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  • The foreign perspective

    It’s hard to believe what this tiny, practically barren small rock has achieved over the years. Meeting foreigners, especially those based in Malta who all, or nearly all, speak highly of us and our little spot in the Med, makes me so proud. Even...

  • Rabat is the official name

    Reference is made to the letter by Carmel Camilleri titled ‘Rabat, Gozo does not exist’ (November 22). The correspondent claims that the title of Rabat (in Gozo) does not officially exist and that the official name is Victoria. Identity Management...

  • A walk on the pavement

    A walk on the pavement

    Do I have a right to walk on our pavements? Unfortunately, my answer is an outright no. This is the feeling of many individuals with a disability, like me, who attempt to move around on their own or else in someone else’s company. The state of the...

  • The worsening situation in Libya

    The news that the two remaining diplomats at Malta’s Embassy in Tripoli have been recalled home is worrying and shows the extent of the deteriorating situation in Libya. The Foreign Ministry said the diplomats in Tripoli had been subjected to...

  • Seven or even more genders

    What are the implications of the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Bill on children and adolescents, both those who are transgender or intersex and those who are not? What do doctors, sociologists, psychiatrists and...

  • Three big passions

    Three big passions

    I have three great passions in my life, that of faith, that of life and that of sports. After living a long life as an Augustinian priest, experiencing eight World Cup finals and six Olympic Games, the greatest experience in my life has been my...

  • Bird statistics that don’t lie

    In what Frans Said considers logical, he compares Maltese hunting statistics with European, basing his whole argument on Malta being “one of the major routes which sees birds channelled through a funnel during the migration season”. This is...

  • Unflinchingly Christian

    Barely a couple of decades ago, the people of Malta marked the solemnity of Christ the King by thronging the granaries, in Floriana to pay heed to shepherds of integrity preaching the Word of Our Lord. This year, throngs of people, from all...

  • Do we have political accountability in Malta?

    Do we have political accountability in Malta?

    The recent shooting incident involving the Home Affairs Minister’s driver and Manuel Mallia’s defiance in the face of calls for him to step down have re-ignited the debate about political responsibility. At which point should politicians be forced...

  • The meanings of Christmas

    In Western civilisation, Christmas has different meanings and different traditions. To our prehistoric forbears, at Ħaġar Qim temples in Malta and at Stonehenge sanctuary in England, this period portrayed the solar winter solstice. The shortest...

  • Best of a poor crop

    Best of a poor crop

    Amber’s Warrior is certainly a tune suitable to be performed at the world’s biggest music show in Vienna next May. But it is far from being a clear winner. It’s average rhythm, ordinary lyrics and untrained voice will have to fight hard to get...

  • PN just wants to get even

    The PN hierarchy has already decided the result of the magisterial inquiry into the shooting incident involving the Home Affairs Minister’s security driver. In fact, they have already shot the inquiry down by inferring it will find he was not...

  • Editorial: Is Muscat afraid of his minister?

    Editorial: Is Muscat afraid of his minister?

    What’s the difference between Godfrey Farrugia and Manuel Mallia? Both have been ministers in the Muscat government. Both were appointed at the same time. However, one was dropped like a stone over a perceived failure to deliver while the other...

  • Coloured property scenarios

    Frank Salt’s Talking Point ‘An unfair tax on property’ (November 24) poses a series of hypothetical scenarios pulled out to suit the interests of estate agents. They are bereft of so many potential variables which, if they were factored in, would...

  • ‘Great wall’ an eyesore

    Charles Calleja is right about the great wall (or ‘bastion’) of Salina (November 24) being an eyesore and his suggestion for an alternative solution is very valid. This wall will become an even worse eyesore with time as Maltese stone of mediocre...

  • It was too good to be true

    Honesty is a virtue that politicians should uphold, wherever they are sitting in the House. When politicians fall short of their electoral pledges, trust in institutions falters. So leaders ought to lead by example. However, some politicians have...

  • Mallia’s responsibility

    Mallia’s responsibility

    Manuel Mallia’s personal 2013 election slogan was: ‘In your name with assiduousness, competence and professionalism’ (F’ismek b’serjetá, ħila u professjonalitá). A week after the notorious shooting scandal that began in Gżira, and which has...

  • Flying visit hopefully a staying message

    On Tuesday, Pope Francis paid a flying visit to Strasbourg where he was hosted by the Council of Europe and the European Union. In just under four hours – he landed at 10am and left just before 1pm – he delivered two major addresses to the...

  • Shoot first, hide later

    Politics can be a nasty affair. Cross-party accusations can get hot, close and personal. In Malta, this can get compounded by the fact that we are a small population. We are often bound to know the persons who are the subject of criticism, in...

  • Political impropriety growing steadily

    Simon Busuttil was devastating in his criticism of the Budget on Monday. It was not his analysis of the Budget that made an impact, but his account of the ever-growing political impropriety in government. It is this that is causing concern. It is...

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