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  • Thank you

    Air Malta has been in the news lately and not always for the best of reasons. The quality and professionalism of their staff, however, should not be in doubt. The recent air traffic control strike in France inconvenienced many travellers,...

  • Burlò

    Burlò

    Summering in the Mediterranean

  • A roundabout way of doing things...

    When I read the letter recently in Times of Malta, I thought: The writer is either blessed with incredible powers of innovation and/or perception or... he – for it was a he – is a few ponies short of a hamburger joint. His missive put forward the...

  • Minibus transport

    Many schoolchildren use a minibus to go to school. On boarding the minibus, as well as when alighting, more often than not it is the pupils themselves who open and close the minibus door. If his door is not properly closed – and an accident occurs...

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  • Strip clubs are mushrooming in Malta. Is it a case of anything goes?

    Strip clubs are mushrooming in Malta. Is it a case of anything goes?

    Gentlemen's clubs, a euphemism for strip clubs, are suffocating Paceville, according to a report issued last week. Why have they been allowed to mushroom in this way? What really goes on behind the doors? Are women being exploited? Are we turning...

  • In the Uncivil Court, Impertinent Jurisdiction

    By these presents, Ivan Mario Mxebba, "the Protestant", calls upon formally Premier Inter Primi Joseph Muscat, hereinafter "the Premier Protested" and states for posterity That the Premier Protested was by the majority of denizens of this fair...

  • Where were you parked 110 days ago?

    On Monday, April 20, we received a traffic contravention ticket by post with no stamp or postmark, so we presume it was delivered by hand. Consequently there is no way of knowing when or where it was sent from. This was for an offence allegedly of...

  • The horror of it all

    The horror of it all

    Last week, while many of us were absorbed in contemplating the way Premier Joseph Muscat’s slavish band of spinners were turning what the numbers, and numbers don’t lie, say was quite an interesting downturn in his fortunes, the Mediterranean...

  • Questioning our roads

    Our road surfaces have been in a disastrous state for a long time. Are the relevant contractors being paid? What for? Are they being charged for waste of materials and labour? Is the officer in charge held to task about this state of affairs? If...

  • Uninsured

    Why is Transport Malta allowing vehicles with foreign licence plates in our streets without a valid motor vehicle insurance?    

  • Unauthorised cars using bus lanes

    Much has been written about the Gżira bus lane, with many people also commenting that bus lanes should be reserved for roads with a greater number of lanes. Clearly not the case. There is the opposite along Pieta’, where two lanes that...

  • St Thomas Bay encroachment

    It would be very much appreciated if Mepa told us now, before the summer season starts in earnest, when they are going to close St Thomas Bay to the public in order to accommodate heavy industry. Obviously, everybody who goes to St Thomas Bay...

  • Teachers key to student success

    Another set of educational statistics from Eurostat confirms that despite some improvement in recent years Malta still lags behind most other EU countries in the level of achievement of its students. “Malta has the third-lowest number of tertiary...

  • Great recycling idea

    Great recycling idea

    This was spotted in a South London borough. A public telephone booth has been adapted to house an ATM at the back! Neat idea.

  • Bridging the digital divide

    The digital divide is generally defined as the rift between those who have access to the internet and associated technologies with those who have no such access. While subscribing to such a definition I propose that the divide should also be seen...

  • Rules of crossing the road

    I remember as a young boy reading on Id-Denfil – if my memory serves me right – the rules on how to cross the road. I was taught to always cross a street on a zebra crossing. Society and my educators, even in this respect, taught me to be...

  • Who exactly is defending the consumer?

    Over two months ago, a petrol station in Rabat put down the price of diesel in what consumers hoped signalled the rebirth of a competitive fuel price market. But it was not to be. No sooner had the owner decided to pass on to the consumer the...

  • Bus driver investigated

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Dangerous bus driver’ (April 21). Malta Public Transport takes such complaints very seriously and is investigating the mentioned case using its system and CCTV recordings. In such cases the company...

  • A 12-year-old adult?

    Recently I decided to take my wife and two daughters to see the new Disney film Cinderella. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Eden Cinemas in Bay Street, St Julian’s, had a special offer whereby a family of two adults and two children paid...

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