“Cabinet endorsed all decisions,” Muscat declared. “I confirm that all the stages of the hospitals concession involved continuous discussions and documented decisions by cabinet”.
Muscat is lying. He knows it. So do his cabinet colleagues.
Why does Muscat keep shafting his colleagues, even now? Because he knows them better than anybody else – every single one of them. He knows what slimy opportunists, what spineless specimens they are. He has no doubt they’ll keep silent. He’s convinced no matter how outrageous and false his statements, none has the backbone to confront him. Not a single one will call him out. They’ll lie low, cower in fear and bide their time while their former boss incriminates them in his own malignant actions. He dumps his guilt onto them. They continue to bow before him and stick to omerta’.
Muscat didn’t have “continuous discussions” with his cabinet about his rotten Vitals scheme. The NAO lambasted the “government’s failure to refer important contractual changes to the cabinet”. This wasn’t a one-off. It was “a recurring shortcoming”. The same report noted “with concern” that the addendum to the Labour Supply Agreement “was never authorised by cabinet”. The addendum to the Services Concession Agreement “was not authorised by cabinet” either. The government’s representatives, that’s Konrad Mizzi acting on the orders of Muscat, endorsed multiple waivers “while bypassing cabinet”.
Chris Fearne testified that although he was health minister, Konrad Mizzi, with Muscat’s blessing, concluded “decisions and agreements” behind his back. The court noted that even while Fearne was the minister responsible, Mizzi “for no logical reason or explanation, was still the government signatory for Vitals”.
There is a perfectly logical reason why Muscat kept Mizzi – they were both scheming behind their cabinet colleagues’ backs.
And yet, all of Muscat’s cabinet remains silent, letting him get away with distortions and deceptions.
Evarist Bartolo, the man with a spine of hot butter, posts more of his cryptic messages. But he can’t even mention Muscat’s name. He poses foggy questions: “is it fair to use the cabinet as a smokescreen?”. This is beyond what’s fair and unfair. This is not a game. This is deadly.
Muscat’s rottenness is inextricably intertwined with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. As she got closer to establishing Yorgen Fenech’s ownership of 17 Black and the dirty millions it was meant to pump into Keith Schembri’s and Konrad Mizzi’s secret companies, Bartolo engaged in pathetic nonsense on Facebook. He’s still at it, years after she was killed to stop her from reaching her target. He’s still cowering in awe of Muscat. He can’t even bring himself to talk straight. He won’t state the truth that Muscat is lying. Maybe he’s still holding out for the presidency.
Chris Fearne is now being blamed for the Vitals-Steward mess and he is being called upon, for good reason, to shoulder political responsibility. Fearne testified that he was kept in the dark and that Konrad Mizzi was making decisions behind his back. Fearne didn’t even know what was in those agreements until the first payments were due to Vitals.
Yet Fearne allowed himself to be used by Joseph Muscat. Fearne’s credibility allowed Muscat to sell a rotten deal to the people. Fearne stood next to Vitals’ Ram Tumuluri and deceived the nation with his empty promises. And when the Vitals scam inevitably collapsed, Fearne was there again pushing Steward as the “real deal” and propping up Muscat.
Muscat shifts the blame to Fearne. And Fearne keeps mum. Why? Is he still hoping for his next promotion, to the European Commission? If anybody has good reason to reveal Muscat’s and Mizzi’s despicable schemes, it’s Fearne.
And where’s Edward Scicluna, whose finance ministry wasn’t even involved in the €4 billion deal? He’s still gorging himself at the Central Bank trough. His silence is well and truly guaranteed.
And George Vella, our President? He was part of that cabinet too. Has he uttered a word? He never has. Not even when the information he was given could provide a lead to solving Raymond Caruana’s murder did he find the courage to speak up. He claimed professional secrecy to evade his responsibility to the nation and to Caruana’s family.
