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  • Keep your hands off Siġġiewi

    Unfortunately, in the past years, Siġġiewi has become an attractive location for various dubious and speculative projects. The constant onslaught on Siġġiewi’s countryside is now such that its residents are constantly wondering with trepidation...

  • Match-fixing

    The feeling of corruption in sports is a common sensation worldwide. Football and Maltese football are not in isolation and the feeling among football enthusiasts that our football is corrupt is not a recent phenomenon. Way back in the early...

  • Points to ponder

    Points to ponder

    This year’s transmission on NET TV of the liturgical celebration commemorating St Paul’s Shipwreck from the Valletta collegiate parish church will remain imprinted in my memory for two reasons. The first was the excellent and dramatic rendering of...

  • Digital services for all

    The past decades have witnessed an exponential increase in the ways and methods in which information technology and digital innovation have infiltrated our daily lives and routines. Both domestic appliances and industrial processes have come to...

  • Licence to lie

    I refer to the opinion ‘Hitler did nothing wrong’ by Christopher Attard (February 13.) Did the correspondent ever read the little novel Biederman and the arsonists, by the late Swiss author Max Frisch? It describes a ridiculous and inferior...

  • Celebrating anniversaries

    Last Monday was my 50th birthday. Fifty years ago the feast to mark St Paul’s shipwreck was celebrated in the capital city on that day. This took place because February 10 happened to be the first Friday of Lent and given that the immediate Sunday...

  • Where to go?

    Is there an efficient someone at Go plc, my IT provider, to help a now desperate octogenarian? On January 19, I received a first mail delivery report that my e-mails to a btinternet.com address were being bounced back with information I was on a...

  • No guarantee of consent

    I am disturbed by the fact there are people in this country who seem to see no problem with the idea of going to a brothel to pay for sex. To be clear, I do not believe that women who work in the sex industry should be treated as criminals at all,...

  • Trump’s laws

    If Donald Trump considered that, since the 1980s, the US has opened its doors to three million refugees and not even one of them had anything to do with terrorism, he wouldn’t have come up with his senseless immigration ban. But, like him or...

  • Truth on morning-after pill

    Lara Dimitrijevic reacted with remarkable haste to the article by Tony Mifsud (January 28) that challenged the stand of the Women’s Rights Foundation on abortion. She should have dispassionately studied all the evidence presented to the Conjoint...

  • Great leaders

    Last Wednesday, Louis Conzalez, from Mexico, while passing some comments in Quora Digest, about the way President Donald Trump does politics, concluded his article thus: “Great leaders unite their people. Destructive people divide...

  • More than ‘historic’ assistance

    Maltese Olympic Committee president Julian Pace Bonello said earlier this month the money allocated by the government to the local governing body for elite sport would put them on a steady platform when planning athletes’ schedules and preparation...

  • Two ugly, boring and oppressive political parties

    Two ugly, boring and oppressive political parties

    Joseph Muscat’s Labour government and Simon Busuttil’s adopted strategy to oppose him, might shed some light on the anxiety that many voters express when faced with a choice between voting for either large parties or taking the risk and voting for...

  • A wider view of the picture

    While Labour leader Joseph Muscat is reaching new heights in the way he keeps talking about Malta’s economic progress, the country finds itself mired in problems that are causing deep concern as shown by the political tension that has been rising...

  • Restricted lives of politicians

    The fact that Economy Minister Chris Cardona has taken draconian measures and Parliamentary Secretary Deborah Schembri has taken umbrage at a journalist’s reporting of the former’s alleged visit to a brothel while on government work abroad is in...

  • A papal provocation

    A papal provocation

    I recently visited San Marco’s convent in Florence. It is a magnificent edifice with the friars’ cells on the upper vault having been decorated by the early Italian Renaissance painter and Dominican friar, Fra Angelico. Fra Angelico, beatified by...

  • Tell it to the marines

    We have been led to believe that had there been an authority in place, the scandals that have brought the Land Department to its knees over the past four years would have been avoided. This cannot be any further from the truth. The Land Department...

  • Hitting savers, retirees, investors

    If financial services regulation has, as one of its several essential raison d’êtres, the protection of small investors, then there is much to indicate that the new US President Donald Trump absolutely needs to reconsider some of his current...

  • Herr-ERA and glyphosate

    Glyphosate’s main aim is to kill. Glyphosate Monograph published by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) highlights its negative impacts. Its residues are so widespread in foods, particularly those containing cereals or GM corn or soy-derived products.

  • Defending the most vulnerable

    I refer to Lara Dimitrijevic’s article ‘Lies and insinuations’ (January 31) from the Women’s Rights Foundation. She was replying to an article penned by Tony Mifsud entitled ‘Women’s rights, fetal rights’(January 28). Dimitrijevic’s long response...

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