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  • Seven reasons why people are so quick to believe Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Seven reasons why people are so quick to believe Daphne Caruana Galizia

    But there’s no evidence! How can you believe someone if they have no evidence? Well the answer to that is pretty simple, there is such a thing as conjecture which makes Daphne Caruana Galizia’s allegations easier to believe and while these points...

  • 'I still think Malta is a Mickey Mouse country' - John Bundy

    'I still think Malta is a Mickey Mouse country' - John Bundy

    Twenty-two years after the release of the original song, John Bundy says he is prepared to sing a sequel to the satirical track Pajjiż tal-Mickey Mouse (A Mickey Mouse country) unless the Maltese realise "politics is an opinion and not...

  • Trust in financial services

    “Do something quickly before it’s too late,” former Central Bank governor Francis Vassallo told this newspaper, expressing fears about the damage recent allegations could do to the island’s financial services industry. The financial services...

  • Beware! The people are angry

    At the last general election, people elected a new government with a huge majority and the reasoning was they wanted a complete change. Everybody hoped that it would be a government for all people irrespective of political colour. They believed...

  • Endemic cultural problem

    Endemic cultural problem

    It is not an exaggeration to say that the problem of dirt and litter all over the island is a national disgrace. Successive governments have tried to address it, but they have significantly failed to overcome it in the face of a national culture...

  • Perceptions of reality

    Perceptions of reality

    In a recent interview (March 26) Health Minister Chris Fearne was asked whether he was worried about the growing perception of corruption in Malta. He told his interviewer he was right in saying ‘perception’ because “what’s happening is that we’ve...

  • Pesticide residues

    I would like to point out some misconceptions contained in the article ‘Are there any pesticides on your plate?’ (April 18). The testing for pesticide residues started some 15 years ago. Samples from fruit and vegetables on sale were collected and...

  • Twice lucky

    The report about the reinstatement of two Gozo Channel thieves showed how lucky certain people are. Apart from their reinstatement, the two were spared the arduous task of having to queue at night outside the Gozo Ministry for them to beg...

  • To serve

    Respect for all educators is a key issue. Any esteemed organisation relies on fundamental principles or values such as integrity, temperance, diligence, kindness and justice. My advice to Franklin Barbara, a candidate for the post of president of...

  • Beauty of faith

    Pope Francis is in the process of instilling in people the beauty of faith as originally presented in the gospel. The good news conveyed by the gospel is to have faith. Where there is true faith, there is no fear. Faith means accepting the...

  • Situation getting worse

    Situation getting worse

    A few weeks ago, I had written to the Times of Malta, also attaching a photograph, showing the bad effect the red bollards in Gżira (along KFC, ending up just after the Manoel Island petrol station) have left on all us drivers. The photo I had...

  • John Bundy on Times Talk

    John Bundy on Times Talk

    Public Broadcasting Services chief executive John Bundy will be the guest on tomorrow's edition of Times Talk.  Mr Bundy, a former Nationalist Party candidate and prominent media presenter on both political party stations, was appointed to head...

  • Power to inquiring magistrate

    What Magistrate Aaron Bugeja is conducting is an inquiry under the Criminal Code, not an inquiry under the Inquiries Act. Apart from the fact that such an inquiry can in practice only commence if the police decide to act – and, in this case, they...

  • Malta’s surplus: easy for some

    I must admit that the sudden news of a fiscal surplus on the government’s accounts after 35 years of successive deficits has stunned, in a big way, a small section of the people who still live in the past, pre-election, foolish illusion that a...

  • A sustainable future

    Nobody can deny that the property sector has been a major contributor to the local economy in recent years, and with this positive outlook, the majority of airspaces, infills, plots of land and run- down properties – all within the building scheme...

  • 500 years too early

    Last week, the Otto Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin commemorated the fifth centenary of the Protestant Reformation. It was on October 31, 1517, when the Augustinian friar, Martin Luther, nailed a list of 95 grievances to the door of the church of...

  • Blind political faith

    In the Talking Point ‘Politics as public service’ (April 18), Desmond Zammit Marmarà brings out clearly the hurtful political contortions being endured by Labour Party supporters. While acknowledging the numerous ills and vices attributable, no...

  • Incomplete law reporting

    Incomplete law reporting

    The Maltese legal profession is deprived of gaining easy access to a complete law report on the Justice Ministry’s website. This is not the situation in several other countries who have in print and, lately, on the internet, the judgments of their...

  • Church devotion

    One cannot help noticing the difference between the administration of Holy Communion in Malta and in Poland. The Catholic Church in Poland has retained the administration of Holy Communion by the consecrated hands of an ordained priest – possibly...

  • Shambolic landscapes

    Shambolic landscapes

    I just wanted to share with readers the improvements with regard to the landscapes of Malta courtesy of the Planning Authority. The PA should be thanked for having rendered a view of the majestic fortifications left to us by those valiant Knights...

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