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  • QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, ANSWERS?

    What we know for sure is that on Wednesday night, a private citizen was involved in a very minor traffic accident and that after some time, shots were fired at, and hit, the car in which said private citizen was driving away from the incident. We...

  • Eco tax foiled own purpose

    Members of the business community have long been up in arms against the eco tax, since they rightly perceive it as a double whammy if the government were to enforce the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations at the same...

  • Time to think outside the box

    Budget time is a cycle in the life of a legislature that politicians look forward to with particular enthusiasm to reassert their positions and attempt to gainpolitical mileage. Although the budget ought not to be turned into a political...

  • PN just wants a bailout

    The leader of the Opposition insists on creating storms in a tea cup. One of his latest is his call for the PL to just hand back those eight properties rented to PL committees. Simon Busuttil has even gone so far as to threaten to take the PL to...

  • No transport perception

    Italian State TV RAI 1 last October transmitted a two-part feature called La Strada Dritta to celebrate the golden anniversary of the opening of the Autostrada del Sole. Incidentally, this occurred a couple of weeks after Malta celebrated the 50th...

  • Far from the noise of the crowd

    Especially in view of what the Church in Malta has been experiencing during the last months, next Sunday’s Solemnity of Christ the King should help believers ponder deeper the ‘regal’ power of Jesus as a power of love which knows how to draw...

  • Chipped stones in Church

    Chipped stones in Church

    In St Paul’s words, we are “God’s building”. We are the “temple of God” and the Spirit of God lives in us (1Cor, 7.16). St Peter continues to build on this likeness and writes that we are “living stones” of this spiritual house (1Pt., 2.5). These...

  • Locksmiths need to be regulated

    In Malta locksmiths (key cutters) are not registered in any way and this means that any-body can trade as a locksmith without a licence irrespective of their competence, background or motive. With today’s wave of thefts it is about time that...

  • Good command of English

    This new scholastic year will be remembered as the year of the many firsts: the introduction of the co-ed in secondary State schools, the tablet pilot project, banding, the fight against absenteeism… But there is yet another first. From this...

  • Pushback ban encourages migration

    Pushback ban encourages migration

    In conformity with international law, the European Union does not allow pushbacks, thus encouraging immigrants to risk their lives during their perilous crossing to the Northern Mediterranean shores. This is tantamount to sending a suicidal note...

  • Resign Now

    I tried hard to think of the right words in the circumstances, to find an interesting angle. But nothing more needs to be said than — show the man the door, kick him out or, if I can appeal to any decorum he may have, resign and go hide in a place...

  • ANSWERS PLEASE, SOONEST

    I know Manwel Mallia personally and I know he is supremely comfortable with English and Maltese and that he is more than capable of employing either language to perfection. Consequently, when he says he is not embarrassed by the contents of the...

  • The truth about the karabazza

    The truth about the karabazza

    In her stupendous publication Musical Instruments of the Maltese Islands (Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, 2014), Anna Borg Cardona reported that a man from Xewkija, known as Il-Ganajx, in 1994 made an instrument called karabazza after imitating an...

  • Unfair social housing rent

    Landlords who receive rents on their housing property at the minimum rate established by law (0.54c daily) and after having received a pittance in rent for so many years prior to the amendment (2010) of the Civil Code Chap.16, are now going to be...

  • Trampling on environment

    Although one must give credit to the government for running a healthy economy and lowering the number of unemployed, which are two important aspects of good administration, one cannot but feel sad at the way it is treating our...

  • Air Malta: the way forward

    With 17 months left for Air Malta to reach its restructuring targets, chairwoman Maria Micallef made an important point a few days ago: “We need to get out of restructuring mode and start thinking of long-term sustainability beyond 2016.” Air...

  • Gozo diocese

    Who stands to gain if Gozo is no longer considered as a separate diocese? To be more specific, which church or parish will become the leading administration centre of that island? Could it be that ancient pique is fomenting certain actions...

  • ‘Dig’ at Pope

    Many like me, I believe, are tired of reading the diatribe offered per-iodically by Joseph Zammit (November 15). His recent contribution, however, cannot pass without proper comment. His fundamentalist crusades during the divorce referendum...

  • Quest to save countryside

    When talking about what defines Malta as a nation we must look at what is in our psyche, because identity is a state of mind at a particular point in time. We could refer to our language, our common history, our festas and the legacy of our rich...

  • Obama’s Syria, our Dubai

    Obama’s Syria, our Dubai

    On Friday, The Washington Post reported that the CIA was vetting Syrian rebels, 400 at a time, with a view to training and arming them to serve as an alternative to Islamic State (Isis). Coinciding with the news of the beheading of another foreign...

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