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  • Politics for our common home

    The Nationalist Party recently issued another policy document titled “A better quality of life for you. Proposals on the environment.” The operative word in the title is “you” who has the right to “a better quality of life”. The proposals referred...

  • St Paul’s in troubled waters

    An appeal was launched last week to raise the money necessary to restore St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta. What makes the matter urgent is that the exterior especially is coming apart very quickly indeed. The people behind this appeal...

  • In opposite directions

    A survey has shown that 80 per cent of the population think the government should stop more building in the countryside. But press reports suggest that ODZ permits are still being given out like cheesecakes. In this tiny country, the government...

  • The ungarnished truth 

    I don’t think I’ve ever felt more disappointed by journalists and journalism than these past few weeks. I’m referring, of course, to the general outrage provoked by the precautionary warrant slapped on Daphne Caruana Galizia. The conclusion being...

  • Investment under threat

    Investment under threat

    It seems that our tax system is quite the topic of conversation. It has even been called “not European”, “not social” and “a harmful tax practice”. Indeed. The idea that there is some moral code that can be called ‘European’ is as absurd a notion...

  • More freedom of speech

    We have a strong democracy and we want to make it stronger. The present administration has spearheaded a number of legislative initiatives that were aimed at enhancing freedom of expression. On July 19, 2016, Act XXXVII unleashed the freedom of...

  • Islanders

    Islanders

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  • Big Brother’s media law

    The Minister for Justice and the one for Education (that’s two different people, not the result of a reshuffle), in obvious and hasty reaction to the Opposition’s Private Member’s Bill to put the bludgeon of garnishee orders out of the reach of...

  • ZTV - Polygraph

    ZTV - Polygraph

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  • Promoting art just for art’s sake…

    The scene is the St Stacey band club in the village of Ħas Siġra. The occasion: The grand opening of an exhibition of watercolours of Maltese landscapes by Maltese artist Gaejtano Domenico Sant. Programme: The proceedings will start at 7pm...

  • Don’t subscribe to opt-in ignorance

    Don’t subscribe to opt-in ignorance

    This government has made strides in legislations pertaining to equality with the introduction of civil unions, the criminalisation of gay therapy and other legislations such as the decriminalisation of religion vilification. But it’s looking like...

  • Keep your hands off Siġġiewi

    Unfortunately, in the past years, Siġġiewi has become an attractive location for various dubious and speculative projects. The constant onslaught on Siġġiewi’s countryside is now such that its residents are constantly wondering with trepidation...

  • Match-fixing

    The feeling of corruption in sports is a common sensation worldwide. Football and Maltese football are not in isolation and the feeling among football enthusiasts that our football is corrupt is not a recent phenomenon. Way back in the early...

  • Points to ponder

    Points to ponder

    This year’s transmission on NET TV of the liturgical celebration commemorating St Paul’s Shipwreck from the Valletta collegiate parish church will remain imprinted in my memory for two reasons. The first was the excellent and dramatic rendering of...

  • Digital services for all

    The past decades have witnessed an exponential increase in the ways and methods in which information technology and digital innovation have infiltrated our daily lives and routines. Both domestic appliances and industrial processes have come to...

  • Licence to lie

    I refer to the opinion ‘Hitler did nothing wrong’ by Christopher Attard (February 13.) Did the correspondent ever read the little novel Biederman and the arsonists, by the late Swiss author Max Frisch? It describes a ridiculous and inferior...

  • Celebrating anniversaries

    Last Monday was my 50th birthday. Fifty years ago the feast to mark St Paul’s shipwreck was celebrated in the capital city on that day. This took place because February 10 happened to be the first Friday of Lent and given that the immediate Sunday...

  • Where to go?

    Is there an efficient someone at Go plc, my IT provider, to help a now desperate octogenarian? On January 19, I received a first mail delivery report that my e-mails to a btinternet.com address were being bounced back with information I was on a...

  • No guarantee of consent

    I am disturbed by the fact there are people in this country who seem to see no problem with the idea of going to a brothel to pay for sex. To be clear, I do not believe that women who work in the sex industry should be treated as criminals at all,...

  • Trump’s laws

    If Donald Trump considered that, since the 1980s, the US has opened its doors to three million refugees and not even one of them had anything to do with terrorism, he wouldn’t have come up with his senseless immigration ban. But, like him or...

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