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  • Lack of manners

    During the inauguration of the interconnector, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat praised former prime minister Lawrence Gonzi for his foresight. It seems, however, that on this occasion, Simon Busuttil, the Leader of the Opposition, was for some reason...

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  • PM’s part in referendum

    PM’s part in referendum

    Last Saturday’s referendum result caught everyone by surprise. It was unexpected by the media, by the political parties, lobby groups and the public. A substantial element of unexpectedness was felt during the Prime Minister’s press conference...

  • Europe must wake up

    Some weeks back, watching the news on Italian television, I was intrigued by the almost positive twist given to a very sad event. The Chinese government, through its China National Chemical Corporation, made an attractive bid to shareholders and...

  • Wrong image

    I refer to the item entitled ‘Claim of bad blood is rejected, worker paid’ (April 16), which also featured a negative photographic image of myself with the negative caption ‘The tribunal chairman, Anthony Degiovanni, who was said to have a...

  • This is the time to think

    This is the time to think

    I’ve remarked on the ennui facing regular columnists at times, when you sit down and stare at the computer monitor and the blinking cursor clicks on and off, marking the seconds ticking down inexorably to your deadline. It’s probably nothing...

  • Equality and inclusion

    Equality and inclusion

    I recently met a young man whom I had the pleasure of being his tutor about 18 years ago. It was wonderful to see how tall and very handsome Peter* has become. Looking back, it was hard to imagine the progress that he would make in the years to...

  • Whatever the leader wants

    On my way to vote in the spring hunting referendum, I overheard a man telling another to make sure that he votes Yes because his leader would be voting Yes. What small minds some people have! No wonder we lost a true statesman, Lawrence...

  • You may be a target at ATM

    My wife went to withdraw cash from the Bank of Valletta ATM on Independence Street, Victoria, last Monday. She became aware of a young couple ‘shoulder surfing’ her. She withdrew and offered to allow the couple to go ahead. The man was wearing...

  • Alternattiva deserves support

    I am sad and very disappointed at Malta missing such a golden opportunity to stop spring hunting once and for all. I’m also angry at our two main political leaders, especially the Prime Minister who helped the Yes vote in no small way. He insults...

  • Warriors and heroes

    It is left to one’s imagination to interpret Amber’s video of Warrior. Both the singer and the song are truly impeccable. However, how can one give a meaning any other way when the whole video demonstrates gloom and a melancholy, faceless...

  • The horror that surrounds us

    The photo in  yesterday’s Times of Malta of a spread-eagle corpse of a little boy washed up on beach in Garabuli, a coastal town East of Tripoli, haunts me. How old could he have been? He looks the same size as the son of my niece. The comparison...

  • Britain doing fine,thanks

    The letter that was published on April 10, written from the comfort of Longview, in Texas by James Marples, opines that Britain deserves a new Prime Minister. Britain’s economy is growing at its fastest rate since 2007; Britain had the highest...

  • Industry deserves all support it can get

    Malta keeps scoring high points in economic terms with performance buoyed by a string of factors that now include the benefits from the sharp fall in the price of oil. Concurrently with news from Brussels that the island shares the eurozone’s...

  • Did the people speak or not?

    I have found it quite mind-boggling how, just hours after the referendum result was announced, all that talk we had heard coming from Shout and its array of supporters in the English language newspapers, that “this time the Maltese people...

  • Hunters’ rights and the environment

    Various commentators are presenting different factors which contributed to the referendum result, such as solidarity or scaremongering, or the Labour Party backing the Yes campaign. However, the fact that the Yes campaign was positive...

  • Poor weather

    The former format of the Melita weather forecast on their cable television was easier to follow than the current one. As it stands now, the forecast occupies only a small portion of the TV screen and the forecast moves forward too quickly. There’s...

  • Relations on right path

    Leading members of Libya’s democratically-elected, inter­nationally-recognised Parliament are in Washington DC for meetings with the US government, which started on Wednesday. Almost simultaneously over the past week, there have been coordinated...

  • The Referenda Act: a warning

    The Referenda Act: a warning

    In the wake of the spring hunting referendum result, the spokeswoman for the Yes campaign, Kathleen Grima, asserted that she would like to see the Referenda Act amended so that any future referendum could be challenged in court on the basis of...

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