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  • Spring hunting referendum

    This newspaper is not anti-hunting. Within the limits of the law, there can be a time and place for everything. We fully acknowledge that while not everyone’s cup of tea, the practice or hobby is weaved into the fabric of Maltese culture and...

  • Dodo Lees’ memoir on ‘bikini case’

    The revival of the 1964 ‘bikini case’ brought back vivid memories of those events which, at the time, did not have any element of farce, rather concern and controversy, unlike the recent case of Christina Betke which really was pure farce.

  • Nalizpelra

    Nalizpelra

    Under fire!

  • ZTV - Contingency

  • The misleading minister

    In his first public pre-Budget meeting, the Minister of Finance denied the number of employees in the public sector had increased, even though, a few weeks earlier, the Minister for Education and Employment said the opposite. Let us bear in mind...

  • Top players mainly foreign

    The Times of Malta’s selection of the best players for the weekend of September 20-21 included only three Maltese players, all hailing from Valletta FC. Such a situation is, in my opinion, very disturbing. Does it underline the dearth of local...

  • Twisting long arm of the law

    This newspaper’s report that police in St Julian’s cannot cope with the workload is cause for concern, especially if the situation is symptomatic of what is happening in other districts. The situation on the ground as recounted by sources – one...

  • Were we truly united?

    Were we truly united?

    It is pretty obvious that Joseph Muscat does not brook opposition lightly. I don’t mean that he is undemocratic and wishes that the Opposition didn’t exist, that’s why I used a lower case ‘o’ in the first ‘opposition’. That said, like every...

  • Divisive proposal

    Why did the leader of the Opposition decide to spoil the unity which the whole Maltese population had witnessed for the first time after five decades by insisting that only Independence Day should be regarded as Malta’s national day? Surely, he...

  • China-Malta links boom

    China-Malta links boom

    This year marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. After more than three decades of high-speed growth, China is now the world’s second largest economy. Huge changes have taken place in China and in the lives of...

  • More buses

    According to timesofmalta.com, Transport Malta will organise hourly direct bus services to the Malta International Airshow today and tomorrow. Hourly services? Does Transport Malta really, seriously want to persuade show-goers to use its direct...

  • No passage

    Recently, it was pointed out in this newspaper that a large van was blocking a lane off the Mrieħel bypass. On another morning, various vans, trucks and buses were blocking the inner lane from the Waterfront Hotel to the Sliema Strand, including a...

  • Contrasts

    Markit, a company specialising in providing financial information mainly through its Purchasing Managers’ Index, forecasts the eurozone’s growth for this current quarter about to end at 0.3 per cent. But for Malta? Over eight times as much.

  • Proposal for Gozo airfield

    Proposal for Gozo airfield

    The item on the proposed fixed-wing airfield in Gozo has started a rush of e-mails between supporters of the project. It is good news that the Water Services Corporation’s plans to renew the outfall sewer will take into account the possibility of...

  • Hunting ban was only way

    The suspension of the hunting season is being widely interpreted as a ploy to influence MEPs who will have to decide whether Karmenu Vella is fit to be the EU’s environment commissioner. The ban is, however, significant on another level. The...

  • Parish priest

    We refer to the piece (September 24) where it was reported that some Marsa parishioners have asked for the removal of the present parish priest. We would joyfully have him back in San Ġwann. Their loss will be our gain. There is an old expression...

  • Is the government right to suspend the hunting season?

    Is the government right to suspend the hunting season?

    The government’s surprise decision to suspend the hunting season following a spate of illegalities has incensed hunters, who described it as collective punishment for the mistakes of the few. Times Talk’s first programme for the new season on...

  • Please watch this clip... and think

    Please watch this clip... and think

    If there is one video clip you should watch today, it has to be this (click here to watch). It is not a video of Islamic State embarking on a trail of destruction. It is not yet another ice bucket challenge. But this six-minute clip should send...

  • Destructive hunters’ ‘passion’

    The 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence was a day for old friends and adversaries to come together to celebrate. The Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition stood in unity to mark the country’s many achievements and the former...

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