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  • Compensation for public land abuse

    Compensation for public land abuse

    I refer to the article ‘Times of Malta wins libel on Victoria Lines terrace’’ (March 13), which is self-explanatory but raises many questions. The remarks and sentiments expressed by the court are believed to be shared by all law-abiding Maltese...

  • Big bang approach to justice delays

    Few people would disagree that delays are a problem that is endemic in all legal systems. However, some countries seem to be more determined to resolving this issue than others. According to an EU justice scoreboard, delays in Malta’s law courts...

  • How hotels may survive

    It sounds good to charge more for hotel accommodation but we in the business of earning a living from the hotel trade know better. We are the survivors of every idea put to us: charge more, charge less, upgrade, downgrade, advertise, don’t...

  • Post-war property

    I wish to express my frustration about the rent situation with regard to post-war property. It is a fact that the pittance which is being paid by the tenants is an injustice to the landlords. This does not reflect the property’s commercial...

  • Throwing away our heritage

    What a pity, what a shame! Another old building is about to be demolished. It will be gone forever, the irreplaceable loss of the historic urban fabric of the important Naxxar village core. Such news makes one feel impotent in the face of the...

  • Fr Peter, three years on

    Fr Peter, three years on

    It’s been three years, this week, since Fr Peter Serracino Inglott passed away. Three years and several celebrations of his life and work: at least two sets of lectures associated with his name; a prize named after him to reward social and...

  • Do we speak Maltese?

    Do we speak Maltese?

    The problem of whether English words should be spelt the English or the Maltese way when writing in Maltese has resurfaced. Most of the contributions have dwelt on aesthetic or patriotic aspects. The age-old battle between conservation and...

  • The Lord Denning of Malta

    His chequered life, his love for acting but, above all, his brilliant legal mind, place Maurice Caruana Curran in a prominent place in Malta’s legal Parthenon. His sense of public duty, his creative legal mind and his love for our country’s...

  • Good article, wrong paper

    Laiq Ahmed Atif’s article ‘Inter-religious dialogue’ (March 6) might have some purpose here but I suggest he publishes it in newspapers in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia because, although Muslims are flourishing while being left to live in peace in the...

  • What the PN offers

    Attending the last Nationalist Party extraordinary general council meeting meant I was able to witness the genuine enthusiasm of participants and supporters determined to continue making a difference. One could feel the positive effect of a...

  • Nonsense on bird decline

    The European Court of Justice ruled that the conservation status of the two species hunted in spring is of “least concern”. This classification was derived from Birdlife International assessments that noted: “Despite the fact that the...

  • Solar energy for those in need

    Solar energy for those in need

    First let me congratulate all political parties for their initiatives to encourage people to go for green energy through the introduction of a number of schemes involving the installation of PV panels. I presume that such aid schemes were mainly...

  • Do we look like monkeys?

    Do we look like monkeys?

    No disrespect meant to monkeys, after all we all know about evolution and all that, but quite honestly do Mario Camilleri and the Prime Minister think we are brain dead or something? As a young boy I recall reading the Famous Five and...

  • Dark corners of Malta

    Dark corners of Malta

    There are still some dark, hidden areas of Maltese society. Despite our increasing affluence and conspicuous consumption, if you venture away from the prosperity of Sliema, St Julian’s, Mdina, Lija and Balzan, you will find lurking in the...

  • WATCH: Muscat, Busuttil debate on Times Talk

    WATCH: Muscat, Busuttil debate on Times Talk

    A prestigious UK medical university will be set up in Gozo in an €200million investment that will see the Gozo General and St Luke’s hospitals refurbished to standards on par with, or even better than, Mater Dei”, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said...

  • Remember the persecuted Pakistani Christians

    Sunday’s (March 15) suicide bombing of a Catholic and an Anglican church in Lahore, Pakistan is the latest in a series of outrages against Christians in that country. During the attack 14 people were killed and least 78 people were injured. The...

  • Eight-pointed crassness

    The knights, and their enduring and iconic symbol, have lately been in the news. The market (il-Monti) with its underwear and cheap ware and its suitability, or not, next to Piano’s new entrance and Parliament was discussed in debilitating...

  • Why translate?

    I have been listening to to Francis Ebejer’s novel on Campus FM Requiem for a Malta Fascist. It is translated into Maltese by Charles Briffa. Doubtless, Briffa has done a professional job but he will be the first to agree that however good the...

  • Hospital care

    I have been a patient at Mater Dei Hospital and no words can do justice to the amount and quality of the medical attention I received. This attention extended well before and even after my major operation and stay at the hospital. No less...

  • The Church and Malta’s moral crisis

    The Church and Malta’s moral crisis

    In his article ‘Scicluna’s Covenant’, about Archbishop-elect Mgr Charles Scicluna, Ranier Fsadni lays the door of the present crisis at the feet of the Church. Yes it has declining numbers of secular and religious priests and nuns, it has a...

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