Killed for chasing the truth
A social media effort is afoot, spontaneous or orchestrated,
The impact of a flawed system
Matthew Caruana Galizia, son of Daphne Caruana Galizia, took
Leeching off the public purse
If there’s one thing your former finance minister likes
Scicluna increased Central Bank Governor’s remuneration before he took the position
Former Finance Minister Edward Scicluna gave an €11,000 annual
MFSA contradicts Joseph Cuschieri’s denials about payments due
The former MFSA CEO Joseph Cuschieri has denied that
Multi-million euro illegal gambling activity remains unchecked in Malta
An ongoing investigation by The Shift has uncovered a
No time for a weak constitution
Parliament. They’re are at it again. The two Parties
The first sign of corruption
Georges Bernanos (1888-1948): ‘The first sign of corruption in
Vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia commemorates victims of pandemic
A vigil commemorating the life and work of assassinated
Air pollution monitoring near cruise ship dock problematic due to faults
Ever since their requested monitoring system was put in
Prime Minister’s ‘team member’ given €2 million in direct orders for road works
Matthew Bongailas, 32, from Fgura, who describes himself on
OPM agency forced to reverse decision after breaching rules
A government agency that falls directly under Principal Permanent
Inquiry into Melvin Theuma stabbing still ongoing six months later
The magisterial inquiry on the stabbing in July 2019
Donald, is that you?
Donald Trump blew a gasket. He unleashed his fury
AUM slashes fees as project faces complete failure
The much-lauded American University of Malta (AUM) project is
‘Government tactic is to punish and intimidate health care professionals’
The Malta Association of Public Health Medicine (MAPHM) has
Henley and Partners’ ‘intrinsic business’ questioned in light of recent passport rankings
On Saturday, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship Alex Muscat was
Prime Minister Robert Abela’s COVID-19 predictions repeatedly fall flat
The predictions and bold statements made by Prime Minister
The democracy of knowledge
If you have never read Alexis de Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy
The politics of anger 
Maybe Aristotle was the first philosopher to say that,
The Shift barred from accessing MPs’ tax declarations
The Shift has been refused access to the tax
This is where the filter bubble leads
The American reality show descended into chaos this week
Edward Zammit Lewis using direct orders to lure Chris Cardona’s votes
Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis, who failed to get
Labour front-runner to replace Edward Scicluna is a PN life member
The governing Labour Party may lose another parliamentary seat
EXCLUSIVE: MFSA asks former CEO to refund over €23,000 in ‘extra pay’ received
The financial services regulator – MFSA – has asked
Greeks bearing gifts
In the epic poem ‘Aeneid’, the Roman poet Virgil
Doctors dispute government forecast for herd immunity from COVID vaccine
December was the darkest month when it comes to
Predicting economic recovery by May is ‘pure conjecture’ – economist
Forecasting economic recovery by May in the current pandemic
Twenty Twenty-One
Never was a year the subject of so much
Politics when facts don’t matter 
Voters don’t use identical benchmarks when judging prime ministers
Electrogas director linked to Canadian company receiving first cannabis licence
The first licence issued by the government for the
Out with the old and in with… the same?
Good riddance to 2020. I’m sure no one’s sorry
Decree in Yorgen Fenech case has chilling effect on freedom of expression
Last Monday’s decree handed down by magistrate Rachel Montebello
Another bad year for journalists around the world
In 2020, at least 50 journalists and media workers
Disinformation hit list 2020
The disinformation that accompanied the pandemic was used in
End of year, end of shame
Jonathan Swift observed: “I never wonder to see men
2020: A year of investigations despite a pandemic
Despite the circumstances brought about by the pandemic, The
Court decisions against FIAU to remain ‘secret’
Court challenges to hefty administrative fines being dished out
The Yuletide charm offensive
PR (Propaganda Report) number 202679 issued by the Department
Keith Schembri’s phone: a hypothesis
It’s the season to be jolly and put cynicism
A Christmas playlist for the entire family
It’s been a tough year for everyone between the
Residents voice health concerns as questions surround impact of cruise ship in Cospicua
Since October, some of Cospicua and Senglea’s quaint, narrow,
Ponte Ferries rules out catamaran for Gozo fast ferry service
Ponte Ferries, the company to start offering a new
The wrong of rudeness: Mercieca’s meanness
Simon Mercieca, University history lecturer, publicly accused Matthew Caruana
Dozens of journalists hacked by spyware company owned by Maltese citizen
Dozens of journalists were allegedly hacked with the help
Zammit Lewis continues to evade clarity on tax declaration
Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis is still unable to
Too quick to judge
The Opinion of an Advocate General of the European
Keeping up appearances: The season finale
In his deposition before the Daphne Inquiry, former Economy
Judges in the dock 
It was the Roman satirist Juvenal who asked, Who
Justice Minister cannot explain his own tax return
Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis cannot explain how he
Auditor General finds MFSA in breach of good governance rules
Malta’s financial services watchdog, the MFSA, has been found
What’s next? Cement shoes?
