Malta has been featured in one of Canada’s leading travel magazine, Outpost, in a feature written by Ryan Murdock. The piece, titled “Challenges of Living in a Developing Country” provides a litany of ways Malta is still quite… under-developed.
Murdock picks on pretty obvious areas of concern – driving, corruption, bureaucracy, customer service, waste – the list goes on. And while he acknowledges that Malta is no longer classed as a developing country, he makes it pretty clear that in all of these areas – we’re still not far off from that.
“The IMF listed Malta as a developing country until the day it joined the European Union and the Eurozone. And then someone waved a magic wand and that status changed overnight. So it’s wise to take such indexes with a grain of salt”
Ryan Murdock, Outpost
So what was the general attitude towards the article once it surfaced in the land of social media? Well, mostly – that this guy’s got a point. Perhaps it’s the calm before the storm, but so far the general sentiment has been: #truth.
Here’s a handful of reactions from locals to the points made in the piece: