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  • Time is on their side

    When I was at university, I remember this law professor regularly intoning his versions of Latin proverbs. He was particularly fond of telling us that “Tempus omnia solvit”. That was his way of telling us that, eventually, all matters would be...

  • Intolerance knows no creed or race

    Tomorrow the Church celebrates the birthday of Our Lady, the patron saint of a number of parishes in Malta and Gozo. Tomorrow is also one of Malta’s five national feast days; another example of the synergising, for historical reasons, of the...

  • Out of the box

    Out of the box

    Sometimes you get addicted to a particular serial without there being any good reason for it. Much like your hand keeps going back to dip into a jar of peanut butter, you find yourself pressing okay again and again. Only, it’s not quite like...

  • Mirror mirror, is your certificate up the wall?

    Mirror mirror, is your certificate up the wall?

    Sometimes when I’m out and about in my non-working life, people in passing ask what I do for a living. There’s usually three kinds of reactions when you say ‘journalist’. Reaction 1: “I can’t stand f****** journalists! Let me tell you what they...

  • Islanders

  • A labour of love... Blogpost 18

    Marisa, my current girlfriend... well OK, my only girlfriend... claims – irrationally – that I am actually in love with Jo-zeff. What rubbish! Sure, I admire him, revere him even, also infatuate over him, but love him? Well... maybe just a bit. I...

  • Nalizpelra

    Nalizpelra

    Just send him fishing!

  • ZTV - Fatigue

  • YES, THEIR FAULT

    Some time ago (I’ve been taking it a bit easy this week, a bit like Manwel Mallia ignoring his EU counterpart) I read a piece by the President of the GWU, Mr Victor Carachi, who laid the blame for precarious employment directly at the door of the...

  • The stuff some experts come up with

    Sliema is my hometown—so I obviously start this with a caveat that I am biased in the midst of a concretely beautiful town. We, who live here, love life in boxes and other glittering stuff. Bisazza Street is one of the loveliest streets in Sliema.

  • Accountability and appendages

    In ethics, as in governance, accountability stands for answerability, responsibility and, ultimately, liability. Could I, therefore, respectfully ask the Prime Minister to let us know who took the decision not to repossess the Cafe Premier in...

  • Need to train carers in homes

    When all the talk about policies and programmes aimed at improving the life of the elderly is stripped of all the worn-out phrases and words that are often used by both the government and the private sector which provide care in residential homes,...

  • Restless people

    I’m waiting for the Russian Ambassador to inform us that the rumours of a war between Russia and Ukraine are another Western lie. The Russians are good at chess; first they signed an agreement to protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine in...

  • Publish and damn

    Publish and damn

    I t’s not entirely clear what the MUT expect to achieve by involving Minister Evarist Bartolo in their efforts to get the police to act differently when faced with allegations of sexual molestation. After all, this is a minister for whom...

  • Discharge lounge

    The system of sending patients home from hospital with a discharge summary is a laudable step in healthcare and for no reason should it be interfered with. However, the practice of keeping frail patients and their carers waiting in a chilly lounge...

  • Radical, reliable road maps

    In Malta, discourse on ethics has been making inroads into every sphere of our life. The road to ethics is neither simple nor clear cut, especially since it can be approached differently and comprises different ethical theories. Together with...

  • So what is culture?

    So what is culture?

    I refer to the article ‘The mystery of Valletta’s three-legged horse’ and specifically to the comment: “Austin Camilleri’s sculpture takes off from a simple premise: the fact that Malta, unlike other countries in northern Europe, has no equestrian...

  • The question of evangelisation

    The question of evangelisation

    A s different opinions are being expressed concerning the actual institutional leadership of the Church in Malta, it seems to me that the discussion regarding what must be done to bring back to the fold those who have strayed should be broadened.

  • Investor compensation

    We refer to Paul Bonello’s article that was titled ‘Another bad financial deal (August 20). The investor compensation scheme is committed to safeguarding the rights and interests of investors. The investor compensation scheme regulations (Legal...

  • Completely cut off

    Since July 19 (and at the time of writing) I cannot access my accounts so that I cannot control my usage and download invoices. I wrote several e-mails but to no avail. It has become a nightmare trying to call at a Melita outlet or phoning in to...

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