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The habit of losing

It is simply impossible to keep up with Adrian Delia’s never-ending flow of idiotic...

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By appointment

We are told that the public pros­ecutor will be appointed by the government. Was there any doubt about...

Top priorities

We read that about three quarters of the wards at Mount Carmel Hospital in Attard, have condemned ceilings...

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Religions

Again, John Guillaumier made me think. And I imagined a cat which, for nine times, comes back to...

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Arrogance

What makes Kevin Hodgkin believe he has the authority to comment on Maltese matters but locals do not have the...

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Dream on

I have just read the law report entitled ‘Court rejects permit to convert Bidnija farm into...

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Labelling

Further to correspondence on the subject, “an atheist is not necessarily a bad person” ‒ Pope...

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Cheap talk

Whenever I alight from the bus at the bus terminus in Valletta I wonder why the dead pine trees (seven) in number...

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Should we export our water?

In 1998 I was attending a training course in Israel and happened to visit Jaffa, the port area whose name we...

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Exemplary

The shameful reaction of Simon Busuttil and David Casa, following the constitutional court’s decision to...

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Confusing timetables

As a frequent visitor to Malta, I have shared a love hate relationship with the public transport...

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Zero tolerance for using phone while driving

In Malta one sees motorists using mobile phones while driving all day long, endangering their life and also the...

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Economy of exclusion

Shame on those developers, construction companies, catering establishments, cleaning companies and others who are...

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May Day mayhem on Comino quay

After an exhilarating trek around still-unspoilt Comino, it was time at around 3pm for my wife and I to make our...

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On survival

In social species an individual may warn other members of the group of danger. This indicates that in nature the...

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Europe is both about conviction and compromise

The essence of Europe is not egoism but conviction and a readiness to compromise. This was made clear by Manfred...

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Socialism

Every now and then our Prime Minister boasts to his audience that his administration and supporters are...

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On joy

Some time ago I had the pleasure of attending a theology research seminar, organised by the Theology Faculty of...

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Customer care

One morning recently I had to go to ARMS in Blata l-Bajda as I had a query over a bill.  I was sent to desk...

Fall and rise of European walls - Fr Mark Cachia SJ

In 1989, the thirst for freedom and dignity led to the fall of the Berlin wall which had become, over the years,...