Connectivity is key. Nowadays we all know how important it is to be connected and how imperative it is for a locality to be connected to the huge, worldwide internet grid. Back in the day we used to dream of having Wi-FI everywhere we go. I still remember the first time I went to Milan back in 2007 and they had free Wi-FI almost allover the city. I couldn’t believe that we’re slowly getting closer to to a time where WI-Fi is accessible from everywhere. Fast forward 10 years and the technology advanced so much that nowadays it’s physically and technologically possible for any city to have Wi-FI.
Nestled on the east of the country, at the inner most part of the Marsamxett Harbour, Msida is a gem. A gem on its own merit which connects our capital city, Valletta, to the booming touristic area of Sliema. For many people in Malta, Msida is either a city from where they pass through regularly or else since it’s also home to the University, Junior College and the Mater Dei Hospital, they go to it to either study or for health reasons; yet for us who live in this beautiful city, Msida is home.
Back in 2003 I was only 16 years old. At the time we all know that Malta was going through the EU Referendum debate and it was an interesting time for our country. I remember one of the most vociferous discussions us youths used to have whenever we hang out together was about the right to vote.
As Malta slowly starts to wake up for another weekday, prior to first few sun rays, every single day all around our villages are experiencing a sad scene. Young children all the way to young adults lining up on bus stops or pick up zones as early as 5.30am in order to try and get in time for school. 5.30am! If that’s not sad and inhumane then unfortunately I don’t know what is.