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  • Yawn! Here we go again

    Can you imagine if a multi million dollar global company had to declare that no matter how good its female employees are, no matter how qualified they get, no matter their experience, their skills and talents, and no matter how hard they try, they...

  • Limited value of Kartanzjan

    I would like to share my thoughts about the validity of holding a Kartanzjan in Malta and especially with the benefits that should be associated with it. I do find that holding it has no major value except if one generally makes use of public...

  • Impact of gridlock on the economy

    When an economist declares that at present a most serious challenge that the Maltese economy is facing is the cost of traffic congestion on businesses and households, one has good reason to worry. When this economist happens to be the Minister of...

  • Common sense is missing

    Common sense is missing

    A friend of mine was telling me that one fine morning he found a note in his letterbox saying that the meter reader called, found no one at the premises and indicated a day and time for a second call. Not to forget this second appointment, my...

  • The danger of looking up

    I read with interest the article in the Times of Malta (October 4), ‘The number one problem in tourism’ which stated that there are “glaring shortcomings” in tourism zones and in the upkeep of the island all year round. I love Malta and have...

  • Is this ‘new approach’ just a fantasy?

    In his piece ‘New approach to remarriage’ (October 14), Mgr Mario Grech said that “in the coming months the Catholic Church will be seeking a ‘new approach’ with regard to wounded married couples who sincerely wish to belong to the Church”. He...

  • Trovatore at Aurora

    It was an unforgettable performance! Both the singers and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, under the able baton of Maestro Colin Attard, were at their very best. What a cast! Bravi tutti. More please.

  • Minister Joey-come-lately

    Minister Joey-come-lately

    To be stuck in a traffic jam each morning to go to work is infuriating. The terrible driving manners, the absolute total selfishness, the sneaky use of service roads to circumvent a few metres of cars, only increases bottlenecks. Then anger turns...

  • Olive grove

    I would like to thank the San Ġwann local council, in particular Dominic Cassar, for taking such good care of the Fr Leopoldo Tabone Olive Grove in  Stefanotis Street. Mr Cassar’s efforts and responsiveness to our requests have been...

  • One powerful fiasco

    In April 2004, Konrad Mizzi, chief information officer at Enemalta Corporation, presented to the board of directors of the same corporation a report themed ‘Information systems planning assessment stage’. From chief information officer at Enemalta...

  • There is no end of history

    History continues. Francis Fuku­yama may have achieved cele­brity status when, in 1992, he published The End of History and the Last Man but his thesis is proving to be incorrect. Fukuyama, known as ‘the court philosopher of global capitalism’,...

  • Remembered and missed by many

    It is with great sorrow that I received the news that a great friend and colleague had passed away after a lifetime that was dedicated to Malta’s wartime and peacetime army and, in his retirement, to the George Cross Island Association. He had...

  • Confined space in Air Malta cockpit

    Air Malta chairwoman Maria Micallef told The Sunday Times of Malta “we can save this airline”. It was a bold statement and, unless she is prepared to keep party politics out of the cockpit, a presumptuous one too. For the year ended March 2014,...

  • Fear of Muslims on this island

    Fear of Muslims on this island

    May I congratulate Martin Scicluna on his measured and very necessary article (October 15) about the way in which the Muslim population as a whole has been tarred with the brush of extremism. Visiting Malta over the past few years, my husband and...

  • When Catholic norms are lost

    For the first time ,my family is spending a great holiday on Gozo and we are very excited to see that the beautiful churches are full with families and young people. Coming from Switzerland we are used to nearly empty churches. The Bishop of Gozo...

  • Precarious police protection

    Last Tuesday, I was invited to participate in Times Talk to discuss the topic of child abuse, with a particular focus on the recently reported ‘false’ reports filed with the police in this respect. While it is fair to acknowledge that, indeed,...

  • Traffic chaos

    Driving on the streets of Malta has gone from bad to worse in recent years. Long traffic jams, double parking all over the place and an absolute disregard for the rules of law and order are all factors that contribute considerably to this state...

  • Is energy plan on track?

    It will be an interesting debate today when the government addresses questions about Malta’s energy road map. Both the Prime Minister and the Energy Minister have a lot to answer for. It was a good move by the Opposition to formally request a...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    We’re waiting!

  • Spain is better together

    Spain is better together

    Catalonia seems determined to organise an independence vote despite Spain’s constitutional court ruling that there is no legal basis for such a referendum to take place. Spain’s Constitution explicitly prohibits the holding of any vote on...

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