Everyone else is nuts

2019-02-20T09:39:49+01:00Wed, 20th Feb '19, 09:39|

The fact that Joseph Muscat adopts the diversionary tactics of Donald Trump (though in their case you really need to wonder who’s the chicken and who’s the egg) does not excuse him. In reality, if you step back to remember whom Joseph Muscat’s behaviour is reminding you of, that would be Dom Mintoff. It’s really [...]

When your government lies

2019-02-18T17:00:04+01:00Mon, 18th Feb '19, 17:00|

Within minutes of becoming aware of the UK House of Commons committee report confirming that it had seen evidence that contradicts Malta’s official version of events, Malta’s government repeated its line that the charge it met SCL before the 2013 election is baseless. Of course, there’s a lot that is upside down in the government’s [...]

Repubblika meets the steering committee on constitutional reform

2019-02-18T16:06:38+01:00Mon, 18th Feb '19, 16:06|

A delegation from Repubblika led by its president Marion Pace Asciak met today the President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and the constitutional reform steering committee. Present at the meeting for the steering committee there were Louis Grech, Owen Bonnici and Tonio Borg. At the meeting, Repubblika affirmed that constitutional reform must follow a [...]

Westminster committee finds manueldelia.com report on SCL and Labour contacts pre-2013 correct. Overrules government declaration ‘it’s fake news’.

2019-02-18T09:24:21+01:00Mon, 18th Feb '19, 09:24|

The UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has over-ruled denials by Malta’s government that Malta’s Labour Party “had dealings with the SCL Group for several years before the 2013 elections”. The SCL Group would set up Cambridge Analytica which would be at the centre of a major scandal of voter manipulation in several [...]

Truth and Justice

2019-02-17T14:53:24+01:00Sun, 17th Feb '19, 14:53|

https://youtu.be/5oeTji9o4Es This is a translation of the speech: When Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated many were shocked. But few were surprised. For many years, and most of all in the last several months of her life, they stripped her of her human dignity. All that was left to do was to strip her of her [...]

Truth and Justice: Vicky Anne Cremona

2019-02-17T14:45:31+01:00Sun, 17th Feb '19, 14:45|

https://youtu.be/kLuL9XaCW58 This is a translation of the speech: On the 18th November, the Times’ front page bore this headline: Daphne murder mastermind suspects identified – investigators It would seem, however, that these masterminds have disappeared into thin air because they were never mentioned again, and have never been caught. Is this yet another lie by [...]

Truth and Justice: Sammi Davis

2019-02-17T14:18:57+01:00Sun, 17th Feb '19, 14:18|

https://youtu.be/5Y9CzGiIvWQ My son has a habit of asking me difficult questions just before bedtime. I know he’s stalling but he’s really good at it so his questions are never small or dull: Why is a clear sky blue? Why does fog float? Or one of my favourites, if I only ate roses, would my poo [...]

Truth and Justice: Joe Pace Asciak

2019-02-17T14:11:34+01:00Sun, 17th Feb '19, 14:11|

https://youtu.be/Tc2w07nxf94 A translation of this speech follows: And why should students study History of Art? Why should they study History, Geography, Literature, History of Music and so many other “useless” subjects? And after all, why should they study subjects like Mathematics and Science? And then what about Economics? Isn’t this an area of study that [...]

GUEST POST: Of penguins and vigils

2019-02-18T07:13:05+01:00Sun, 17th Feb '19, 10:55|

Sent in by someone known to me:   Last Saturday night, after attending the 16th Day of the Month Justice protest standing out in the cold in Valletta, down the road a piece, there was another commemoration event about to take place. Since the morning the public broadcaster PBS was setting up equipment for the [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Iceberg in the Mediterranean

2019-02-17T08:02:38+01:00Sun, 17th Feb '19, 08:02|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "It is impossible not to suspect that the iceberg is being kept afloat by a criminal conspiracy involving the politicians protecting Dr Fenech Farrugia. "It is impossible not to look at the Office of the Prime Minister, led by that smirking Moriarty, Keith Schembri, for an explanation [...]

Who killed Daphne?

2019-02-16T14:56:58+01:00Sat, 16th Feb '19, 14:56|

Statement by #occupyjustice: Huge letters shaped into a scrabble-like formation and pointedly asking ‘Who Killed Daphne?’ were laid out in Castille Square on Saturday morning to mark 16 months since the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The action was carried out by #occupyjustice, a group of activists led by women. “The Prime Minister [...]

‘I misled Parliament but that’s ok’

2019-02-16T07:24:19+01:00Sat, 16th Feb '19, 07:24|

Look at Owen Bonnici lying his way out of his own lies. Earlier he told European Parliamentarians that inquiries into Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri had absolved them. Challenged by Times of Malta to say what inquiries he could have been possibly referring to, he admitted he was not being accurate to help his audience [...]

Two Maltese firms bid to sell Montenegro’s passports

2019-02-14T14:33:20+01:00Thu, 14th Feb '19, 14:33|

Chetcuti Cauchi Advisors Ltd and Global Information Consulting Group Ltd are two Maltese companies that have bid with the government of Montenegro to sell their passports. The two firms already provide this service in Malta. A list of 22 bidders has been published by industry website Investment Migration Insider. The list of 22 companies includes [...]

Swedish press: Yorgen Fenech ‘accused of bribery – owns gaming site in Sweden’

2019-02-14T14:34:45+01:00Thu, 14th Feb '19, 14:07|

Photo: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter has revealed that Yorgen Fenech, who has been at the centre of the 17 Black money laundering scandal, is the owner of a gaming company operating in the Swedish market.  The company, L&L Europe Limited, which is registered in Malta, was granted a Swedish license to [...]

From the scene of the crime

2019-02-14T13:12:38+01:00Thu, 14th Feb '19, 13:12|

While the Constitutional Court of Malta ponders on the earth moving question on whether I have the legal standing to complain, here's a scene outside Valletta Police Station captured this morning by Michael Zammit Maempel. I suppose someone will come up with some sort of explanation why bags of used candles are a police matter. [...]

Vigil for Truth and Justice: 16th February 2019

2019-02-17T08:03:03+01:00Thu, 14th Feb '19, 13:05|

Is the mission accomplished? Have the authorities charged and secured the conviction of the people who commissioned and paid for the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia? Have the stories she was stopped from pursuing by her death been investigated by the police? Have the corrupt and the criminal been brought to justice? None of that [...]