Michael Zammit Tabona and his business group’s tourist cruise ship company Captain Morgan were singled out for praise when the PL’s Naxxar committee donated €108,000 to the Labour Party yesterday.
“We would like to thank the Naxxar residents, the members of the committee who aren’t here today, Michael Zammit Tabona for his donation and all the suppliers of Captain Morgan,” a representative of the committee said when presenting the donation.
Opposition leader Adrian Delia today urged the PL’s Naxxar committee to specify exactly how much of that amount of money was donated by Zammit Tabona and his business group.
PN councillor Mark Anthony Sammut went a step further, urging the police to investigate this donation.
Captain Morgan recently benefited from a deal which saw the government charter three of its vessels, along with a Supreme Cruises vessel, to house 425 migrants outside Maltese territorial waters.
The government has yet to publish how much money it forked out for this mission, but figures published in Parliament on 11th May show each vessel cost at least €3,000 a day.
After several weeks out at sea, the 425 migrants disembarked in Malta on 6th June following violent protests that broke out on board.
“On a day we learnt more about how much was stolen from the public, the government holds no shame but to have a fundraiser and boasting about €108,000 from ‘in-Naxxarin’ and Captain Morgan. You think they weren’t encouraged to keep those migrants in the middle of the sea?” Sammut wrote.
Tag someone who needs to know this