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  • Pregnant teachers and human rights

    It’s good to see that Times of Malta will publish letters to the editor, regardless of how opinionated the author is. It’s a shame, however, that the editor does not publish a comment to point out that if the opinion of the author is exercised by...

  • Counting cost of the power cut

    Those involved in restoring power had the work cut out after a fault at the Delimara power station and an explosion at the Marsa distribution centre plunged the country into darkness. With few hard facts to hand, it is pointless indulging in...

  • Face-to-face education

    The editorial of August 8 concluded by suggesting that “building more physical university facilities may not be the best way forward”. Indeed, the editorial highlights the increased popularity of online courses. While acknowledging that technology...

  • August 15 is a Gozo ‘must’

    August 15 is a Gozo ‘must’

    To be in Victoria tomorrow, August 15, the feast of Santa Marija, a public holiday and day of obligation, is not only a must but also a pleasure and, I dare say, a privilege. Gozitans, Maltese and tourists alike join in a festival that lacks...

  • Sponsor a street

    It must be clear to everybody that the government (any government) or the local councils (any council) has no interest in improving the state of Malta’s roads. Not even when the EU forks out 85 per cent of the cost. And, by coincidence, the...

  • One hot summer night

    August is the month of holidays. For the majority of Maltese families, it is the time of holidays. Most factories close for their shutdown. August is the month during which Malta has to sell its image as one of the major tourist paradises in this...

  • Will Isis go to Libya?

    Will Isis go to Libya?

    Even as President Barack Obama authorised air strikes in Iraq, there were high-ranking US military officers expressing doubts about whether they would have anything other than a short-term effect on the disciplined, well-armed fighters of the...

  • Building works in progress

    Building works in progress

    Over the past years, the residents of Sliema have suffered in silence without protesting publicly against the central administration for being subjected to such harsh treatment. When the new Labour administration took over in March 2013, the...

  • The hardships of a celibate life

    Diocesan priests take only one vow on ordination: the vow of obedience to their bishop. Chastity and poverty are taken, as vows, by the religious congregations. Monks and friars, unlike diocesan priests, are bound to live in a convent, community,...

  • ARS PRO ARTEM

    Just for the ill-educated, the "ars" above lacks an "e", so it's not rude. That said, if this wasn't a portal that is accessible by all, including kids, I'd have been sorely tempted to add the "e", as it is about Jason Micallef that I will be...

  • He has what it takes

    Together with Prof Joe Pirotta, I present on Campus FM a weekly programme titled “Minn Poplu ghal Nazzjon.”  Throughout the programme we discuss the constitutional progression of the Maltese Islands since the coming of the British. During the last...

  • Big Eyes, Computers and Heat Waves

    We purchased some supplies from the best stationery in the world and headed off to LRDE to find the place buzzing with activity: student hairdressers were giving the boys a short back, and sides while medical students under the watchful eye of a...

  • Bank charges for donations

    Often, requests for charitable donations made in this newspaper quote a bank account. Unfortunately this is not the IBAN number, which it seems most banks promote. The result is that extra bank charges become operative. These charges go up even...

  • Lawlessness and destruction

    The level of lawlessness in Malta is extraordinary. It is a uniquely Maltese feature because everybody is aware of it, yet nobody in authority seems to have the will to do anything about it. Worse, such is the national acceptance of this state of...

  • Illegality does pay

    As long as the government continues to endorse VAT applications to unemployed persons, to issue licences to illegal establishments and to allow service providers to these illegal establishments to go unpunished, than it is no wonder that...

  • Silent, windy play

    Silent, windy play

    I recently went to watch Il-Kappillan ta’ Malta at St Elmo. It was a windy evening and I, together with those sitting in the back rows, heard absolutely nothing except for the few war documentaries. The actors’ voices did not carry and personal...

  • Unanswered prayers

    On June 8, Pope Francis met the Israeli and Palestinian presi- dents at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Middle East. A few weeks later, hostilities broke out for the umpteenth time - this time, more ferocious than ever - between the Israelis...

  • Application in Attard

    I refer to the article titled ‘Locals protest Mepa application in Attard’ (August 7). In my capacity as President of the Malta Developers Association I declare that although I have every right to own property and be associated with any private...

  • Horrific sound of silence

    As the world watches the escalating human catastrophe of the people of Iraq, in the name of Allah, ISIS continues in its unstoppable cold-blooded rampage, starving and murdering innocent children and massacring all non-Muslims. The news headlines...

  • Slaughter of the Yazidi

    The Yazidi being persecuted in Iraq are often mistakenly called devil worshippers. This is complete nonsense. They believe in the one true God, who created the universe and then placed it in the hands of seven angels headed by the Archangel Melek...

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