Besides, President Vella is Joseph Cuschieri’s father-in-law. Cuschieri is one of Muscat’s closest lieutenants. He’s Yorgen Fenech’s travel buddy. He worked closely with Konrad Mizzi’s wife, Sai, on the Huawei scam. Despite his gross irregularities at the Malta Financial Services Authority, no action has been taken against him. He still sits on the board of directors of Malta Strategic Partnership Projects Limited, formerly Projects Malta.
George Vella vociferously defended Muscat and attacked the opposition for alleging corruption on 4 May 2016. He raged against the opposition deputy leader, shouting, “I challenge him to mention concrete facts.”
Mr President, the court has shown you ample concrete facts. Will you finally find your voice? No, I didn’t think so.
None of them will speak up. Not even their leader and Prime Minister Robert Abela. The man who acted as consultant to Joseph Muscat and who took over from him is now washing his hands of the whole sordid affair.
“I had no role,” he says. No shame, more like. Abela was there when that €100 million gift for Steward was endorsed. Abela was the one who let Muscat accompany Armin Ernst to their meeting in Castille. Abela’s the one who’s been pumping tens of millions of euros of our money into Steward for the last three years.
Matteo Messina Denaro, the Sicilian boss of bosses, was finally caught after 30 years on the run. When the police confronted him and asked who he was Denaro replied: “You know who I am, Matteo Messina Denaro”. When caught, Denaro admitted. When Muscat was caught, he blamed his cabinet colleagues. Denaro has more honour than Muscat.
Years after being forced out, Muscat continues to abuse and incriminate his colleagues. Instead of jointly denouncing him, his ministers remain silent – omerta’.
The truth can’t be hidden forever. It will emerge. When it does not even all of great Neptune’s oceans will wash their conscience clean.
There they are , all guilty of FRAUD , some of money laundering and some even suspected of murder. What a nation of idiots voting in this gang. What a Party of spineless opportunists and incompetent freaks.
Where is the money? That is the 300 million euro question.
More than 1m per tax payer!
Apologies, made an error, its more like €1,250 per tax payer.
apart from defrauding the tax payer and the thousands of bona fide Labour Party supporters, they defrauded malta’s justice system simply becuase no authority on this sun blessed island dares to do anything to seek justice towards the citizens of Malta.
the reality is that we have laws for gods and laws for commoners. Case in point is the pilatus case – somehow the MLRO is having to carry the burden of all the illegal acts carried out by the directors and owner of the same bank.
Similarly when the MFSA and/or FIAU review someone within the financial services, their victim (becuase their ways of carrying out reviews is short to physicological torture – hence why many professionals are seeking on regulated industries) cannot adopt the same replies given by today’s political class and get out scotch free.
I compare jm (the most corrupt pm Malta ever had) tpo a Mafia boss like messina denaro,totto riina, calvi and other shitty persons.
Messina Denaro ‘has more honour than Muscat’. A doubtful distinction if ever there was one.
Toto Riina spent his final years languishing in prison – after enjoying quite a period in ‘semi-retirement’ on our sister Island.
Roberto Calvi was found hanging by his neck under Blackfriars’ Bridge in London back in the early 1980’s.
Not to mention ‘other shitty persons’ (including Raoul Gardini, perhaps?) exposed by the Italian Magistrate Antonio di Pietro during the ‘Mani Pulite’ purge.
What outcome shall the present instance see in the future – however near or far that may be?
At least the Mafia is honest in admitting what it does for a living. Diametrically opposite to the criminals we have in our government.
There’s no comparison, this piece of shit is worse because he was elected by the people and swore ( falsely) on the cross to do his duty and govern in an honest manner and with Zero tolerance to corruption! He, together with the other vermin ConRat should be tarred and feathered and dragged along Republic Street prior to bring locked up in Kordin!
X’ijigifiri George Vella never uttered a word?
Dak pro-lifer ta!
Dak jifhem fis Sahha tal mara u fis sahha tal bniedem, mela ta!
Ghalek jigi jaqa u jqum minn din il balbuljata li teffat l-administrazjoni ta sahha lura … lura …lura.
Mur tnejjek Vella. Mur instebagha mal haxejja lohra.
