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  • Having a bath

    Having a bath

    This water culvert in Bastion Street, Senglea, has been blocked for a couple of years and quite a few letters complaining about this to the authorities have been ignored. Now I am writing on behalf of the pigeons. Take your time, there is no hurry...

  • ZTV - Deviation

    ZTV - Deviation

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  • A Labour of love… Blogpost 38…

    Crisis? What crisis? Life goes on… we still have a walloping great majority in Parliament; God’s in His heaven, Jo-zeff rules benignly, and all’s right with the world… whatever the other lot and that Bidnija witch says. And what a farce that vote...

  • The king of this fair isle

    The king will flash his fakest smile and salute the crowd. And they, in awe, will scream in chorus their adulation, their overflowing emotion. The king has decided not to decide, the flock will roar, and all is good with the world as surveyed from...

  • Watch: Will Panama scandal go away after the reshuffle?

    Watch: Will Panama scandal go away after the reshuffle?

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has carried out the third reshuffle in his first legislature. In a move aimed at placating public anger over the Panama Papers scandal, he has stripped Konrad Mizzi of his portfolios but retained him as a minister,...

  • Work for third country nationals

    The fact that many migrants are employed at conditions that verge on modern-day slavery has been an open secret for a while. In today’s economics-driven world, anyone in a vulnerable position is often considered fair game and, sadly, few are in a...

  • Workers’ rights and obligations

    Today’s launch of the charter ‘Your employment rights’ is a guide to all workers on their rights and obligations at the workplace. Although many employees earn good salaries and have working conditions that go beyond what is requested by law,...

  • Question time: Constitutional supremacy

    Ray Mangion If the “Second Republic” means that the Constitution of our motherland is to be reformed, whatever the magnitude of the changes, amendments and additions, I am honestly for it. I am more than convinced that the present charter that...

  • The value of hope

    If a person loses hope in life, he would have lost everything. In every problem, a person is like walking through a long tunnel but at the end of the tunnel he must see a beam of light. A person of hope, who lived in 1945, was Fr James Keller who...

  • Dirty politics

    In the bible, Timothy (6:10) says: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” and, as the Maltese saying goes, “it’s their pockets they fill up first”. Past administrations, be they Labour or Nationalist, all had their Konrad Mizzis...

  • Disillusioned voters

    Simon Busuttil is setting standards, including ethical standards, in this country. In a couple of years of PN leadership, he confirmed he is a man of principle and that he is true to his word even in the most difficult circumstances. He is...

  • The threat of instability

    The threat of instability

    The collapse of Syria poses a huge threat to Middle Eastern stability.  Syria has been a major player in the Arab world since World War II.  It was indeed a major player among the dizzying cast of foreign powers that intervened in Lebanon’s...

  • Prime Minister’s national rebuke

    When Joseph Muscat was elected Labour Party leader in 2008, an embittered contender, Evarist Bartolo, quoted Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel Il Gattopardo: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Those words were very...

  • Funds for political parties

    The editorial of this newspaper last Tuesday discussed objectively Skema Ċedoli 2016 and weighed the arguments put forward by the Nationalist Party in support of the scheme against the negativity spewing out of Labour. This is a scheme which is...

  • Management by crisis?

    Management by crisis?

    On Sunday we mark the 12th anniversary of Malta’s accession to the European Union. Thankfully, we are no longer divided on this issue as we were before we joined in 2004. This does not mean that all among us are comfortable with being part of the...

  • Attracting global citizens

    Attracting global citizens

    A new class of global citizens has emerged. They have several homes, do business and invest internationally, and for them multiple citizenship is the norm. Countries all over the world now compete for these global citizens. Meanwhile the political...

  • Don’t shoot the pigeon

    Local councillors are taking it upon themselves to cull feral pigeons in the presences of police officers even though it is against the law to use firearms within 50 metres of a main road and 200 metres from a habitable area. In the meantime,...

  • God’s chemistry

    Starting from the premise that we are surrounded by marvels and mysteries, I dare write that the world’s greatest sufferers have produced the most shining examples of unconquerable faith. The greatest Christians in history seem to say that their...

  • Dangerous grids in Mosta

    Dangerous grids in Mosta

    Lately I noticed that some of the water grids installed along one side of Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta are in dire need of repair. I sent an e-mail to the local council and, within a few minutes, they replied saying they passed on my complaint...

  • Statue controversy

    I fully agree with what Charles Deguara (April 26) had to say about the new titular statue for Christ the King parish in Paola. Before a final decision was made on the type of titular statue of Christ the King that Paola should have, the late Dun...

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