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  • Is England’s victory Britain’s defeat?

    Is England’s victory Britain’s defeat?

     Britain votes to leave the European Union  David Cameron to resign as British PM   A Maltese EU referendum would be 'suicide': Muscat A disaffected electorate becomes very unpredictable. After decades of systematic blaming of the European Union...

  • Use of written Maltese

    The latest attempt by the Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti regarding loan words seems more reasonable and open than the earlier deċizjonijet (decisions) quite unnecessarily changing long-established orthography and grammar. What we seem to have...

  • Maltese language

    I refer to the article ‘Examiners warn of students’ “very mediocre” Maltese’ (June 20). In fact, five months ago (repeat, five months ago) this report had already been referred to in another section of the local media. Is it not strange that...

  • Let’s not plunder the countryside

    When people talk about the progressive loss of the countryside over the last 10 years following the ill-judged and uncalled for expansion of the development areas in 2006, they have in mind the plundering of outside development zone, or ODZ, land...

  • The morning after

    The morning after

    I would have loved to write about the outcome of the referendum that took place in the United Kingdom yesterday and to comment about the future of the European Union in the light of the result. However, the editor requests that I send in my...

  • Political content

    Undoubtedly, RTK is one of the best radio stations in Malta. It has a significant cross section of listeners. As a Catholic Church radio, its mission is to spread the joy of the gospel, the Catholic doctrine, the moral values and the social...

  • A Babel in St Julian’s

    A Babel in St Julian’s

    Many are familiar with the Biblical ep-isode recounting the building of the tower of Babel. A high-rising tower that rose to the vaults of the sky. Builders were determined to have their icon. Currently, a discussion is unfolding on high-rise...

  • The building industry

    It was interesting to read Charles Buhagiar’s article on the skills scheme launched by the Building Industry Consultative Council (June 9). He argued that this initiative will lead to a culture change within the industry. There is indeed a need...

  • Lost in figures

    It is difficult to understand the object of Jean Karl Soler’s repeated contradictions of quoted statistics of type 2 diabetes (‘Stable diabetes prevalence’, June 14). Whether the actual prevalence of diabetes in Malta lies nearer to earlier...

  • Lija residents and the proposed project

    Reference is made to an article published online on June 11 entitled 'Plans for Five Storey Apartment Anger Lija Residents: “We don’t want another Sliema”.  It seems that Mr Robin Zammit made the insinuation that that he resides across the street...

  • Malta so bureaucratic

    I love Malta. My first visit was in 1968. Since then I and my family have visited regularly. Initially to visit my mother who owned a flat and a car and lived here for most of the time. She died in the UK in December 1999. She left me her flat,...

  • Shipwreck account

    As reported in other sections of the press, the Episcopal Conference in Malta has decreed that on February 10 of each year the readings from the Acts of the Apostles should henceforth include the full narrative of the shipwreck, that is up to...

  • Recycle bin vandals

    Recycle bin vandals

    Irresponsible people must have worked overtime. One mixed waste bin was thrown in the sea and recycle bins were removed with the Green mt contractor having to put them back in place. Worst off were seven bins that were dumped in a valley...

  • No music to the ear

    On Wednesday last week, my three friends and I went to spend the day at Cafe del Mar, in Qawra. It was a beautiful day, the surroundings were spotlessly clean, the pool was fabulous, also the food, but, oh dear. The music was so loud and...

  • Contraception poisoning marriage

    There has been a huge outpouring of concern about the introduction of the morning-after pill. Levonorgestrel is a synthetic progestagen contraceptive that, used in high concentrations (10 to 15 times the contraceptive dose), stops pregnancy when...

  • Long-term solution

    In his response (June 16) to my letter titled ‘Another tragedy’ (June 7), John Homer states that “there is no way in which Europe can absorb the number of migrants who wish, for whatever reason, to come here”.  Such a sweeping statement does not...

  • Ghost of Brexit past

    Ghost of Brexit past

    The spectre haunting Europe today is, of course, the result of the UK referendum on EU membership. Today’s ghost is accompanied, arm in arm, by the ghost of Brexit future, the likelihood of contagion if Leave wins: the loss of market confidence in...

  • We’re all in it together

    A friend of mine once joked: “The day aliens come to invade, will be the day we have peace on Earth.” I laughed and asked him why. “Well,” he replied, “we would all work together to survive.” As cynical as he sounded, I think he is right. It is...

  • Britain is great in Europe

    Today’s crucial EU referendum in Britain will determine what type of country the UK wants to be. Voters will decide on an issue of huge importance and with profound consequences for Britain, Europe and the world. The debate during the referendum...

  • A question of science, faith

    I have read with interest what Levi Said wrote (June 13) about faith and science. I say straightaway that I am no scientist, yet I believe in human science and the scientific method. I’m not a theologian, but I’ve studied some theology yet still...

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