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Ramona Depares

A permanent nationalised bus service?

So it looks like the whole bus debacle has become Malta’s pigeon, and Malta’s only. When one of the largest bus operators in Europe won’t touch you with a bargepole (or a bendy bus), things start looking pretty dire. Maybe it was our fault; Arriva...

The ire for Ira

We must be a super-bored nation if Ira Losco's dress from last Saturday is still getting column inches. I'm going to take up some bandwidth myself, before hoping that everyone shuts up about it. Not about the dress, because I couldn't care less,...

We are to blame

As the winter Olympics kick off today in Russia, major corporations express holier-than-thou condemnation at Putin’s undemocratic administration. Google gave us a rainbow, Olympic-themed doodle. The Canadian Institue of Diversity came up with a...

Impeachment: know when it's time to go

Following the impeachment proceedings against Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco has become a bit like being at the circus. Will he fall, will they pick him up, will the tight rope he is walking on snap right beneath him? And how many more man hours...

Same-sex adoptions: not up to the public

I’m not a fan of surveys. I don’t believe in true random sampling, so I really look askance whenever we read about how X% want the government to do this and Y% want the exact opposite. I’m even more sceptical when the results of a survey happen to...

Sex, lies and legal tape

It was with shock that I read out the first important judgement of the year: a 60-year-old man gets three years’ prison for sexual violence on a minor. The shock increased as events continued unfolding after the judgement was made public. Or...

Bilingual, my foot

I really hesitate to do a Scrooge on you all, but amid all the chocolates and mince pies there recently nestled a report by the University of Malta. The report centred around the performance of students in the written section of the English...

More Ġieh ir-Repubblika recipients

If an 11-year-old singer – a pretty charismatic and talented one, but that’s hardly the point – is deemed the ideal recipient of the highest honour of the country just to satisfy all the Eurovision fans, then I don’t see why my favourite people...

Easier Uni entry?

It’s bad enough that, every single year, our university spews out a ridiculous amount of students who can barely string two sentences together in whichever language. Students who think that they can go from puking beer all over Republic Street one...

Citizenship sale; it’s a fail

I have not yet blogged about the mess that has become the Maltese citizenship saga because my able colleagues on this site have already said it all, and very eloquently too. In short, the idea stinks. At this stage, it is pretty much a fait accompli.