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Andrew Borg Cardona

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.

PARALLELISM*

Our Government hasn't been particularly eager, from what one can see from the media, to condemn Israel's strong-arm tactics in Gaza. It's not that Joseph Muscat approves that sort of thing, obviously, it's just that our grasp of foreign affairs...

CHALLENGE(ING) TIMES

The representatives of probably the most law-abiding segment of the population, the federated coven of conservationist bird killers, have successfully piloted what is generally referred to as a "challenge" against the police. From my limited...