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Fr Joe Borg

What some of the papabile are saying

While waiting for the election tomorrow and the results on Sunday one can perhaps take a break from politics and concentrate about another impending election. I refer to the election of the new pope. Many commentators got it all wrong. They were...

Stop the threats

This morning PBS announced that TVM presenters have been told in anonymous letters that come Monday morning, when Labour is in government, they will be swept out of TVM.“Nixkanawkom il-barra mill-istazzjon” was the phrase used in letters sent to...

Blessed is he who departs in the name of the Lord

This evening at 8.00p.m. Pope Benedict formally relinquishes his ministry at the head of the Church. It is a sweet sour moment for the church. It is a time charged with a lot of emotion. It is also a strong moment of love, hope and faith. More...

I am proud to differ…

While writing this commentary my attention is repeatedly distracted by frequents bouts of clapping.  I am at University where the independent candidates for the upcoming general elections are taking part in a “discussion” which everyone knew, and...

Scaling the mountain

Last Monday’s announcement by Pope Benedict himself that he was going to resigned surprised all and shocked many. Tomorrow, in my commentary in The Sunday Times I will be discussing this resignation and making an assessment of the pontificate...

Gonzi’s landmark “double win”

I refrained from commenting on the landmark EU budget deal clinched by Prime Minister Gonzi before reading a technical opinion about it. This was provided in  The Sunday Times through an interview with Ms Marlene Bonnici, head of Malta’s EU...

Children, risk and resilience on the Internet

As was to be expected, Safer Internet Day (February 5) passed with hardly a mention in Malta. Our media are, quite naturally, too busy reporting (much more than challenging or investigating) what politicians of all shades and hues say during the...

St Philip’s, Hiroshima and Enemalta

One of the protagonists of this electoral campaign is not contesting the election. He is Dr Frank Portelli. This colourful and very strong debater does not mince words though, from time to time, he minces those who take him up in a debate. Love...

A revolution in the offing

Both political parties have promised the computer tablets will be given to school children; but there are vast differences between the promises made so far. The Partit Laburista is promising a free tablet computer to Year IV schoolchildren.  Some...

Deliverable not delivered

I will from time to time comment on some media aspect or other of the campaign. Perhaps a couple of paragraphs on the media use being made by one of the revelations of the campaign: Konrad Mizzi. He has developed a very particular style. Ask him...

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