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  • We must improve – Agius

    Champions Valletta find themselves under mounting pressure to get their act together after taking only four points from their first four league games. Although it is still early in the season, Valletta are already eight points off the title pace...

  • Hibs target fifth win, Tasic set for Pietà debut

    Tarxien Rainbows vs Naxxar Lions (today at 16.00, National Stadium). Tarxien Rainbows and Naxxar Lions are pursuing their first league win of the season. The two teams experienced contrasting fortunes last weekend as Tarxien threw away a two-goal...

  • A unique watershed

    Few images in our collective memory are as vivid and evocative as that of Ġorġ Borg Olivier, wearing his typically faint and knowing smile, raising high the document that made our country independent. Tonight, at the Grand Harbour, we celebrate...

  • Language evolution risks being stunted

    Maria Grima wrote on September 5 about the ear hurting pronunciation of the Maltese language. I wrote the same day about the evolution of language. I worry that any excess of vigour might well stunt the evolution of the language. Minority...

  • Victory for ordinary British citizens

    After a bitter and protracted campaign on whether Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom, the Scottish people have decided to stay together with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The break-up of a successful Union has been...

  • It’s somewhat obvious

    B y the time you read this, Her Majesty will know if her realm has been dismembered by the Scots voting for an insufferable smug media-savvy politico. You might ask: how would it even be conceivable for your common or garden voter to fall for a...

  • Art for art’s sake

    I came across this quote from the play Quartet by Ronald Hardwood: “The Philistine believes only art which is popular is always good but art which is good is never popular.” The temporary sculpture of the three-legged horse is great art because it...

  • A political party for all

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat can be criticised for lack of meritocracy, transparency and deficiencies in other well-known areas. However, if there is something that he can be lauded for this is for acknowledging that independence is the basis of...

  • Cordoba to visit Malta

    Former Inter stalwart Ivan Cordoba (picture) is expected to visit Malta later this year to hold a coaching clinic for children. Cordoba, regarded as one of the strongest defenders in the Serie A during his trophy-laden 13-year spell with the...

  • Colonial mnemonics

    Missing the customary balanced erudite analysis of Martin Scicluna’s contributions, reading his last input to Times of Malta (September 17), entitled British 200-Year Legacy, I could not but recall what Albert Memmi (Portrait du colonisé Portrait...