• The Horrors of Genocide

    Andre Debattista

    The thought of genocide is shocking. On a human level, we cannot fathom the thought processes which prompt a group of individuals to carry out such widespread horror. In logistical terms, the sheer amount of violence and manpower needed to carry out such a deed is inconceivable. Yet, within our ...

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  • Change. Did we find an answer in 2013?

    Antoine Azzopardi

    It is now a known story and a known fact that the whole world saw a new wave of change kicked off in Tunisia a few years back. The famous Arab Spring also materialised into a bigger wave of change which in 2013 has spread into some new territories with ...

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  • School Reunion

    Nadia Delicata

    For days I deliberated whether to go or not. But in my heart of hearts I knew I would not miss it for the world. Twenty years later, I would re-visit my old school, meet my old classmates, re-live a key milestone of our teenage years: the school leaving bash. ...

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  • The good side of peer pressure

    Christian Colombo

    If you were a policy maker, how would you go about influencing people’s behaviour to, amongst other things, increase waste recycling, use more renewable energy, follow a healthier lifestyle, pay due taxes, drive safer, etc? Approaches which would typically come to mind include monetary incentives, education, increased signage, distribution of ...

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  • An Irrelevant life

    Silence Dogood

    “They don’t watch reality shows or spend hours online. Nor do they constantly text, raise productive families, or spend their holidays in Thailand.” I would also add that they don’t dye their hair red and paint their nails with ridiculous colours. I read this sentence in the Sunday Times column ...

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  • What does it mean to be “Maltese” anyway?

    Nadia Delicata

    The whole individual investor programme controversy—or if one chooses to call a spade a spade, the easy selling of our Maltese citizenship and EU passport—has made me rack my brains trying to answer precisely the above question.  As a dual-citizen, the question for me personally is even more tortuous. I ...

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  • Discrimination against People with Special Needs

    Dr Mark Said

    I read Antoinette Laferla’s post of the 4th December, 2013, rhetorically asking and questioning the practice of marking International Day of Disabled People. Discrimination is a plague still felt in today’s society. There are many types of discrimination, and, unfortunately, most of them are real and deeply felt. One type ...

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