• Gallettina waħda

    Warren Busuttil

    “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” – Madre Tereża Niftakar li meta kont bdejt naqra l-ħajja ta’ din il-qaddisa, dawn il-kliem kienu baqgħu mmarkati f’moħħi, ...

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  • Esperjenza fiż-ŻAK

    Maria Zammit

    Iż-ŻAK (Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika) għalija ma tfissirx biss organizzazzjoni li tieħu ħsieb l-formazzjoni taż-żgħażagħ iżda tfisser: familja. Ilni membru f’din l-għaqda madwar 10 snin. Wara ftit li bdejt nattendi l-laqgħat ta’ formazzjoni, bdejt ukoll immexxi grupp ta’ żgħażagħ flimkien ma’ leaders oħra permezz tat-taħriġ offrut mill-istess għaqda. Tajt u għadni ...

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  • To Life and Good Health! (Part 2)

    Benjamin Portelli

    In my last post, I concluded with the suggestion that Malta has had the benefit of hindsight and vicarious learning when it came to the application of certain policies and changes to culture, and that through observing the progress of other countries before jumping on any bandwagon, it was able ...

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  • Keep Going

    Martina-Anne Attard

    ‘Life is too short.’ I did not believe this until I got chance to participate in an exchange programme at Malmö University. Travelling poses different challenges. Thinking that I have to go back home, whilst knowing the fact that things did not really turn out the way I planned them ...

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  • Our national anthem that I hate

    Christian Colombo

    Of course I know the national anthem written by Dun Karm Psaila and composed by Robert Sammut but I am not referring to that one, the one which we try to sing while standing up and putting on a solemn face. For that one it is easy to fake an ...

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  • Weak link in Maltese education

    Deirdre Morris

    At the public meeting hosted in the government buildings soon after this year’s general election, the minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo shared that ‘according to an outside analysis of Maltese Education, Early Years’ Education was ‘the weak link’ in the chain’. On the 5th of October this year, ...

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  • Homosexuals, Sexuality and Legislation: A Context


    Culturally deviant. Possessed by the devil. Sick. Genetically disturbed. Biochemically imbalanced. Possessed by the Devil himself (or herself!). Throughout history, attitudes toward homosexuality have vacillated from sympathy and support to disdain and neglect. In 1974 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a pathological psychiatric condition from its authoritative ...

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  • Reforming Education?

    Andre Debattista

    The debate at the start of the scholastic / academic year often focusses on several recurrent themes. For those in primary and secondary school, the issues may centre on the cost of books and uniforms, the amount of homework handed out and the various ways parents can support their children. ...

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  • In praise of poverty (1): Poverty as a chosen lifestyle

    Robert Falzon

    There are many aspects to poverty. Of course what usually comes to mind when we hear the word ‘poverty’ is usually something negative and undesirable. We tend to immediately associate poverty with lack of human dignity and injustice. No doubt that these are realities in the world and there’s no ...

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