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Ramona Depares

Children of a lesser god?

I know I’m quite a bit off-topic here. But, just in case no-one realised from my lack of related posts, I’m finding the whole election crap incredibly tedious. Letters like Joe Zammit’s, on the other hand are as far from tedious as you can get.

We need us some Blackadder

Seems like we’re in desperate need of a Blackadder in Malta. Or rather, of a Rowan Atkinson. Not to distract us from the mega snorefest that has become the election campaign on both sides – although that wouldn’t be a half bad idea. Seriously,...

No hope for the human race

Whenever I wake up feeling all optimistic and generous about this world, it usually means that a cold wake-up call is fast on its way. Take today, it only took a letter on this website to remind me precisely why sharing the same air as some people...

How Franco helped Gonzi

It’s safe to assume that the majority of die-hard Nationalists spent yesterday night sticking pins into their Franco Debono effigy (everyone has one nowadays, buy two get one free from the monti). Well, I think they should be sending him thank you...

Values? What values?

So beating up a woman to a pulp merits a mere two-year imprisonment sentence while the proposal to put up Anthony Neilson's theatrical work Stitching merits censorship from the highest court of the land and an outcry from half the nation due to...

No foreigners please, we’re Maltese

The general anti-foreign sentiments that float around this country are getting a bit disgusting. The whole ‘global village’ and ‘citizens of the world’ thing seems to have escaped most of us and this week’s events have only served to highlight the...

When one car isn't enough

I don't wish to sound like I'm on a personal crusade against Malta's judiciary/law-makers – though I'm very well aware that a good number of you will choose to think so anyway. But really, the number of times I'm faced with a 'what on earth'...

Rape is not a morality issue

For a nation that is so prudish when it comes to all things sexual, we sure know how to turn a blind eye when the darker side of sexuality rears its head. Which it seems to do with disturbing regularity. Considering Malta's size, words like...

Shutting down the city

When I was growing up, Valletta was the place to be. For the traditional Saturday morning coffee, the post-work shopping spree or just for a spot of people-watching and to have a drink... it was Valletta that people flocked to. Which is only as...

Circus of sadness

This is a painfully recurring subject for me, one that I had already written about on my personal blog last year. However, since it seems like we are not seeing the light of day as yet, I’ll just have to write about it some more. Until someone,...