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  • What employers are looking for

    The creation of employment is the holy grail of most economies. Entrepreneurs’ objective is generally to exploit business opportunities to make money and, in the process, generate jobs. In the modern economy, employers look for a set of skills...

  • England post-Wembley 1966

    I have just read Mike Wagstaff’s diatribe (‘Blame it all on the EU’, July 19). His half-page article was riddled with mistakes. Why did I mention I was a submariner? Well, in the 1970s I had to travel to the Clyde Submarine Base from Derby by ...

  • Problematic law enforcement

    As a local councillor, I know that one of the things that really irritates residents is lack of law enforcement. As a citizen, I am also amazed that certain situations persist in our country. While everyone acknowledges that civic discipline is...

  • Mellieħa Streets of Valletta

    In his letter ‘For history’s sake’ (June 22), Fr Mark Cauchi OSA wrote that, according to P. P. Castagna, Old Mint Street, in Valletta was centuries ago known as St Michael Street. Castagna gave no date and I very much doubt that what he ...

  • Possibly abortifacient

    I refer to Martin Scicluna’s article on the morning after pill (July 13). The title ‘Ovarian Obsessions’ is disparaging, the right-to-life lobby are “a rag-bag”, and the priests who have contributed to the discussion are “sundry clerics”. Scicluna...

  • Unjust fines

    I feel compelled to protest publicly about the service of local wardens, particularly in Mdina. I twice received a notice of contravention within six weeks, claiming that my vehicle road licence is not properly affixed on the left-hand side of the...

  • The right not to be vilified

    The countries in Europe that continue to proscribe the vilification of religion, whichever that may be, do not do so out of religious piety or hardly on any moral considerations. The main butress in their argument for the criminal offence of such...

  • Takeover bid

    Reference is made to the news report ‘Investors are demanding details on GO takeover’ (July 21). This report states that “This newspaper has reported that both the MCA and the Tunisian Parliament are investigating claims of conflict of interest in...

  • A language-disabled generation

    There were recently two separate, but ultimately related, news reports about the Maltese language. One was on the alarming decline in Maltese fluency among students (June 20) and the other on the long-awaited decisions on how English loanwords...

  • Summer of discontent

    Writing in the British newspaper The Guardian, Philippe Marlière, professor of French and European politics at University College, London, described the reaction by French President François Hollande to the Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice as...