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Andrew Borg Cardona

ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE

In, I believe, the Eighties, Mike & The Mechanics brought out a single with this title. It opened with the image of a waitress in a sleazy bar contemplating another stain across the wall and closes with the words "Don't look back, don't give up,...

IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DOG, SMELL THE COFFEE

There is a legal maxim that if something has four legs (one at each corner), a tail at one end (that wags) and barks from the other end, then it's a dog, however much you call it a parrot. Consequently, when a senior politician meets a businessman...

How convenient

The current jumping up and down and running about concerning the oodles of cash appertaining to ex-PN Ministers Michael Falzon (who must be kicking himself for spilling his own beans) and Ninu Zammit must be pleasing the PM no end. Many of his own...

ART FOR ART’S SAKE

Amidst the general chorus of condemnation, except by those who matter (the PM and his Ministerial sidekick Bonnici) about the location of the tat-market next to the Piano masterpiece, there was a small side-show about the sculpture of four knights...

Be seated please

I am known for an affliction that involves my brain spinning and my teeth itching when numbers come into play, so forgive me for not being in a position to explain the arithmetical effect of the mistakes made by the Electoral Commission in the...

Ħu ġo fik

For the benefit of non-Maltese speaking readers, the phrase in the title tries to convey a vindictive, vengeful sentiment on the part of someone who can only be described as a self-absorbed bully who, perversely, thinks he has right on his side...

Wishing for ...

On a human level, the scenes of visceral joy that greeted the election results in Greece were understandable. The proletariat had more than enough reason to feel betrayed by the ruling classes, whose cavalier attitude towards good governance and...

No, no, a thousand times, no

If I needed any reason to vote "no" and do my bit to kick Spring hunting into history, the Federation of Conservationist Bird-Killers' reaction to a statement made by two Attard Local Councillors was more than enough. To be sure, I have many...

SO THERE WE HAVE IT

So there we have it: both party leaders have decided, for reasons that are obvious to anyone with an ounce of political nous, that they will be voting for the derogation on spring hunting negotiated when Malta adopted the aqcuis communitaire to...

Bang, it's dead

The Constitutional Court has, very politely, told assorted lovers of the heroic deed of killing birds that their application to fend off the referendum designed to end Spring hunting holds no legal merit and that there is nothing to prevent the...