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  • Have your moment...

    Have your moment...

    Let's start from the premise that any amount of €uro's worth of investment is a good thing. Premier Joseph's announcement of the fact that some people are going to print money here is, therefore, an equally good thing and he deserves his moment in...

  • Lest we forget

    52 years ago Malta gained its independence. No amount of political talk, rewriting of history or stamping of feet is going to change this.No attempt at elevating any other event in our history will change the fact that independent Malta was born...

  • Bishops are not the proverbial monkeys

    Bishops are not the proverbial monkeys

    Whenever Archbishop Scicluna “dares” to speak about the environment, economic justice, high rise buildings, the gaming industry, euthanasia, morning after pill, bloggers and other similar subjects all hell breaks loose.  The “Bishops should be...

  • Betting on it

    Betting on it

    Former-Ex Minister Manwel Mallia is clearly betting on it.    Betting on the fact that your common-or-garden Labour punter (or member of the chattering classes, for that matter) doesn't bother reading anything beyond the headline or the first...

  • A leader’s gamble

    A leader’s gamble

    In several comments responding to my last article 'The vain and the infantile' I was taken to task by some readers for criticising just about everyone but somehow staying clear from Joseph Muscat.  While I remain indebted to those who choose to...

  • On going biblical

    It is perhaps understandable that Super One hackette Janice Bartolo refuses, or hasn't the capacity, to grasp that the interests of Malta and Premier Muscat's Labour Party are not one and the same. Her report of her opinion of the PN's opposition...

  • The vain and the infantile

    The vain and the infantile

    Let’s be very clear. Minister Konrad Mizzi continues to betray a sense of vanity when across the Labour, Nationalist and independent camps there remains a wide consensus that he should go. At the same time the Nationalist opposition is not gaining...

  • Time(s) to Talk

    Time(s) to Talk

    First and foremost let me just say that I’m the last person who should be writing about this. After all, I’ve forgotten the last time I actually watched TVM, or any of the local stations for that matter. This leaves me in a strange position where...

  • Not in the national interest

    Not in the national interest

    One of the most important decades for people my age was surely the 1960s. There was a great awakening as well as a desire for freedom and self-determination.   On the international scene it was the decade of student protests and demonstrations...

  • My country, always? Not so.

    The rejection of the government's (second) nominee to the EU's Court of Auditors has brought the Premier Joe's Trolls and Minions out in force. This was always going to happen, because they had already made it ultra-clear that it was expected that...

  • My country, always? Not so.

    My country, always? Not so.

    The rejection of the government's (second) nominee to the EU's Court of Auditors has brought the Premier Joe's Trolls and Minions out in force. This was always going to happen, because they had already made it ultra-clear that it was expected that...

  • Why we’ve ditched comments to some online stories

    Why we’ve ditched comments to some online stories

    Last week, we uploaded a story about a horrific traffic accident in Sliema, which was captured on CCTV. Within minutes, the story elicited scores of online comments - some were objective, others perfect fodder for conspiracy theories, the majority...

  • People have the power

    People have the power

    When, some 15 years ago, the public coastline around Manoel Island was blocked, there was a surprising lack of outcry, save from the NGOs' part. Maybe we were dazzled by the development that precipitated the closure. Or maybe we actually fell for...

  • Now try listening...

    "Now Hear This", I was reminded in a documentary yesterday, is the peremptory introduction used on the Tannoy on American Navy ships when the bosses want to make something known, usually that the chocolate pecan pie is a bit stale this week or...

  • What is Aleppo?

    What is Aleppo?

    I thought that I had lost the ability to be surprised by the lack of knowledge that people show.I got accustomed to University students not knowing who Aristotle or Confucius are. I was not shocked when a colleague told me that his art students...

  • Lies, damned lies and transparent audits

    Lies, damned lies and transparent audits

    On Friday the Times of Malta reminded us of a few deeply worrying facts connected to Sai Mizzi and her position and remuneration. But what hit me most was the reminder that way back when the Panama Papers scandal came to light the prime minister...

  • The nun who stole the world’s heart

    The nun who stole the world’s heart

    “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.” These words were spoken about a woman small of stature but of...

  • Bullies engaging with residents

    Bullies engaging with residents

    “I am a strong, fearless bully. I can beat you senseless three times a day. But I happen to be a very kind hearted bully so I will only beat you senseless three times a week. Aren’t you lucky to have me as your next door neighbour.” Luck is made...

  • To boycott or not to

    To boycott or not to

    Unphased by the deafening chorus of "are you nuts?" that greeted his notion that a boycott of the Gasan and Fenech commercial empires was on the cards as popular revenge for their monstrous constructions (I was going to use a different word, but...

  • Fiscal conservatives and a dormant opposition

    Bar a few hasty comments here and there, the PM’s recent interview with Il Foglio did not exactly arouse much excitement. While this is not surprising, it is a pity because here Joseph Muscat is making a case for a government that is presented as...

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