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  • Reactions to warning tickets

    The Malta Insurance Association was very surprised to learn about the government’s decision to relax the enforcement of six traffic contraventions, particularly as the association was not consulted prior to the introduction of the measures. Three...

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

    Obsessive compulsive disorder

    I do not normally read the blog comments beneath my articles: I rarely find them enlightening; and I don’t normally have the time. But knowing that the issue of abortion is an obsession of some in Malta and that the sub-editor’s heading to my...

  • Brexit is unleashed

    Theresa May will forever be recorded in the history books as the Prime Minister that led the UK out of the European Union. She may even go down in the history books as the PM that could not prevent the breakup of the United Kingdom. Only time will...

  • Between truth and perception

    It is more than obvious that the Nationalist Party has little to offer to the electorate at the next general election. PN leader Simon Busuttil’s main battle cry has consistently been that the present Labour government, led by Joseph Muscat, is...

  • Restored Fort St Elmo

    It is with great pride and gratitude that I write this note. After a long awaited visit to this historic attraction, I am completely mesmerised by the result of this exceptional restoration. The audiovisual presentations are outstanding and the...

  • Leaving much to be desired

    On boarding bus no 47 at Mosta on my way to Valletta, as soon as I was seated, I noticed an English couple laughing while pointing to the sign on the front top of the bus, which sign is supposed to show the destination of the bus. They also had a...

  • Playing with words

    I find no attraction in the title of the play Fl-Isem tal-Missier, u tal-Iben u tal-Ispettur Bonnici being held at the Manoel Theatre. L-Ispettur Bonnici is ex-changed for the words l-Ispirtu s-Santu. I am more than sure that another title could...

  • Lenient approach

    In the Times of Malta of March 16, all Maltese and Gozitan drivers were informed that wardens are going to be lenient in the manner they decide whether or not to issue a contravention. This, I believe, is the second time we drivers have been...

  • Appeal to save Wied Għomor

    Appeal to save Wied Għomor

    The committee members of Wirt San Ġwann were completely bewildered and utterly staggered by the unprecedented barrage of applications for new developments in Wied Għomor as explained in the article ‘Valley under siege due to barrage of...

  • Light of their God

    Zorba the Greek once said in his film: “Life is trouble. Only death is not.” To surmount the world’s troubles many nations and individuals need the Light of their God. Otherwise they wallow, as they indeed do, in darkness. Our people, from...

  • Watch: The whistleblower who destroyed banking secrecy on Times Talk

    Watch: The whistleblower who destroyed banking secrecy on Times Talk

    Bradley Birkenfeld has been called the man who destroyed Swiss banking secrecy and one of the most important financial whistleblowers in history.  His revelations about how his former employer UBS helped thousands of wealthy clients evade tax led...

  • Raising awareness of cyber security

    Most people have heard about WikiLeaks, phones of important politicians being hacked, and fraudsters using sophisticated equipment to copy details of clients’ credit cards to then siphon off cash from their accounts. To those who have not been...

  • Facebook and missing children

    Nowadays if we find ourselves without a mobile phone or with an interrupted internet connection, we feel as if we’re missing a limb. This is more the case with younger generations, although I’m surprised by the number of elderly who wouldn’t be...

  • Lobby in deep denial

    In his article ‘The issue of abortion’ (March 6) Martin Scicluna poses as a specialist in psychiatric disorders. According to Scicluna, Maltese anti-abortionists suffer from moral paranoia and a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. Harsh words...

  • Education vs law and order

    The situation at St Anne’s Primary School, Marsascala is going from bad to worse. As the population in Marsascala increases at the fastest rate on our islands, it is not helping the current situation where the school is already overcrowded and the...

  • A media law volte-face

    A media law volte-face

    I always lectured students that we had abolished press censorship in Malta in 1839, through Ordinance No. IV. But now I need to update my lecture notes as the government, prior to last Friday, was dead set on reintroducing it, at least in so far...

  • Social media promotions

    Reference is made to the article ‘Thousands spent on Mizzi’s social media promotions’ (March 18). The article is factually incorrect and misleading. The costs for promotions used for social media campaigns have only been used for...

  • Recycled slogan

    The leader of the Opposition seems to believe that the only way he can save his political skin is by imitating Eddie Fenech Adami’s tactics of the 1980s. The slogan at the time was Xogħol, Ġustizzja u Libertà (Work, Justice and Freedom). Simon...

  • Carnival appreciated

    We would like to just say to all involved in carnival, how wonderful it was. We were here last year and will also make sure to be here next year at this time. Well done to all the dancers, music makers, costume makers, float arrangers and all who...

  • McCorvey converted

    It is true that as Martin Scicluna explained in his opinion piece ‘The Issue of Abortion’, Norma McCorvey under the anonym Jane Roe became the central figure of Roe vs Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalised abortion for...

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