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  • Not enough parking spaces for motorcycles

    Not enough parking spaces for motorcycles

    As from last January, car drivers have been able to ride motorcycles with an engine capacity of up to 125cc without having to obtain an additional licence.  The government believes that motorcycles should be encouraged, especially for commuting...

  • Kids on the political menu?

    Our 12-year old some time ago asked: “Why does Trump want to build a wall? And what’s this thing about Panama?” I did not change the subject. I happen to think that parents should discuss politics with their kids. Now, I don’t mean gloating over...

  • Thanking the Mission Fund

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for their kind and generous donation of €2,000. Without such generosity it would be difficult to run our home for the sick and those with mental health problems in Pakistan. With the money received we intend...

  • Bishop Romero must die!

    Bishop Romero must die!

    On March 24, 1980, Oscar Romero, the Bishop of San Salvador, was murdered in front of his congre­gation while celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. He had been warned but recklessly persisted in criticising the...

  • Enough is enough

    Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Deborah Schembri is relatively new to politics but she had already made a name for herself. Like her predecessor, who provided water and electricity meters to squatters at Armier, she has also shown to be a...

  • Everybody… Let’s all singalong-a-Dom…

    By the time you read this I expect the fact that some bright sparks have decided to put on a musical based on the life of our erstwhile capo Dom Mintoff will be old news. Nonetheless it got me thinking. I mean, a musical? These are normally jolly...

  • Maltapost’s role

    I wonder what Maltapost’s actual role is? Does it provide Malta’s main postal service or is it the cashing office of various other entities? It is a shame that clients who require a postal service from this company have to wait in long queues as...

  • Islanders

    Islanders

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  • Needed: transport master plan

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi’s announcement that the government will shortly be selecting the best offer for a study on the options and costs of a tram service is to be welcomed. Asked about a previous commitment to conduct a feasibility study on...

  • Fish farms

    Malta has one disadvantage with fish farms: there are no tides. Here in the UK we are lucky to have strong tides to take away effluent and bring in clean sea water. In fresh water farms they have to be along the flow of water filling the...

  • ZTV - Brexit

    ZTV - Brexit

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  • Invest in research, invest in Malta – we deserve it

    Invest in research, invest in Malta – we deserve it

    There is a thirst for science in Malta. Tens of thousands of people descend on Valletta during the annual Science in the City festival organised partly by the Malta Chamber of Scientists. Any local funding made available for supporting research is...

  • Why EU defence research matters

    Research matters. Let’s take one example: Galileo. In 2003 the European Union and European Space Agency agreed to launch this ambitious project. Inspired by the genius of one of Europe’s finest thinkers, Galileo aimed not only to propel Europe to...

  • Size of roundabouts

    ■ I refer to your editorial of September 19 which tackled ‘traffic on the way to school’. We will address a number of points raised by your leader in the coming days. For now, may we merely address the part that refers to the size of roundabouts...

  • Four values for good governance

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna is anything but a passive pastor. He comes to the Church as a beacon of light and reason, well equipped with high intellect, a well-rounded formation and a highly attuned sense of perspicacity. When he speaks...

  • All eyes on the road

    James Piscopo, Chairman & CEO of Transport Malta School start reignites the fiery debate about traffic congestion. Every year during September and October, traffic patterns change abruptly. There are various known factors of what contributes to...

  • Youth centres

    Youth centres

    Sixty years ago the Catholic Action Movement had youth centres in every town and village. Not any more now. Pity. The attached photo of the young members of the Catholic Action Centre at Gżira was taken 60 years ago.

  • Risks of investments

    In an article in the Times of Malta (September 13), Mark Vella writes on the reinvestment risks of bond/fixed-income investments. He goes on to say that reinvestment risk is often disregarded, or rather not given its due importance by investors...

  • Just not good enough

    Bernard Vassallo’s justified lament (September 21) about the ‘guide’ at St John’s Co-Cathedral who can only speak English, should serve to bring all and sundry who have any decision-making powers (be they employers, government decision-makers,...

  • Playing a dangerous game

    The air forces of Russia and Syria did not conduct any strikes against the UN aid convoy in the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo, Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has said in a statement. Konashenkov said if it had been an air...

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