The view of Valletta was commodified—even ‘weaponised’—to make the Tigné Point apartments a desirable prospect for a few wealthy residents able to buy it.
Work-life balance is still a concern in Malta. How can we achieve it?
A year ago, the owner of New York Best food chain and the hipster guru Tommy Diacono lamented the comfortable lifestyle of the Maltese students. He suggested to scrap stipends so that the students would be incentivised to seek part-time employment as waiters. Let us see what fortune he envisages for the Maltese youth.
We are witnessing a crisis of representative democracy. In most European countries, people feel ignored and sidelined by EU politicians and established mainstream political parties.
In a society where entrepreneurs are deemed gods, there aren’t many gods as adored as Elon Musk. But behind the image of a messiah that is single-handedly fighting global warming is a dark shadow.
Unlike places like the Emirates, which generally promote themselves as hyper-modern hubs—versions of Las Vegas in the Persian Gulf—Malta does not brand itself as the place of ultramodern sky-scrapers. Instead, the country is portrayed through images that highlight its idyllic Mediterranean location, rural lifestyle or its ‘glorious past’.
Although they are uniformly referred to as “foreigners”, foreign nationals receive contrasting treatment, depending on their social status and nationality.