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  • Maybe just another brick in the wall

    The White Paper containing proposals to regulate those who sell properties is a step in the right direction but this move alone is unlikely to solve the problems in a sector that is so overheated. The document, spurred by real estate agents...

  • Shouldering political responsibility

    I have always marvelled at the way politicians from the Nationalist Party almost always manage to turn a situation on its head, so much so that sometimes it almost seems as if they have created a parallel reality. In this surreal world, lies...

  • Iran is the solution

    Iran is the solution

    Stability is not the word most are using to greet the arrival of Iran back in the global economy as sanctions are lifted, but that might just be the outcome. With Tehran backing proxy forces locked in struggle in Syria and Yemen, and its...

  • Halfway through change

    It’s been nearly three years since Malta sounded out the need for change.  This was demonstrated through the historic vote which was the result of a promise that has been materialising through the wide-reaching movement that Joseph Muscat managed...

  • A placebo for the soul

    Professional tennis player Serena Williams has confessed that she won't replace her winning socks throughout an entire tournament; Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player who ever lived, has revealed that underneath his Chicago Bulls...

  • The IMF on Malta

    Exactly 50 years ago, as a research student in finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, I spent three days in Washington DC as guest of the International Monetary Fund. There was one specific feature which stood out from...

  • Warming, extreme weather not linked

    Warming, extreme weather not linked

    I would like to comment on the article ‘The New Risk Society’ by Alan Pulis (January 25). It is a mistake for the World Economic Forum to make a link between extreme weather and global warming. This is one of the few areas of agreement between the...

  • Maria Antonia Galea

    In his book Lord of the Rings, renowned English author J. R. R. Tolkien puts on Gandalf’s lips the words “You shall not pass” as the wise wizard confronts the mighty Balrog. I am almost definitely sure that these words could not by any chance be...

  • Déjà vu

    Can Go please let me know why programmes on BBC Entertainment, Channel 302, are repeated from start to finish within two days of each other? An example was on January 26, DCI Banks.

  • In defence of Anġelik

    To start with, this article is not about the veracity of claims regarding the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Anġelik Caruana. I was and still am totally unconvinced regarding the truthfulness of such visions. This article is about violence;...

  • Obesity a social problem?

    One of the most influential sociologists of the 20th century – C. Wright Mills – once wrote that a need becomes a social problem when it is a widely-shared experience in a community. In turn, sociologists and other social scientists analyse social...

  • Lease of vehicles

    I refer to the article ‘OHSA has no cars for building site inspections’ (January 29). The Occupational Health and Safety Authority clarifies that it had to make use of a reduced fleet in December 2015 not because the lease of the vehicles expired...

  • Untrained or just stupidly insensitive?

    A friend of mine bought two tickets to fly to Malta in March. Unfortunately one of the passengers died unexpectedly. So he called Air Malta to find out if he could just change the name on one of the tickets. The answer was: “Yes, but there is a...

  • Esso in Cyprus but not Malta

    Esso in Cyprus but not Malta

    Why are Esso and other popular international brands of petroleum products available in Cyprus but not in Malta? Why is the price of unleaded petrol in Cyprus €1.133 per litre, 18.7c lower than in Malta? Why does premium unleaded petrol in Cyprus...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    While you are looking the other way...

  • Keeping Malta as it is

    When we Maltese emigrated in the past, we settled and integrated, and never did we protest for one thing or another. We all became respected citizens in our adopted country. Whenever Maltese people married a local, we never made them become a...

  • Bus service change needed at all levels

    Is it possible that Malta is back to square one with regard to the efficiency of the public transport system? Going by the regular loud and bitter complaints that have been aired by commuters in this newspaper and elsewhere, it looks like Arriva...

  • More to music

    Congratulations to the popular singer Ira Losco for winning, for the second time in her music career, the Malta Song for Europe. My best wishes also go to the other singers who made it to the final. Finally, well done to Destiny and Amber for...

  • Impose ban on chewing gum

    I refer to the article about chewing gum and the costs involved in removing this from our streets (‘Gum busting costs €25,000 every year’, The Sunday Times of Malta, January 24). I am sure the authorities are aware how other countries dealt with...

  • Muslims living in the UK

    I was intrigued to read the interview with Bader Zina (‘Lighting up a dark room’, The Sunday Times of Malta, January 24). A lot of the points raised are perfectly true. Problems arise when you get two more generations ahead, as is being...

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