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Breaching her right to live

2022-11-24T10:47:32+01:00Thu, 24th Nov '22, 10:44|

The more we learn of the last months of Bernice Cassar’s life the clearer it becomes that the institutions and agencies directly responsible to protect her life failed to do their job and breached her very right to live. Times of Malta today gave more details of hours spent waiting at police headquarters, reports filed [...]

The victim’s lawyer

2022-11-24T06:22:07+01:00Wed, 23rd Nov '22, 13:21|

I was reading Claudia Calleja's timeline on Times of Malta that put together the months, weeks, and days that ended yesterday together with Bernice Cassar’s life, shot dead by her husband. I noticed a reference to the victim’s lawyer who represented Ms Cassar when in July the victim asked the court and obtained a protection [...]

Domestic violence: how they made it worse

2022-11-23T05:50:08+01:00Tue, 22nd Nov '22, 16:05|

I don’t want to write a post on the sadness I feel about a woman’s life cut short, about the life deprived of her ahead for her children, about the tension as the man who made them orphans is holed up in his house with the police outside. It’s not because I don’t care. Of [...]

Titanic silverware

2022-11-22T16:07:07+01:00Tue, 22nd Nov '22, 09:48|

Clyde Caruana yesterday congratulated the FIAU for its vision for the next four years, half-heartedly acknowledging that the “mistakes” that got us grey listed did happen but will not be repeated. In 10 years, the financial intelligence office staff has grown tenfold, its budget has proliferated by a factor of thirty. Surely now we have [...]

The wrong way out of gridlock

2022-11-22T08:29:24+01:00Mon, 21st Nov '22, 10:55|

The government has proposed two motions to fill the vacant positions of ombudsman and commissioner for standards in public life. The two positions need cross-party consensus because the candidates need two-thirds of the House to approve their nomination. The opposition said they agree with the government’s nominee for the position of ombudsman. They nominated retired [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Uniform abuse

2022-11-20T06:57:59+01:00Sun, 20th Nov '22, 06:57|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "A country which professes its democratic credentials but which denies people who pay its taxes a share in the decision making within it encourages the people with rights to exploit, abuse,  and, when it comes to it, beat and kill people without any. "There are enough “foreigners” [...]

Court report

2022-11-18T08:09:09+01:00Fri, 18th Nov '22, 08:09|

It was another busy day in court for Repubblika yesterday. We recently met a law professor for some advice and when we asked him if we could see him in court he told us that though it’s true his life is all about law he barely knows the inside of the court building. We told [...]

The man who missed it

2022-11-16T11:19:18+01:00Wed, 16th Nov '22, 10:32|

Alfred Zammit, not the Mayor of Valletta but the little-known mandarin pottering away at the Financial Intelligence Agency, has risen to the top. It’s a place he’s been close to for many years, living through the organisation’s infancy and the coming and going of different directors. In between other directors he was ‘acting boss’, the [...]

Ian Borg canvasser is one of TM officials in video of beating

2022-11-16T09:42:45+01:00Wed, 16th Nov '22, 09:42|

Rene Antonelli from former Transport Minister's constituency of Dingli is one of the TM officials seen beating a motorist in a video published yesterday by Lovin Malta of an incident that reportedly happened on 26 October. Antonelli was handpicked by Ian Borg to work in the enforcement unit of Transport Malta. Sources at the agency [...]

Institutional violence

2022-11-16T13:35:24+01:00Wed, 16th Nov '22, 09:25|

Facts on the 26 October beating of a motorist by Transport Malta officers revealed yesterday when a video of the incident was published by Lovin Malta are still sparse. Except that we know it happened because we can see a film of it. Lovin Malta described the victim as “dark skinned”. Combined with the fact [...]

#occupyjustice: The spider’s web of corruption

2022-11-16T08:37:12+01:00Wed, 16th Nov '22, 08:37|

Statement by #occupyjustice: Last night, #occupyjustice activists set up an illuminated spider’s web outside Castille,  with some of the main protagonists of some of the worst corruption scandals that have been exposed over the past few years depicted as spiders. The visual is intended to communicate how a gang of corrupt individuals infiltrated [...]

Robert Abela must deny this or resign

2022-11-15T09:39:58+01:00Tue, 15th Nov '22, 09:38|

Cartoon by Steve Bonello, see: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/islanders-november-13-2022.993960 Mark Camilleri, author, former Labour Party activist and government official, wrote on his blog that Robert Abela rented his Żejtun property to a Russian oligarch suspected of paying a bribe to Keith Schembri when he was chief of staff to acquire a Maltese passport. A connection between [...]

Court order implemented: Nadine Lia replaced on Repubblika challenge on Pilatus police failures

2022-11-14T13:26:24+01:00Mon, 14th Nov '22, 13:26|

Two days from now a different magistrate will be hearing Repubblika’s arguments why Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà failed to act properly on evidence documented in a magistrate’s inquiry into Pilatus Bank. The new magistrate hearing the case is Claire Stafrace Zammit who replaces Nadine Lia who was removed from the case after the constitutional court [...]

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