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  • Pickpockets in Sliema

    I was informed by tourists the other day that a woman’s purse had been stolen from her handbag while shopping at Sliema Strand. When she reported the incident at the Sliema police station, there were three other persons reporting theft of their...

  • A spiritual haven is needed

    Let me too voice my disapproval of the idea of constructing a shooting range in the vicinity of Mount St Joseph in Mosta. When are we going to prioritise our choices? When are we going to stop looking only at individual interests to the detriment...

  • Mixing English and Maltese is good

    According to a report prepared by a Council of Europe expert, Elidir King, embracing the concept of code-switching – the much maligned practice of mixing English and Maltese – and turning it into an asset could be the way forward for language...

  • The right type of university

    Malta does not need to be second rate and a new university should not make money for export but, rather, should import quality students, coming here for academic reasons and not just for sand, sun and occasional study. As its students will be...

  • Fatal accident just waiting to happen

    Fatal accident just waiting to happen

    On Wednesday, I witnessed a woman being almost run over by a speeding car while she was using the zebra crossing. This happened at the Ferries at about 8 am, when a car on the normal lane stopped to let the woman cross and another vehicle came...

  • Mountains out of molehills in Gozo claims

    As soon as the Anthony Debono (Giovanna Debono’s husband) case came to light, the PN media started publishing allegations of similar happenings occurring since March 2013, when the Labour Party came to power. The target of the PN was and still is,...

  • Just and inclusive society

    Helping individuals overcome disability and actively working to assure an inclusive society is not an act of charity but a deed of justice. Consequently, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry agrees with the principles of the law,...

  • Strong performance masks inefficiencies

    European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovkis drew some flak for his warning that Malta needs to move on in its work to ensure the long-term sustainability of pension and healthcare systems. Some took offence, believing perhaps that, in...

  • Sound levels breach rules

    The shooting range planned for Mosta is expected to attract “high end sports tourism to Malta... and hundreds of athletes and their coaches and staff will be coming from all over the world...” The scale of such activity must be supported by...

  • Effective green mobilisation

    In my article last week, I argued that the Żonqor development controversy had the unintended consequence of giving further momentum to the Maltese environmental movement within a post-hunting referendum context. It is pertinent to analyse factors...

  • The horrors of ageing

    The horrors of ageing

    Shortly after retirement, Tessie* developed one of the most debilitating illnesses – a rare condition that progressively damages part of the nervous system. She would lose the use of all her limbs but her brain would remain completely functional.

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    The thrill is gone

  • Malta is being ruined

    It appears that this Labour government is hell-bent on promoting and/or assisting the ultimate rape of Malta and has sold its soul to the construction industry. The latest brain-twister by Joseph Muscat and his acolytes is the plunder of a large...

  • What on earth happened to my ID card?

    I am writing this letter because I need some advice regarding my application for an ID card. I applied for one on November 11, 2014 and to this day have still not received it. I have sent e-mails to the e-Residence unit and the customer care...

  • Addolorata Cemetery

    I have just come back from a visit to the Addolorata Cemetery and am disgusted. Even though it was Mothers’ Day, the place was dirty, bins were overflowing, wild grass was everywhere, papers were flying all over the place and there was no water...

  • Shooting range

    The setting up of a shooting range near a retreat house is like building a hospital near a quarry. It makes no sense. An entertainment entrepreneur recently complained that there are too many gentlemen’s clubs in Paceville, which is detrimental to...

  • Zebras, rainbows and human rights

    In her article published on May 10 Petra Caruana Dingli lambasted my response to Fr Richard-Nazzereno Farrugia’s attack on Gozo’s rainbow crossing inaugural press conference. According to her, “his article was written in a civil tone, and...

  • Does anybody really care?

    I have again returned home wondering whether anybody in the Church hierarchy cares whether their representatives are delivering an effective homily during Holy Mass on Sundays. What is the purpose of a homily? According to one definition, a homily...

  • Bird shooting generates £2 billion in UK

    On reading the letter ‘Blasting birds from the sky is not a sport’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 10), I cannot but laugh and attribute such writing to a person who has been confined to living in a box since birth. Sean Whyte from the UK states:...

  • A thaw in US-Russia ties?

    A thaw in US-Russia ties?

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met Russian President Vladimir Putin last week in their first meeting since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for rebels in eastern Ukraine plunged relations with the West to a new low. There was no major...

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