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  • Ministry must reply to Times query, says data chief

    The Home Affairs Ministry has been slapped with an enforcement notice by the Data Protection Commissioner for failing to reply to a freedom of information request filed by this newspaper. On November 19, Times of Malta filed an FOI request for a...

  • One renewable gone with the wind

    The Mepa Board has rejected an application – submitted six years ago by the former government – to construct a wind farm on Is-Sikka l-Bajda. The application was turned down on environmental grounds because of the impact the project would have on...

  • Maltese at their best

    During our holiday on Malta last week, I had occasion to seek medical attention. Although I was only at the Saint James’s clinic for a few hours the care I received from the medical and nursing staff was highly professional, kind and...

  • Deaf treated like pariahs

    A couple of days ago, I was helping out our profoundly deaf daughter to renew her car insurance, in the light of her obtaining a new (to her) vehicle. Since a change in insurance agencies was recommended by the brokers, she was asked to provide a...

  • How enterprise resource planning can help businesses perform better

    Enterprise resource planning, known as ERP, is the unification of various resources in an organisation or business into a single computer system that meets the demands of all of the various departments. The benefits to this include better...

  • Effiong feels he needs to prove himself to national team coach

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has another option in attack as last week it was confirmed that Qormi striker Alfred Effiong was granted Maltese citizenship. Effiong has been in Malta since 2005 and married to a local girl for the past five years. Last...

  • ODZ, the buzzword

    I hold no brief for Patrick Dalli, whom I only know slightly as a budding artist, but I do not think that his case is made any worse by the fact that his controversial farmhouse is Outside Development Zone. Actually farmhouses cannot be built in a...

  • A new and unfair tax

    I recently received a text message from my phone service provider to tell me that as from March 1, a four per cent tax was to be reintroduced on pay-as-you-go top-ups. This same tax was ridiculed by the Labour Party as unfair when they were in...

  • Sale of garages and leases

    The recent announcement of the sale of about 2,000 government-owned garages is a step in the right direction. Isn’t it opportune to also sell the so-called perpetual but revisable leases which were inherited from Church properties? The vast...

  • Catching up

    Go has a service called appropriately ‘Catch Up’. This service provides the possibility to watch TV programmes you might have missed. Recently Go decided, without any clarification to its customers, to reduce considerably the number of channels...