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Victor Calleja

A journalist dies in Jordan. May his death be a clear sign to all of us

Over the past few days there has been a major debate in the US and the murder of a prominent journalist in Jordan. These two facts seem unrelated but both should set us thinking about the state of our world and the liberties we treasure. The...

Lest we forget

52 years ago Malta gained its independence. No amount of political talk, rewriting of history or stamping of feet is going to change this.No attempt at elevating any other event in our history will change the fact that independent Malta was born...

Lies, damned lies and transparent audits

On Friday the Times of Malta reminded us of a few deeply worrying facts connected to Sai Mizzi and her position and remuneration. But what hit me most was the reminder that way back when the Panama Papers scandal came to light the prime minister...

Cheating and getting away with it

There was a time when people believed that cheaters never prosper. Unfortunately we seem to be living in an age where if you don't cheat you never get anywhere. Politicians the world over seem to have decided they can get away with anything. In...

Blame it on Simon

In my meanderings I meet all sorts of people, including some I consider very intelligent. Success and intelligence do not necessarily go hand in hand but in the case of one of these persons they did. So what he had to tell me I particularly wanted...

The king of this fair isle

The king will flash his fakest smile and salute the crowd. And they, in awe, will scream in chorus their adulation, their overflowing emotion. The king has decided not to decide, the flock will roar, and all is good with the world as surveyed from...

Cuckoo land rules

Living in cuckoo land has its great, electrifying moments. The trust rating of our most honourable prime minister has improved. I see. Actually I really do not see or understand. What does this make us, all us inhabitants of this island? Besides...

A worm’s view of the isle of Malta

Let me climb out of my hole and think logically. In a land close by, ruled by Lord Joseph Muscat and his gracious Lady Michelle de henna, they lead by example. And the example always gets a standing ovation. They hug convicted criminals and...

Dear subjects...

Dear Subjects, Actually I think you seem more like objects from up here. Hello, I am the wife of the most loved person in Malta, our supreme leader, Joseph Muscat. He is SuperJM, my most beloved. I love him a lot more than he loves me but I don’t...

Let’s talk about Panamagate and nothing else

The recent madness that has gripped this island seems to have no end in sight. The longer the wise man at Castille lingers in taking proper note of it, taking action or resigning from his position as prime minister, the worse it is for this...