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  • Exemplary, hard-working parish priest (1)

    I am trying desperately to recall my meeting with David Borg (‘A new parish priest needed’, October 28) as well as the conversation we had outlining my grievances towards our parish priest, Fr Kalċidon Vassallo. Dun Kalċ, as he is well known in...

  • Bloodstream of nation

    The visit by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Simon Busuttil to Mcast provoked a debate on the education sector, which is healthy, even if a lot of what was written is nothing but misinformation. Did anyone question Muscat about...

  • Ebola virus and the politics of fear

    Health experts in Western countries insist that the odds of contracting Ebola are remote and that many other scourges, such as traffic deaths, accidental shootings and suicides, pose a much bigger danger to the public. But fear is irrational and...

  • Exemplary, hard-working parish priest (2)

    I refer to David Borg’s letter titled ‘A new parish priest needed’ (October 28). I have lived in Balzan for many years and I am sure that the parishioners of Balzan have great respect and appreciation for our present hard-working parish priest.

  • Malta’s meld of cultures

    Prince William was in Malta to join the celebrations to mark 50 years of independence from Britain on September 21, 1964. In the early 1960s, Malta was pressing for full integration with the UK but on that occasion we were the ones insisting on...

  • Time after time

    Many people were puzzled, while others had different ideas, last Sunday, when they looked at the clock above the gate leading to the President’s Palace and realised that there was an hour difference between their watches and this clock. Here it is...

  • Improving fiscal morality

    The Gospel reading applicable to the 29th Sunday in Ordinary time reiterated the obligation of Roman Catholics to indulge in supporting social justice by paying their dues to the exchequer. Conceptualising the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,...

  • Stella Maris band history

    A recent publication sponsored by the Sliema local council includes a feature on the history of the Stella Maris Band Club. The author, Herbert Naudi, a member of the club who shows interest in all that happens in the Sliema area, has taken the...

  • Of road hogs and speeding

    In these insufferable times of enforced moral sobriety, spiritual ‘wellness’, healthy living and safety and security, we ought to spare a thought for those drivers out there who keep getting gridlocked because granddad is too terrified of...

  • Buġibba going downhill fast

    I am writing this short piece to make people aware of the society we are living in. I am over 70 years of age and currently living over the wardens’ office in St Paul’s Bay. There is a daily stream of wardens and police officers but...