Today in Republic Street

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2018-12-08T19:56:54+00:00Sat, 8th Dec '18, 19:54|

There hasn’t been a happy day for activists for truth and justice since Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed. It’s not just how this started which is horror itself. It’s that so many people have been mobilised by the Labour Party to attack the right to protest and make it look illegal. Flowers and candles have [...]

Repubblika on International Anti-Corruption Day

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2018-12-08T13:12:47+00:00Sat, 8th Dec '18, 13:10|

9th December has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day against Corruption, which undermines the social and economic advancement of nations. Repubblika is concerned about corruption in Malta and how this has spread and captured each of our institutions and is present in every sphere of our society. Even though [...]

Is he or isn’t he?

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2018-12-07T16:07:40+00:00Fri, 7th Dec '18, 16:05|

#occupyjustice showed the way when they called for Adrian Delia to resign. At first, one may have thought they were being a tad touchy. Adrian Delia had just told Saviour Balzan they were his friends and they did not like it. But the call for his resignation was not an intuitive put down for an [...]

Fake news portals carrying paid for pro-Malta government propaganda masked as CNN news

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2018-12-06T12:48:01+00:00Thu, 6th Dec '18, 12:48|

Facebook newsfeeds of Maltese users have seen sponsored adverts from a fake-news website called organicdecors.com carrying an image of prime minister Joseph Muscat and appearing to announce "Malta's biggest investment to date". Clicking on the link from the newsfeed takes the reader to a page with the URL www.organicdecors.com. However, the page is made to look [...]

Here’s more on the great guy that Neville Gafa’ stumbled into while on holiday in Tripoli

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2018-12-06T11:48:41+00:00Thu, 6th Dec '18, 11:48|

Haytham al-Tajouri (left) seen here with Jalal al-Warshefani his number 2 in the Tripoli Revolutionary Brigade. Source: https://specialelibia.it/2018/09/24/esclusiva-faccia-a-faccia-con-jalal-al-warshefani-brigata-dei-rivoluzionari-di-tripoli/ In 2016 the United Nations Panel of Experts on Libya reported to the UN Security Council on the situation in that country and accused Tripoli militia leader Haithem Tajouri of financial fraud and human rights [...]

UK suspending ‘golden visa’ program

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2018-12-06T11:09:01+00:00Thu, 6th Dec '18, 11:09|

The UK is suspending its ‘golden visa’ scheme as of tomorrow as part of a clampdown on organised crime and money laundering. The move was announced by UK immigration minister Caroline Nokes. The “tier 1 visa” scheme allowed high net worth individuals willing to invest millions in the UK to get on a fast track [...]

Ten most read

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2018-12-06T10:39:14+00:00Thu, 6th Dec '18, 10:30|

This website enters its fourth semester today and as has become customary, here are the top 10 most read stories in the last 6 months since June 6, 2018. Nickie Vella de Fremeaux asks Adrian Delia for separation. Wed, 31st Oct '18, 01:30 Priest convicted of molesting 17 children permitted by Maltese church to say [...]

Safety first

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2018-12-06T09:38:47+00:00Thu, 6th Dec '18, 09:38|

George Degiorgio, who's been in jail for just over a year awaiting trial alongside his brother and their friend for executing the order to assassinate Daphne Caruana Galizia, was taken to St James Hospital in Żabbar for some medical complaint yesterday. He was escorted by heavily armed and masked guards wearing bulletproof vests. Fair enough. [...]

Daughter of Huawei founder to be charged with violating US sanctions against Iran – reports

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2018-12-06T09:22:41+00:00Thu, 6th Dec '18, 09:22|

Huawei’s finance chief Meng Wanzhou has been arrested in Canada and is being extradited to the USA. Huawei says it does not know what wrongdoing Ms Wanzhou may have committed. But press reports suggest she’s accused of “violating US sanctions on Iran”. Meng, who is one of the vice chairs on the Chinese technology company's [...]

Confessione Reporter

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2018-12-05T19:36:37+00:00Wed, 5th Dec '18, 19:36|

This is the news magazine program of Italian Rete 4, hosted by Stella Pende that tells the story of Daphne Caruana Galizia, of her assassination and of the country in which she lived and worked and in which we remain after she was made to leave. https://youtu.be/VgTFubjK81A

A Borg Cardona: Today in court

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2018-12-05T13:07:13+00:00Wed, 5th Dec '18, 13:07|

Andrew Borg-Cardona was in the courtroom today when Matthew Caruana Galizia testified about his memories of the day his mother was assassinated in a car-bomb. I was in Court today for the compilation of evidence proceedings concerning the alleged murderers of Daphne Caruana Galizia.  I don’t normally attend these sort of cases, it’s not my [...]

Ever stumbled on a warlord?

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2018-12-05T09:45:43+00:00Wed, 5th Dec '18, 09:45|

‘Allo ‘Allo! was all about running gags. One of them was about Rene’s wife catching him snogging the girls on their restaurant staff. “You stupid woman,” he would always retort when accused of adultery. And long-suffering Mme Artois would obligingly accept her husband’s umpteenth lame excuse for having his tongue down Yvette Carte-Blanche’s throat. Neville [...]

Swedish MEP calls on pressure on Malta government to guarantee rule of law

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2018-12-05T09:38:26+00:00Wed, 5th Dec '18, 09:38|

Swedish Liberal MEP Cecilia Wikström has called on the EU to increase pressure on the Maltese government to guarantee the rule of law, including a police and judicial system independent of the authorities. In an article in Swedish daily newspaper Sydsvenskan, Wikström called on the EU to establish a mechanism that monitors and ensure that [...]

Hubris

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2018-12-04T15:01:56+00:00Tue, 4th Dec '18, 15:01|

The attitude of Joseph Muscat, Konrad Mizzi and Chris Cardona yesterday in Parliament was utterly revolting. Their complete and utter contempt for Parliament is truly the pits. These people move around expecting deference due to the office they hold. They have people from across the political aisle defending them and attacking those who stay away [...]

Shouldn’t the axe man be guarding his tongue?

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2018-12-04T07:43:40+00:00Tue, 4th Dec '18, 07:43|

Godfrey and Marlene Farrugia are particularly isolated in Parliament these days. The PN leadership has somehow focused their fixations on them speaking of the two MPs as if somehow they cost them an election. And Labour gives them the contemptuous treatment Maltese people reserve for those they perceive as traitors. The two were exceptional in [...]

Electrogas considered using power-station to mine bitcoin

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2018-12-04T07:25:55+00:00Tue, 4th Dec '18, 07:25|

Emailed communication from within Electrogas tabled yesterday in Parliament by MP Jason Azzopardi shows that the energy company commenced evaluations for the use of the Malta power plant to mine bitcoin in a dedicated data centre. Jason Azzopardi said the email was part of the same stash of emails leaked to Daphne Caruana Galizia prior [...]

#occupyjustice: Adrian Delia must resign. Joseph Muscat is disgusting.

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2018-12-03T14:13:34+00:00Mon, 3rd Dec '18, 14:13|

Statement issued by #occupyjustice this afternoon. Anyone suspected of involvement in criminal activity has no place in a public position. For this reason, yesterday’s media report that the FIAU has recommended a criminal investigation into possible money laundering allegations with the involvement of the Leader of the Opposition Adrian Delia, makes his position untenable. The [...]