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  • Service pension entitlement

    The Alliance of Pensioners Organisations refer to the comments by Joseph Grech (April 27) about the service pension entitlement. There are thousands of other pensioners who, like Grech, are not entitled to a two thirds pension as they have a...

  • House works payment

    In the article entitled ‘Ian Borg explains funding of controversial Rabat property’ (May 2), the Times of Malta reported that Pierre Sladden carried out works on my property. It also states that “the €34,000 invoice was paid in 2016 following the...

  • Voters before children

    It has now been seven full years since the children in St Paul’s Bay have been blatantly robbed of the playground facilities situated next to the locality’s primary school to accommodate an indoor bowling facility for the grown-ups. One has...

  • Overcrowded island

    It has become a bad habit to erect monolithic five-storey or seven-storey apartments while dropping a two-storey house in places like Swieqi. Surely, this steady trend is spoiling our environment and turning it into an overcrowded ambience, with...

  • A good Samaritan

    I would like to thank the nurse who went to the aid of my father who felt unwell just before the 9.30am Sunday Mass at Marsaxlokk parish church started. She calmed him down, administered first aid and stayed with him until the paramedics...

  • Team spirit key to City triumph

    Tactical discipline, team spirit and attacking flair are the hallmarks of Valletta’s odd-defying title success this season. Kevin Azzopardi analyses the contribution of the players who won the 23rd championship in Valletta’s history. Henry...

  • Some thoughts on Bill 113

    In the current political climate, I tend to have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction whenever anyone raises topics that don’t address the Big Issue. That said, this issue is one that has always been close to my heart, given that I am on record as being...

  • To be or not to be

    ‘To be or not to be’, is the famous opening question posed by William Shakespeare in Hamlet. ‘To be or not to be a silent citizen?’ is my adapted question. It is a simple question. Yet, it has profound, challenging and provoking connotations.

  • Need law on chaining dogs

    The recent story of the dog found with a chain embedded in its neck has once again highlighted the need for change when it comes to the perception of animals at grass-roots level. Thankfully, AAA and Happy Paws have stepped in and, in spite of all...

  • Not to lose my religion

    The Gozo diocese is once again in the news. Not for any special religious teaching or matters of faith, but because of a commercial application, endorsed by the Minister for Gozo, to the new Planning Authority. The PA is being asked to approve a...

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