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  • For the defence of Europe

    The end of the Cold War came with a promise of peace in Europe. We managed to keep the promise within the European Union but, a quarter of century later, we have learnt the hard way that instability outside our borders impacts directly on the...

  • Bloom where planted

    As a former Franciscan Capuchin friar for almost 20 years, including 13 years as an ordained priest, and now as a family man, deputy mayor and a general election candidate, I read with particular interest the article ‘Christian politicians are...

  • The survey that matters

    A year ago and throughout the primaries in the United States, Donald Trump was laughed at. When it became evident he would succeed to be the Republican nominee, very few gave him a chance of ever setting foot in the Oval Office. As the November...

  • A farewell to a colleague

    It is with much mixed emotions, sadness, respect, friendship and pride that we feel as we say our last goodbyes to one of us. The Association of Judges and Magistrates is honoured to be able to write this memorial to give a sincere farewell to one...

  • Night centre at Ħamrun

    The item regarding a study by Caritas on the situation of the elderly in Dingli (December 20) was quite interesting but it was not that surprising because the problem of loneliness seems to be a malaise of our times and spread all over Malta.

  • Healthy competition

    The Malta Automobile Club has noted with pleasure that a number of service stations are still selling diesel at €1.14 per litre, in spite of the increase in price announced by Enemed. This means that consumers now need to take a good look at the...

  • Newspaper trolling

    In his letter ‘TV appearances’ (January 6), Mario Dingli speculated sarcastically that Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar coordinator Astrid Vella was “hurt” because “for some reason or other” she was no longer allowed to “express her environmental...

  • Europe’s existential dilemma is pressing

    The creation of the European Union a few decades ago gave the old continent decades of growth and economic prosperity. Yet, now many are asking whether this economic union has a future as it faces immense internal and external socio-economic...

  • A window onto our holy heritage

    A series of artistic shots of sacristies from a number of convents and monasteries across the Maltese islands take centre stage as a photographic collection on this year’s BOV calendar. True to its origin, the Latin term sacrastia denotes a space...

  • Challenging works

    In a loud and angry world, where in one way or another we are constantly and instantly connected to various forms of violence and war, it has perhaps never been so important to remain connected with the everyday. And although it may initially...