The impunity must end

2018-04-20T09:09:56+02:00Fri, 20th Apr '18, 09:09|

The image of a policeman walking over banners showing Chris Cardona's mobile number sums it up eloquently enough. France 2 yesterday showed a filmed eyewitness account of someone saying they saw Chris Cardona speak with one of the accused assassins who killed Daphne Caruana Galizia at the time of her death. If the world cannot [...]

Looking for the way out

2018-04-20T09:16:20+02:00Fri, 20th Apr '18, 08:41|

The significance of this Facebook post by Mark Camilleri should not be underestimated. It should not be overestimated either. It is not the lonely wail of a disposable switcher whom the Labour Party can replace by recruiting a dozen former PN voters persuading them to switch sides by some public sector job or planning permit. [...]

I know it doesn’t feel that way, but this is real.

2018-04-18T20:39:57+02:00Wed, 18th Apr '18, 20:39|

There is something of the surreal again about the current goings on in Malta. More facts are emerging every day that complete the picture that Daphne Caruana Galizia had started drawing. Sueddeutsche Zeitung revealed transactions into 17 Black that confirm what many have believed for some time: that Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri worked on setting [...]


2018-04-18T09:44:40+02:00Wed, 18th Apr '18, 09:44|

At last Alfred Sant’s call has been heard. Labour is summoning the crowds to gather in Valletta in large numbers and intimidate Peter, Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia for the vicious crime of having their mother burnt and torn to shreds. They'll say this on line poster is not official Labour communication. They're lying. [...]

Get out. Now.

2018-04-18T07:14:15+02:00Wed, 18th Apr '18, 06:47|

It has now been 12 hours since The Daphne Project has launched. Leading news organisations of the world have concentrated on Malta explaining to the world a complex story that is about the murder of a woman and the capture of a country. The world has waited 6 months for Malta’s authorities to appear to [...]

At yesterday’s vigil in Valletta

2018-04-18T08:24:09+02:00Tue, 17th Apr '18, 12:18|

Photos by Jon Borg: This is my speech from yesterday: Sena ilu kont qed niċċekkja x’hemm ġdid fuq il-blog ta’ Daphne kull ftit minuti. F’ħin minnhom wieġbet mistoqsija b’risposta li kien ilna nobsru. Qalet li l-Egrant kienet ta’ Michelle Muscat u l-provi qegħdin Pilatus Bank. Fit-8 ta’ fil-għaxija kont qed nara lill-prim ministru. Qal [...]

The in crowd

2018-04-17T12:01:28+02:00Tue, 17th Apr '18, 11:56|

When Joseph Muscat acquired a fast lane permit in complete defiance of the procedure set at law he wasn’t just giving himself VIP treatment and bragging to his wife that though he cannot change a light bulb to save his life he was a good catch after all. He was reminding everyone how things work. [...]

Provocative banners

2018-04-17T10:36:09+02:00Tue, 17th Apr '18, 10:36|

Here's one. European Capital of Culture chairman covers facade of Valletta landmark with advertising banner having rallied his troops to remove banners covering his own advertising over a Marsa bridge. Nice one, Jason.


2018-04-17T07:59:39+02:00Tue, 17th Apr '18, 06:50|

I don’t know what to expect from The Daphne Project. Starting today we will hear stories developed from the work of Daphne Caruana Galizia, cut short too soon. I do know what to expect from Joseph Muscat and his army. There will be lies, diversions, retorts, and baseless equivalencies. They don’t need to counter facts [...]

Three o’clock

2018-04-16T14:25:10+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 14:58|

I’m meeting friends in Valletta tonight at another vigil to remember Daphne Caruana Galizia. I plan to speak at the event. The time for thanks and for protest, for grief and for anger, for admiration and for regret is far from over. So many people’s impatience to see it done justifies its unforced continuation. We [...]

Charles Schembri: The search for the truth can never stop

2018-04-16T10:17:45+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 10:17|

Guest Post by Charles Schembri: A bunch of opinion writers persevere in scribbling epistles that do not necessarily comment on our daily chronicles. It is an endeavour on their part to look beyond the truth or un-truth. Our daily chronicle of events, complemented with on-line comments, is just the facade of the malign cancer permeating [...]

Caruana Galizias protest in court government’s action to strike down freedom of speech

2018-04-16T10:14:25+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 10:02|

Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia and their father Peter filed a letter in the Constitutional Court protesting the Planning Authority's order to remove a banner put up in Old Bakery Street asking uncomfortable questions to the prime minister. The order crushes freedom of expression and they asked the Planning Authority to withdraw it. More [...]


2018-04-16T09:05:34+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 09:01|

There are bigger issues to worry about right now but there will soon be a time when we need to reflect on the way the right of protest is ignored here. Civil society activists have on a monthly basis raised banners and posters to protest corruption and to demand justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia. None [...]

Sitt xhur ilu

2018-04-16T07:32:49+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 07:32|

Submitted anonymously today: Sitt xhur ilu Sitt xhur ilu, din oħtna Maltija Dil-bint u din l-omm Fir-raħal tal-Bidnija Inġiebet fi tmiemha ħajjitha biex jingħalaq il-fomm. Sitt xhur ilu din oħtna Maltija, bħali u bħalek, li f’artna kitbet u terrqet, inqatlet f’mitt biċċa mdemmijja sabiex il-pinna darba għal dejjem telqet. Għaddew sitt xhur minn dak il-jum [...]