Devil’s advocate

2021-08-20T11:13:03+02:00Fri, 20th Aug '21, 10:41|

Yorgen Fenech’s lawyer posted on his Facebook wall a call for the police to prosecute me for, he says, attacking the credibility of Judge Giovanni Grixti to influence the outcome of Yorgen Fenech’s application for bail. I will let you know what happens, if anything happens. Yorgen Fenech’s lawyer is Charles Mercieca. He’s the guy [...]

Cronus eats his child

2021-08-20T11:07:32+02:00Fri, 20th Aug '21, 10:14|

One reading of that Joseph Muscat interview is that the man is now reduced to a Freddie Kruger character, quipping crackling irony as he burns in his final defeat, desperately wanting to have the last word, to sound menacing and dangerous, when he’s just ridiculous. Of all reasons anyone could give to enter public life, [...]

Restricted baggage

2021-08-20T09:13:54+02:00Fri, 20th Aug '21, 09:13|

It is never too wise to use the comments in reaction to some news item in the online press as a measure of public opinion, let alone as an objective measure of fact. If we relied on comments boards, we’d have to conclude the entire country is made up of bloody-minded racists. Worse, if we [...]

Judge Grixti denies Yorgen Fenech’s bail request

2021-08-19T13:40:21+02:00Thu, 19th Aug '21, 13:39|

Yorgen Fenech will continue to await trial in preventive custody in Kordin after Judge Giovanni Grixti denied his application for bail. The judge turned down the application saying the crimes Yorgen Fenech is charged with are very serious. Indeed, Yorgen Fenech was yesterday indicted for complicity in the wilful homicide of Daphne Caruana Galizia and [...]

Remember the Judge who sentenced a Labour Mayor to prison and asked for his pardon two hours later? Yep, Giovanni Grixti.

2021-08-19T12:57:55+02:00Thu, 19th Aug '21, 12:57|

While we wait for Giovanni Grixti to decide whether to grant Yorgen Fenech bail ahead of his trial for murder, let's call up one decision Giovanni Grixti took some time ago. Natius Farrugia, Mayor of Żurrieq, was fined by a Magistrate's court for leading a mob chasing Daphne Caruana Galizia in Rabat forcing her to [...]

How long does it take to say no?

2021-08-19T10:09:31+02:00Wed, 18th Aug '21, 18:59|

It was odd of Judge Giovanni Grixti to decide to hear arguments on Yorgen Fenech’s request for bail this morning. He shouldn’t have had to. After all he’s guided very clearly by the law. The law says bail should not be granted if at the time the request is made or within a week after [...]

Get those sleepy brain cells excited

2021-08-18T10:35:34+02:00Wed, 18th Aug '21, 10:35|

This is a competition organised by Labour Party candidate in the newspaper. Guess what four letter word beginning with Ħ is represented by the squiggly black thing on that traffic sign. The fact that "Perit Audrey" expects you, or anyone, to think you deserve a prize for guessing that, shows just what she thinks of [...]

Yorgen Fenech indicted for complicity in the wilful homicide of Daphne Caruana Galizia

2021-08-18T10:18:40+02:00Wed, 18th Aug '21, 10:18|

The Attorney General has filed in court today the indictment against Yorgen Fenech paving the way for a trial for his involvement in the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017. The indictment was filed as the criminal court presided by Judge Giovanni Grixti was considering a request by Yorgen Fenech for release on [...]

Self-service capital punishment

2021-08-18T10:10:13+02:00Wed, 18th Aug '21, 10:10|

It must be the easiest PR job in the world to discredit a convicted felon. If your whistle-blower resided in a prison, the likelihood that they are lifetime victims of injustice is extremely slim if you’re not watching a cheap Hollywood trope. But only convicted felons can be the victims of prison abuse. They are [...]

How many Afghan refugees are we going to welcome to Malta?

2021-08-17T11:34:57+02:00Tue, 17th Aug '21, 11:34|

The collapse of the erstwhile West-protected regime of Afghanistan has made it to the chatter on Maltese social media. Nothing like another excuse for instant just-add-water experts to regale us with their wisdom. Well we can’t march onto Kabul, pacify Kandahar, smoke al Qaeda out of their pockets in the mountains, and bring democracy to [...]

UPDATED: Boss on the loose

2021-08-17T11:46:58+02:00Tue, 17th Aug '21, 11:02|

UPDATED: 17 August 2021, 11:45 Read reports of the release of Jordan Azzopardi accused of “masterminding a nationwide drug distribution network and facing 15 charges which include trafficking heroin, cocaine and cannabis”. He’s been in prison in preventive custody since he was arrested in 2019. The police believe he’s a drug lord and the evidence [...]

GUEST POST: Tolerance is a virtue

2021-08-16T08:58:48+02:00Mon, 16th Aug '21, 08:58|

December 16, 2019. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi A new face in politics, PN candidate Alex Borg, has declared “wholehearted condemnation” of the anti-corruption group Repubblika and the youth group Civil Society Network, describing them as “irrelevant” to his work. Dr Borg shared a Facebook poll by Civil Society Network which asked whether a [...]


2021-08-17T11:06:26+02:00Mon, 16th Aug '21, 08:45|

The following is a statement by Repubblika, #occupyjustice and this website. Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated two hundred weeks ago. We recall that no one has yet been charged in court for the corruption that led to her assassination. Nor has anyone of the police officers and other people in authority been charged for obstructing [...]

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