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  • Frescoes at the cathedral

    I refer to the letter titled ‘Frescoes on St John’s façade’ by Alfred Calleja (July 15). While thanking Mr Calleja for his observation, The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation states that it is aware of the traces of a decorative scheme present on...

  • Unwilling home visit

    A few days ago, not feeling well, I called a health centre to request a home visit by a doctor. The receptionist very kindly asked me what symptoms I had, and when I replied that I had a sore throat, ear ache and runny nose, she passed me on to...

  • Envoy: a bad image

    I write with sadness of how I perceive “the new Malta”. Along with my wife/best friend we visit Malta at least two to three times a year and have many friends there. We have been coming to Malta for more years than I can remember, and will...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

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  • Editorial: ‘Integrity’ is not enough

    Editorial: ‘Integrity’ is not enough

    After little more than a year in office the Prime Minister is already starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to justifying statements/appointments he makes that are seemingly unjustifiable. He merely points out that the same thing...

  • Schizophrenic economic development?

    When Malta joined the European Union in 2004, it ceased to be considered a developing country and was categorised as a developed country. In reality, Malta has the characteristics of a developed country in terms of various factors, including its...

  • No need for a Gozo bridge

    I am shocked by the government’s decision to consider, once again, a bridge between Malta and Gozo, which is to be entrusted to the Chinese. The environmental consequences of such a bridge are certainly something to worry about. Should the...

  • Protecting our nationals

    I am not surprised that the German authorities recently took the law in their own hands and abducted two children, thus flouting the care order issued by the Maltese authorities. The French authorities in another case did the same thing in the...

  • BOV St Paul’s Bay branch

    Last month I dropped by the ATM of the BOV branch in St Paul’s Bay to withdraw some cash. There was nowhere to park except for a reserved parking spot in front of the building, and I parked my car there with both front windows open. Two other...

  • Destroying the environment

    Various governments have not done enough to protect the environment, a case in point being the garden city at Santa Maria Estate, Mellieħa. Unfortunately Mepa has extended the building area to 30 per cent. The worst sacrilege is committed by...

  • Great service at Mater Dei

    Heartfelt thanks goes to all at Mater Dei Hospital – in our case M3. The dedication and special extra care which was recently showered on my husband George was wonderful. I wish I could give them the world, however the best I can do is to say to...

  • Public transport efficiency

    We all know how important an efficient public transport system is for tourism. I would like to suggest a change in bus route 101 and/or 102 that goes from Mellieħa to Golden Bay and then to Ġnejna. It is ridiculous that the bus first passes from...

  • Gozo bus service

    Gozo has always had an efficient bus service and I don’t want it to degenerate due to a lack of common sense. Last Sunday I was on bus 301 going from the Mġarr ferry to Victoria, along with many other passengers. The bus arrived at the Victoria...

  • Excellent initiative

    Excellent initiative

    I refer to the article ‘We’ve bought a ship to save the migrants’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 13) which highlighted the commendable effort by Christopher and Regina Catrambone to purchase a vessel with the aim of picking up ‘boat people’. At...

  • Bisazza Street

    Every now and then someone, with an obvious personal agenda, writes for Bisazza Street, Sliema, to be de-pedestrianised. No valid reason is given except to further the interests of Qui-si-Sana residents. It appears that these people think they...

  • Loss of trust

    A specialist on German foreign policy at the European Council on Foreign Relations has described the US as a “weak superpower” whose spying methods and surveillance on other countries is solely driven by a feeling of insecurity. The expulsion last...

  • Germany on top of the world

    Germany on top of the world

    Germany’s victory in the World Cup is a symbol of the country’s emergence as a major world power, a European economic powerhouse, Europe’s leader and a nation very much at ease with itself after years of shyness and apprehension. This is Germany’s...

  • Granuled Granaries

    The Granaries in Floriana are considered to be a convenient mass gathering venue by the majority of the Maltese population. Very few people know what the granaries are or when they were built. Most people, in fact, don’t care. They only care about...

  • Common fronts and vigilantes

    This column has consistently argued that it is unwise to talk about migration only when some or other perceived crisis or emergency crops up. Accordingly, I wish to make three somewhat disconnected points on the subject. The first concerns...

  • Courting the Chinese dragon

    China has become a major economic powerhouse and is the second largest economy in the world. Globalisation has been a key success factor and the main driver in modernising the economy and the infrastructure of that country. China registered a 7.5...

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