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  • ‘What’s so immoral?’... Times Talk discusses Malta’s strip clubs

    ‘What’s so immoral?’... Times Talk discusses Malta’s strip clubs

    Gentlemen's clubs, a euphemism for strip clubs, are now dominating Paceville. Others are lined up in other localities. Why have they been allowed to mushroom in this way? What really goes on behind the doors? Are women being exploited? Are we...

  • Editorial - Spring hunting: We told you so

    Editorial - Spring hunting: We told you so

    It just had to happen. Joseph Muscat gave hunters the push they needed in a spring hunting referendum that should have been all about migrating birds and nothing to do with local politics, and then took it away to deny them three days of blooded...

  • Who is defending the consumer?

    The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) refers to a Times of Malta editorial entitled ‘Who exactly is defending the consumer?’ (April 24), which criticised the Competition Office within MCCAA because it has not yet taken a...

  • Air Caritas

    Air Caritas

    Lawrence Zammit’s article of April 24 rightly includes the important matter of how production (goods) is distributed. This is a crux feature (but one that is apparently almost totally ignored) of practically all the world’s problems. It requires a...

  • People flows: rhetoric and reality

    The recent, unending tragedies around us and the ritualistic expressions of horror, mixed with disgust and insensitivity, brought back to me an opinion that I had shared in this paper in October 2013. I had then expressed the view that our...

  • Saviours of Europe

    A recent Italian RAI television Porta a Porta discussion programme featured what they called the 70th anniversary of liberation day – April 25. One of the interviewees was an octogenarian who recounted a touching experience. He happened to be in a...

  • A day over the rainbow

    A day over the rainbow

    The migrant tragedy was a welcome distraction for the government last week. It emerged quite bruised from local elections that showed how exposed its underbelly is – in the Labour hardcore south. The only saving grace was that wild card,...

  • The Russian viewpoint

    A number of recent critical articles in the Times of Malta regarding Russia’s role in international affairs, including that in the Ukrainian crisis and the reunification with Crimea, compelled me to try to introduce to readers how our country...

  • Revisiting the Great Siege

    Four hundred and fifty years later, the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 is recognised by every-one as a seminal event in Maltese history. Although historians have tended to give credit for this military victory to Grand Master Jean de Valette and the...

  • A sea of red

    A sea of words has flowed lately. We all cried when we heard the harrowing stories of people dying in the sea surrounding our tiny country. I say we all cried but some are still pig-headed and spout horrid words even about the dead, the sad dead...

  • How to keep them honest

    If any further evidence were needed to prove the irrelevance of Malta’s politics and its political leaders in modern Europe, the recent spring hunting referendum provided that evidence well beyond any reasonable doubt. The question put to the...

  • The new force to reckon with

    Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil have let the country down over a matter that strikes at the heart of the country’s national interest – the environment. Instead of considering what is best for the country, they first thought about what was best...

  • Investing in social capital

    Civic engagement, voluntary work, social networks and trust are all key elements of social capital. In turn, these help foster social cohesion, integration and a better quality of life. In his new book ‘Our Kids’, sociologist Robert Putnam makes a...

  • Noisy Malta

    Noise legislation includes 12 regulations, managed by several entities including Mepa, the Trading Licence Unit, Malta Tourist Authority, Malta Transport Authority, Building and Regulation Office, Directorate of Health and police. They are...

  • Obesity in daily life

    Obesity in daily life

    We’ve heard the statistics, we’ve seen the evidence. There are more ‘fat’ children in Malta than most places in the world. Do we really need to worry about very overweight or obese children? There are arguments to be made for letting individuals...

  • Dedication to duty

    I would like to publicly thank the staff at the Msida Home for the Elderly for their sincere dedication in carrying out their sensitive duties. I would like to mention the director, all the nurses and staff and security officers who on a daily...

  • Fill tax return accurately!

    April worldwide seems to be the crunch time for submitting tax returns, so I thought that the following story would assist readers with the correct completion of their tax returns. If it is of no assistance, then it might strike a sympathetic...

  • Huge step forward for Nationalists

    Huge step forward for Nationalists

    I would like to congratulate the Nationalist Party, led by Simon Busuttil, for the positive result obtained in the recently held local council elections. Narrowing the margin by half was indeed no mean feat. In spite of the message coming from the...

  • Dangerous road surface

    Can the relevant Transport Malta directorate inspect the poor and dangerous road surface in Qawra located between the casino and the aquarium? Beside the fact that this road seriously needs some traffic calming management, it has also become...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

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