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Andrew Borg Cardona

FLIGHT NO

The title of this edition of my Great Thoughts (irritating enough for you, Lil’Elves?) can be read in two ways: flight is negative and flight is numbered. OK, enough of the silly puns. For some reason known only to those versed in the Dark Arts,...

SPREAD YOUR TALENTS WIDE

You have to admit that Herr. Juncker has a sublime sense of humour. First, he (or someone in his Cabinet) let slip that probably the most elderly of his Commissioners was to be appointed to take responsibility for youth and - wait for it -...

YES, THEIR FAULT

Some time ago (I’ve been taking it a bit easy this week, a bit like Manwel Mallia ignoring his EU counterpart) I read a piece by the President of the GWU, Mr Victor Carachi, who laid the blame for precarious employment directly at the door of the...

ARE THE MODERATES COMING?

A clerical gentleman, and an erudite one at that, for whom I have great respect, not least because his sermons are a) meaningful and b) pithy, wrote a thoughtful piece on the interface between Islam and Christianity. Another reason why I hold dear...

DIGGING IT

Not appreciating, apparently, the wisdom of the old adage when they found themselves in the hole dug through the ill-advised comments of their Chairman (or do they call him President, nowadays?) Mr Ralph Axiak, the Marsa Sports Club continued to...

BEING LEFTY HIP

OK, so having a bucket of cold water dumped over your head in August in Malta is a real heroic thing to do, especially when the PR-fluff piece that accompanies your derring-do doesn't tell people how much you donated anyway to the ALS Fund and,...

INNOCENT, FOR NOW

At the moment, Facebook is all in a tizzy because the priest who allegedly molested minors had his identity protected by the Court and because he has been granted bail. The Prosecution are appealing the bail decree, from what I see, so by the time...

ALL GOING SWIMMINGLY

That bastion of free exchange of ideas and progressive thought since Colonial days, the Marsa Sports Club, which many old-timers still refer to as il-Marsa tal-Inglizi, has banned a Muslim woman from swimming in their swimming pool wearing a...

ARS PRO ARTEM

Just for the ill-educated, the "ars" above lacks an "e", so it's not rude. That said, if this wasn't a portal that is accessible by all, including kids, I'd have been sorely tempted to add the "e", as it is about Jason Micallef that I will be...

OH, YES, REALLY?

Words, and their meaning, have experienced a disconnect under Joseph Muscat's Labour government that is awe inspiring.  Leave aside our Foreign Minister's concept of the meaning of the words "calm", "stable" and "evacuation" in the context of Libya.