On the 5th of March the unofficial memorial set up by mourners following the assassination of investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was swept away overnight. Maybe ‘they' thought that people would forget; uwiva, let it go ħi. Granted - overwhelming apathy and failure to stand up to the abuse of power is essentially how we … Continue reading The Sound of (the Prime Minister’s) Silence
There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate. - Daphne Caruana Galizia I've been trying to write and re-write this blog post for a while now. Part of me still can't quite believe that Daphne Caruana Galizia is dead - murdered. Assassinated, to be precise. Every time I sat down to write … Continue reading The situation is desperate.
Ah, Malta. Sometimes I feel like our relationship is a lot like the Eurovision song On Again Off Again by legendary duo Julie and Ludwig. I love the tan you give me over the summer months, but hate the sticky humidity and general BO that washes over the island; I love your history and rich cultural past, but … Continue reading 5 Ways to React to Daphne’s Egrant Bombshell
Ominous title, I know. But you know me - I like to be as blunt and to-the-point as possible. Today's topic is something that many living on tiny Malta will be familiar with - construction. More specifically, the unbridled spread of construction, cranes, and concrete across the island like some sort of cold, grey plague, and … Continue reading It’s starting to get to me.