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  • Does the EU want to implode?

    The question looming on many citizens’ minds is gaining traction with every ill-conceived decision made by the European Union. The EU received 1.2 million asylum requests in 2015 alone, and despite a huge backlash and the consequential assent of...

  • Positive school environment

    I refer to the article “Higher secondary open day turned into ‘a market of academic subjects’, says MUT” that appeared online. As head of the higher secondary, I wish to clarify a number of points which may be misleading: The open day’s aim was to...

  • No sound of noise pollution control

    Chances are that this morning, you were woken up by the gas vendor blasting his horn at half past six. Then the bread man followed in noisy pursuit. At night, you were kept awake by loud cars revving and racing along the first stretch of smooth...

  • Country’s poverty traps

    As the old proverb goes, love, cough and poverty cannot be hidden. The measurement of poverty, however, can reveal or hide its various dimensions. There lies a trap. The one-dimensional measurement of poverty certainly creates difficulties in...

  • Alien presence

    While reading Martin Scicluna’s article (May 18) regarding Muslims in Europe, I was struck by the thought that one question is rarely articulated in this discussion and it is this: is Islam an alien presence in the West? Sadly, I believe it is.

  • Rebranding youth culture

    Recent sad events and alarming statistics on the local youth front are very disturbing. This newspaper reported on its front page (May 9) that three young football players are being arraigned in court for alleged corruption. It also highlighted...

  • Tunnel vision

    Can we please stop this silliness about the Gozo tunnel? Nobody seriously believes it is going to happen and it usually only appears as a topic as a distraction when politicians don’t want to talk about more serious issues. Instead, perhaps one of...

  • No common factor

    It is indeed ironic to read Clifford John Williams’ letter (May 24) about hunting offences. Following a spring hunting season devoid of gory pictures of dead birds, complaints, and the likes of  CABS noting a “significant change” due to the...

  • Development with no planning

    In the daily routine of life, we very often tend to overlook certain trespasses, turn a blind eye or even force ourselves to accept the unacceptable, be that traffic violations, building infringements or inadequate consumer affairs. Tolerance can...

  • Small parties, national elections

    A few months ago a group of people were in the process of forming a new political party. The formation of a new party always makes headlines. We have had quite a few in the last 50 years. The PKM (Partit Kommunista Malti), PDM (Partit Demokratiku...