Why would it have been considered ‘normal’ for Mr Fenech to offer gifts in the five figure price bracket? So my last post about Malta’s biggest panto took Joseph Muscat to task for inviting the likes of Yorgen Fenech to… Read moreWhat’s the real story behind the Girgenti invitations?
Hint – I mean Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri Are Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri truly above the law? Well, the events of Christmas Eve and Boxing Day certainly do nothing to allay our worries in that respect. Kicking off… Read moreSome pigs are really more equal than others
Maltese, what a beautiful language. Much as I enjoy writing in English, sometimes you just need to employ a good, bombastic Maltese idiom to make your feelings crystal clear. He has no shame just doesn’t quite cut it. The ‘he’… Read moreMeta ma jkollokx żejt f’wiċċek
And we need a real people’s party Jesus wept. This photo (taken by Matthew Xuereb for the Times of Malta) is instantly iconic for all the wrong reasons. The two big shining hopes of the PL, one of whom is… Read moreThey Take Us for Fools
So yesterday I, together with the majority of the island, thought Joseph Muscat had finally woken up to the reality that no-one wants him there anymore. Boy were we wrong. They’ve got us good my friends. Not only he hasn’t… Read moreHere’s how they plan to get away with it
Malta’s theatre – a state of play We are all in agreement that Simone Spiteri’s seminal work Appuntamenti was a game-changer on the Maltese theatre scene. Only… was it, really? It certainly opened up the gates for potential change. It… Read moreAppuntamenti – so did it really change the game?
You know, as a thank you for all they have to put up with through the years. Notte Bianca invariably evokes contradictory feelings in me. On the one hand, as a Valletta citizen I am hyper-aware of the inconveniences caused… Read moreHow about a Notte Bianca just for Valletta residents?
Did women’s rights just take a deeper dive in Malta’s law courts? Things I learnt yesterday. Until age 20, you are at perfect liberty to get absolutely wasted. And, while wasted, you are also at liberty to assault anyone with… Read moreSexually assaulted ‘for no good reason’
We’ve already established I’m in love with Valletta. This week’s main write-up is also dedicated to our gorgeous capital. Meet writer, sailor, woman-extraordinaire Clare Francis. She sailed the Atlantic single-handedly back in 1976. Her novel Night Sky reached Number One… Read more‘You don’t want Malta to look like any other island’
Time for another rant, and this time it is personal. Most of you who have followed my writings through the years are aware of my credentials as ‘Beltija ħarxa’. Not my choice of words, but hey… if it fits. And… Read moreBirżebbuġa gets double-glazing… while Valletta can’t get no sleep