Category: Case reports (general)

10 Nov 2021

On 9 November 2021 Parliament’s Standards Committee unanimously adopted a report by the Commissioner for Standards which concluded that the Hon. Rosianne Cutajar MP had failed to declare income from the sale of a property in Mdina. In his report the Commissioner stated that the property in question had been sold for the sum of…

04 Nov 2021

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has dismissed allegations that the Hon. Dr Karol Aquilina acted in a manner that reflected badly on Parliament by driving dangerously, ignoring police orders and driving through a red traffic light. The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after the Hon. Karol Aquilina was acquitted of charges in…

21 Jul 2021

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that the government’s decision to lease the Downtown Hotel in Rabat, Gozo, for use as a home for the elderly did not represent an abuse of power or a breach of ethics. The hotel was leased in 2020 as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic….

05 May 2021

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that there was no breach of ethics in connection with the appointment of Malta’s ambassador to Ghana. The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after considering a complaint alleging that the ambassador should not have been appointed because he had a business relationship with another Maltese…

19 Feb 2021

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that Prime Minister Robert Abela was not in breach of ethics when he replied to questions from journalists without wearing a mask. This incident occurred on 23 October 2020, when the Prime Minister inaugurated the new tunnel underpass at Santa Luċija. Shortly after the official inauguration…

12 Dec 2020

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, Dr George Hyzler, has considered a complaint about a minister who allegedly failed to take action against abusive behaviour by relatives of his. The Commissioner decided that an investigation was not warranted because it was up to the Planning Authority to take action against the abuse in question,…

22 Jun 2020

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that there was nothing to indicate that Dr Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, had ordered Infrastructure Malta to defy a Stop and Compliance Order issued by the Environment and Resources Authority and to proceed with works in Wied Qirda, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, without a…

22 Nov 2019
The facade of the Auberge de Castille in Valletta, which houses the Prime Minister's office

Dr George Hyzler, Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, has concluded that the Prime Minister did not commit a breach of ethics when he engaged a British law firm to send a legal letter on behalf of the government. The case relates to the publication of a book entitled Murder on the Malta Express, which…