You aborted your honour and credibility a long time ago.
Eccellenza tal Gideb u Haxi.
At the moment El Presidente is in Ireland scoffing Guinness together with his missus.
It’s high time all activities organized by the President are boycotted for his abject failure to stand up to corruption as part of the rotten Labour cabinet, as so eloquently outlined in this contribution.
No Mr President it will not do to pontificate as if you have landed in earth from outer space. You are a disgrace to your country and to the Office you hold. Resign immediately if you have a modicum of decency. Not that you will, of course, you have conveniently effed off to Dublin while the country you cry crocodile tears for is infested with corruption. Your feeble attempts to stand up for the Maltese language are quite frankly pathetic and hilarious in the circumstances.
The President has to cover up for his son-in-law Joseph Cuschieri and also ensure that the audit firm where he works keep being blessed with contracts.
More proof for how Joseph Muscat has been running his cabinet and thus the country like if it was just his own company.
The shiny (propaganda) world of Joseph Muscat had a very blinding effect on the materialistic aspirations of his desciples.
Joseph Muscat wants us to believe that the whole Cabinet was on board and no one asked any questions regarding the Vital’s contract because they were cowards. Muscat’s Cabinet included Chris Fearne and George Vella, the present President of Malta. From now on wherever you are and wherever you go people will label you cowards.
In 2017 Daphne Caruana Galizia implicated the Muscats as being the owners of Egrant and Joseph Muscat was quick to call an early election. Now Judge Depasquale in his verdict on Vital implicated not only Joseph Muscat but also Robert Abela, Chris Fearne, Chris Cardona, Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri in fraud with Vitals Health Care to the tune of € 500 million. The question is ” Will Robert Abela call an early election?”
When I look at the photo I feel nothing but disgust. A collection of amoral crooks and fraudsters.
That’s a perfect picture to accompany this article. The ring leader of the road map for corruption is cutting his piece of the pie, while the spineless lackeys smile in anticipation, knowing they’re cut is coming soon.
They’re all silent because they’re all guilty. It’s not omertà as much as it is a prisoners dilemma. They’re all criminals.
The truth will only come out when the missing funds are apportioned to those who do not deny responsibility for them and reimbursement is demanded.
Ofcourse! The King of Kings, The Invictus! The Immortal, and The Great.How come they didn’t play his favourite song by E GRANT cioe’ Eddie Grant ,where he said on One Radio, that it had a special msg which he likes, Ofcourse, he had the same roadmap, and plan.keep the people happy, and our pockets happier 🤣😭
Ir-ritratti li jiddandu bihom jikxfu kollox. Taf’x jonqos li johorgu dawk il-miljuni fuq il-mejda li qedin isserhu maghha w li serqu min fuq dahar gahan ‘il-fqir’ u dawk ta’rieda tajba, u dawk li qatt ma taw sehemhom biex pajjizna jerga jkun id-DEMOKRAZJIA TA’VERA. Pajjiz dittatorjat u mahmug bil-provi. L-ewwel qabdithom DCG u ghajjruha, zebilhuha kemm felhu U qatluha miskina bl’ghajta, sahhara biex issa huma is-shahar ta’pajjizna u hatijin dawk li jappogjawhom fl’abbort ul’aktar dawk li jilaghbuha tal-qaddisin.
The photo shows that everyone gets his/her share from Joseph Muscat for their omerta.
Tiftakru x qalu l cabinet” it tifel ta DCG halla l karozza barra biex jghinn il qattiela ta ommu.”T tifel ta DCG Komplici fil qtiel ta ommu kien il pjan, kien qed qed jinhema frame up Bhal ta Pietru Pawl bussuttil, jaslu jaghmlu heqq?” iVA, ma kkunx l ewwel wiehed”
When the whole truth comes out,the Maltese and Gozitan people are not interested in Neptune’s oceans washing the crooks Muscat’s and KonRat’s conscience ( which they don’t possess) clean…the people want these two swindlers to face REAL justice and pay back the millions that were stolen from the public and then slapped into Kordin!