• Don’t waste your vote

    Maria Vella

    Coming from a background of voluntary work has lead me to having a close relationship with the poor. I know that Rita doesn’t make it till the end of the month with the pension she receives; Anna’s husband keeps her money so unless she receives providence she has absolutely no ...

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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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  • 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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  • HYS! – Kids: a pitiful state?

    Matthew Pulis

    The latest news from Yemen has shocked the world. Going viral around the social networks many are condemning marriages between male adults and young girls. The killing of 8 year old Rawan due to internal bleeding on her wedding night has popped up serious questions about the rights of these ...

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  • The need to read, and the right to write!

    Martin Bugelli

    What is man’s greatest discovery or invention? Twelve people in a room trying to answer this question would probably come up with no less than thirteen answers – fire, the wheel, electricity, television, the internal combustion engine, penicillin would be some ideas touted, with so many others, that agreement on ...

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  • Silence and community

    Andre Debattista

    Silence is a necessary pre-requisite for effective communication. It allows us to listen and respond to words and actions. It may also be an invitation for reflection and meditation. The Scottish poet, George MacKay Brown, writes in his autobiography that “we move from silence into silence, and there is a ...

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  • HYS! – The plight of refugees

    Dr Mark Said

    Imagine you were an irregular or illegal immigrant. Millions of families have lost their homes because of violence and warfare. Just a single refugee family, shelterless, is, for some, too much to bear. What would you do if general warfare or regional strife were to endanger the lives of your ...

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