Advert

Opinion

  • Obama pays a high price for US voter frustration

    Obama pays a high price for US voter frustration

    As expected, the Republicans in the US have gained control of the Senate after they won seven additional seats in the country’s mid-term elections. Senate seats in Iowa, North Carolina, Montana, Colorado, West Virginia, South Dakota and Arkansas...

  • It helps to talk about the south

    Times of Malta reported last Friday that there are proposals for three hotels and a beach club on the stretch of coast between Xgħajra and Marsascala. The proposals will be discussed by the Consultative Council for the South on Thursday. That’s...

  • A review of the bishops’ synod

    At the synod on the family, 192 bishops were praised by Pope Francis for “having worked very hard”. However, he must have also felt a slight whim of disappointment with the result; nevertheless, after this experience the Church will not be the same.

  • Sex, lies and sellotape

    A section of the Maltese press went to town the other week with reports on the alleged sexual misadventures of a Dominican friar accused of abusing of a woman who was in a vulnerable situation. Many lurid details were exposed for all to see,...

  • The review of the Constitution

    Through the generosity of a friend I have now been given a copy of ‘A Review of the Constitution of Malta at Fifty. Rectification or Redesign?’. There are quite a number of points raised which call for comment but I shall limit myself to what is...

  • The hypocrisy trap

    Last Sunday, a newspaper published a blow by blow account of a woman’s relationship with Fr Charles Fenech. She is alleging that she is the victim of sexual abuse. Actually, what was published was an abridged version of her affidavit. We do not...

  • ‘I am not going to take this...’

    This newspaper was the first to prudently but professionally break the story about the pending court case against Fr Charles Fenech, who stands accused of sexually abusing a vulnerable person. This report was followed by other newspapers and other...

  • Out of the box

    Last week it was all about what many view as an alternative to reading, namely audio-books and storytelling. This week is all about a possible alternative to TV series – at least, that is the way I view webcomics, a form of TV series that is not...

  • And you call me coloured?

    And you call me coloured?

    Some years ago, a little African child wrote a poem, which went on to be nominated by the United Nations as the best poem of the year. It was called ‘I Black’. In the poem, the boy says he’s born black, and that when he stays for a day in the sun,...

  • New beginnings for the oldest profession...

    The front page header in a recent issue of The Times really intrigued me. It read: “Prostitution must change – minister”. Change? Fine, but in what way? Are we talking about some sort of tarts’ charter here? In future are our ladies (and...

  • The new allergy fighters

    Animal dander (particularly cats) has been blamed for a great number of allergies and asthma. However, recent research has shown that pet ownership may actually be one of the best ways to guard against initially developing those adverse...

  • Deep malaise symptoms

    Deep malaise symptoms

    It is half past five on Wednesday evening and I’ve just had a quick trawl through the news portals, the main ones, anyway, and there is neither hide nor hair of any hint of condemnation by the Labour Party of the racist publication made by one of...

  • Eyes on the periphery

    The Malta Chamber constantly seeks to place the country’s competitiveness at the top of the national agenda because it believes it is the central theme to develop our long-term economic future. It has often sought to sensitise the local...

  • More mobility options

    More mobility options

    Rumour has it that the government intends to raise the cost of day tickets for public transport from €1.50 to a speculative €2 as of next year. If this is so, such a rise is quite out of place at a time when keeping tariffs low might help to...

  • Dealing with turbulence

    Last week, Air Malta released its financial statements for the year. The news was not what one was hoping to hear. The national carrier is still making heavy losses. The fact that losses have been halved is unfortunately simply not good...

  • The rot is getting worse

    The rot is getting worse

    In our 50 years of independence, has there been any week, other than this one, which has seen all the country’s major institutions dealt a major blow to their credibility? To their very claim to stand for justice and liberty? As everyone would...

  • Destination unknown

    The Minister for Energy doesn’t know where he is heading, nor does he know when he will get there. The Prime Minister should be worried that Malta’s most crucial commodity for the survival of the lives of 400,000 inhabitants and their fragile...

  • Review the Constitution

    Review the Constitution

    The opening paragraph of the report by Malta’s only independent and non-partisan think-tank, The Today Public Policy Institute, on the Constitution of Malta states: “The Constitution represents the bedrock of the democratic governance of Malta. It...

  • PN as a re-electable force

    October was not a good month for the Prime Minister. His credibility suffered a big blow over the power station issue. Joseph Muscat, as expected, rebuffed any call for resignation, despite ample evidence confirming that he indeed tied his...

  • Sex is not an option

    Sex is not an option

    She’s off again our Civil Liberties Minister, pandering to the gay minority, promising them heaven on earth in a way only liberal thinking can. Liberalism is delusional. Evidently not happy with having redefined the concept of marriage in Malta to...

Advert
Advert