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  • Power station approval

    On the day Malta officially assumed the presidency of the European Union, the European Commission conveniently approved the whole set-up of what we now know as the power station. We were told that the Commission examined all the aspects of this...

  • Unpleasant experience

    Reading the letter by Patrick Biczok (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 15) reminded me of a very unpleasant experience that happened to me as I attempted to exit from Triq il-Qasam, Swieqi to St Andrew’s Road, St Julian’s. Traffic from both...

  • Grand organ at Mosta Rotunda

    Grand organ at Mosta Rotunda

    I would like to thank Fr Joe Carabott who took the initiative to restore the grand organ at the Mosta Rotunda, which was in need of extensive repairs. The Archpriest was also responsible to motivate parishioners to collect funds for the...

  • Malta’s EU presidency

    I fully agree with Joseph Fenech of Mosta who wrote in The Sunday Times of Malta (January 1) to pay tribute to the Nationalist Party for the fact that Malta now holds the presidency of the European Union. I feel, however, that in the list of...

  • Will it be a good day or a bad day?

    Will it be a good   day or a bad day?

    Timing is crucial. 8.12am, we are told, is the time we know whether we are going to have a good day or a bad day. At precisely 8.12am the other day, I was at the petrol station packing the car with gas cylinders to warm up the house. Was I going...

  • Finding Europe’s missing children

    Missing Children Europe, in collaboration with the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of So­ciety and other stakeholders, have united their efforts to organise a conference focusing on children lost in migration. Held during the term of our...

  • All about catching eyeballs

    As pop artist Andy Warhol once said, “In the future everybody will be famous for 15 minutes.” It turned out that wasn’t enough for some people who have had to resort to other measures to get their time in the limelight. Some people are forever...

  • Episcopal disaster or pastoral solicitude?

    Last Sunday our bishops published a set of guidelines to help priests apply Chapter 8 of the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of Life. This chapter addresses the situation of couples divorced and remarried who want to continue living a...

  • Etienne Grech’s chestnut

    I have never had the pleasure of trying out Etienne Grech’s medical prescriptions. Judging by the number of patients who till his fiefdom, he must be a tremendously capable doctor. The same cannot be said of his work as a politician. In that...

  • Déjà-vu in the party media

    The Nationalist party has reversed its decision to block its electoral candidates from appearing on its television and radio stations. This was inevitable. The Labour Party media uses every media skill it can muster among its ranks, and is at a...

  • Mallia and the PN roadshow

    A few weeks ago social media were awash with You Tube clips of Meryl Streep’s six-minute Golden Globe acceptance speech. The one where she criticises Donald Trump and talks about disrespect inviting disrespect and how acts of humiliation committed...

  • Islanders

    Islanders

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  • Round and round the roundabout

    Round and round the roundabout

    Red to amber to green, I put the car in gear and drive past the Fossos and the MITP car park. Green, amber, red, I stop the car, barely driving 20 metres… another set of traffic lights placed in front of the Il-Mall. I open the window and tap my...

  • ZTV - Salvu

    ZTV - Salvu

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  • A tale of two cuffs and their fastners…

    I have to confess that when I read the header in The Times recently: “Speaker to spend €10,000 on official cuff-links” I thought April Fool’s Day had arrived three months early. I mean cuff-links? Who do you know who still wears cuff-links? OK my...

  • Clearly not sitting at the same table

    In 1993, when Parliament approved the Local Councils Act, the context was fitting. The public administration was bureaucratically obese and it was only a long and winding queue that connected the service provider, that is, ministries and...

  • What to expect from Trump

    Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. Many still can’t get over his shocking victory; Hillary Clinton was Obama’s heir apparent, and the election was meant to confirm it. However, elections are unpredictable events. Regardless of...

  • Conduct unbecoming MPs

    Clifton Grima, Labour Member of Parliament The first thought that comes to my mind when thinking about what the President noted is Pope Francis’s recent words that one gains authority by serving the people, being close to the people and being...

  • Purpose of our lives

    This world and society we live in, is a jewel in the universe.  Yet, with all its beautiful people and marvels of all types we are riddled with cruelty, disaster, terror and anguish.  Could it be that we have misinterpreted or have been blind to...

  • The reform of legal aid

    Reference is made to the article entitled ‘Legal aid system now leaving the most vulnerable with no justice’ (January 16). It is to be noted that the official agency responsible for the provision of legal aid in Malta, Legal Aid Malta, was not...

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