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  • How about a brand new Malta?

    I don’t remember the Acropolis, or very much else about my trip to Athens in 1997, apart from stifling heat and generally abrasive people, particularly the taxi drivers. I’d probably go as far as to say they were downright rude, were it not for...

  • Back to business basics

    The papers are all agog with reports about Ryan Schembri’s disappearance after his ratcheting up debts to the tune of €40 million. Every day we are presented with another instalment of the ‘Meat Mogul’s Downfall’ saga. There are interviews with...

  • Goodbye is the hardest word

    The story on the front page of Times of Malta last Friday about the resignation of Archbishop Paul Cremona took most people by total surprise for a number of reasons. For starters it is not common for bishops to resign before the age of 75. But...

  • Out of the box

    Out of the box

    Nowadays, social media sites and the web in general have all but replaced the entertainment that was traditionally provided purely by television channels and video rental outlets (hey, remember those?). Want to watch old re-runs of Yes, Minister?...

  • Shrink’s couch for Maltese footballers?

    Shrink’s couch for Maltese footballers?

    Iceland, when you think about it, is a very odd country. It’s a country which, by all counts, should not really be one. It clings to the very edge of Europe – but only just. It’s physically closer to the near-barren Greenland than to Norway. And...

  • Papering over the cracks...

    Sir! “I am incandescent with rage, conflagrated with fury, seething with wrath! Really sir, your latest gross and unforgiveable transgression really does take the biscuit. (Oh dear, what have I done now?... Ed). I refer, of course, to a recent...

  • From one crisis to another

    Despite being bombed by American warplanes, the maniacs who form part of Isis march on. Despite all the necessary precautions being taken plus devoting huge resources to stop the spread of the deadly disease, Ebola managed to reach Europe’s doorstep.

  • Separation of roles

    I do not have a legal background and do not claim to have understood all that Michael Falzon wrote in his article entitled ‘Please expunge this archaic law’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 12). However, I agree completely with the need to have...

  • Chaotic traffic situation

    Chaotic traffic situation

    The chaotic traffic situation in Malta cannot go on. We have reached a point of no return – over 300,000 cars plus public buses and private coaches cannot converge safely and efficiently on our roads. Tourism will suffer while the Maltese...

  • Unregulated settlements at Armier

    Joseph Muscat is right to allow the Armier boathouse people to obtain properly paid services from Enemalta and not to further criminalise them by denying them their basic human rights. What next? I have visited these settlements and note they are...

  • Permanent deacons

    The article on the Archbishop’s decision on deacons (Times of Malta, October 13) included the following reference to Joe Farrugia, the Archbishop’s delegate for the laity: “Mr Farrugia remarked that permanent deacons could be very useful as part...

  • Not the right bus ticket

    Last Tuesday at 4.20pm I took bus number 2 to Cospicua. Entering the bus, I noticed there was no ticket machine. The driver was not wearing a white shirt, which is part of the usual uniform, but a grey one. As a senior citizen, I gave him 50 cents...

  • Hunting bias

    The highly biased article by Mark Anthony Falzon, ‘Hunting suspension, bad politics’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 12) needs to be considered by the authorities, or better still by both Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil. As chairman of the...

  • Presence of V18 personnel

    I refer to the review by Jo Caruana regarding the performance by the Notik Dance Company at Pjazza Teatru Rjal (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 14), as well as to the letter by Anne Zammit on September 21. Caruana remarked that Notik’s...

  • Marsalforn road

    Marsalforn road

    I refer to the article ‘Hotel owners take action against Land Department’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 28), I think the incredible saga that has evolved is not sufficiently well explained in this article. There was nothing mysterious or...

  • Educational system

    I refer to the letter by Martin Spillane, ‘The jug theory of learning’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 12) in reply to my letter about education. Part of his criticism seems to be directed more at other systems of education than the one I...

  • The Church must look ahead

    Archbishop Paul Cremona’s resignation should not come as a surprise to most observers. Talk about his possible departure has been circulating for months, amid rumours that Mgr Cremona was suffering from ill-health. In a rare press appearance...

  • Voices concert 2014 criticism

    I have always been a keen supporter of Voices and I always make it a point to attend their concerts together with family and friends. This year was no exception, and while I thank the organisers, choir members, musicians and all participants I...

  • Delayed power station

    Way back before the elections, Joseph Muscat gave us a date detailing when his power station would be ready. As we get closer to that date he now tells us this project has been delayed by a few months. This time he’s not even giving us a date.

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