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Friday, June 23, 2017

HAVING KIDS – Is it worth it?

Have you made the decision not to have children? Now that I’m a parent myself, I get it. People are often shocked to hear that,...

INTERESTED IN HOUSING – Dedication and innovation of Pepe Baldachino

Joseph Baldachino, 71, universally known as Pepe, was born on the Rock, married Lourdes Dyer and they have two children, Gwendolyn and Jeremy and...

FIGHTING FOR ENVIRONMENT – Tommy Finlayson – in it for the...

‘Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates...’ So says the dictionary, when looking up ‘environment.’ These days, a...

MARINE NUISANCES – Red tides – the HABs and the HABs-not

Red tides are an actual phenomenon of biblical proportions. Referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs) by the scientific community, they are caused by...

SLEEP SOLUTIONS – Let sleeping parents lie 

When you become a new parent, your conversations will generally revolve around three things: nappies - of which there are plenty, feeding - there...

EMBRACING ENGLISHNESS – Snowy setbacks and health scares

As I move into my sixth month of university life, days are long and unstructured. I read and I read and I drink more...

POLITICAL NERD – Mark Montegriffo – The next generation

I think many, if not most youngsters, especially at an early age, would say ‘no way’ when asked if they’re interested in politics -...

DEPUTY GOVERNOR – Privileged lifestyle of diplomats

Nick Pyle, 56, who is married to Ros Day, has two sons and one daughter. Nick was awarded the MBE in 1999 and the...

HIJAB TABOO – A symbol of oppression or a tool of...

In today’s society, there are many who feel the hijab represents oppression and segregation. From an Islamic perspective, the headscarf is meant to reflect...

DOG BAG DISPENSERS – A change of attitude towards pet cleanliness

A group of dog walkers resident at Beach View Terraces have had enough of the ‘irresponsible nature’ of pet owners who do not clean...