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  • Hunters, you want racist?

    I admire people like Mr Lino Farrugia, CEO of the hunter’s federation. Really. His sense of humour must get him through life with a constant smile on his face, and who wouldn’t want that? I’m assuming that it’s Mr Farrugia’s sense of humour that...

  • Visitor’s views

    In response to Frank Salt’s article ‘A historic place’, may I, as a regular visitor for many years, make a few comments? No doubt, each visitor has a particular reason for holidaying in Malta and some may be considered unusual. My wife and I stay...

  • Tribute to an uninvited VVIP

    Tribute to an uninvited VVIP

    For the reception marking the 50th anniversary of independence that was held at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the government failed to include in the VVIPs’ list President Emeritus Eddie Fenech Adami, the man synonymous with national reconciliation...

  • Bully hunters

    A relative of one of the hunters who was present in court was shouting “do you call this justice?” while slamming his jacket on the floor. So what is justice? Shooting a protected bird and organising a meeting without a permit? What is justice?...

  • Chance to air our voices

    Quality in broadcasting is very often spoken about ad nauseam and fingers immediately point towards the regulator. Everyone agrees on the importance of good quality programming. The impact on the way messages reach viewers and how people in the...

  • Council by laws

    Reference is made to the editorial entitled ‘Empowering local councils to serve’ (September 25). The procedure relating to bylaws is governed by articles 34(1) and 35(1) of the Local Councils Act (Chapter 363 of the Laws of Malta). While it is...

  • Seawater damage to cars

    The new rainwater catchment system has now reached an advanced stage and should alleviate several flood-prone areas in the country during downpours. Low lying ground at Marsascala, particularly the wharf near Il-Magħluq, is subject to...

  • Malta’s European story

    Malta’s European story

    The Today Public Policy Institute is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation. Its mission is to promote wide understanding of strategic issues of national importance as well as to help in the development and implementation of sound public...

  • People always matter

    Simon Busuttil took over the helm in what is one of the most challenging periods in the Nationalist Party’s recent history. The party emerged from the 2013 general election flat on its back. It got another hammering at the European elections. The...

  • Journalists on the front line

    Journalists on the front line

    Broadcasting corporations and newspaper conglomerates are targets of relentless criticism. Some detect a somewhat problematic link between the media and the setting of the policy agenda; others may be uncomfortable by the media’s ability to filter...

  • Towards smoother industrial relations

    Seventy-one years ago, the founding father of the General Workers’ Union, Reggie Miller, ran into a spot of trouble with the then trade union registrar when he found it difficult to compile a proper list of union members as required by...

  • Reporting disused or unsafe cables

    Enemalta refers to Lino Briguglio’s letter that was published in Times of Malta on September 17. Our distribution network technicians have inspected the street indicated to make sure that the overhead electricity cables in this area are safely...

  • Is this the future of feasts?

    Is this the future of feasts?

    I refer to the news in Times of Malta of September 25 concerning the results of a questionnaire on festas in Malta. According to Andrew Azzopardi, there is indication from the results of the questionnaire that unless young people are encouraged to...

  • Comparing Malta with Singapore

    Having lived for a decade in Singapore and now six years in Malta, I was intriguedto read Martin Scicluna’s comparison of the two nations (September 24). However, it was disheartening, after a plausible summation of Singapore’s remarkable success...

  • The Church family synod

    Bishops will be convening in Rome in the coming days to attend an extraordinary synod with the theme ‘Pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelisation’. The Catholic Church maintains “that there are absolutely no grounds for...

  • Democracy at Mepa

    Are we coming of age? After 50 years of independence, we are perhaps finally realising that democracy has to be practised and not just paid lip service to. I was pleased to note that Mepa will be publishing notices regarding planning...

  • High flying, adored

    High flying, adored

    Everything gets so confusing under Labour. We all thought we had a woman president, but it appears we have a first lady too. Fascinating. The Department of Information has been releasing photos of the Prime Minister’s wife strutting around the Big...

  • EU platitudes on migration

    With the Italian government threatening to halt its €10 million per month Mare Nostrum mission, the European Union’s border agency, Frontex, is in the process of establishing a new operation, to be known as Triton, possibly made upof assets...

  • Our neutrality clauses

    Our neutrality clauses

    Lino Bugeja’s recent article ‘Neutrality needs revision’ is the latest in a series of attacks on the concept of neutrality as enshrined in our Constitution. We shall not discuss the various points Bugeja makes in his article, which include the...

  • Malta’s hidden economy

    The decision by the national statistics authorities to get our national GDP figures to better reflect a current reality by also including estimate figures for prostitution and other illicit economic activities (September 22) is good, but of course...

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