From my article in The Sunday Times today:
“Being Maltese means living in Malta, whatever your faith or whether you have any; whatever your race if you even belong to one; wherever it was that you were born; as long as you’re committed to fundamental values: not imqaret or nar tal-art.
“Try truth, solidarity, compassion, honesty, participation, inclusion. Try citizenship over nationality, equality over ambition, public duty over personal profit. Try children before churches, the lives of people drowning before political popularity, the life of a journalist over the greed of her corrupt murderers.”