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Andrew Borg Cardona

BULLET POINTS

I couldn't resist the pun, I'm always being told I tend towards flippancy even when things are serious, and they are serious enough.   So, in no particular order, a few bullet points for you to consider and few questions to be answered. - Someone,...

DEAR COLLEAGUES

I am writing this without knowing which former members of the Judiciary are to be appointed by the Prime Minister to inquire into the events surrounding last Wednesday's shooting, but I believe that none of them will resent being addressed as...

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, ANSWERS?

What we know for sure is that on Wednesday night, a private citizen was involved in a very minor traffic accident and that after some time, shots were fired at, and hit, the car in which said private citizen was driving away from the incident. We...

ANSWERS PLEASE, SOONEST

I know Manwel Mallia personally and I know he is supremely comfortable with English and Maltese and that he is more than capable of employing either language to perfection. Consequently, when he says he is not embarrassed by the contents of the...

Private investments

The role of the Privatisation Unit, properly speaking, is to identify and facilitate the areas of government, or government-owned enterprise, that can be freed from the clutches of pencil-pushers and bean-counters and left for private enterprise...

Health warnings

Taking their cue from the tobacco industry, operators in assorted sectors have taken up the habit of tagging a "health warning" onto material associated with their trade. Indeed, in a copy-and-paste text message I have available that lists a...

Me the piper, that be my tune

WIthout meaning any disrespect to the individuals concerned, the "agreement" signed between the Principal Permanent Secretary (head honcho in the Civil Service) and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Police, Catering, Broadcasting and...

DAMN AND PUBLISH

The editors of the main two papers in English are engaged in an exchange of views, which some would call forthright, except they haven't started swinging handbags, yet. The point at issue is whether the name of a priest who is being prosecuted for...

THE HAS BEENS ARE NOW

The Labour Party, currently governing the country, if that's what you can call not sticking to promises, not starting anything new, barely keeping the economy afloat and making sure your boys and girls get their plums, recently brought in Alastair...

DARK DAYS OF LABOUR'S PAST

Thirty-five years ago, I married 'Er Indoors, there was a bad storm and assorted thugs burnt down the Times' offices and attacked and destroyed Dr Eddie Fenech Adami's home, terrorising his family in the process. The first two of these significant...