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  • WONDERING MINISTERS

    No, it's not a misprint for "wandrin' minstr'ls", it's a hint at what a couple of our Ministers, Honourable Gents both, should be doing. Wondering whether they should still be in their post, that is. Let's take the Honourable Dr Manuel Mallia,...

  • Gendered mobility: what future?

    We would like to share some insights of a paper that we recently presented at an international conference held in Paris entitled ‘Women’s Issues in Transportation’. Many assumptions are made in transport planning with regard to travel patterns,...

  • Snapshot of the airwaves

    Since its heydays under the Rediffusion company, broadcasting in Malta has always been marred with political and legal controversies, the intensity and the gravity of which varied through different eras. In the early 1990s, the Nationalist...

  • Ostensible obedience?

    On a visit to Mater Dei Hospital, I noticed that many hospital workers smoke outside but not in the closed smoking shelters they are supposed to use. Reasons could include the shelters being too crowded and claustrophobic or lack of seating. I...

  • New bid to bring unions together

    It is not difficult to understand why some people are not all that excited about the setting up of a national trades union forum. The contemporary history of the island’s trade union movement is littered with so much infighting and rivalry that a...

  • Don’t throw it away!

    Don’t throw it away!

    It is no surprise that the world has at last woken up to the fact that humans are simply throwing food away. A very simple exercise to shock us into reality is to close your eyes and imagine you are throwing away a €5 note, €10, €20... Food is money.

  • Selective ‘murder’

    The editorial of July 21, ‘Murder in the skies above Ukraine’, was as predictable as they come, given the paper’s customary foreign policy line. While the somewhat simplistic analysis is convenient for the purposes of placing the responsibility...

  • Accuracy

    This is not a question of football partisanship. The confines of Valletta and Floriana are delineated in the local councils law. The zone indicated for the ‘Five City Gates’ is definitely in Floriana. By the way, I do not care about football and...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    Laws’ commissioner and all!

  • The ultimate professional... and friend

    Dr Joe Pullicino’s passing away 16 years ago should be remembered with love not only by his family and friends but also by the innumerable former psychiatric patients he cared for. He was a truly efficient consultant and an equally efficient...

  • Bloodhounds in the courtroom

    The decision by a Magistrate’s Court ordering the police to prosecute Birdlife activists for posing in a photograph showing protected birds that had been shot beggars belief. It was met with incredulity in legal circles and described as “legally...

  • Santa Maria Estate public transport

    I refer to the letter by Bernice Bartolo (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 20), in which she claimed that bus route 101 does not make sense because Santa Maria Estate residents probably do not use buses. Speaking with authority does not reflect...

  • Big thank you to the Mission Fund

    I would like to thank Mission Fund, which sends us a generous donation every year and enables us to continue with our missionary work. I live in Hola, Kenya, in a semi-desert area. The people here are mainly pastoralists and farmers who...

  • How police createdthe traffic mayhem

    If the police tried to create mayhem around the Msida area last Sunday, then I congratulate them – it was a roaring success. The utter, raging chaos they generated by not planning out alternative routes and by not putting up a single sign to...

  • ‘I did not commission statue changes’

    On August 11, 1980 I was invited by Archbishop Joseph Mercieca to be the new parish priest of St Gregory the Great parochial community after spending six happy years at Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Paola. I spent 13 beautiful years at St Gregory’s,...

  • First centenary of World War I

    First centenary of World War I

    It is an undeniable maxim that there are no real winners from wars but only long-term losers. It was on July 28, 1914 that the Austrian-Hungarian Empire sent a telegram to the Serbian government declaring war. Guns started blazing early in the...

  • Shocking claim

    I hope that anybody who read Anna Mallia’s letter published in The Sunday Times of Malta (July 20) was shocked. How dare a lawyer claim that the courts in any country should protect their own nationals? A court should be impartial, which is not...

  • Earning the right to mourn

    Tuesday morning found me at the ARMS (Not-So-Automated Revenue Management Services) waiting room in Blata l-Bajda, clutching my latest bill and rehearsing how best to break it to the person at the counter that it had all been a big mistake on...

  • What arts in the Sliema street festival?

    Last weekend, the Sliema Street Art Festival 2014 took over the Sliema promenade and gardens. It was more of a rock festival than an arts festival, but also short on melody. The bass was turned up to maximum, limiting any enjoyment or discussion...

  • Needed: A deeper reform of the PN

    I should clarify from the outset that I am a great admirer of Simon Busuttil, and as a Nationalist Party member I want the party to win in 2018. To do that, however, the party needs a deeper kind of reform – or give up its electoral hopes altogether.

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