category: Politics

The Lords Of The Flies

3:03 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

My first real experience of politics at the university level came at the annual general meeting of students in my first year. It was a meeting beset by problems, with an incompetent chair, a stream of students entering and exiting the hall without registration, a large crowd of Pulse supporters from Junior College whose presence would have …


2013: A Year in Gaffes

4:18 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

2013 was a transitional year for Malta, and it felt like it. When it began, few people had smartphones; now, everybody does. Some people weren’t connected via social networking; now, Maltese people use LinkedIn. A few people didn’t even own any part of Malta; now, Malta tagħna lkoll. However, while a lot of things evolved throughout the …


The New Face of Maltese Culture

3:07 PM, Saturday 6th September 2014 POSTED BY

Five years ago, Malta made international headlines for the banning of a play by a board that didn’t even get around to seeing it. Banned for being blasphemous, perverted, offensive to Auschwitz victims, and celebratory of child murderers and sexual assault, the Stitching debacle was a sign of the times for Malta. The ideals of freedom of …