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  • If you vote yes

    It's useless pretending most of the voting population gives a flying duck, or quail as it were, about the upcoming spring hunting referendum. The hunters do, of course. As for the rest, it's a very small minority of people who care enough about...

  • Recognise this?

    Currently, our two major unions (the non-sectoral ones, lest the other unions get offended) are getting all hot and bothered about employers failing to decide which of them should represent the workforce as a whole.   say "employers failing"...

  • A very lucky Friday 13th

    This week’s Friday 13th will sure not be an unlucky one for the Catholic Church. On that day we celebrate the second anniversary of the beginning of the Petrine ministry of Pope Francis. Few had believed that he could move the Church so much in...

  • Hand on heart…

    Watching TimesTalk last night I inevitably found myself thinking about what Susan Mendus kept referring to at the Mabel Strickland Memorial lecture on Politics and Morality last week. Ms Mendus asked one central question, “How, in a democracy, can...

  • Of this and that

    I could just as easily have titled this piece "Of Him and Her", I suppose. In his efforts to deflect the public's attention from the Cafe Premier scandal, Premier Joseph Muscat providentially found a crutch in MaltaToday's coincidental and...

  • Joseph Muscat and his fekruna

    I love this government. Or rather I love our Premier. The more time passes the more he loses face, loses the veneer of the grandiose liberator he was poised to be, and carries on cavalierly as if nothing, and nobody, can stop him. Grand mistakes...

  • Mendus and King the womaniser

    I did not know that Martin Luther King was a womaniser, and an unpleasant one to boot. I learned this yesterday while listening to Prof. Susan Mendus’s giving a lecture on politics and morality. Prof. Mendus was a guest of The Strickland...

  • Sex offenders, event permits and loopholes

    Charles Dickens was really not understating his case when he made one of his characters declare that the law is an ass. Consider this; Maltese law forbids a DJ/musician/entertainer from taking part in an event if he has been found guilty of a...

  • ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE

    In, I believe, the Eighties, Mike & The Mechanics brought out a single with this title. It opened with the image of a waitress in a sleazy bar contemplating another stain across the wall and closes with the words "Don't look back, don't give up,...

  • IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DOG, SMELL THE COFFEE

    There is a legal maxim that if something has four legs (one at each corner), a tail at one end (that wags) and barks from the other end, then it's a dog, however much you call it a parrot. Consequently, when a senior politician meets a businessman...

  • Killing the wolf to guard the sheep

    I do not think that the unofficial announcement in the media about the appointment of Bishop Charles J Scicluna as the new Archbishop of Malta surprised many people. Mgr Scicluna's past performance in the Church Universal and his stint as...

  • How convenient

    The current jumping up and down and running about concerning the oodles of cash appertaining to ex-PN Ministers Michael Falzon (who must be kicking himself for spilling his own beans) and Ninu Zammit must be pleasing the PM no end. Many of his own...

  • In Joseph we trust

    This government has many virtues. It exudes confidence, it sprinkles its brilliance on all of us. Nothing is too big, nothing is too worrying. Even the IS threat is dealt with by our Prime Charmer with amazing nonchalance. Malta, Joseph Muscat has...

  • Setback for Islamic state

    It seems that the Islamic State terrorists have set their eyes on Rome. A document released some time ago said that a shower of missiles will fall on Rome with a greater ferocity that a shower of hail. They also said that Pope Francis is not their...

  • ART FOR ART’S SAKE

    Amidst the general chorus of condemnation, except by those who matter (the PM and his Ministerial sidekick Bonnici) about the location of the tat-market next to the Piano masterpiece, there was a small side-show about the sculpture of four knights...

  • To Marsa, with love…

    To Marsa, with love…

    Marsa Power Station has been the unsung heroine of the Maltese islands. She has been serving our country for more than 50 years and on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at around 11am she took her last breath. It was a sad affair. The power station that...

  • Buzzword bunglers

    People get the government they deserve said some old sad sage. Two years ago, we the people chose a party that breathed and gave life to buzzwords. Big beautiful buzzwords. And life was breezy, life was bliss. Marketing themselves as the new party...

  • Valentine with Christian and Ana

    What kind of world is this that celebrates the feast supposedly dedicated to love by a film glorifying domination not love? Valentine Day this year was heralded by a perverse prelude, the release yesterday of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. Those who...

  • A tale of two mothers

    Two very moving stories of two Maltese mothers are in the news. Both are named as ‘angel’ and both their stories are bitter/sweet. Times of Malta  has reported that Angie Bajada,a 25 year old young mother has passed away. She was left in a...

  • War in Italy

    A country close to us in Europe has a terrific internal war going on. Italy is ravaged by killings, maimings, bombs, and riven by sectoral and political fighting. No end is in sight and most of its infrastructure is in tatters. The present is...

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