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Alison Bezzina

A vote for spring

Something has got to be said about people like Jonathan Shaw who stand up to be counted even when their opinion is not in line with the party they represent. Last week, in an interview with this paper, Jonathan publicly stated that he is...

Knocking out evil

Last Monday could have been a sad day for many, but thanks to an overwhelming amount of good people, it turned out not to be. On Monday, at about 8 o’clock in the morning, a terrible and unexplainable act of vandalism was discovered at Inspire’s...

Hit and run

Although I’ve always been fully aware that racism is alive and kicking, for a while I might have been living under the comfortable delusion that it’s only the ignorant and uneducated that become big fat racists.  Thanks to social media which has...

Why?

It’s no secret that during the last general elections I came very close to voting PL but ultimately voted AD. Before that I always voted for PN, and hand on heart there’s no telling whom I’ll vote for in the future. Because of my way of voting,...

This got my goat!

Love her or hate her, in the last general election Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca won the highest number of Labour votes after Joseph Muscat. In addition, she’s been consistently elected to parliament since 1998. So why isn’t it crystal clear to our...

Poverty is expensive

Every time I’m in some European city I cringe at the sight of homeless people begging in the streets. As I reach down into my pockets to appease my guilt, I thank heavens that I don’t have to face any such scenes in Malta. Admittedly, in the past...

Grin and bear It

Up to a couple of years ago, had anyone told me that I would one day take part in the Malta Marathon I would have rolled over on the floor and laughed my kidneys off.  You see, whilst I’m entirely capable of staying up all night drinking wine and...

We’re all citizens…. of the world

I’m a firm believer that no one can ever take an iota of credit for having been born in Malta, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Nobody can pat themselves on the back for having had the random and haphazard good fortune of having been...

Words as weapons

Sometimes life takes over and it whooshes me up into a conundrum of very unimportant stuff like politics with a little ‘p’. Every so often I give into my propensity to over analyze the trivial stuff and forget about the bigger picture. That’s when...

Marketing 101

There’s no such thing as bad publicity, goes the myth, but of course we all know that there’s publicity that is so terrible that it can destroy a brand or a person in one quick swoosh.    For someone seeking fame and fortune like Miley Cyrus, bad...