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  • Green leadership – an investment that pays

    What will deliver healthy cities, green countryside, clean oceans and a future for our children? In a word: investment. From May 30 to June 3, the European Commission will host Green Week, an event that will highlight, across Europe, how the idea...

  • Notes from a traffic jam

    If we ever needed reminding on the chaotic traffic situation in Malta, a car crash a few days ago hammered the point home. A bus and a car crashed on Tower Road, and a major congestion followed. News outlets reported the crash and drivers were...

  • The decline of nations

    The decline of nations

    Decline is necessary or is it not, is it inevitable or is it not? History gives us an account of the rise and fall of numerous empires and glorious civilisations. So it must be true. Whatever starts must somehow end. This concept is also a...

  • Food for the poor

    My I thank the Mission Fund from whom we received the generous donation of €4,000. This donation will assist us in helping students to continue receiving their formation and education at school and also to distribute food to poor families. Thanks...

  • Bad shrubs and weeds

    For the past three weeks, I have been chasing the Attard local council to send someone to collect bad shrubs and weeds disposed from people’s gardens in black plastic bags. These are usually left on the pavement for days straight in the scorching...

  • High expectations

    There is no denying, Ira Losco gave an excellent performanceat the Eurovision Song Contest. She did her best, with an impeccable voice and, in spite of being five months pregnant, she gave a first class rendition of a song which, however, was not...

  • Beacon to safety

    Beacon to safety

    Over the last few nights, especially on the nights of May 22 and 23, from the balcony of an apartment in Sannat, I searched as usual for the telltale intermittent circling light of Ta’ Ġordan lighthouse to the north, above the villages of Għasri...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

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  • Publish, then be damned

    In the last couple of days, there have been editorials in the free press that have brought into stark relief the way our position as the fourth guarantor of democracy has been eroded.   A free press, one that espouses the ideals of integrity and...

  • Should adolescents who committed a crime be sent to prison?

    Should adolescents who committed a crime be sent to prison?

    A 16-year-old with a drug problem has been jailed after once again stepping out of line. The decision to imprison him for three months has prompted calls for a more appropriate juvenile rehabilitation system, but many still feel wrongdoers should...

  • Editorial: The press under siege

    Editorial: The press under siege

    On October 15, 1979, Times of Malta journalists looked out of the window and saw a group of people running in a raging fury towards the main door, screaming “Issa għat-Times” (Now for the Times). In no time, the building was on fire. The premises...

  • Party loyalties

    I am not a political person nor somebody who takes a particular interest in any party, in the sense that I hate the division that exists in this tiny country. It has become a matter of ‘us’ and ‘them’. I follow the news and whatever is happening...

  • A problem of epidemic proportions

    I note correspondence about whether Maltese diabetes prevalence is just over six per cent or almost 14 per cent. The figure of around six per cent is a few decades old – obesity and diabetes type 2 are recognised to have been on the rise...

  • A slide instead of an office desk?

    A slide instead of an office desk?

    I wonder who invented the office desk. I’m sure it was a very square man with square eyes and a square outlook on life who woke up exactly at 5.55am and went to sleep at 9.55pm, wearing a night cap on his head. The Desk Man’s ancestors probably...

  • The Brexit vote

    According to a recent article in The Observer, there can be no doubt that the majority of the print media in the UK is urging a Brexit on anti-foreigner grounds. I am following the EU referendum debate and can conclude that most British newspapers...

  • Lessons from Austria’s election

    Lessons from Austria’s election

    Europe breathed a sigh of relief last week when the populist right-wing candidate in Austria’s presidential election, Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party, was defeated by Alexander Van der Bellen, a pro-EU independent and former leader of the...

  • The Queen’s Christian faith

    This year Her Majesty The Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday. An attractive, recent publication entitled The Servant Queen and the King she serves has been published by the Bible Society, Hope and the London Institute of Contemporary...

  • Colouring troops red or blue

    Those of us who were around in the 1980s will know how seriously we took colour. I was hopeless at, and not terribly interested in football, but I remember walking back from school and kicking about an empty cigarette packet with a zeal and...

  • Addolorata and our cultural heritage

    Julian Galea Naudi’s letter on the sad state of neglect of the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 22) highlights the deterioration and degradation of one of Malta’s most important architectural and landscaping...

  • Sliema in a shambles

    Sliema is yet again experiencing an uncontrolled surge in new building development. The local council’s resources are stretched to the limit and it is becoming obvious that we have lost control of the situation. Local wardens have now been...

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