• What a mockery at the Counting Hall

    Anton D'Amato

    Speaking as someone who was ‘wara l-perspex’ during a general election, MEP elections, referenda and various local council elections, I am aware of the tension and frustration one feels during the sorting and counting and most of all awaiting for the results, breaks and all; I can sympathise with what ...

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  • Processions: their multi-dimensional undertones

    Martin Bruno

    The act of moving along in a ceremonious manner might mean different things to different people. Some might simply identify this sort of public manifestation with religious processions, though the meaning can be extended beyond. Obviously one might object the intended appraisal or the comparison, but there is more than ...

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  • Passing values to childre… at home

    Dr Mark Said

    In Malta there is much talk at any particular time of family values, ethics in business, moral values in the media and the list goes on and on. Lip service is given to the concept of values at every turn when situations that seem to be going in the perceived ...

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  • Time to consider new currencies?

    Christian Colombo

    Nobody would dispute that money provides a great way of influencing people’s behaviour. To mention but one example, by taxing cars according to their emission level, people will only consume the level of pollution they really value, and as a result transport emissions fall. However, money, or rather what we ...

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  • Żwieġ fis-Sħab? (Marriage in the Clouds?)

    Christine Galea

    When a ‘white paper’ that brought about changes in the Marriage Act was published in October 1991, the document was entitled ‘Sħab Indaqs fiz-Żwieġ ‘ (Equal Partners in Marriage). A friend of mine with a great sense of humour likes to say that it was more a case of ‘Indaqs ...

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  • What Gandhi means to me

    Dr Mark Said

    A man with thin legs, fragile look, bald and short. I am surprised at myself how he always struck me as a short and weak man. I do not know exactly why I say this, since I never met him. I have never came across someone who met him. Yet, ...

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  • Honouring mum and dad: any ideas?

    Martin Bruno

    As extended families disappear, giving way to teeming homes for the elderly, so many things are reassessed and new insights gained, though these are not always comforting. No judgement intended, because our modern lifestyle is intricate: paying home loans whilst raising a family – a progressively imposed social order really, ...

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  • 9 tips for choosing the right profession

    Patrick Magro

    Students go through difficult times when they come to take decisions for their future. From my experience accompanying young people on their journey towards finding their place in life, I have learnt that the best way to solve this issue is by tackling it and giving it time. Some students ...

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  • No time to wonder: death is the only constant

    Martin Bruno

    Wondering at life’s subtle beauty is not exactly easy when one is subjected to tailored ideas determined to replace one’s thoughts: impressive ads that define likes and dislikes popping everywhere, supplanting the hoary eye stuck in the triangle observing us as kids. Maybe Heraclitus’ principle is still nagging us as ...

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