Being Giovanni Grixti

2021-09-17T17:26:20+02:00Fri, 17th Sep '21, 17:26|

That must be awkward. The judgement he’s most known for is the one when he accepted an appeal by the Panama Gang against an order of a lower court to start an in genere inquiry on the back of Simon Busuttil’s argument that the Panama Papers gave enough indications of the existence of a crime [...]

The woman who paddled her canoe

2021-09-17T16:01:30+02:00Fri, 17th Sep '21, 16:01|

Josette Schembri Vella, known by readers of this website as Mrs Prince of Darkness, was today, at long last, charged with money laundering. A company she part-owns was also charged. Through the noice in the courtroom while bail was debated there was talk of a small number of euro with several zeroes at the end [...]

It’s never what you think you remember

2021-09-17T12:03:40+02:00Fri, 17th Sep '21, 11:25|

Perhaps like me you’ve sometimes wondered how they manage to do it. Consider Robert Abela yesterday spraying his shorts with that stupid political o face as he received an envelope from EU taxpayers with a cheque for several hundred million euro to help us with the covid recovery. I know it’s not exactly a new [...]

TVM: The Ministry of Truth

2021-09-17T10:53:39+02:00Fri, 17th Sep '21, 10:14|

They say it's 2021, but we're back to 1984. A water polo player has been suspended for 10 games and fined €960 after the association’s disciplinary commissioner found him guilty of threatening to kill an official of the aquatic sports association that organises the water polo league. You’d think it’s an ordinary story for the [...]

Death in hell

2021-09-17T09:24:43+02:00Fri, 17th Sep '21, 09:24|

Read the interview the grieving father of the last suicide in Kordin prison gave Matthew Xuereb. Two warders are being charged with involuntary homicide in the case. The parent’s version of the story is different from the official story in a number of respects. Officially the prison authorities say they had no reason to suspect [...]

Paul Hili helped Yorgen Fenech find a bank to receive his 17 Black money – report

2021-09-17T08:57:28+02:00Fri, 17th Sep '21, 08:57|

A report in an Italian newspaper says that local entrepreneur Paul Hili discussed with an intermediary speaking for Milan-based Banca Generali transferring Yorgen Fenech’s 17 Black money from Dubai. The report in today’s La Stampa says that an Italian entrepreneur with interests in Monaco, the UAE, Albania, and Turkey, Mirko Albertazzi, informed Paul Hili that [...]

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