The announcement, that the Republic of Malta's Prime Minister, Robert Abela, has signed an agreement to provide consultancy to Antigua & Barbuda on Water Conservation, cannot be taken at face value by anyone familiar with the sordid background of both countries in the dark world of money laundering and transnational financial crime. Whilst global warming can make countries that have no prior commercial aod cultural relationship strange bedfellows, there's more to this arrangement than meets the eye, according to longtime observers of the Maltese money laundering scene.
Our scientific sources report that, not only is Malta an unlikely resource as a supplier of technical assistance to a drought-ridden nation, but that it is actually completely wasteful in the conservation of its own water resources. How any expert in the field would approve of such a consultancy on the grounds of qualifications and experience tends to confirm that there is a hidden agenda there.
The operators of Malta's well-established money laundering scene, which is now under the EU microscope. especially from Italian law enforcement agencies, need an outlet far from European prying eyes, and Antigua, whose credentials as a convenient jurisdiction go way back, long before Allen Stanford's illicit offshore enterprise dominated island commerce, to the early 1980s, makes it an ideal location for them to move and hide the proceeds of crime, especially from corrupt activities that Maltese leaders wish to conceal from the global banking compliance community.
The covert movement of funds to Antigua, under the cover of official (meaning through the use of diplomatic passports) emissaries and the transfer of shipments containing what is labeled as "technology" can act to conceal regular bulk cash smuggling, the movement of financial instruments, or other items of value, would be efficient and eminently successful, given the rampant official corruption present in both countries. Whilst we have not as yet unraveled the specific goals of this joint-Maltese-Antiguan programme, we shall be giving it our undivided attention, from both ends of the pipeline