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  • Visa guidelines for students

    Educational tourism is one of the most reliable sources of income for this industry. Increasingly English language schools are aiming to attract foreign students including older ones to spend time in Malta learning English. Some long-term courses...

  • Speaking out loud

    Speaking out loud

    Gianluca Bezzina’s brief intervention last weekend at the general council of the Nationalist Party seems to have solicited quite a furore because of his reference to changing values in our society. I viewed some of the posts that were written on...

  • A glorious tribute to Paul Asciak

    A glorious tribute to Paul Asciak

    Once again all opera lovers at the Aurora Theatre in Victoria, Gozo were regaled and thrilled by a grand production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, in collaboration with the prestigious Taormina Festival Theatre and with the participation of the Malta...

  • Nature of diasporic writing

    Nature of diasporic writing

    A convention for Maltese living abroad aims at bringing together Maltese who, though living in a different environment for a variable length of time, still have common interests and feel connected with the mother country. One unusual feature of...

  • Candidates for canonisation

    I thank Joe Zammit, of Paola, for enlightening Maltese Catholics about the priests, nuns and laity in line for beatification or canonisation. He listed 11 venerables and beati from the two dioceses, whose causes are in process in the Congregation...

  • GC to stay

    It seems the George Cross controversy has surfaced once again. Frans Said’s excellent letter (May 21) was very informative. I would like to add that it was the Maltese people who asked the English to rid them of Napoleon and his band of thieves. I...

  • No north or south in Malta

    The announcement of the American University of Malta was great news but it transpired later that this investment has no direct link with any US entity. I also fail to understand the Prime Minister’s insistence on having this institution...

  • Go chase the real cowboys!

    Go chase the real cowboys!

    It was the biggest planning infringement in the history of this law-abiding country and the authorities had no choice but to put up a show of force. A team of about 10 police officers and officials from the Malta Tourism Authority swooped down on...

  • George Cross makes us proud

    I write this letter in memory of my parents, friends and other Maltese nationals who experienced World War II between 1940 and 1945. I am 84 years old and still remember what we Maltese went through during my boyhood years of nine to 14. We did...

  • Hay Wharf

    Hay Wharf

    I refer to the origin of the translation of Hay Wharf as Xatt it-Tiben, and the likelihood of it being named after Lord John Hay, Commander-in-Chief in Malta 1883-1887. Before Hay’s time the wharf was already being used for the storage of forage...

  • School works

    I refer to the item ‘Where is the OHSA?’ in the On the Dot section (May 25) relating to works being undertaken at the Mellieħa primary school. Officers from the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) had in fact already visited the site...

  • Mid-Med workers’ case

    I refer to the article ‘Bank workers lose pension fight’ (May 21). The first sentence refers to “a pension fund liquidated in 1987”. Questions: Was this after May 1987 when the Nationalists took over? Is not a scheme non-contributory if employees...

  • Undignified

    Facing the Msida parish church stands a billboard showing a model wearing a provocative outfit! Are the authorities concerned or aware of how offensive this is to all of us who value the dignity of a woman’s body? Also, this might pose a...

  • What a joy

    I just would like to share with readers how much I enjoy the lovely Maltese countryside during my early morning runs and daily commutes to work on the bike. Although spring was rather short this year, the abundance and smell of wild flowers (which...

  • Let’s attract foreign investors

    It always amazes me how people in Malta rush to conclusions. People who are greatly influenced by those whose biased and negative opinions overwhelm them – people who should listen and make their own judgements. We have been overwhelmed by...

  • The anti-elitist elitists

    The anti-elitist elitists

    In the space of a week, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has railed against elites not once but twice. He is presenting the Żonqor Point investment as a blow against Maltese elites. Then, questioned in Parliament about his choice of Phyllis Muscat to...

  • Mediterranean solution

    The Mediterranean, once the cradle of civilisation, has again hit the international headlines as a result of wrong decisions made by world leaders which, ultimately, led to the suffering in neighbouring countries being translated into one tragedy...

  • Minimum standards for care homes

    As the government boasts of its efforts to raise the standard of services for the elderly in hospitals and homes, in many cases the situation on the ground is pathetic and deplorable. A correspondent writing on the horrors of ageing in this...

  • What makes a good university?

    Universities have been expanding worldwide. This reflects the combined impact of supply and demand factors. Technology has enabled an expansion of education services at a cheaper price. The most notable development is the provision of online-based...

  • WATCH: Have we become slaves to social media?

    WATCH: Have we become slaves to social media?

    Have you ever been at a restaurant where many of the patrons were busy on their phones, messaging or checking on updates from social media, instead of talking to the person sat in front of them? The vast majority of the Maltese have a Facebook...

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