Why I Do This

Different cultures respond to things differently. In Malaysia, Spain, Iceland people resign for having Panama Accounts and companies in the British Virgin Islands. Not so in Malta. In Ireland, when Veronica Guerin was gunned down in broad daylight, there was uproar from the community. Not so in Malta. No Malta's response was so horrific , and so widespread as to merit description as a kind of cultural sociopathy.

Club Gardenia has a New Pope

"You don’t have to be an aspiring careerist like myself to benefit from art." I’m sat with singer-songwriter David Boland aka New Pope at Jungle Cafe. He’s sporting gym gear and sunglasses but rolls a cigarette to accompany his coffee.   Besides being a respected local musician, Boland is also founder of cultural movement An Ait …