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  • A green chronic malaise

    I nostalgically recall my favourite campfire song in my youth. Like My Darling Clementine, the Maltese countryside is being systematically eroded and, soon, it will be “lost and gone forever” if this prolonged unscrupulous development, wanton...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    The politicians’ victory

  • Is it our fault?

    Is it our fault?

    The despicable British celebrity and columnist Katie Hopkins managed to sink to ridiculous lows through her column in The Sun when she compared migrants to cockroaches and advocated using gunships to stop them from entering Europe. Only recently...

  • Number indigestion

    Many of the less involved are pretending to have developed number allergies. Not a number of allergies, an allergy to numbers: they manifest this by posting comments, or Facebook stati (proper plural of statuses) or tweeting tweets which basically...

  • Clinton to ‘earn’ US vote

    Clinton to ‘earn’ US vote

    Hillary Clinton put an end to the worst kept secret in American politics last Sunday by officially announcing that she was running for President. In her opening video posted on the social media, she said she would hit the road to “earn” America’s...

  • Editorial: Ray of hope for PN?

    Editorial: Ray of hope for PN?

    It’s rather laughable that Malta’s politicians and their acolytes get excited about winning seats on councils in certain villages that have more livestock than people, but that’s a reality we’ve faced ever since a misguided decision was taken to...

  • Virtually a defeat for hunters

    Barely two weeks ago I was one of probably very many people who thought that the No camp would likely win the referendum. I had pored over the polls, and I had also followed with considerable zeal the constant stream of online comments, posts, and...

  • Maltese living abroad can still be Maltese

    From time to time, since 1969, it was considered important to organise conventions with the aim of bringing together members of the Maltese community from abroad, to give them the opportunity of highlighting issues, problems, ideas and even make...

  • The dice were loaded

    The die is cast, alea iacta est, said Julius Caesar as he led his army across the river towards Rome. In the referendum last week, the dice were loaded against the conservation of nature and spring hunting is now back on track. The post-mortem on...

  • 49.4%’s the new hunter

    Victory for the Yes camp was inevitable. Or was it? Early on, even before the campaigns began in earnest, I bet with an ex-hunter that Yes would win the day. He’d had his ‘Road to Damascus’ moment and desperately wanted me to write about his...

  • The centre will hold

    What’s the best song to listen to when experiencing a defeat? The Bee Gees You Win Again? Green Day’s Nice Guys Finish Last? Elton John’s Sad Songs Say so Much? I suppose it’s a song which will take the edge of the hollow feeling in the pit of...

  • They shoot birds, don’t they?

    It is very clear that they shoot birds besides horses. Following the recent referendum, hunters will keep on shooting birds to their hearts’ content not only in Gozo, which voted in favour, but also in Malta, which voted against. A slim majority...

  • All great things come for free

    All great things come for free

    An article in the British papers last week talked about the things that make British people “feel great”. And you know what single thing makes them happy? It’s not winning the lottery; it’s not a new job; it’s not securing a multi-million business...

  • Come on, feel the noise...

    OK, so now it’s official: We are one of – if not THE noisiest nation(s) on earth. And if that surprises you, well it shouldn’t. We do decibels like trappists do silence, we are Loud with a capital L. When I read the recent report in Times of Malta...

  • Crime in localities

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Car parks prove fertile grounds for criminals’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 5). Kindly note that nowhere in my annual crime review report was there any reference to Malta International Airport. The article...

  • Pregnancy and offspring obesity

    Recently this newspaper has paid much attention to the obesity epidemic in Malta. All articles contain useful advice to decrease obesity and the risks involved. However, one important issue that was not discussed is the potential link between...

  • Insurance claims

    I had to smile when I read the article ‘Concern as insurance claims on roads soar’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 12). What was not mentioned is that some Maltese drivers must be among the worst in the world, and I have driven in many...

  • A matter of urgency

    With reference to the article ‘Elective operations may be postponed this week’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 12), I would like to inform Jean Paul Gauci, who heads the Health Division of the UĦM, that nobody has an operation for fun. If people...

  • Captain Cecil Francis Kilner

    Captain Cecil Francis Kilner

    Charles Debono, in his interesting article, ‘First flight over Malta and initial stages of Gallipoli campaign’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 12), referred to the World War I Ark Royal when it stopped in Malta en route to the Dardanelles and...

  • Compromise and concessions

    I have watched the story of Malta’s attempts to solve its bird conservation problems since 2000, and tried to analyse these and offer some ideas to the Maltese government on their resolution in the form of a report in 2012, in which both Birdlife...

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