, as Lord Acton put it in 1857. Roman emperors crowned themselves gods. Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor. In Ġenna Malta we do not have emperors – though some time ago we had [...]

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