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  • Dickens was right

    Dickens was right

    It’s been a while since I have been moved to post a blog update. Life gets in the way and, let’s face it, it’s always more of the same: “The government is corrupt, and we're on so many drugs, with the radio on and the curtains drawn”, to quote...

  • Vision for cooperation in health

    Earlier this week, ministers for health from 23 European Union countries convened in Valletta under the auspices of the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Informal Health EPSCO meeting provides a unique opportunity for...

  • Which Europe for Malta?

    Which Europe for Malta?

    The future, they say, is not what it used to be. No kidding. Just look at the various futures, proudly trumpeted and then usually quietly discarded, of today’s European Union, whose Treaty of Rome turns 60 on Saturday. It was signed on the feast...

  • Abortion kills the unborn 

    Abortion kills the unborn 

    Octogenarian and pro-abortion Martin Scicluna (March 8) rowed again into his usual rhetoric on abortion and women’s rights in Malta. In a perfectly identical fashion as other pro-abortion activists, Scicluna wrote about women’s rights but said...

  • Bountiful bundle of joy

    On March 14, Konrad Mizzi was celebrating the fourth birthday of his bouncing, bountiful bundle of joy: ‘earnville’. This self-effacing Labour Party star candidate-turned-star super minister prized the creation he sired to the extent that, for...

  • The real motive

    Small-minded people with a warped mentality have hurled considerable invective at Mario de Marco after it transpired that his law firm had provided professional services to the db Group in respect of the ITS project. To put the matter in its...

  • Monument at Castille Square

    Monument at Castille Square

    Following Ivan Camilleri’s article ‘Plans for Dom Mintoff monument modified’ (March 13) I feel bound to clarify a point regarding the comment “artist Noel Galea Bason was given another direct order…”. I was approached to create a figurative...

  • Untimely death

    Recently, I received a post via Facebook which I would like to share with readers. Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death. It is written in the Bible: “Be not be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sow, that shall...

  • On excluding my religion

    On excluding my religion

    Archbishop Scicluna, during a speech on the first anniversary of the death of dear Archbishop Mercieca, said that Church schools have to respect the religious freedom of all parents irrespective of their religion. This means that if there are...

  • Watch: I can help Malta, says world-famous whistleblower

    Watch: I can help Malta, says world-famous whistleblower

    US whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld cost his former employer UBS $780 million when he revealed how the Swiss bank was helping its rich clients evade tax.  For his troubles, he ended up being sentenced to 40 months in jail. But the former banker...

  • Public access to Manoel Island

    Seventeen years ago, Midi consortium was granted a lucrative land deal by the Nationalist administration to build luxury apartments at Tignè Point in return for restoring Fort Manoel and, as an additional sweetener, developing a luxury...

  • Reactions to warning tickets

    The Malta Insurance Association was very surprised to learn about the government’s decision to relax the enforcement of six traffic contraventions, particularly as the association was not consulted prior to the introduction of the measures. Three...

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

    Obsessive compulsive disorder

    I do not normally read the blog comments beneath my articles: I rarely find them enlightening; and I don’t normally have the time. But knowing that the issue of abortion is an obsession of some in Malta and that the sub-editor’s heading to my...

  • Brexit is unleashed

    Theresa May will forever be recorded in the history books as the Prime Minister that led the UK out of the European Union. She may even go down in the history books as the PM that could not prevent the breakup of the United Kingdom. Only time will...

  • Between truth and perception

    It is more than obvious that the Nationalist Party has little to offer to the electorate at the next general election. PN leader Simon Busuttil’s main battle cry has consistently been that the present Labour government, led by Joseph Muscat, is...

  • Restored Fort St Elmo

    It is with great pride and gratitude that I write this note. After a long awaited visit to this historic attraction, I am completely mesmerised by the result of this exceptional restoration. The audiovisual presentations are outstanding and the...

  • Leaving much to be desired

    On boarding bus no 47 at Mosta on my way to Valletta, as soon as I was seated, I noticed an English couple laughing while pointing to the sign on the front top of the bus, which sign is supposed to show the destination of the bus. They also had a...

  • Playing with words

    I find no attraction in the title of the play Fl-Isem tal-Missier, u tal-Iben u tal-Ispettur Bonnici being held at the Manoel Theatre. L-Ispettur Bonnici is ex-changed for the words l-Ispirtu s-Santu. I am more than sure that another title could...

  • Lenient approach

    In the Times of Malta of March 16, all Maltese and Gozitan drivers were informed that wardens are going to be lenient in the manner they decide whether or not to issue a contravention. This, I believe, is the second time we drivers have been...

  • Appeal to save Wied Għomor

    Appeal to save Wied Għomor

    The committee members of Wirt San Ġwann were completely bewildered and utterly staggered by the unprecedented barrage of applications for new developments in Wied Għomor as explained in the article ‘Valley under siege due to barrage of...

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