Last Updated 18 | 12 | 2014 at 09:03


​Since when I visited Australia for the first time some twenty years ago, with other visits following, I retained a special affection  for that country which has given refuge to so many Maltese. ​And...Read More >>

  • Don't Seek Others' Pains!

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 13:59

    As reported in the UK’s ‘The Independent’: “Through its participation in the war on terror, Australia became a direct target of the terrorists.”
  • The Chinese Contract

    Date: Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:26

    ​The signing of a contract by which Chinese interests from Shangai became shareholders in Enenemalta was excellent news. Given the burden of losses and debts accumulated over long years by Enemalta – the inheritance of administrative inefficiencies under successive PN...
  • The mask is finally coming off

    Date: Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:47

    “It used to be so serene and so peaceful; why did I let myself to believe? To trust and to embrace the sweet elusive words that I, and many others were listening to? I can’t believe that I was duped into voting the Labour Party into power. I can’t believe that I was...
  • Turmoil

    Date: Thu, 11/12/2014 - 09:28

    ​In politics one thing is certain: nothing is certain: or better, nothing is certain in the longterm. It wasn’t quite by chance that a highly experienced British politician Harold Macmillan once remarked that the determining factor is “events, my boy, events” – namely...
  • No Longer 'Soldiers of Steel'

    Date: Mon, 08/12/2014 - 10:34

    So, as said and reported, our Prime Minister felt it relevant and just to deviate from his script to publicly apologise for the social boycott that had been imposed on Dr. Tabone’s presidency by the then Opposition leader Dr. Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici.
  • Palestine

    Date: Mon, 08/12/2014 - 10:15

    It was interesting to learn last week that the French Parliament had voted with a big majority in favour of giving diplomatic recognition to Palestine as a state. The vote does not bind the government but gives a lead towards where French diplomacy should be directed.
  • How Netanyahu Committed Political Suicide

    Date: Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:38

    Prime Minster Netanyahu’s insistence on passing a bill that will define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is as disgraceful as his denial that Israel is not an occupying power. If the bill were to pass now or in the future, it would blow up what’s left of...
  • Who Evades Tax

    Date: Thu, 04/12/2014 - 11:14

    Quite rightly, the searchlight of public opinon has turned from the welfare cheats to those who cheat on their taxes (income taxes and VAT). I’ve already written the following here and will repeat it:
  • What's wrong with a police state?

    Date: Mon, 01/12/2014 - 10:54

    “Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.” Robert E. Lee                      Don’t get me wrong!  Perchance, it’s not what you’re thinking!
  • A Remote Problem?

    Date: Mon, 01/12/2014 - 09:46

    ​The economic stagnation that has persisted in many eurozone countries may appear to be a remote problem and of minor interest to Malta where we have seen a continued increase of new jobs while the economy has grown at a satisfactory to very satisfactory pace.