These guys don’t learn anything, do they? It’s not
An attack on the independence of the judiciary
A statement by the government on Tuesday attacked the
EXCLUSIVE: Fast ferry ‘war’ to move from Gozo to Sicily route
The Shift can exclusively reveal a looming commercial war
Of education and demagoguery
“Democracy implies election of the corrupt few by the
NAO confirms gross irregularities in shooting range project
An NAO audit on the controversial government shooting range
Gozo pool development leads to dismantling of recently renovated sports complex
A government project for an Olympic-size pool on a
‘You are not credible, I am sorry’ – former Chief Justice tells Keith Schembri
The public inquiry hearing on Monday touched upon a
In denial
Brexit negotiations that were meant to end Sunday have
The cabal matters, not the ‘Kitchen Cabinet’
Ten years ago, our public discourse was exercised by
The secret OPM advisor on the ITS deal with Silvio Debono was Alex Sciberras
The Shift can exclusively reveal that it was lawyer
Fenech and the Bangladeshi Schembri
Some countries specialise in technology, others specialise in services.
Council of Europe warns Maltese government to stop delaying reforms for justice and rule of law
The government does not intend to address loopholes that
Executing the diabolical
Minister Ian Borg lied in Court. Magistrate Axiak declared
Beyond the posturing
The Council of Europe has called on the Maltese
Government allocates €200,000 in EU funds to Portelli’s illegal project
A stretch of rubble walls, built illegally on idyllic
Joseph and the Character Assassination Propaganda Machine
A disgraced former Prime Minister walks into an inquiry
The 17 Black trail to Bangladesh
It looked like a match made in heaven. On
Court judgment sends wrong message to society
Upon delivery of a court judgment on Thursday that
Judges grill a defiant Joseph Muscat about ‘environment of impunity’
The inquiry board looking into the assassination of journalist
Former MFSA boss signed-off on €12m direct orders in 2 years
Joseph Cuschieri, the former chief executive of the Malta
Auditor General points to breach of procurement regulations by local councils
Throughout 2019, local councils did not always acquire goods
Gratuitous cruelty
Do not participate in the distribution of meals to
When they get it wrong
The coordinated attack on The Shift by the three
Si yo fuera Maradona (If I were Maradona)
I learnt this week of an interview given by
Gozo Minister appoints his brother-in-law on government board
The appointment by Minister Clint Camilleri of his own
A parliament of parasites
Robert Abela gave birth to another record-setting Cabinet. No,
Police take action on Gordon and Yvette Debono one year after the horse bolted
Gordon and Yvette Debono, the couple whose names have
Jimmy Magro to face corruption charges in court after three years
Next month the Court will be hearing a case
Wilful ineptitude
“The court would like to make it absolutely clear
MFSA blocks information on Cuschieri’s double income
Malta’s financial regulator, the MFSA, has put up a
‘Je suis Charlie’ my foot
It is with great dismay that The Shift team
Three years on, The Shift’s role is more urgent than ever
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination just over three years ago
Edward Scicluna loses power but gets his €100,000 a year financial package back
Robert Abela had to bow to intense pressure from
The Book of Judges by the book
“F’din l-art li ma tafnix, f’dis-siegħa sewda Inħobb u
An astute reshuffle
Robert Abela’s Cabinet reshuffle last night affected no fewer
Malta’s top artists unite behind The Shift, art exhibition launched
Occasionally, a passing comment unexpectedly grows and develops into
Taxpayers set to foot the bill for more debt left behind by Streamcast
The Court has ordered Streamcast to pay Enemalta more
Air Malta in the red as losses reach €150 million
Air Malta’s financial situation is facing a total meltdown
Direct orders ‘supremo’ set to be appointed to lead fight against sports corruption
