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Alison Bezzina

We are all the same

It’s my birthday soon so this morning I booked a flight to Venice, a hotel room, airport transfers and a restaurant, online. By the end of it I felt exhausted. The process felt like forever and the amount of information required seemed over the top.

Of Citizenship and Prostitution

I’ve tried to make head or tails of the new Citizenship Act, but I cannot for the life of me figure out the truth. All those convinced that it’s wrong or that it’s right, seem to be talking entirely through political sunshades, and are therefore...

Norman and Barbra

I’m getting an uncomfortable feeling that I suck at getting into trouble. I’ve been failing for so long that it’s now getting to me and am about to give up; I’m about to turn into a good girl. You see, I’ve been breaking the law by taking photos...

Making my point

Xarabank is a great medium to reach the masses, but unfortunately unless you’ve got the lungs of a sea gull, it’s unlikely that you’ll get more than ten minutes to make your point. So allow me to say here what I would have liked to say during...

Why Nirvana Lives On

We lost a woman of substance this week; a woman who faced her with her own mortality decided to reach out and help others lead a better life. I know that all this nice talk about Nirvana Ciavola Azzopardi seems like a cliché because we’re taught...

We live. We learn

I don’t go to the hairdresser often, partly because I can’t be bothered, and partly because my mother is also a hairdresser who offers me free services whenever she can. But today I had to get decent quickly so I went to the hairdresser next door.

That’s all we need

Admittedly, Maths is not my forte, but I honestly do not think that there’s any way in hell that you can somehow make what happened this week add up. Earlier this year, a study conducted by the European Commission revealed (or rather confirmed),...

Agony Aunt Putin

I’ve always believed that in order to survive in politics one must possess a particular character trait without which politicians would not last the day. Unfortunately this trait is not something we’d look for in a friend, but without it we’d have...

Fly Away Little Ones

Today was a special day - the day that the boys of St. Joseph’s Home have been waiting for, for months. This morning, the sixteen boys residents at St. Joseph’s Home just landed in Milan, and are now on their way to Verona. They’ll be travelling...

Praying for Syria

It’s hard to even comment about Syria, let alone decide what’s best to do. There are way too many contradictory reports for a common mortal to figure out who was behind last week’s obscene attack, and even when the UN concludes (if ever) who the...