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  • The health roadmap to nowhere

    I have been hearing about the bad state of affairs at Mater Dei Hospital for many months. Not hearsay but first-hand accounts by ordinary people distressed at how family members had been treated. However, just how bad things are only became fully...

  • French apology

    The French have never apologised to Malta for what they did when Napoleon Bonaparte invaded our country. The French came to Malta with the sole intention of stealing the treasures of the Order of St John and not to introduce democracy or for the...

  • The shrouds of secrecy

    The government admitted that consultation on Żonqor for the construction of a private project could have been handled better. I would argue that there was no public consultation at all. Caving in to public pressure and designing a way to defuse...

  • Sustainability of free healthcare

    The interview with Joe Caruana, former Mater Dei CEO (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 23), on the sustainability of free healthcare essentially reiterates what governors of the Central Bank (and in particular Michael Bonello) have repeatedly...

  • Libya’s glimmer of hope

    The Libyan political agreement initialed in Skhirat, Morocco, on July 11 and brokered by UN envoy Bernar­dino León sent a message of hope to a shattered country. Libya is a country with many heavily armed militias, two competing governments and...

  • Boarders during the war

    Boarders during the war

    I refer to the feature by Alfred Conti Borda entitled ‘Fr Maurice Naudi – Jesuit, teacher, prefect and photographer’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 16). I would like to add a little known fact about the difficult life we few boarders at St...

  • Summer snapshots

    Marthese Portelli’s fossil-excavation jaunt and the subsequent fallout serve to highlight the perils of Facebook – or rather – of people’s tendency to upload anything and every­thing online. The shadow minister for the environment shared photos of...

  • Rigu Bovingdon’s double-faced judgement

    Our former student Rigu Bovingdon had this to say on our “knowledge of Maltese” (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 23 “During my four years of study under Manuel Mifsud, Albert Borg and Ray Fabri – at the University’s Department of Maltese – I was...

  • Islanders

  • Another fifty shades of vilification

    The Curia people are still living in the Middle Ages. Why not bring on the Inquisition!” This comment was posted on a news website in reaction to the position paper the Archbishop of Malta and the Bishop of Gozo presented to the Prime Minister as...

  • Changed opinion

    Roderick Bovingdon, my classmate at University, writes (‘Tackling the Maltese language crisis’, The Sunday Times of Malta, August 23 “Of course, I must not omit Olvin Vella for attaining a first class for his thesis Il-Pjanifikazzjoni tal-Malti.

  • Burlò

    Burlò

    A Premier on holiday

  • Let’s hear it for the silly season...

    Yes it’s that time of year when the media are said to put life on hold. Why? Because nothing newsworthy is supposed to happen. Those in the know will tell you that few if any earth-shattering world events have ever taken place during the month of...

  • Mosta church

    I refer to the article by Fr Joe Borg, ‘Ecclesiastical blood transfusions: Take 3’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 23). I wonder why Borg was so upset at the Mosta archpriest’s request to the Archbishop for the Mosta church to become a basilica.

  • Major security concerns

    The government’s silence in the aftermath of the arraignment of the Labour Party’s former treasurer, Joe Sammut, who has been charged with fraud and money laundering after he allegedly set up bogus companies to facilitate the granting of residence...

  • ZTV

  • No place for Mintoff statue

    No place for Mintoff statue

    Hats off to the Office of the Prime Minister or whoever took the decision not to place a ‘monument’ to Dom Mintoff opposite Auberge de Castille. Mintoff represented tyranny and under him division, aggression and violence thrived. He had no real...

  • Rubensian touch of class

    What can a museum ex­hibiting all 29 tapestries be­longing to St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation represent for Malta, its tourism and for the Maltese people? This set of tapestries is the largest complete series of tapestries in the world and...

  • Domestic violence concerns all

    “I feel victimised over and over again, this time by the system.” This is the experience of a victim of domestic abuse submitted to the Social Affairs Committee and reproduced in Domestic Violence, Victims and Services. The report documents and...

  • Ferry queue jumpers

    I refer to a letter regarding queue jumping at the Gozo ferry. The offending car is probably a government vehicle, whose driver has resorted to a stratagem in order not to irritate those in the queue any further by in-your-face queue jumping. Do...

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