There is scepticism among the top tiers of Maltese
Attorney General silent on failure to appeal ruling on Robert Agius (Tal-Maksar)
Attorney General Victoria Buttigieg has persistently ignored questions on
MFSA payments to Saviour Balzan for ‘positive content’ under review
Thousands of euro per month paid by the MFSA
Old habits die hard in Gozo despite new Minister
Prime Minister Robert Abela’s latest weekend boast, that ‘his’
Standard deviation
There was a time I would speak of a
UPDATED: Banners mark one year since street protests led to political resignations
Updated to include follow-up statement by Occupy Justice on
A turn in the tide
A few months ago, Konrad Mizzi was finally expelled
NAO confirms Planning Authority’s blunder over direct order awarded to Labour pollster
An investigation by the National Audit Office (NAO) found
The light of a new dawn
It is The Shift’s third anniversary. It was born
No charges yet in sight despite police ‘show’ and leaks
As the mainstream media are being drip-fed leaks by
MFSA scandal: Cuschieri and Licari on 38 business trips abroad costing €0.5 million
Embattled MFSA chief Joseph Cuschieri and the Authority’s General
Gozo Channel faces bleak future as losses surge
Gozo Channel Operations Ltd, the State monopoly that provides
AG’s presence on committee set to investigate Yorgen Fenech’s lawyers is in breach of law
Attorney General (AG) Victoria Buttigieg sits on the body
Water Services Corporation racks up €72,000 in credit card bills in just over two years
The Water Services Corporation (WSC) managed to rack up
Disinformation Watch: A smile a day keeps the virus away
The year 2020 is, in some form or another,
The power of our example
The world breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday
Machiavelli: The Princess
The meteoric Miriam Dalli has landed back in Malta.
Gozitan heavyweights gifted €9 million public contract despite illegalities
A group of Gozitan businessmen, led by construction magnate
‘I choose not to respond’ – Brian Tonna and Karl Cini tell Inquiry Board
Nexia BT’s Brian Tonna and Karl Cini remained tight-lipped
MFSA scandal: Details emerge on Cuschieri’s intervention to give Licari €100,000 job
Edwina Licari, the “self-suspended” General Counsel of the MFSA,
Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship Alex Muscat fails to explain income from Nexia BT
Alex Muscat, parliamentary secretary for citizenship, has failed to
Former Deputy Commissioner Silvio Valletta answered to Keith Schembri
Former deputy police commissioner Silvio Valletta felt obliged to
Who cares?
Reading the news right now is a bit like
Joseph Cuschieri topped his lucrative package with extra pay behind the MFSA Board’s back
Embattled MFSA CEO Joseph Cuschieri was drawing an extra
What happens in Vegas can’t stay in Vegas: MFSA chief, a friend, and a client accused of murder
As pressure from European financial authorities mounts on the
Agriculture Ministry turning Pitkalija into Gozo employment agency as election looms
A government-owned company responsible for the running of the
Anger management
You must wonder what the breaking point is. I
Courts judge crimes, inquiries judge sins
Here’s a fact that will change the way you
€16 million taken by Electrogas shareholders also hidden from European Commission
Electrogas shareholders hid over €16 million in ‘success fees’,
‘Lost’ hospitals’ MOU found at Malta Enterprise, despite Kurt Farrugia’s denials
Declarations made earlier by Kurt Farrugia, CEO of Malta
NGOs commit to further action on land granted to hunters and trappers
Six NGOs are pursuing further legal action with the
Am I next?
The language of violence has increased at an alarming
‘Women journalists in Malta have to go against partisan politics, misogyny and societal boundaries’
Verbal abuse against women journalists has become legitimised through
Prime Minister resigns over corruption allegations
The Prime minister resigned immediately, bringing down his government
Government mum on deals with Gozo Curia
The government is refusing to give information on a