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  • What’s at stake in Greece

    There are two schools of thought on today’s referendum in Greece: either that a No vote will signal an end to its membership of the eurozone or that it is an attempt by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to save his own skin. The latter is...

  • Toilet shortcomings

    Last Tuesday I visited the public toilet for people with disabilities, just opposite the Maltapost branch office by the parish church in Mosta. To my disgust, there was no toilet paper, the floor was filthy, the electric hand dryer was out of...

  • Art course needs proper certification

    Another successful part-time course in drawing and oil painting, organised by the Ministry of Education, through the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, came to an end. As usual, the organisation, the facilities and the teacher, Carmen...

  • Concerns on mental health literacy

    For many people mental illnesses are shrouded in prejudice, fear as well as mystery. Discussing such illnesses in social circles is often taboo and many would prefer not to acknowledge that either they or those close to them may be suffering from...

  • News with no picture

    News with no picture

    The 8pm news bulletin on TVM on June 29 mentioned the presentation of the palium (right) by Pope Francis to, among others, Archbishop Charles Scicluna. It was said that, earlier in the day, the Italian TV carried a close-up picture of Mgr Scicluna.

  • Warden who spoilt the day

    My wife and I recently visited Gozo, where we decided to stop for a few minutes at the Arcadia shopping centre because it was too early to have some lunch. This was at 11.57am. We parked our car carefully in a parking bay and were already crossing...

  • Tyres fitted incorrectly

    While walking around Mellieħa one evening I could not believe how many cars making use of rain tyres have them fitted incorrectly. A typical rain tyre will have either a deep full chevron tread or, in some cases, a half chevron tread pattern. When...

  • Inner circles

    Ranier Fsadni recently criticised the Prime Minister for his spontaneous remark in Parliament while answering a question from the Opposition. The Prime Minister remarked that the former administration believed that all people occupying public...

  • Is it time for reflection?

    I could not stop reviewing in disbelief the news clip involving the arrest of a Hungarian national at the Valletta bus terminus without asking myself incessantly: why did things have to escalate and go this far? Such a sad, demeaning and sorry...

  • VAT refund problems

    We have the right to a VAT refund on our imported Jeep Cherokee. Last year, in June, I received a cheque for €110, dated March 4, 2014, so it could not be cashed because it was four months out of date. They had promised me a new cheque within...

  • Out, once and for all

    Out, once and for all

    It is admirable that, once more, the PN has taken the moral high ground. It is unacceptable that a few rogue policemen should bring shame on their colleagues the way some have done last Wednesday. I hope it’s a few and that they’re rogue and that...

  • ODZ now and yesterday

    The term ODZ (outside development zone) is not simply a description of land that falls outside development boundaries. In essence, it is a legal term applied to those areas where, by law, no development can take place unless it is absolutely...

  • Shooting down the ranges

    Vince Cachia (June 20) was critical of the opinion piece I wrote on the Mosta shooting range plans (‘The objective evidence’, May 30). While thanking him for reading my article, I invite him to be more objective in his response. My contribution...

  • Will Tsipras do “a Mintoff”?

    This coming Sunday the Greeks will vote in an important referendum. But is it clear what they are voting for? The ‘yes’ side are saying that those who want Greece to continue forming part of the Eurozone and the EU should vote ‘yes’. On the other...

  • Editorial: Treatment of black Hungarian is worrying spectacle of injustice

    Editorial: Treatment of black Hungarian is worrying spectacle of injustice

    The incident at the Valletta bus terminus on Wednesday was a stark reminder of what is wrong with a section of Maltese society. A well-educated chemical engineer from Hungary was spat at and slapped by by members of the public before being...

  • The euro experience

    The Greek Prime Minister persists in huddling with his ministers, creating confusion in the minds of the EU citizenry. Deliberately, of course, and intended only to put the ‘troika’ (EU, ECB and IMF) in bad light as anti-solidarity biased, instead...

  • Meusac’s role

    I refer to a news item (July 2) in which the reply by the Minister for Foreign Affairs to a parliamentary question is reported. The heading of the report – ‘The cost of Meusac’ – may seem misleading because the PQ referred to costs related to the...

  • Bus service complaints

    I refer to the letter ‘Online bus complaints’ (June 25). Malta Public Transport takes every complaint seriously in order to guarantee the best possible service for our customers. Anyone wanting to make a complaint or suggestions online can do this...

  • Kitchen Garden staff

    It is a pity Harry Fenech (June 30) decided to respond in the public domain now and not through a handover, as he was asked to do a number of times by the treasurer and by the MCCF accountants, Spiteri Baileys, for continuation’s sake. It is also...

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