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  • Catalyst for regeneration

    Within its relatively small but densely utilised space, the locality of Paceville perhaps encompasses and represents a microcosm of all the rapid changes and challenges that Malta faces today: the search for co-existence between different types of...

  • Calypso’s moments

    Calypso’s moments

    As many know, Calypso, the nymph from Greek mythology, is the symbol that we often use to refer to the island of Gozo. We use this symbolism because Greek mythology narrates that Calypso lived on the island. The association of Gozo with Greek...

  • Unfair trial for judiciary

    Unfair trial for judiciary

    The 1964 Constitution had only one form of judicial discipline prior to the August 5, 2016 amendments – removal from office. No other form of punishment was established for minor offences of a disciplinary nature. This made the Constitution...

  • Promise not kept

    The new scholastic year has just begun and the situation regarding St Thomas More College Primary School, Marsascala is getting from bad to worse. Marsascala is one of the fastest-growing localities and this stresses out our primary school...

  • Blinkered opinion

    Roger Mifsud (September 21) is mixing things. He still thinks that the Prime Minister’s candidate for the Court of Auditors, is “Malta’s” choice. It is not Malta that sent Leo Brincat to the slaughterhouse: it was Joseph Muscat. When the...

  • Curbing betting

    I refer to the four-page, unnumbered pullout inserted in your newspaper advertising betting of all immaginable odds. Is not this form of advertising also detrimental to habit-forming  compulsive betting? One is always playing against the...

  • Thank you

    Thank you

    My wife and I wish to join other people from Mosta in thanking wholeheartedly outgoing parish priest Albert Buhagiar for his service during the last four years. He endeared himself to us. Although we will miss him greatly, we understand that he is...

  • Brexiters were not conned

    I refer to Seb Tanti Burlo’s cartoon of September 16 and accompanying text.  Let it be clearly understood that the people of Great Britain were not conned. We were told lie after lie by leaders of Remain, for example that there were no plans for a...

  • The only way is up

    In his article ‘The horse has bolted’ (September 20) John Craske went overboard in his remarks over the St Julian’s Bay area. I agree like everyone else that buildings which are not in line are an eyesore,  but where land is scarce such as in...

  • Heritage awareness and protection

    On Good Friday 2001, Malta woke up to the shocking news that about 60 megaliths at the 5,000-year-old temples ofMnajdra had been toppled in an act of vandalism. The only silver lining to emerge from that catastrophic act was that it galvanised the...

  • DNA tests: a tool for justice

    Thirty years have passed since Sir Alec Jeffreys first used DNA in a criminal case to show that the initial prime suspect was not guilty. Since then, great strides in forensic science have been made, especially in information obtained from...

  • Proposals for the Budget

    According to the government, the upcoming Budget will be targeting ‘prosperity with social justice’. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has stated that government’s aim is to keep reducing the deficit while guaranteeing a decent standard of living...

  • Saudi Arabia is no ally

    In January 2015, the flags on Buckingham Palace, the houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey flew at half-mast. They were paying tribute to Abdullah, the King of Saudi Arabia, who passed away at the age of 90. The gesture seemed somewhat...

  • Seismic design of buildings

    Earthquakes have often been considered to be one of the greatest and unfortunate natural events that can take place. In the past, due to the lack of understanding and technology available there wasn’t much masons and architects could do. Today,...

  • Scotland and the Knights of St John

    During my schooldays in Malta I learned about the Knights of St John and later in life was taught first aid by the St John’s Ambulance Association. By one of life’s coincidences work took me to Scotland to live half a dozen miles from the castle...

  • Refuse bag solution

    As the ‘grandee’ of Gozo Mike Wagstaff was so quick to point out when he was trying to portray me as a rabid racist recently over my Brexit comments, he really comes across as the epitomy of local government ‘officials’ that he was back in the UK...

  • Go Sports

    Like many other soccer enthusiasts, I am disappointed atthe way we have been stealthily, albeit probably legally, deprived of what we thought would bea full Premier League bonanza of live matches on a Satur-day afternoon. First we get one live...

  • Thanks to Gozo Channel employees

    Thanks to Gozo Channel employees

    I would like to show my appreciation to the Gozo Channel employees who were a great help to me when I told them that I had particular needs. I travelled to Gozo on the Malita on September 15 at about 9am. I came back to Malta on the same day on...

  • Bureaucrats’ fears

    I am now more convinced than ever that the greatest fear gripping the minds of the unelected Brussels bureaucrats is that Britain, after all, could very well make a big success out of its withdrawal from the European Union. That would open the...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

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