Johann Grech, Malta’s Film Commissioner has published a scathing attack against his critics in a bizarre video message which sounds like the debut of his political campaign with the Labour Party. Johann Grech is confident enough to make this type of political message because he is a trusted Labour Party fixer whose political candidacy would be more than welcomed by Robert Abela. Having served loyally, the government has successfully used the Malta Film Commission for its own political ends and Johann has proven himself he can be loyal to Labour’s top brass.
Johann Grech, who is also the nephew of Monsignor Joe Vella Gauci and Malta’s Ambassador to Unesco, is a Labour Party activist. Prior to 2013, Johann used to work for Fresh Marketing Ltd, a Gozitan marketing company, but in 2013, Johann joined his ex-wife, Maria Grech to campaign for the Labour Party in the 2013 general election. Both Maria Grech and Johann Grech were newcomers to political activism, but suddenly, they discovered in themselves an over-zealous sentiment in favour of Labour winning the elections. After Labour won the elections, Maria Grech became Michelle Muscat’s personal assistant while Johann Grech went on to become Film Commissioner. What is also interesting and strange is that Johann Grech’s uncle, Joe Vella Gauci used to be visited in his office in Xewkija, Gozo by Neville Gafa where Neville used to then host meetings to promise favours to potential voters.
Eventually, Maria Grech and Johann split up and Maria ended up with Iosif Galea, the man who was arrested while on holiday with Joseph Muscat and is now being accused of money laundering. Maria Galea seems to be still on very friendly terms with Michelle Muscat and apparently, she is friends with many members of the Labour Party criminal cabal including Joseph Camenzuli who is now covering the criminal proceeds of Robert Abela’s business partner and cocaine dealer Christian Borg. I suppose that Johann is still on friendly terms too.