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  • When a rebel lost his cause

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo knows how to make the right noises, sometimes, like when the Panama Papers scandal erupted and he distanced himself from his Cabinet colleague, Konrad Mizzi. It was around the same time that he began to get...

  • Outrageously non-comical

    Taking Salvu Mallia on board says it all about Simon Busuttil. It represents his weak political leadership. It embodies his divisive approach for this country. Mallia is given quite pointedly to hyperbole, isn’t he? And seems to be rather a bitter...

  • Fascism: always with us

    Fascism: always with us

    Fascism’s historical victory in Germany is usually associated with Hitler’s electoral success in 1933. Nowadays it’s often forgotten that the German Communist Party had been identifying various German leaders as would-be tyrants long before...

  • Judged by animals

    Not only is it appalling to discover that hapless creatures are still being kept in totally unsuitable surroundings, but also to read that no information is available about legal action being taken against Charles Polidano.  This ludicrous state...

  • Corruption a form of blasphemy

    In his homily at Casa Santa Marta on November 25, Pope Francis spoke about corruption as a form of blasphemy, living as if there is no God, but only material goods. He said this type of arrogance and worldliness will be destroyed in the final...

  • Setting the record straight

    I refer to the article that was titled ‘Pullicino Orlando to keep position of trust’ (December 3). It has, yet again, been erroneously stated that the Esplora project was delayed by two years. We have informed the Times of Malta, time and time...

  • Traffic accidents

    Traffic accidents

    We keep hearing about vehicles losing control and hitting either a tree or lamp post or something else and the driver being grievously injured. What I would like to know is this – when an accident of this nature occurs does the driver undergo a...

  • Rental issue

    I read Joseph Tonna’s letter (December 6). I would also like to know what remedies are available for landlords in such circumstances since it seems that the law is in favour of such tenants. My late sister owned a property which she had rented out...

  • A tale of two votes...

    “It was the best of times, the worst of times, it was the age of the wisdom, the age of foolishness… the season of light, the season of darkness.” How true the words of Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities rang – more like the clanging chimes of doom –...

  • Seven-seat difference

    I refer to Eddy Privitera’s letter “Who’s Right?” (December 3). Privitera tries to explain to the reader that the Labour Party rightly obtained a nine-seat majority in Parliament in the last elections of 2013, following the corrective measure...

  • A process of recalibration

    As Malta takes over the presidency of the Council of the European Union next month, it would be wise to brace ourselves for what lies ahead. If you thought 2016 provided a rough ride for the European Union’s prospects, just wait for the 2017...

  • Civic participation wins

    Civic participation wins

    In the grand setting of Verdala Palace last November, under the patronage of The President, seven nominees for the first-ever ceremony celebrating the Peter Serracino Inglott Award for Civic Engagement, met to receive due recognition for their...

  • Yes to pro-life

    By coincidence two prominent women bearing the same name visited our shores promoting totally different ideology. Rebecca Gomberts stands for abortion over the waves. When she called in 1997 and even at an earlier date she had a cold welcome...

  • Traffic fines

    The report on traffic fines (December 5) states that 6,624 fines were issued to motorists who were found to be “not in control of their vehicle”. Can we know why?  

  • Gratitude

    Allow me to express my gratitude to the Mission Fund. Every year Mission Fund sends us a generous donation so that we may continue with our missionary work. I live in Hola, Kenya where the place is semi-desert. The people are mainly pastoralists...

  • Night safety of tower cranes

    In this period of heightened construction activity and given the proximity of all places in Malta to the airport why are most tower cranes not equipped with red aviation warning lights? Not to mention the need for such lights in case of a rescue...

  • Restoring industrial heritage

    Restoring industrial heritage

    This is Mġarr, Gozo’s pumping station and a sign for restoration had been placed on site by the Ministry of Fisheries. Well done. The building still holds the old machinery that used to pump water ages ago with the name ‘Ruston & Hornsby’. Similar...

  • Jungle all the way

    Jungle all the way

    When the news emerged on January 10 that rock legend David Bowie had died, I was among the army of fans who went into overdrive to try to explain the terrible implications to anybody who dared to listen. Seven months later, a particular tweet...

  • Lack of control in childcare scheme

    Never mind just for a moment the scandals that have rocked and plagued this administration since it took office and that have kept surfacing, almost regularly, since the oil procurement scandal revealed in the dying days of the previous...

  • The missing core of existence

    We have been waking up to news of ethics being compromised every morning for several years now. We have become immune or resigned to this sad state, and we pretend to get on with our lives as if nothing is happening. The truth for us has become...

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