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  • Fly me... you must... it’s patriotic...

    Just lately both the letters pages and sundry features in Times of Malta have spewed out gallons of printers’ ink on the subject of a certain national airline. And more specifically, that airline’s recent efforts to make itself more profitable...

  • Price of petrol and diesel

    On March 23 the European Commission published the prices of petrol and diesel in the EU. This data shows that in 15 EU countries, namely Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland,...

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  • It had to be a Muslim

    When the awful disaster of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps Tuesday killing all on board happened I asked myself how long it would take for the Islamophobic brigade to blame the Muslims. You see, if it is a violent act then it must...

  • Future of the health sector

    The public has been inundated with news about the health sector in recent weeks.It started with the grant of a permit to build a new private hospital in Bulebel and this was soon followed by an announcement that the owner will be selling St James...

  • One has to wonder

    One has to wonder

    As a flyer of the flag of liberalism and tolerance, I can’t but open with a few words to mark the sense of loss and deprivation that engulfs all of the unrepentant following the news that the BBC have succumbed to the screeches of the harridans of...

  • No talks with terrorists

    Winston Churchill famously said: “Give us the tools and we’ll finish the job,” and, last week, Libya’s army commander, Khalifa Hiftar, made the same call to the West, promising to crush Isis if the world would just let him buy the weapons he...

  • A special fund for the locality

    St Julian’s has evolved over the past 50 years. From a small fishing village, it is now Malta’s truly main cosmopolitan centre. St Julian’s is made up of various areas and all have their own particularities and needs. Our community has reached way...

  • Drake that disappeared

    Some months ago a drake, like other birds of prey, found refuge in a sheltered patch on the Marsa golf course. His choice was excellent. The golf club, besides being a private domain, is a protected area, a peaceful paradise. It also has rivulets...

  • Shouting the right facts

    The trouble with Evan Buttigieg’s argument (Shouting the wrong facts, March 14) is that it rests on the belief that if a species is not yet in decline, then it must be alright to keep on killing it until it is. Buttigieg appears to have a respect...

  • Bullies and manipulators

    The front-page headings of March 23 brought a wry smile to my face. It is obvious to anyone who can think for himself who the bullies really are. Also, it is quite clear, given the evidence, who the actual manipulators are.

  • Hunting vote for expats too

    As a foreigner, who has lived here for some years, I am very disappointed to find that I am denied the opportunity to vote in the referendum. Would it be unkind of me to wonder whether there is a hidden agenda here?

  • Managing critical infrastructure

    Managing critical infrastructure

    As a regular visitor to Malta, I have watched its growth and development with interest. It was very exciting to read (March 16) that the old Malta shipbuilding premises are destined to be turned into a maritime hub. It is interesting to see that...

  • The growing need for nurses

    Many countries are facing nursing shortages for various reasons relating to a widening gap between supply and demand. Some, like the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and countries in Western Europe, simply do not have enough new nurses to cater for...

  • The Germanwings crash was unthinkable. What now?

    The Germanwings crash was unthinkable. What now?

    The deliberate crash of a Germanwings aircraft in the Alps on Tuesday has sent shockwaves around the world. Airlines are changing cockpit policies after the unthinkable led to the death of 150 people. What are the implications on the aviation...

  • Right of association

    Reference is made to the story that was entitled ‘Employers urged to block union verification process: new system one of main reasons for disputes on recognition –source” (March 14). The Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil...

  • Cautious welcome to relaunch of coops

    The concept of cooperatives has been around for centuries even if the modern cooperative model reached its peak in the 1970s and 1980s. A simplified definition of a coop is ‘an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their...

  • New vision for the South

    New vision for the South

    The Privatisation Unit’s proposal to build three hotels on virgin land stretching from Smart City to Onfroi Point presented to the Consultative Council for the South last November took many by surprise. Over the past 50 years, the leisure industry...

  • Gregorian chant revival

    A colleague and I feel that the loss of the practice of sung Gregorian chant during our religious ceremonies, since Vatican II, has been a serious loss for our western Catholic Church. Our religious authorities were too hasty in doing away ...

  • It is no charitable act

    It is no charitable act

    Inclusive education in Malta is restricted to being a philanthropic gesture. This is the verdict expressed in a recent audit prepared for the Ministry for Education and Employment by the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive...

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