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  • Selling the palace (by the euro)

    Selling the palace (by the euro)

    Apologies in advance for ending the year on a sour note, but I just had to get this off my chest. After all what other reason is there for maintaining a blog! The matter in hand has been irking me for sometime now. In fact it has been irking me...

  • Stop this in 2016

    Stop this in 2016

    “If journalists won’t take a stand for core liberties — and then be leaders in the campaign to save or restore them — we’ll be fit to call ourselves entertainers, and not much else.” - Dan Gillmor While the concept of activist journalism is up for...

  • Sant, words master

    You have to admit that Doctor Alfred Sant (remember him?) is a master of words, which is hardly a revelation given that he's a Labour politician and that particular genus is a fine exemplar of barrack-room lawyering of the first order. You know,...

  • L-Istrina? Bah, Humbug!

    L-Istrina? Bah, Humbug!

    OK, I get it, the Maltese are a generous lot. Having just forked out a million euro on their favourite political party, just to keep the life-support system of their shoestring TV stations going, they are now in the process of giving even more...

  • The true meaning of Christmas

    So many Christmas greetings are exchanged today though several have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. I wish to share with you this beautiful address by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given during the  General Audience of  20 December 2006.

  • Will Malta follow Lithuania’s example?

    The precarious position of Christians in the Middle East is known to all. This Thursday (December 17) the Prince of Wales added his name to that of several other dignitaries who in the past months spoke about the danger that Christians are facing.

  • King of misdirection

    And just when you thought things couldn’t get more surreal... they do. As he continues falling over  himself to avoid annoying magnate Charles Polidano (aka iċ-Ċaqnu), prime minister Joseph Muscat  has come up with a novel reason why the law can’t...

  • U iva mhux xorta

    Just days before the last general election a party candidate shared her frustration with me following a home visit.  "So I visited this home and the father said he and his entire family wouldn't vote for our party unless we cancel his unpaid...

  • She asked for it!

    Feminist rant alert. That is, if expecting not to be beaten up because I say something that some man somewhere doesn’t like qualifies as feminism. I would have expected it to fall straight under the human and civil rights department, but...

  • The Vatican is on trial

    Today a trial opened in the Vatican on the latest leaks scandal. Those officially on trial are journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, Mgr. Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda who was the number two of the Commission whose minutes and other...

  • It’s called self-respect - get some

    When the country’s highest institution is ridiculed by the same members who preside over it you know it’s time for all of us to have an inward look at ourselves and start questioning what we really stand for. Last night, the Opposition walked out...

  • Like a case of chickenpox

    Like a case of chickenpox

    The relationship between artists and the powers-that-be is one fraught with danger. State, religious and business institutions have always been the main benefactors of the arts, but no one said that that came with no strings attached. The Church...

  • Of loons and more

    I’m never sure whether this country is real or if we are living in a warped spoof of ourselves. In these trying times, in these horrid times where innocent lives are being lost throughout the globe, where everyone is at risk, we indulge in idiocy...

  • How very Christian

    This morning we woke up to more bad news, this time on the local front. And this time, it could possibly have been avoided. Some 70 people injured after a glass stairwell collapsed in a Paceville club. Currently  fighting for their life are two...

  • I weep for humanity

    Some are saying pray for Paris, the dead and the maimed. Some are blaming religion, a creed. Some are saying let’s stop all immigrants from entering Europe because they cause mayhem, destruction. I too weep, like millions more, for France, for the...

  • 5 things I learned from the Migration Summit

    The event that almost brought Malta to a standstill is now over. I might not be any the wiser as to what our world leaders intend to do to tackle migration in a humane manner, but this doesn't mean there weren't some lessons bidden in there,...

  • Why us journalists are part of the problem

    Why us journalists are part of the problem

    I hate it when we choose to be too politically correct while ignoring the bigger picture. I strongly believe in protecting the rights of asylum seekers but I don’t subscribe to the idea of calling all migrants entering Europe “refugees”. Many of...

  • Gotta love Reno

    Thanks to the fact that in the early 21st century, time is flexible, I’m watching Dissett, as I write this. Simon Busuttil was excellent, it need hardly be said. It was as clear that the national station seems to be run by someone who has...

  • A good man, an honourable exit

    Joe Cassar's decision to resign from Parliament is sad news and good news. It is sad that a good man is leaving politics. Dr Cassar is a good and honest man. His downfall came because he was too good and as a result he trusted someone that should...

  • The light fantastic at Castille

    The light fantastic at Castille

    Look, I promise you, I’ve been meaning to write this for some time. So, despite all appearances, I am not just jumping on the bandwagon. You see, the thing is, I have been upset about the whole system of lighting our capital city for some time...

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