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Ramona Depares

Progressive Labour, huh?

Can things get any more ridiculous? Our headlines these days are dominated by what JPO said, what the PN rebutted, what FD demands, how JM voted and how the PN re-re-rebutted. I swear, not even an episode from Dallas or Beautiful could compete...

Maltese migrants, a study in integration?

This might come as no surprise to those of you who follow my posts on a semi-regular basis, but I greet the results of the latest survey about migration with much scepticism. The majority of Maltese, we are told, do not believe that migrants pose...

Not quite so noble

A bit of lighter topic today, in keeping with the rising temperatures and the (unfulfilled) desire to do jack. I confess that I’ve never quite got the point of titles. By titles I mean the olde-worlde honorifics of baron, duke, count and so forth.

Migrant's murder: the fault is ours

Since Friday night I – together with the sane and humane part of the island – have been following the aftermath to the murder of Mohammed Abdalla (Mamdou Kamara) with shock and disbelief. Some six months ago I had dared point out on my blog how...

Sacred cows no more

Yesterday, while 75% of the island was shaking its booty to what a handful of MTV-made millionaires imagine is ‘music’, I managed to catch the tail-end to Bondi+. The topic du jour was the Olympic ticket distribution saga that erupted last week.

Sniffing out Big Brother

One of the consequences of JPO, JM and FD (too many acronyms? Sorry, can't be bothered with the full shebang) pulling stunts like the ones we've had to endure in these past weeks is that they throw the whole country in tilt. I'm not just being...

Licence to breed

Well, it must certainly have been an eventful day for Marija Hammett and her PM-shadowing schedule. Given all the drama heading our way from Parliament yesterday evening, I'll bet you anything that the prime minister must have ever so slightly...

Military tattoo?

I know I’m hardly likely to win any sympathy on this one. But since I’ve been shoving my opinions down your throats none too subtly, I might as well continue the trend. The prime minister has asked the police to reconsider a clause in recruitment...

A mayor’s mess

When they mess up, some people come up with really brilliant excuses that almost make you forgive them, just because their creativity is so dazzling. Others recycle some poor version of “the dog ate my homework”.  Such as Birkirkara mayor Michael...

Football is about fraternity

Pope Benedict told us. And he is right. But it's not just that. If we're honest, it's also about competition. Big-time. The current trend to attempt to remove all forms of rivalry and competition from the lives of our children is highly...

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