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Herman Grech

Like a virgin... Touchy for the very first time?

Anyone with a semblance of political objectivity would admit that the Nationalist Party has had the upper hand in recent weeks. The unacceptable delay in the power station project, the jobs-for-the-boys extravaganza, the 'anything goes' building...

The uglification of Malta… the sequel

Or was it ‘the cementification of Malta’? I must admit I’m stealing the title off an opinion piece written by Martin Scicluna some 10 years ago. Sadly, our obsession with building every single vacant space on the island is even more prevalent...

Flushing principles down the drain

I do not know Robert Henry Bugeja, the candidate who spared Labour’s blushes by failing to get elected in the casual election for a parliamentary seat. For all I know, he may have been the most competent candidate on the PL list in the last...

Not in my back yard… when politics comes before humanity

The Maltese have a reputation for being very generous. Thousands dig deep into their pockets in response to any public appeal to raise money for the needy overseas, be it in aid of starving children in Africa or earthquake-stricken Haiti. But that...

The horror picture show

Darrin Zammit Lupi’s haunting photograph showing a blonde child staring through a police bus window upon his arrival in Malta a year ago was picked up by all the major news providers around the world. Let’s be honest. News houses demanded that...

Please watch this clip... and think

If there is one video clip you should watch today, it has to be this (click here to watch). It is not a video of Islamic State embarking on a trail of destruction. It is not yet another ice bucket challenge. But this six-minute clip should send...

Hunters shoot themselves in the foot... again

If you needed one good reason to support the government’s wise decision to suspend the autumn hunting season then look no further than the hunters’ impromptu, unsanctioned protest. As Malta enjoyed a rare show of political consensus to mark 50...

Juncker’s sense of humour

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker must either have a bizarre sense of humour or else we are underestimating our government’s negotiation skills. Why else would the EU boss give the environment portfolio to the nominee of a country,...

'Sylvester Stallone dies in horrific crash'...

...no he didn't, but if you had to believe all that is posted on Facebook, apparently the Hollywood tough guy also died in a skiing accident. The story recently spread like wildfire among the online community, prompting panic among fans from all...

Hang on, they rescued a Maltese fisherman, not a black migrant

On Monday morning I joined a group of local and international journalists for the inaugural trip of Moas, the first private migrant rescue mission in Europe. By the time I returned to the office, there were streams of comments on online forums and...