Standards in public life? Robert Abela sets a new low.

2021-07-28T13:53:52+02:00Wed, 28th Jul '21, 13:53|

One of Arnold Cassola’s many complaints to Commissioner George Hyzler drew a blank recently. The standards czar was asked to check whether a religious convent built on government land used for paying tourists would have made for a better old people’s home than the one handpicked by Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri, the former Downtown hotel. [...]

Bernard Grech perfectly calibrated the message ahead of the Daphne inquiry report

2021-07-28T09:15:45+02:00Wed, 28th Jul '21, 09:15|

Do read this article by PN leader Bernard Grech on today’s The Malta Independent. Since Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed, the PN’s leaders have struggled to speak on the subject without stings in the tail, mealy-mouthed qualifications, ambiguity, and sometimes actually preferring to side with those protecting and sheltering the killers rather than the victim [...]

This one is for that stooge, Edward Zammit Lewis

2021-07-28T07:52:12+02:00Wed, 28th Jul '21, 07:52|

When 10 days ago I read this article by Edward Zammit Lewis about how “we don’t SLAPP the media”, I wanted to burst. I knew then what his good mate Yorgen Fenech had been plotting to do to me. If a £70 million defamation suit filed by the Tumas Group against me in the UK [...]

When Yorgen Fenech picked me as “a victim” to sue me for millions of pounds over 17 Black implications

2021-07-27T15:39:08+02:00Tue, 27th Jul '21, 15:39|

Email correspondence between Yorgen Fenech and his publicist Chris Mifsud at MPS shows that the man who would be charged for ordering the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia hired UK lawyers ACK Law to consider “picking a victim” to stop reporting and commentary in Malta that could damage the business of his business empire. Yorgen [...]

Ħamsin elf, ħi

2021-07-26T11:16:23+02:00Mon, 26th Jul '21, 11:16|

There’s some debate about the methodology used in yesterday’s Sunday Times survey polling 50,000 votes ahead for the Labour Party if an election were to be held now. It seems the sample tended to be skewed towards people who voted PL in 2017 which may have had an impact on the final result. That may [...]

GUEST POST: Bernard’s Labour Lite

2021-07-26T11:24:53+02:00Mon, 26th Jul '21, 11:12|

Sent in by someone who calls themselves Nimrod. Is anyone impressed by the shiny but lame recent campaign by the Partit Nazzjonalista to convince the electorate that they DO have a vision for Malta, they DO have a message, and they DO want the best for us all because bless them, they have full confidence [...]

Recommended reading

2021-07-26T10:31:05+02:00Mon, 26th Jul '21, 10:31|

Reading trolls' comments underneath one of the news reports covering the interview I gave Jon Mallia shows that the mafia's effort to convince the country it does not exist is entirely successful. Typically these are Laburisti with offended sensibilities that think the moniker "mafia" is a garden variety insult, a purely partisan cat call. So [...]

GUEST POST: The Johnny Cash Story

2021-07-26T10:10:37+02:00Mon, 26th Jul '21, 10:10|

Silvio Zammit: …with a guaranteed proposal to lift the ban. Lobbyist: You can guarantee a lift of the ban? Is that what you said? Silvio Zammit: The proposal, the proposal, ok, and I can make you as well high-level meetings to end the rumours, and obviously these rumours will give you the guarantee that lifting [...]

It will take more than 90 days

2021-07-26T09:14:10+02:00Mon, 26th Jul '21, 09:10|

The first thing Eddie Fenech Adami did after checking in into the Auberge de Castille on 10 May 1987 was book himself flights to Europe’s capitals. The great work of emerging from the iron curtain days of Dom Mintoff and Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici had begun. And a chunk of that work would be showing chanceries [...]

More calls for apology I should imagine

2021-07-26T09:43:03+02:00Mon, 26th Jul '21, 08:03|

The below is Seb Tanti Burlò's take on John Dalli's mock indignation on this morning's Times of Malta. As with the best of cartoons, any further comment is unnecessary. Except perhaps that you should visit Seb's web space for a collection of his best.

Crook’s privilege

2021-07-22T17:05:17+02:00Thu, 22nd Jul '21, 17:05|

I got an unsolicited couple of messages this afternoon from a number I did not recognise. “Have the 60 million become 10 now? Stop being ridiculous.” And “You’d better tell us what you got out of Arriva among others.” That second message would be standard troll fare, but the first message was odd. So, I [...]

Edward’s so-called solutions

2021-07-22T11:59:36+02:00Thu, 22nd Jul '21, 11:58|

We didn’t need a report from the European Commission to tell us the grotesque delays in court proceedings in this country are a threat to the rule of law. Justice delayed is justice denied is here a cliché. Consider the case of the “oil scandal”. On the eve of the 2013 elections, Malta Today exposed [...]

Here’s Repubblika’s message to Angelo Gafà

2021-07-21T14:56:31+02:00Wed, 21st Jul '21, 14:48|

This is a translation of Robert Aquilina's speech yesterday outside Police Headquarters. It was intended for an audience of one: the police chief. But you can read it as well. Scroll down for a video. From that tragic day, 16 October 2017, to today, we have come before the Police General Headquarters several times. We [...]

It feels good to know John Dalli will read this post

2021-07-22T20:53:47+02:00Wed, 21st Jul '21, 13:47|

In 2013, Angelo Gafà recommended to his superiors in the police force that John Dalli is charged with trading in influence and bribery. A charge sheet was drawn up and filed in a recommendation to the police chief, at the time John Rizzo, who agreed that John Dalli should be charged. This website is privy [...]

Go to Top