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The road to Lia

2022-09-09T13:57:21+02:00Fri, 9th Sep '22, 13:57|

The issue Repubblika has in court with Magistrate Nadine Lia has taken a disturbing turn. No one has the right to choose a judge to hear their case on the basis of whether they like them or they fancy their chances of getting a favourable decision out of them. But everyone has the right to [...]

Illusions of royalty

2022-09-07T10:09:30+02:00Wed, 7th Sep '22, 09:35|

I couldn’t care less if Joseph Muscat’s daughter makes it to the Hibernians first team. It’s a matter that concerns her and it should, I guess, concern her nearest and dearest. It’s not a matter of public interest. Nobody should care, even if she was the daughter of a prime minister, let alone a former [...]

Keeping Him busy

2022-09-06T10:37:39+02:00Tue, 6th Sep '22, 10:37|

The revelation of anything the government tries to hide is newsworthy. The Shift News publishing the security of supply agreement signed by Konrad Mizzi with Socar is another slammed and ring-bound pile of evidence in the case against Joseph Muscat’s government. But it’s still something you’ve known for a long time. Indeed just as significant [...]

Before Archimedes

2022-09-05T13:16:50+02:00Mon, 5th Sep '22, 13:16|

Here's a social media post by our very own Tourism Minister. The Minister makes an appeal for responsibility because festas leave a horrible mess. It's not rocket science, is it? It should be obvious that a bin that is big enough for the rubbish generated in a village square any given Sunday is not going [...]

Repubblika informs 4 corruption inquiries about secret SOCAR deal

2022-09-05T09:13:55+02:00Mon, 5th Sep '22, 09:13|

Repubblika went to court this morning to inform 4 magistrates currently conducting inquiries into corruption allegations to inform them of the report published yesterday by The Shift News and acquired some days ago by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation through a Freedom of Information request. The agreement between the Maltese government and SOCAR Trading SA [...]

It’s time

2022-09-04T18:30:24+02:00Sun, 4th Sep '22, 18:25|

Statement by Repubblika, #occupyjustice, and manueldelia.com: WE DEMAND ACTION AGAINST CORRUPTION Day after day, Maltese and Gozitans learn about new facts involving corruption. Despite this, impunity still reigns supreme. A class of politicians and their cronies are considered untouchable by certain sectors of our institutions. This is totally unacceptable. We refuse to tolerate the fact [...]

Little man

2022-09-02T14:34:06+02:00Fri, 2nd Sep '22, 14:34|

I wonder if Robert Abela ever asked himself what he’d have done if he was a political leader during the ascendancy of the Nazis. Would he have had the resolve to resist and fight the Nazis never relenting until their unconditional surrender? Or would he have sued for peace early on, or even perhaps when [...]

Inspector Bigger

2022-09-02T12:44:39+02:00Fri, 2nd Sep '22, 12:44|

Sandro Camilleri is now head of the anti-money laundering unit of the police. The man is a bit of a caricature in and of himself and though I’m not above a little unkind mockery, I’ll pass on it this time. Perhaps I’m growing old. Older certainly than when I wrote this other piece – Inspector [...]

Someone has to do it

2022-09-01T10:23:55+02:00Thu, 1st Sep '22, 10:23|

Those protecting Joseph Muscat have been for years trying to keep in the ground the secrets once hidden, poorly, in the safe in the kitchen at Pilatus Bank, in Whitehall Mansions, Ta’ Xbiex. One of Joseph Muscat’s most important allies was his personal friend and lawyer Paul Lia. Lia and Muscat come a long way. [...]


2022-09-02T07:50:14+02:00Thu, 1st Sep '22, 09:00|

Photo: Jonathan Borg/Times of Malta Is it not a relief to know our prime minister will take time off from his near permanent holiday to receive the prime minister of another country? He looks so healthy. Look at that tan. He's spent so much time in the sun he actually looks darker than [...]

5 years

2022-09-01T08:56:29+02:00Thu, 1st Sep '22, 08:56|

It'll soon be 5 years since the life and work of Daphne Caruana Galizia were brutally interrupted by her killers. It'll soon be 5 years of a shared struggle for justice for her, her family, and our country, a struggle which is yet incomplete and which has many years ahead. Repubblika, #occupyjustice, and this website [...]

License to solicit bribes

2022-08-30T09:29:02+02:00Tue, 30th Aug '22, 09:24|

The court yesterday acquitted Edward Caruana, an Evarist Bartolo “friend”, as Alfred Sant might classify him, of charges of extortion and bribery. The case related to allegations of kickbacks solicited by Edward Caruana during the time he worked in a very senior position at the government agency responsible for repairs and maintenance in government schools. [...]

Giglio’s Nuremberg defence

2022-08-30T12:14:27+02:00Tue, 30th Aug '22, 08:50|

Times of Malta quoted the Home Shadow Minister’s reaction to “online commentators (who) expressed surprise at the decision by criminal lawyer and PN MP Joe Giglio to defend one of the accused, noting the irony of having an opposition MP represent somebody accused of corruption in a racket involving a Labour Party minister.” Giglio “insisted [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: The first million

2022-08-28T08:15:51+02:00Sun, 28th Aug '22, 08:15|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "As we rapidly increase in number and grow inexorably towards the population mark of the first million inhabitants, we seem to agree the future will not happen if we don’t think about it. "How else can a government seriously consider slashing to nearly nothing the entire discretionary [...]

A desert

2022-08-25T17:12:12+02:00Thu, 25th Aug '22, 10:58|

I criticised Joe Giglio and implicitly Alex Borg for issuing a PN statement proposing to solve Malta’s security problems by “immediately” exiling people not born here when and if they commit a crime. The vagueness of the policy, its crudity, its fundamentally discriminatory nature, made it racist. Accompanied by the other policy proposal of deploying [...]

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