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  • Church must have its say

    For some people, the Catholic Church is fine to run schools and homes for the elderly, to look after the disabled, run orphanages, help feed the poor and look after reforming drug addicts and battered women. But it should keep its mouth shut and...

  • Aged, active and contributing

    As a family doctor, I frequently meet people of all ages and creeds who like discussing social issues while they’re being diagnosed or medicated. When some time ago I was visiting such an elderly lady who was quite vociferous in her views, the...

  • The clash of ideals

    The polemic between educational development and environmental protection has touched the raw nerve of conflict. Its outcome will depend on the Prime Minister’s common sense. I am an environmentalist, a founder member of the Ramblers Association...

  • Unsung heroes of aid

    Ramona Sunderwith, an American volunteer doctor and trainer says: “I’m a physician, who long ago decided to work in resource-constrained settings with disenfranchised populations.” Serata Silla, a nurse born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and who...

  • The 1990 gas agreement

    The 1990 gas agreement

    In a report published on May 13, former finance minister Tonio Fenech insisted that proof that the former government did not bow to the wishes of oil traders was the fact that it had started the work on the power interconnector with Sicily, thus...

  • Of affluent rats and man

    I was still in my early teens. Television was still black and white. But I still clearly remember a documentary based on Konrad Lorenz’s studies on animal behaviour. Konrad Lorenz (November 7, 1903 – February 27, 1989) hailed from Austria. Besides...

  • Asthma aid

    Is there anyone who can tell me whether there is an asthma support association in Malta and, if in the affirmative, where I can contact it? I’m an asthmatic myself and have been since my childhood.

  • Oppressed turns oppressor

    Let my people go, Moses told the pharaoh. The Jewish people then spent 40 years wandering in the desert until they reached the Canaan land where they lived and flourished. During the Roman occupation, the Jewish people revolted against the Roman...

  • Removal of ground oil

    I would like to amplify on the feature about the Birzebbuġa fuel depot (May 19), particularly where it refers to the exercise that we had carried out and which is known as ‘bioslurping’. During my time as chairman of Enemalta, we had engaged an...

  • Muscat puts himself in straitjacket

    For a time, Joseph Muscat wanted the country to bail him out of a problem he had unnecessarily created when his government agreed to sacrifice precious virgin land at Żonqor Point in Marsascala for a private university. When he realised that his...

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  • Editorial: Building momentum

    Editorial: Building momentum

    Many who voted in favour of banning spring hunting in last month’s referendum did not do so merely to stop a cruel and outdated practice. They were determined to finally elevate environmental awareness to the top of the national agenda. The...

  • Issues that need to be addressed

    As a Maltese national who has lived and worked abroad for over 40 years I have now returned to live in Malta on a permanent basis. Unfortunately, I have witnessed and experienced several things on this wonderful island that urgently need...

  • The forgotten road

    A main road in Qajjenza just before you get to Birżebbuġa has been dug up and left in a poor state for the past six weeks. Not only does it present a hazard to vehicles but it’s a sight for sore eyes, not to mention the loss of business to...

  • No equality

    In his letter objecting to an article by Petra Caruana Dingli, Silvan Agius (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 17) from the Ministry for Social Dialogue tried to make readers believe that the Joseph Muscat government he forms part of has turned Malta...

  • Appalling death sentences in Egypt

    Appalling death sentences in Egypt

    Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first demo­crati­cally elected president, was sentenced to death last week, together with more than 100 others, over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and later brought Morsi’s Muslim...

  • Thank you Marlene

    I should like to publicly thank Marlene Farrugia for defending our very limited natural heritage and raising a voice for the voiceless flora and fauna that live in the natural habitat. Hats off to this lady who has the courage to speak against...

  • The commonwealth of Sadeen

    This is a direct quote (my translation) taken from the Prime Minister’s speech in Marsascala a week ago: “There can be no place for monopolies in Malta today, and certainly not for those that have to do with university education. I’ve a feeling...

  • Hay Wharf translation

    Hay Wharf in Marsamxett Harbour has been translated into Maltese as Xatt it-Tiben. What is the connection? In May 1916, the Daily Malta Chronicle, quoting Reuters, announced the death of Lord John Hay, GCB, FRGS, Admiral of the Fleet, “father of...

  • Migration: A credibility test for Europe

    Over the years, Malta and Italy sought to have the European Union recognise that the migration issues they confront is a European one that should be addressed at a European level. It is tragic that thousands perished in the Mediterranean before...

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