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Christopher Gatt

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hurray for hypocrisy

    Hurray for hypocrisy

    When I was asked to contribute an occasional opinion piece for timesofmalta.com, I wondered what it was I could talk about. One thing was sure: I wasn't going to talk politics. There was already enough of that to keep those so inclined in clover.