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GUEST POST: Humour me

2021-06-16T09:45:40+02:00Wed, 16th Jun '21, 09:01|

The secret of humour is surprise. – Aristotle Prime Minister Robert Abela, interviewed on One Radio, said that the environment is one of the government’s top priorities. He said that the proof is in his government’s decision to commission a new interconnector – which according to Aaron Farrugia, our environment minister, will use hydrogen. So [...]

GUEST POST: The best in the world

2021-06-14T09:05:13+02:00Mon, 14th Jun '21, 09:04|

In 2018, former premier Joseph Muscat predicted that Malta would be the best in Europe and the envy of the world. A little more than a year later the man crowned as the most corrupt politician of 2019 resigned in disgrace under pressure from civil society. He is now a nobody living in Burmarrad with [...]

GUEST POST: They did play you, didn’t they?

2021-06-08T08:45:35+02:00Tue, 8th Jun '21, 08:45|

Joseph Muscat and Labour’s chief selling point in their aggressive and expensive election campaign of 2013 was the promise to slash utility bills. Labour presented their offer of a new face for local politics, one Konrad Mizzi, a smooth faced newcomer, gracing every press conference, every debate and every advert. He sweet-talked his way with [...]

GUEST POST: I agree with Robert Abela

2021-06-04T09:55:51+02:00Fri, 4th Jun '21, 09:55|

I fully agree with what Prime Minister Robert Abela said about the Degiorgio brothers. It is true that they are criminals and hardened ones. Nobody can deny it and the history of their alleged crimes seems never-ending. And I agree that they should not be pardoned. I also had, once before, agreed with the prime [...]


2021-05-24T09:50:02+02:00Mon, 24th May '21, 09:50|

An amnesia is a form of memory loss. Some people with amnesia have difficulty forming new memories. Others cannot recall facts or past experiences. People with amnesia usually retain the knowledge of their own identity, as well as motor skills. Mild memory loss is a normal part of ageing. Amnesia refers to the loss of [...]

GUEST POST: It’s your money, dummy

2021-05-19T07:33:21+02:00Wed, 19th May '21, 07:33|

Corruption in the form of bribery and misuse of public funds is a major obstacle to democracy and economic development in many of the world’s poor countries. - Ulla Tørnæs, Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation. If you take a look at social media, you would think that on this sun-kissed rock, the Almighty has sent [...]

GUEST POST: Domine Dirige Nos ?

2021-05-10T11:48:01+02:00Mon, 10th May '21, 11:48|

My brave, conscientious officers of the law, if you want people to trust you, don’t use the phrase “police are your friends”, for it only makes you sound authoritarian, egoistical and condescending – instead remind them “police are humans too” – acknowledge your mistakes and work towards correcting them so that you can truly become [...]

GUEST POST: Robert’s yokes

2021-05-03T08:59:35+02:00Mon, 3rd May '21, 08:59|

“One cannot free oneself by bowing to the yoke, but by breaking it.” Carl Jung Before he was elected Labour leader, Robert Abela spoke of a “diabolical plan”. It was probably an inside message. The rest of us out here did not understand what he meant. Now, 15 months later, it seems clearer. To ensure [...]

GUEST POST: Malta is better than them

2021-04-30T08:32:38+02:00Fri, 30th Apr '21, 08:32|

“The European Parliament is deeply concerned about the latest revelations in the investigations into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, in particular of the possible involvement of government ministers and political appointees and reiterates that the recent revelations raise new questions about the case and related investigations.” European Parliament Resolution – 29 April 2021 Shame, [...]

GUEST POST: Joseph’s passport papers

2021-04-26T14:26:05+02:00Mon, 26th Apr '21, 10:52|

Joseph Muscat’s 2013 ‘roadmap’ was planned way before the day of the election that year. Joseph and his parrots kept repeating ad nauseam that they had a roadmap ready but they never gave details of where it was going to lead. The people learnt about it soon after Labour took power. A bright light-house on [...]

GUEST POST: Will the Maltese electorate again endorse corruption?

2021-04-19T10:01:20+02:00Mon, 19th Apr '21, 09:56|

“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.” Edward Griffin   Never in Maltese history did we have a government so corrupt as the Labour government has been since 2013. Corruption has become a synonym for Labour. The famous roadmap promised by Joseph Muscat before 2013 was nothing more than a way [...]

GUEST POST: The fall of the ‘moviment’

2021-04-15T07:50:38+02:00Thu, 15th Apr '21, 07:50|

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every [...]

GUEST POST: Seeing the light

2021-04-05T14:34:35+02:00Mon, 5th Apr '21, 14:34|

As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against [...]

GUEST POST: Joseph’s ‘Cosa Nostra’ and earthquakes

2021-03-22T16:37:36+01:00Mon, 22nd Mar '21, 16:37|

The Sicilian Mafia, also simply known as Mafia and frequently referred to as Cosa Nostra (Our Thing) is an Italian terrorist-type organized crime syndicate and criminal society originating in Sicily in the 19th century. It is an association of criminals who share a code of conduct. Members of the Mafia call themselves ‘men of honour’ [...]

GUEST POST: Virtus autem corruptibilis est

2021-03-05T07:57:43+01:00Fri, 5th Mar '21, 07:57|

The measure of a man is what he does with power. – Plato Unfortunately, power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely, as Lord Acton put it in 1857. Roman emperors crowned themselves gods. Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor. In Ġenna Malta we do not have emperors – though some time ago we had [...]

GUEST POST: Please, not the institutions again.

2021-03-03T13:42:14+01:00Wed, 3rd Mar '21, 13:42|

Time can bring you down Time can bend your knees Time can break your heart Have you begging, please. - Eric Clapton   Once again Robert Abela took centre stage. He always does it when there are good tidings. Tuesday week he took credit for il-Koħħu’s admission to being one of those who executed Daphne [...]

GUEST POST: Heaven or Hell?

2021-02-19T10:20:13+01:00Fri, 19th Feb '21, 10:20|

I heard the mission bell And I was thinking to myself, ‘This could be Heaven or this could be Hell.’ - Hotel California, The Eagles Robert told us that we are in Heaven. Since my pre-school lessons at the Franciscan Sisters in Ħamrun, many moons ago, I was always taught that Heaven is above while [...]

GUEST POST: Running in May

2021-01-28T10:15:59+01:00Thu, 28th Jan '21, 10:15|

I cannot tell you how it was, But this I know: it came to pass Upon a bright and sunny day When May was young; ah, pleasant May! As yet the poppies were not born Between the blades of tender corn; The last egg had not hatched as yet, Nor any bird foregone its mate. [...]

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