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  • Urgent rethink of public transport

    An urgent rethink is need for public transport in Malta. Is it not time to consider other methods of transport besides buses? Has the idea of a monorail ever managed to progress from more than a hypothetical stage?

  • Gardens in our midst

    The idea of transforming Floriana into a ‘garden city’ is very attractive. Floriana already has some lovely public gardens, including Argotti Gardens and the Mall. It was reported in this newspaper last week that a group of young architects have...

  • Too many people in hospital waiting area

    Some three weeks ago our three-year-old had to be hospitalised at Mater Dei for four days. My partner and I would like to thank the staff there, as they were brilliant. Both my daughter and my partner were treated in the nicest way, and the little...

  • Silence over Christians’ persecution

    The Holy Land, the birthplace of Jesus, is becoming a land without Christians. The persecution of Christians has become global. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Vatican Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, declared recently that the...

  • Visiting the Holy Land

    Earlier this month we visited the Holy Land as pilgrims with the Franciscan Friars. The Franciscan Friars are the Custodians of the Holy Land and as such have a very significant presence there. Pilgrims are accommodated in their hostels called...

  • Yet another indecent proposal

    I felt like a break from all the talk about alternative sites for Sadeen and Joseph Muscat minions telling me off for not spending every waking hour at Żonqor (which they want to hand over to Jordanian contractors). So I decided to go to watch...

  • Silence – a lasting common good

    Silence – a lasting common good

    I am one of the thousands of people who have spent time in the silent atmosphere of Mount St Joseph. And every second of it has been a life investment. I find it truly sad and very worrying that the people and organisations involved in the...

  • Cheap sale of our children’s inheritance

    The statement released last Wednesday by the inter-diocesan Commission for the Environment (KA) with the full backing of the Justice and Peace Commission (an important detail ignored by the media) is perhaps the most holistic, crisp and pungent...

  • Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna does not accept teacher’s card

    I have a CTP (Council for the Teaching Profession) card issued some time ago by the council to all teacher’s warrant holders. I have used this card with success to gain entrance in museums both in Malta and abroad. Last year for example, I was...

  • Islanders

    Islanders

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  • Let’s go Dutch

    Let’s go Dutch

    In the past we wanted Malta to be a Switzerland in the Mediterranean; in the present we want it to be the China of the Med. Both are clichés, and we succumb to them because we’re always thinking ‘Money!’ Post world recession, that is uncool; we...

  • Why pick on Malta?

    I read with great amusement the letter written by Sean Whyte about hunting (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 10) and I hope that he has cleansed himself of blood spattered on him during his short holiday on our beautiful island. I wonder how many...

  • Burlò

    Burlò

    The ‘Systematic Planning of Environment Destruction’

  • Ready and stripped for action...

    Just lately I was struck by a series of ads in a local newspaper – Not this one or its sister mercifully – The first lot appeared in the sits vac. column and I shall reproduce them below. The second ones appeared in coloured box ads and were...

  • Economic performance

    Qua economist I have no dog in the hunt. Qua citizen, however, I do. That is why I almost feel obliged in conscience to congratulate the Minister of Finance on the exceptional economic report he managed to extricate from Brussels.

  • ZTV - Low

    ZTV - Low

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  • Is social media making us unsocial?

    Is social media making us unsocial?

    Have you ever been at a restaurant where many of the patrons were busy on their phones, messaging or checking on updates from social media, instead of talking to the person sat in front of them? The vast majority of the Maltese have a Facebook...

  • INQUIRY REPORT

    The Board of Inquiry ordered by His Supreme Highness Premier Joseph Muscat K.U.O.M., B.A. (Hons.) Ph.D. into the humiliation of the Republic of Malta at the Euro(Afro)(Australasian)vision Song Contest has the honour to report as...

  • New members of the judiciary

    Obviously, the appointment of Joe Mifsud and Monica Vella, similarly to those of Wenzu Mintoff as a judge, raised some eyebrows, especially among Nationalist sympathisers. I’ve known both Mifsud and Mintoff for quite some time and I also know...

  • Funds that Maltese authors need

    The National Book Council is in the process of issuing a minimum of eight grants totalling €40,000 for use by Maltese publications of cultural, educational, academic and literary value. Each project is being allocated a maximum of €5,000. As...

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