Tony Gauci, 1941-2016

Tony Gauci, a key witness whose testimony linked Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, died on October 29. Critics of Gauci’s testimony characterized him as the prosecution’s “weakest link,” pointing to discrepancies in his testimony. Additionally, Gauci received a substantial payment for his participation in the inquiry (though the…

Lockerbie’s Memorials

There are a number of memorials dedicated to Pan Am Flight in and around Lockerbie. Perhaps the most well-known are the Memorial Room at Tundergarth Church and the Garden of Remembrance and Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial, which is located in Dryfesdale Cemetery near the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre located roughly a mile west of Lockerbie.…

27 Years

As is so often the case with epochal events, I can recall the precise details of the instant I learned of the bombing of Pan Am 103. The fading light of an uncharacteristically warm day gave no hint or portents of the tragedy unfolding over 3,000 miles away. I sat on our ghastly orange couch…

Lockerbie Suspects Named

From the BBC: The Libyan government has confirmed the names of two men suspected of being involved in the Lockerbie bombing. US and Scottish prosecutors said they had asked Libya for permission to interview Mohammed Abouajela Masud and Abdullah al-Senussi. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-34546899 A spokesperson for Frank Mulholland, the Scottish lord advocate, issued this statement yesterday: “The…