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  • What is the way forward?

    A few weeks ago, Times of Malta revealed some shocking news both for the Opposition party as well as the public. It exposed the deception of the Labour government by reporting there is high probability of an increase in public transport subsidies...

  • No accidental tourists

    The tourism industry in Malta will soon exit another successful year in terms of arrivals. Almost 30 per cent of those who come here do not use any of the licensed accommodation facilities. Still, the hotels have had a good year and most service...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    ... ask Mark Twain

  • The horror picture show

    The horror picture show

    Darrin Zammit Lupi’s haunting photograph showing a blonde child staring through a police bus window upon his arrival in Malta a year ago was picked up by all the major news providers around the world. Let’s be honest. News houses demanded that...

  • LIES, DAMNED LIES

    The Government, through the Ministry for which Konrad Mizzi is responsible (for now) got onto the highest of its high horses and denounced as irresponsible lies the reports appearing in the PN media that there had been a case of Ebola in Gozo. On...

  • Stable income for pensioners

    On September 28, a government consultation meeting on a national strategy for ageing was held in St Paul’s Bay. Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly Justine Caruana addressed the audience, where she said: “Tell us what you want.” Further on,...

  • Bikini case

    The letter from Peter Apap Bologna (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 28) about my sister-in-law’s bikini case quotes extracts from Dodo Lees’ autobiography which, unbeknown to him, are erroneous. Dodo, charged by Dom Mintoff to get tourism...

  • Maltese spelling of English words

    I refer to the letter by Joseph Muscat (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 10) about the Maltese spelling of English words and their plural. He has no cause to worry about having to use words like ‘imejlijiet’ for the plural of the noun. The...

  • The jug theory of learning

    Josephine Gatt-Ciancio’s letter, ‘A future individual educational system’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 5), was thought provoking, but ultimately unproductive. Her suggestion that each child should have “a personal curriculum, based on what...

  • Poor bus service from Ċirkewwa

    On arrival at Ċirkewwa after taking the 9pm boat trip to Malta from Gozo one has to wait until 10pm for the next bus. If one wants to go to Sliema, the bus from Ċirkewwa leaves at 10.30pm. The problem is solved by catching the 10pm bus and...

  • There are harsh penalties for shooting protected birds

    I refer to the letter, ‘Big game hunters’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 5), by Gordon Haines. Haines informs us that a man in Scotland was fined £500 (€634) for shooting a protected eagle in the Scottish Highlands. I would like to inform him...

  • Thanks from Brazil

    I would like to heartily thank the Mission Fund for the regular contributions to help me and the community of the Franciscan Order of the Sacred Heart of Jesus fulfil our missionary work in Brazil. We have already established a day centre in...

  • Battle dress cloth shoulder titles of KOMR

    Battle dress cloth shoulder titles of KOMR

    What a pleasure it is to read in two successive numbers of The Sunday Times of Malta that there are a number of enthusiasts about insignia of Malta’s only infantry regiment, disbanded (again) in 1972. It says something about the spirit of its...

  • Why the difference?

    My 10-year-old granddaughter needed to have a new passport. My daughter produced a new passport photo of the child who was wearing a one centimetre-wide hairband and which by no means was covering any part of the child’s face. The passport officer...

  • Still waiting for change

    It is 2.30am and there is a foul, acrid smell in the air, probably from the sulphurous fumes being vented from the chimneys of the Marsa power station. I go on the roof to breathe some fresh air, but there is none. The plants on my roof garden in...

  • Are airstrikes enough to defeat IS?

    Are airstrikes enough to defeat IS?

    There has been fierce fighting all week in the strategic Syrian Kurish town of Kobane, located near the Turkish border, between Islamic State and Kurdish forces. US-led airstrikes have dented IS advances, but these have not been enough to stop the...

  • Branding our country

    Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s controversial former communications chief, was spot on when he told an EY conference in Malta on Wednesday that Malta had a good image, but not a powerful one. Mr Campbell said it was clear that Malta was not known...

  • Poor public transport needs to be sorted out

    There is clearly a problem when a full bus arrives at a stop, only to be closely followed by another bus just as full. There is evidently a problem when 20 students (yes, I counted) alight at one stage and another 10 (yes, I counted again) alight...

  • Hunting suspension, bad politics

    I became Ornis Committee chairman 10 months ago. At the time of appointment, I promised parliamentary secretary Roderick Galdes I would do my job with impartiality and discretion. It’s a promise I don’t intend to break, which is why what follows...

  • The Med’s Mare Mortum

    Exactly one year ago today, Malta was dealing with the aftermath of yet another horrific tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. Hundreds of men, women and children had lost their lives – most of them never to be found – while 146 of the people who were...

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