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Andrew Borg Cardona

To boycott or not to

Unphased by the deafening chorus of "are you nuts?" that greeted his notion that a boycott of the Gasan and Fenech commercial empires was on the cards as popular revenge for their monstrous constructions (I was going to use a different word, but...

Not a good week for the premier

Two pieces in Wednesday's print edition of this media house's output, and some later news, inspired my title. The first piece was Martin Scicluna's full-pager about Sliema and Mrieħel's "newly permitted" carbuncles and how this merits a boycott...

Some myths, exploded

Sometimes you just have to wonder whether anyone who matters (or thinks s/he matters, a different kettle of herring altogether) has a critical bone in his or her body. I don't mean that the bone concerned is critical to the continued survival of...

Because they know it all

When we were students at Tal-Qroqq, we used to pull our friends in the Architecture & Civil Engineering Faculty’s legs that they thought they knew it all. This was because they studied not only architecture AND civil engineering (usually two...

A trip down memory lane

It has just crossed my radar that towards the end of September, just after Independence Day, Sir Temi Zammit Hall at the University is to be graced, if you'll forgive the dripping sarcasm, by a musical celebrating the life of Dom...

Tiny cracks

It is clear that Premier Muscat thinks he's got away with it: the population at large has forgotten all about Panama and assorted other incontrovertible pieces of evidence of Taghna Lkoll having become Taghna Kollha u Taghna Biss.  This is perhaps...

In the summertime

The dog-days are here and the news cycles slow down, with people opting to adopt a more manana, manana attitude towards things. Or are they? The environmentalists, especially the ones who were so, so vocal before March 2013, are beginning to wake...

Here we go again

I've no idea who the people behind the initiative to get the morning-after pill legalised are. I can't, then, comment on whether this is just another strangely-hued herring chucked into the pond to divert us from the real problems of corruption...

All the same

The refrain of the unthinking and self-deluding that "all politicians are the same" has always annoyed me, mainly because it demonstrates a shameful level of reluctance to get involved and exercise their mental faculties on the part of those...

Because I'm worth it

Many of us, who do not have to live the daily grind of making ends meet, whine about how so many people in Malta think the Government owes them a living and free services and hand-outs and generally loads of dosh. Those of us who think things...