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Victor Calleja

Bring in more clowns

Let’s revisit some recent events on this blighted isle. Car driven by a certain Smith, of unknown origin, hits minister’s car mirror. Big Deal! Minister’s driver chases, threatens and shoots. DOI issues press release with more holes in it than the...

Righting the balance

This was the week, or the weeks, that was or were. So many things happened, so many tremors were felt, that it rendered most comment superfluous or ridiculous. And every time anyone of us mere mortals spoke, we were upstaged by a bigger bombshell...

The horror, the horror

Can we all wake up and get a proper hold of ourselves? Can we stop thinking of all our problems, especially the minister’s driver’s shooting, as political? To quote the Prime Minister can we wake up and smell the coffee? Not that any coffee would...

The foreign perspective

It’s hard to believe what this tiny, practically barren small rock has achieved over the years. Meeting foreigners, especially those based in Malta who all, or nearly all, speak highly of us and our little spot in the Med, makes me so proud. Even...

Resign Now

I tried hard to think of the right words in the circumstances, to find an interesting angle. But nothing more needs to be said than — show the man the door, kick him out or, if I can appeal to any decorum he may have, resign and go hide in a place...

Keeping silent

I never object to anything or anyone Chinese. The more they come and invest here the better. After all they will soon take over the world so might as well have them here before other countries and get used to their ways. They seem very energetic,...

The slurring stand-up

One of my favourite things in life is laughing. It keeps me going and gets me over all sorts of nastiness and unpleastantries. Those who don’t laugh or can’t laugh at themselves must live a truly sad life. I adore anything that makes me laugh—even...

Joseph Muscat, my kind of hero

Yes you did read the title properly. He is a super one in fact. I had other heroes in my life but they all seem to have come a sad cropper. Dom Mintoff went wonky and voted against his own Socialist party so I crossed him out of my heroic league...

Amazing grace

It is always a heart-breaking affair to see spouses and parents being mourned and wished a final farewell.   Believing, as some of us do, that we pass on to a better life, with angels and sweet music accompanying us for eternity, makes this...

All is not bad with this world

A general feeling of terror has gripped us all. Gruesome beheadings, religious bigotry, fears of worldwide tension make the world a place of horror. A comment much used lately is that never has such horror been witnessed and that the present is...