GUEST POST: Reforming our Political Society

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2019-12-04T07:35:20+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 07:35|

The evolving chaotic, turbulent and surreal, but submissively long-awaited events, for which international media and institutions have anointed the islands as the prototype of a misfunctioning liberal democracy, should not just lead towards ascertaining that justice prevails. This would only be reverting to normality respecting the rights, freedoms and responsibilities as enshrined in the law [...]

GUEST POST: Survival Instinct

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2019-12-04T07:16:28+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 07:16|

Fine. Several people have finally found their voice in the last few weeks after three whole years of blatantly clear evidence in full view and two years after the mafia assassinate a journalist. But the stark truth is that at this very, very, very late stage this is now simply a case of basic survival [...]

GUEST POST: Bullies do not win

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2019-12-04T07:01:22+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 07:01|

Sent in by someone known to me. Practice what you preach, will you? As parents, we preach endlessly to our children how to handle a bully. Tell someone, get help, stand up for yourself. We try to show kindness, to respect, to help others, to value life, to follow basic rules of conduct and behaviour. [...]

GUEST POST: Two years of shame

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2019-12-04T05:25:14+01:00Wed, 4th Dec '19, 05:25|

This article was first published on The Times of Malta in two parts under the heading Ashamed to be Maltese on 22 and 29 October 2017. It was written the day after Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed. I never thought that I would feel so ashamed, disgusted,  afraid and angered about my own country and [...]