Author: Jason Grech

It’s 9am on a humid and scorching July morning. Salvu fires up the espresso machine at his temporary residence, a pretty guesthouse by the sea. He is still tired from the jet lag but eager to go out and rekindle his fire for Gozo; his Gozo. It’s been 15 years since his last visit to the island he calls home. Salvu lived a great part of his life as an expatriate in Sunshine, 20 kilometres away from Melbourne, working the fields and chasing a dream: making enough money to retire, go back to his native country and spend the rest…

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It’s almost been a year and a half since the pandemic ‘exploded’ into our lives, throwing a handful of sand in the smooth working machine of the world and, ultimately, transforming the way we work, interact and live. It was all about contagion and death rates, social distance and semi-lockdowns, face shields and face masks, anti-bacterial detergents and oxygen cylinders, good vaccines and less good vaccines, variants and more variants… The media, especially its social sphere, has, quite frankly, bombarded us with COVID-related news. There was a point in time when the authorities even felt the ‘need’ to specify the…

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