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Andrew Borg Cardona

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...

LIES, DAMNED LIES

The Government, through the Ministry for which Konrad Mizzi is responsible (for now) got onto the highest of its high horses and denounced as irresponsible lies the reports appearing in the PN media that there had been a case of Ebola in Gozo. On...

B(R)A(N)D MANAGEMENT

I would despair if I were Joseph Muscat.    At the very least, I would have to wonder why I bother having ministers, when it seems that I have to do everything myself.  Not that Muscat has shown much of an aptitude for doing anything other than...

Images of quality

The subject I'm starting out with today is a bit on the old side but it was overshadowed by the revelation that Karmenu Vella either betrayed his party in 2003 or is telling a little porkie now, when he says he voted for Malta joining the EU. It...

WHAT WONDROUS WORDS

Does Commissioner-hopeful Karmenu Vella suffer from the delusion that his was the only vote in the referendum held to determine whether we would become members of the EU? Mr Vella's vote was, in fact, a single solitary one out of the many, many...

BANG, YOU'RE DEAD

Whether it's because he wanted to give Karmenu Vella a leg up in anticipation of his grilling by the EU Parliament or because he (Muscat) has perceived a numerical advantage in annoying bird-killers rather than appeasing them or because he...