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  • There’s unity in abstention

    A few opinion pieces published in this newspaper recently have hinted to­wards a divide in the Nationalist Party following the abstention of the Opposition on the Civil Unions Bill. I find all this attempted manipulation not only distasteful but...

  • Tourist tour from hell

    I would like to alert readers about my experience as a tourist in Malta towards the end of March. All in all, we found the people of Malta to be hospitable and friendly and enjoyed the beautiful island. However, we were deeply disappointed by the...

  • Unreasonable expectations in jobs market

    The creation of jobs is an important acid test for any administration. It is imperative, when jobs are being created but the number of unemployed people remains stubbornly high, to identify the cause of such an apparent contradiction. Like any...

  • Red lines for teachers

    The recent unfortunate case in which a minor lost her life in an incident involving her teacher raises some very important questions for all those involved in the teaching profession as well as for other stakeholders such as the parents of...

  • Car dangers to children

    I have been in Malta for close to five months now and have been disgusted with the level of negligence and ignorance adults show towards their small children in their cars. I am referring to those who choose to smoke quite freely in their cars,...

  • An attack on democracy

    Early in March, Green MEP Sven Giegold published a secret document containing the guidelines of the EU Council of Ministers for the negotiations with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. The scope of this...

  • What next?

    The new Labour Administration, in its zeal to make us more European, has caused a wash of secular liberalism to knock against our shores. With the recent passage of the Civil Unions Bill we are now planted atop the slippery slope awaiting the next...

  • New EU accounts system

    In five months’ time, the National Statistics Office will join all other EU statistical institutes in introducing a new European System of National and Regional Accounts known as ESA 2010. This compulsory accounting framework differs from the...

  • Garden could be even lovelier

    Masġar taż-Żebbuġ Patri Leopoldu Tabone OFM in Triq l-Istefanotis, San Ġwann, although opened as recently as 2012, is already proving to be an attractive garden with a number of thriving olive trees. It is now much sought after for relaxation by...

  • Unsung heroes in medicine

    Medical laboratory professionals are the least visible of the health care team. However their contribution to the diagnosis and effective treatment of the various maladies that afflict mankind cannot be underestimated. As a member of the American...

  • The environment is no longer ‘taghna lkoll’

    In this column I have repeatedly commented on different statements that from time to time are released by the Church’s Environment Commission. I have repeatedly stated that this Commission was one of the positive steps taken by the Church in Malta.

  • MINE, ALL MINE

    Labour’s hollow pre-election slogan was brought into sharp relief on Wednesday when Tony Zarb, head honcho at the General Workers’ Union, took great umbrage at the fact that Pawlu Lia had dared, had the temerity, the sheer gall, to oppose the...

  • Voice of silent majority

    When in a democracy the majority become frustrated and feel unrepresented, then it is time to stop and to change course. Malta is evidently in that position since it is undergoing profound cultural changes imposed from the top without the majority...

  • Muscat displaying utter ruthlessness

    In the frenzy to castigate the Nationalist Opposition for abstaining in the vote on the third reading of the Civil Unions Bill in Parliament, Joseph Muscat is being projected by some as a knight in shining armour, a saviour of the gay community.

  • Gonzi’s sharp question

    Lawrence Gonzi’s op-ed in this newspaper on Tuesday quickly made the headlines. He wrote at white heat in response to a statement by Minister Helena Dalli that seemed equivocal on abortion (later clarified as a strong stand against abortion). He...

  • Preventing a banking crisis

    In his introductory address to the Investment Services (Amendment) Bill, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna principally spoke of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), as well as the Banking Union, while also delivering a background to the...

  • That super city of culture

    Victoria is pushing ahead with its musical festivals in its efforts to be crowned the capital city of culture in the Maltese islands. But there is more to it than Gozitan efficiency as, once again, the Gualitana Festival of Music (March 21–May...

  • Church wise in holding back

    A controversy almost similar to our Civil Union-cum-adoption Bill is raging in the UK. A number of prominent Catholic members of the House of Commons, including former Tory leader and current Cabinet member Iain Duncan Smith and his cabinet...

  • Historic indeed

    The Prime Minister’s triumphant tone upon announcing the passage of the same-sex unions law may have gone down well with the gay community, but it may also have alienated the vast majority of people who follow the teachings of the Church...

  • Same routes

    Only a number of weeks ago, Arriva terminated its service in Malta, after it incurred big losses. It was said that primarily the routes were not well laid out and there was also the element of theft. After driving through Sliema and St Julian’s,...

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