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  • Nothing but a whitewash

    Nothing but a whitewash

    There is nothing redeeming about the reshuffle. Nothing which will appease anyone who is sound of mind and of good conscience. PL supporters will say that the Prime Minister listened to criticism and acted upon it but the truth is that nothing has...

  • You can not be serious

    You can not be serious

    Tennis fans will recognise John McEnroe's petulant outburst when some line judge or other had called his ball out, or in, or whatever, nasal whine and all.  Never, though, has such an ejaculation been more apt than today, Thursday, April 28 at 5pm...

  • Need of greater stress on maintenance

    When, earlier this month, the temperature suddenly soared to an unusual level, many rushed to the beaches, only to find mounds of seaweed in some places. Since it had been windy for some days, few may have complained about it but tourists might...

  • Same segregated schooling

    Last week’s TimesTalk programme was about the effectiveness of our educational system. The discussion questioned whether we should have a one-size-fits-all approach. The official representing the Ministry of Education kept using the metaphor of...

  • Electoral Panamascape

    Electoral Panamascape

    The recent survey that showed Labour winning a general election by 10,000 votes – if Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri resigned or were fired – has generally been interpreted as good news for Labour. It certainly is good news if you’re Joseph...

  • Priests’ salaries, pensions

    Since the early 1970s, the Archdiocese of Malta has had a decent salaries and pension scheme for its priests. It was in the time of Archbishop Michael Gonzi when Mgr Guido Calleja, former parish priest of St Julian’s, was appointed as...

  • Big Boss from the Bosphorus

    In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in 2015, political leaders gathered in Paris and led a public show of support in favour of free speech. Chief among them was Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the wake of recent events, her...

  • ‘Insolvency’ judgment on shopping complex

    The shareholders and directors ofD.A. Holdings Limited refer to the article ‘Daniels shopping complex windingup after court declares it “insolvent”’ (April 25). The article fails to mention the fact that the shareholders, the directors of D.A.

  • Concrete for our heritage

    Concrete for our heritage

    There is something weirdly surreal in the statement “Townhouse to be converted into three-storey car park” (‘Grandchildren join fight to save Gozo townhouse’, April 27). Such Monty Pythonesque absurdity takes some beating. That this beautiful...

  • Those ticket touts in Buġibba

    I have just returned home from a holiday in Malta where I have been many times before with my family. However, this time, my family holiday was spoilt by the constant harassment of predatory ticket touts on the Buġibba and Qawra seafront and...

  • WATCH: How will the Kappara project impact you?

    WATCH: How will the Kappara project impact you?

    Times Talk last night discussed the Kappara junction - the works and the traffic concerns. The €22.5 million project will address most of the problems in one of Malta’s busiest arterial roads. The completed project is estimated to eliminate 50 per...

  • VAT lottery results: four wins in nine months!

    VAT lottery results: four wins in nine months!

    It is extraordinary that one can be so lucky in the VAT lottery that is drawn every month. I could not help but noticing that a lucky person has had the following winnings and, lucky for him, the prizes keep growing higher and higher. Here they...

  • Habit of being physically active

    On World Health Day, earlier this month, a report by WHO focused on physical inactivity as a major cause of type 2 diabetes and urged countries to launch incentives for regular physical activity. The world health body recommended the adoption of...

  • Air Malta matters to us all

    Malta is an island at the extreme end of the EU, and islands need connectivity to grow and thrive. The MHRA has been consistent on this principle since the day the national airline was established way back in 1974.  But the world of 2016 is a far...

  • Malta’s Catholic roots

    Malta’s Catholic roots

    On the same day as Malta Today published its fascinating survey – ‘We are not Charlie’ – about changing attitudes to religious and moral matters in ‘Catholic Malta’, there was a strangulated letter in The Sunday Times of Malta which expressed the...

  • Value of trade unions

    The President’s Foundation for the Well Being of Society and the Centre of Labour Studies at the University of Malta have recently published the findings of a survey about trade unions in Malta. The data gathering part of the research process,...

  • Service pension entitlement

    In his piece titled ‘Service pension saga’ (March 30), Carmel Mallia, president of the Alliance of Pensioners Organisations, referred to two important events. In the 2008 Budget written and presented in 2007, the Gonzi administration decided to...

  • National Bank of Malta

    I have read with interest the article ‘Final stages for National Bank saga’ that appeared in The Business Observer (April 21). I refer to the second paragraph of the article: “Consultants Ugolino, Nun and Chilton drew up the government’s version...

  • Monument

    With reference to the ‘Abercromby monument’ at The National Library, as far as I know that is a bust of Dun Karm Psaila made in the 1960s by the late George Borg.

  • National parks

    I refer to the article ‘National parks for Malta’ written by Martin Galea (April 13). He makes his point about a greener Malta very clearly. Hopefully, the contribution will ignite a little spark in all concerned and make us more aware of the...

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