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Alison Bezzina

Drawing the line

I still can’t get my head around the fact that the YouTube broadcast of a cheap, sorry excuse for a short movie, one that was so poorly produced that it made me break out in hives, caused the murder of the US Ambassador to Libya and another 20...

My Family & Other Animals

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t make a living writing. This is because as most writers and bloggers will tell you, living off writing alone almost invariably results in a very poor and meagre life. So, to make ends meet, and sometimes...

Who's a funny boy?

At one point or another, you've probably had the pleasure of meeting one of those people who at a certain point during a funny conversation stops you in your tracks and says "sorry, but I find that offensive." In most cases such people go on to...

What the £%$^$??&!!?

‘What the £%$^$??&!!’ was my first reaction upon reading the long awaited Cohabitation Bill. It was followed by ‘££%$£%£$£$££$^$”£”£ and more £$£”%$£%$£%££!!! But as tempted as I was to write about the matter and vent out in anger, I decided to...

The cost of being right

When she whom we dare not mention by name, chanted Glory Glory Alleluia celebrating Dom Mintoff’s death, many, even die-hard Nationalists, said that they felt disgusted.  Surprisingly, even those who never had a good word to say about the man were...

Déjà vu

In March 2011, more than 15 months ago, a man was caught on video viciously beating up a woman in the streets of St. Julians. The mobile video which was taken by a foreign student at about 2.30 a.m showed a drunken man beating up his girlfriend.

He's king of the world

My brother David suffers from a learning and intellectual disability. To put it simply, he's thirty years old with the mental age of a six year old. Despite his condition, he is a brilliant swimmer; he can hold his breath for more than a minute,...

Pathetically Sad Arguments

The worst kind of let downs are the ones you walk straight into. They’re the ones your better judgement warns you about but you just don’t listen. And this is exactly what I did with the new IVF Bill. I had convinced myself that the PN – the...

Kinky Suspenders

What do confetti at weddings, clowns at circuses, promises during election campaigns, and suspended sentences in Malta, have in common? I know, I know... our prison is full to the brim; it’s over populated; it’s grossly under staffed; it’s a drug...

By The People for The People

Last Friday the case of 10-year-old Ella Bridge who for two whole years had been in the midst of a jurisdiction and custody battle between her parents, finally ended. Though the AG will be appealing the decision, on Friday the presiding Judge...