Malta’s socio-economic progress during the last few years has been outstanding. We have experienced a strong economic growth and historical advancements on the civil rights front. On the other hand urban planning, governance, and our road infrastructure did not enjoy the same fate, at least not yet. However, those are not the only areas which […]Continue readingMore Tag
Malta Bravely Introduces Controversial Same-Sex Marriage Law
The Day of “Reckoning” has Come Malta is introducing same-sex marriage. Take a deep breath and think about that…just for a moment: think about that! Gay and Lesbian couples will soon be able to get married in this country, enjoying the full rights (and obligations) that a straight couple would. No “ifs” and “buts”, no […]Continue readingMore Tag
A Bridge between Europe and Africa
“Africa’s economy will be larger than that of the USA and (the current) E.U. combined by 2050” While reading the newspaper I came across a news about a Nigerian con-man posing as an agent “the Agricultural Attaché to the Malta Embassy in Nigeria” for the development of a phantomatic “world-class industrial fish township in Nigeria […]Continue readingMore Tag
Legalising Marijuana in Malta
It was just another electoral campaign but there it dropped in the middle of the political arena, the issue of legalisation of recreational marijuana. A controversial social issue ready to inflame passionate opinions of both those who yearn the reform and those who oppose it. A controversial social issue that politicians would normally steer away […]Continue readingMore Tag
Corruption is the Scourge of the Earth!
Corruption is a scourge, much worse than what most people think! Unfortunately the perception about how damaging corruption is, pales in comparison to reality, Unfortunately facts do not convince people. Facts do not win arguments and they do not change people’s minds. It is called the backfire effect which was discovered as a result of […]Continue readingMore Tag
Malta’s Economic Performance by Legislature 1971-2016
The prowess or weakness of the economic performance achieved during the tenure of any particular government and how it compares to other administrations gets touted or berated to justify political arguments, but more often than not is actually used to reinforce one’s preconceived notions. The current’s administration economic achievements are to evaluate especially on the […]Continue readingMore Tag
How To Actually Save Our Towns From Overdevelopment
The carnage of our environment goes on! The greed of developers has no bounds, the stupidity and perhaps corruption of planning officials and politicians persists; yet the reaction of the self-appointed defenders of our environment does not impress me as being any better. This time it is a slew of applications in Pembroke that has […]Continue readingMore Tag
Malta’s Economic Miracle: Does It Exist?
An Economic miracle sounds pretty nice….that is exactly what you would like your country to go through. Due to my academic background and personal beliefs, I am particularly amused at the notion of an “economic miracle”. However, for our purposes we will vaguely define an “economic miracle” as a prolonged period of time during which […]Continue readingMore Tag