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Fr Joe Borg

Hail to Mr Minority President

As at the point of writing Hilary Clinton has 1.75 million votes more than President elect Donald Trump; and that big gap is bound to increase! At the point of writing only 12 states have published certified results. By December 13 almost all...

Lie witness news

The big oil-storage tanker that will be feeding the still-to-be-inaugurated power station will be entering the Marsaxlokk harbour within hours. People can then reach their own conclusions about the aesthetic and environmental impact. People will...

Millions for the bullies; peanuts for the natives.

The big-moneyed bullies who are ruling the roost and making millions thanks to pre-electoral shady deals have now decided to add insult to injury. The Times of Malta informed us of this yesterday. In a story penned by Philip Leone Ganado we were...

Bishops are not the proverbial monkeys

Whenever Archbishop Scicluna “dares” to speak about the environment, economic justice, high rise buildings, the gaming industry, euthanasia, morning after pill, bloggers and other similar subjects all hell breaks loose.  The “Bishops should be...

Not in the national interest

One of the most important decades for people my age was surely the 1960s. There was a great awakening as well as a desire for freedom and self-determination.   On the international scene it was the decade of student protests and demonstrations...

What is Aleppo?

I thought that I had lost the ability to be surprised by the lack of knowledge that people show.I got accustomed to University students not knowing who Aristotle or Confucius are. I was not shocked when a colleague told me that his art students...

The nun who stole the world’s heart

“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.” These words were spoken about a woman small of stature but of...

Bullies engaging with residents

“I am a strong, fearless bully. I can beat you senseless three times a day. But I happen to be a very kind hearted bully so I will only beat you senseless three times a week. Aren’t you lucky to have me as your next door neighbour.” Luck is made...

Syrian children and American puppies

Another photo of another boy victim of war grabbed the world's attention. It shocked all those who saw it and drove many to tears.The video footage showed little Omran Daqneesh shell-shocked, covered in dust, his face red with blood. He had just...

I feel it, therefore it is

Quite some years back I had a discussion with a number of students from the Faculty of Education. I thought I misunderstood what they were saying so I asked them directly to make double sure. “Are you telling me that you would not to tell your...