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  • Solution to our waste woes

    Growing up in Malta in the 1960s, I vividly remember the Keep Malta Tidy campaign, and as a boy I dreamt that Malta could easily rea­lise these goals and become clean and tidy. How wrong I was. Here I am, half a century later, at the forefront of...

  • Not an argument about religious beliefs

    My attention has been drawn to an article by Fr Joe Borg (‘Teaching Francis Some Christianity’, September 4). I am deeply, deeply flattered to find excerpts from my writings over the last three years on Pope Francis (who I greatly admire as a...

  • Manoel Park – we’re worth it

    I can understand why the call to reopen access to Manoel Island resonates with so many. The islet is a microcosm of the country – its history mirroring that of Malta. First it was occupied by foreign powers and now a corporate takeover of public...

  • Enjoyment of our heritage

    Britain’s issue of eight postage stamps last August is an eye-opener in terms of insisting on a better environment in our small yet wonderful Maltese Islands. It is pleasing to see the selected picturesque gardens reproduced on the stamps, namely...

  • Flying with the two wings

    If Pope Francis deserves some corner time for disagreeing with Martin Scicluna (see my commentary on September 4, ‘Teaching Francis some Christianity’), what does Archbishop Charles Scicluna deserve for daring to speak about Żonqor Point, the...

  • Article on Archbishop

    I was shocked and disgusted by the article ‘How to tame the Archbishop’ (September 11) by Sandro Spiteri! Such disrespect shown towards Archbishop Charles Scicluna is shameful. Is this the result of the law to decriminalise the vilification of...

  • Leo Brincat is not Panama

    The Council of Ministers would do well to accept Leo Brincat’s nomination as a member of the European Court of Auditors. Brincat was nominated by a legitimate government, and he happens to be decent and capable. His merits also secured him the...

  • Dingli’s half-baked Panoramic Road

    I recently met an ex-RAF officer who used to be stationed at Dingli.  He recalled the happy days and experiences and wondered whether things over there had changed, in a similar way to Sliema and the surrounding towns. We decided a drive to Dingli...

  • Not in our wildest dreams

    As soon as Leo Brincat’s nomination to the Court of Auditors became known last May, the news portal Euractiv carried an article noting that Brincat “helped a cabinet minister exposed in the Panama Papers to escape a no-confidence motion”. This has...

  • Vote for small parties a waste

    I hope that during the Nationalist Party’s mass meeting at the Independence celebrations, speakers will try, in simple and direct words, to explain to the people gathered and those listening in, that under the present electoral system it is nearly...

  • Midi touch at Manoel Island

    Last Sunday at 7pm, I broke with tradition and left my house, inspired by the laudable ‘break in’ the previous day by Kamp Emergenza Ambjent and Gżira mayor Conrad Borg Manche. I refer of course to the metal gates and fences constructed by the...

  • Islanders

    Islanders

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  • Biggest threat to fish farms is operators’ greed

    Biggest threat to fish  farms is operators’ greed

    The problems arising from fish farm operations have been with us for at least 11 years and politicians have pussy footed and done nothing about them, showing weakness and lack of leadership in dealing with the fish farms.  Firm actions are well...

  • The natural born bullies

    The natural born bullies

    I knew him only by name. I only got to know him in person, one Mon­day morning, on the morrow of the first Panama protest in Valletta. I must give him credit, that though I went unannounced and accom­panied by my partner in crime Kekettoni, he...

  • ZTV - Panama revisted

    ZTV - Panama revisted

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  • The short, fat arm of the law…

    Not a lot of people know this, but I am one who does. The recruitment of Malta’s denizens of law and order is both a highly responsible and extremely covert business. Just recently a contact of mine made available to me – and to me alone – a raft...

  • On going biblical

    It is perhaps understandable that Super One hackette Janice Bartolo refuses, or hasn't the capacity, to grasp that the interests of Malta and Premier Muscat's Labour Party are not one and the same. Her report of her opinion of the PN's opposition...

  • Updated tourism model for Gozo

    The news coming from the Gozo tourism sector is quite mixed. The Gozo market is dominated by self-catering units that seem to be doing well but the collective accommodation sector experienced double figure falls in the months of May and June...

  • Enough is simply enough

    Two terms that are often confused in our daily lives are ‘value’ and ‘price’: how much it is worth, as opposed to how much it costs. Missing the clear distinction between these terms, beyond the merely linguistic, is the cause of many of society’s...

  • Education for life

    Evarist Bartolo We do not want an education system that simply prepares people for employability. We want to provide an education experience to our children and young people that prepares them with the necessary life skills and values to be active...

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