The Malta Independent 20 August 2017, Sunday

Blogs & Opinions

PN storm in a teacup in the midst of global mayhem

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 10:45 Last update: about 18 hours ago Noel Grima

This has been a summer of an extraordinary and lengthy heat which is not over yet.  It has also been a summer of international tension, first because of the North Korean threats, then because of...

Squeezed lemon

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 09:59 Last update: about 23 hours ago Carmel Cacopardo

Lemon juice has many beneficial attributes, but what about the squeezed lemon? Earlier this week, I congratulated Dr Anthony Buttigieg after he had announced his decision to stand for the...

Hot-weather hubris

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 09:54 Last update: about 6 hours ago Daphne Caruana Galizia

The other day I found myself outside the Bank of Valletta’s head office. I’d heard the top job was up for grabs. I walked in and declared myself “ready and willing” to run the...

A camel’s fart

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 08:03 Last update: about 1 day ago Rachel Borg

Although it may seem like a long time ago, it was only some months back that Malta began to stir with the allegations of a Minister who had visited a brothel, followed by a disproportionate response...

It’s festa time

Friday, 18 August 2017, 08:00 Last update: about 2 days ago Alex Muscat

It is that time of the year when our towns and villages turn on their ‘festa’ mode. A metamorphosis of colour, street lighting, decorations, fireworks, marching bands, decorated churches...

A few points for you to think about

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:08 Last update: about 3 days ago Daphne Caruana Galizia

1.        Supporters of Adrian Delia are trying to sell the notion that Mgarr Developments Ltd’s – a company of which he is a director, shareholder,...

'Mixed' families

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 07:31 Last update: about 3 days ago Alfred Sant

In Europe, the number of “mixed” families – with mother and father having different nationalities or being of different national origin – is quite huge. There are claims that...

No summer of love

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 08:00 Last update: about 4 days ago Charles Flores

This summer we commemorate the 50th anniversary of what perhaps was the best and most creative era in socio-political history and popular music – the Summer of Love. People of a certain age...

Summer Holidays - Time to Relax, Reflect and Resolve

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 09:23 Last update: about 5 days ago Gejtu Vella

Last weeks’ heatwave, nicknamed ‘Lucifer’, caused havoc in various European countries, with temperatures reaching over 40C.  Malta was not spared from ‘Lucifer’ but...

Proposed Chiswick Pembroke School is a non-starter

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:00 Last update: about 6 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

The planning application to effectively transfer Chiswick School from Kappara to Pembroke opens a new chapter in opposing land-use planning atrocities which seem to sprout every other day. The site...

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