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Fr Joe Borg

The French got it right

According to official estimates, the average French person throws out 20kg-30kg of food a year – 7kg of which is still in its wrapping. Of the 7.1m tonnes of food wasted in France each year, 67% is binned by consumers, 15% by restaurants and 11%...

Concrete action on a concrete scam

Minister Konrad Mizzi can rest assured that he has the support of all men and women of good faith if he continues digging to find the whole truth about the concrete debacle at Mater Dei. He has also everybody’s support for his efforts to secure...

Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s green agenda

It is very clear that Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who celebrated his birthday today, has a green agenda. He spoke clearly during the ‘hunting in spring’ referendum. He was not against hunting as such, but against hunting birds on their way to...

Libya 'is full of cruelty’

Discussing irregular migration is relatively easy but discussing irregular migrants is – or at least should be – difficult and painful. The reason is simple. ‘Irregular migration’ is an issue but irregular migrants are people. Issues do not sweat...

The two babies: Charlotte and Francesca Marina

Charlotte. No one will ask: Charlotte who? Everyone knows who Charlotte is. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have called their new baby daughter – born Saturday - Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Media reports were quick to explain that the middle...

Hunters: the new lepers?

Will we soon have an edict stating that hunters should go around in groups shouting ‘hunters, hunters’ warning people that they are around? Lepers were forced to do that in New Testament times. Perhaps I exaggerate, but I don’t think I am...

Bridging the digital divide

The digital divide is generally defined as the rift between those who have access to the internet and associated technologies with those who have no such access. While subscribing to such a definition I propose that the divide should also be seen...

The horror that surrounds us

The photo in  yesterday’s Times of Malta of a spread-eagle corpse of a little boy washed up on beach in Garabuli, a coastal town East of Tripoli, haunts me. How old could he have been? He looks the same size as the son of my niece. The comparison...

The fat cats that rule the roost

I trust that by the time of reading this blog you would have had enough of the referendum. The outcome was interesting. The Shout group won in Malta but lost in Gozo. Because of the great pro-hunter vote in Gozo, the hunters were the overall...

Malta’s unknown 13th ‘apostle’

I guess most of the readers of this commentary do not know whom I refer to. But rest assured that Malta has its 13th apostle and that she is from Spain. The media did not report about her. Unfortunately in our society if you are not on the media...