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  • Cautious Spiteri hopes to ‘play his cards well’ against Neftchi

    Prudence is the name of the game for Balzan coach Oliver Spiteri in the lead-up to the home clash with Azeri team Neftchi Baku in the Europa League first qualifying round first leg at the Hibs Stadium today (kick-off: 6pm). Spiteri believes that...

  • Hibs, Birkirkara target ‘away’ tonic

    Hibernians and Birkirkara have a common target ahead of their Europa League first qualifying round first legs against Slovakia’s Spartak Trnava and NK Siroki Brijeg, of Bosnia, this evening. Both Maltese teams will be chasing a positive result in...

  • Last bastion of morality

    A person I am very fond of likes to answer me as follows when I complain about Malta’s drawbacks: “Malta sui generis” (Latin for ‘of its own kind, in a class by itself’). And indeed we are in a class of our own. We deludedly see ourselves as the...

  • Why Cameron went wrong

    Quite rightly, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Nigel Farage are taking the brunt of the blame for the folly that is Brexit. One can imagine a different Conservative leader who would not have risked his country’s stability in order...

  • Faith trespasses natural world

    In an earlier piece I wrote, I explained how the scientific community is neither on a quest to find proof for the existence of a God, nor on a mission to do the opposite. Scientists do not bother with either, for that activity is outside their remit.

  • When Senglea humbled Hibernians

    October 12, 1974 was a memorable day for the followers of Maltese football, particularly those from Senglea. The new season that year opened with a bang as no fewer than 10 goals were scored on the first day of the new league campaign. Six goals...

  • Malta could position itself as alternative for UK operators

    UK operators who would no longer be able to operate freely in the EU would seek to establish a more physical presence in a member state and Malta could very well be a country of choice for such operators, according to Kenneth Micallef, the...

  • On a humanitarian mission

    The synergy between entrepreneur Mark Weingard and local businessman Joe Gasan has grown since they ended up around the same board table of Midi’s business centre – so it is perhaps no surprise that Mr Gasan sought the younger man’s advice when he...

  • Brexit: world reflections

    Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe president Pedro Agramunt: “Something of the European ideal has been lost today following the UK’s vote for Brexit. Today, the European flag is at half-mast, but sometimes it is necessary to take a...

  • Fortune favours the brave

    Malta reported economic growth of 6.3 per cent in 2015 – and companies are contributing to that through a mixture of local growth and international expansion. But success is not automatic and there is no doubt that fortune favours the brave, those...