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Herman Grech

Go chase the real cowboys!

It was the biggest planning infringement in the history of this law-abiding country and the authorities had no choice but to put up a show of force. A team of about 10 police officers and officials from the Malta Tourism Authority swooped down on...

Have we finally struck oil?

“Satire is a lesson, parody is a game,” novelist Vladimir Nabokov once famously said. Many might be going to watch the satirical play Sibna ż-Zejt with the impression it would provide the staple slapstick we normally associate with theatre in...

Is it our fault?

The despicable British celebrity and columnist Katie Hopkins managed to sink to ridiculous lows through her column in The Sun when she compared migrants to cockroaches and advocated using gunships to stop them from entering Europe. Only recently...

10 reasons to vote No on Saturday

You might be one of the thousands who intend to keep away from Saturday’s poll because you think the shooting of birds during spring doesn’t affect you. That’s certainly more understandable than voting Yes because you simply want to be in line...

Start spreading the (false) news

In June 2011, an article in l-Orizzont claimed that a mysterious, blast-like sound heard off Dingli was in fact a Libyan Scud missile being intercepted by a Nato missile as it headed towards Malta. Then Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi, Nato and the...

The Monti-fication of Renzo Piano

Before all hell breaks loose next week, just take a look at this picture of the hideous white structure, yes the one which looks like a reject from a 1980s Malta bus stop. As from next week, these Monti stalls, consisting of a metal frame fronted...

A good beating, and a whitewash

I was on my way to work 10 years ago to date when I got a phone call to alert me that detained migrants at Safi were holding a protest. When I reached a dusty football ground, adjacent to the detention centre, I saw a group of migrants chanting...

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...