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  • Fenech Adami’s Malta

    I read with amazement some of the contents of the article ‘UK government sceptical of Fenech Adami’s Malta’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 16). In the first instance the views and comments in this article are those of deputy high commissioner...

  • The browning of Europe

    It has been a historical fact of consider­able importance that Malta has always felt the need to protect itself from foreign invasion. The massive fortifications left to us by the Knights of Malta, meant to protect our forefathers, have been an...

  • Thank you

    I am very grateful to the Mission Fund in Malta for supporting our mission in Durrës, Albania. The money will go towards the education of underprivileged children as well as medical help for destitute families. I assure the Mission Fund’s...

  • What’s in a book title?

    When former Labour Party treasurer Joe Sammut was arraigned in court last week, the book he was carrying got into the news. It was conjectured that he might want to draw attention to its title, as a sleazy, veiled threat of some sort. Perhaps he...

  • Bible translation in Malta

    While referring to the very interesting article ‘Translating the Holy Bible into Maltese’ by Lino Bugeja (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 9), I feel obliged to add further credit to the Rev. Prof. Peter Paul Saydon, who co-founded the Għaqda...

  • Let’s talk trash Prime Minister

    Sliema and St Julian’s have a trash problem. But then litter and garbage are everywhere on Malta, long ignored and studiously swept (oh the irony!) under the official carpet. Our streets and countryside are a national disgrace. Successive...

  • The Maltese language

    In his article on the current (mis)use of the Maltese language, carried in the special 80th Anniversary Times of Malta magazine on August 9, Laurence Grech, former editor of The Sunday Times of Malta justifiably complains about the frequent...

  • Give us 18,000 square metres

    These last few months have been clouded with a sense of panic environmentally-wise. There’s a sense of carpe diem urgency in having to savour every open spot, every uncrowded roof top, every unspoilt bay, every last undeveloped nook and cranny...

  • Islanders

  • Bonaparte and St John’s Museum

    Bonaparte and St John’s Museum

    Following the clarification by the president of the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation (Times of Malta, August 16), if the revelation is correct, the museum is in for a great renovation. May it further consolidate itself as one of Valletta’s key...

  • Ecclesiastical blood transfusions: Take 3

    When last Sunday I wrote my commentary titled ‘Ecc­lesiastical blood transfusions: Take 2’ I never imagined that during the weekend the ecclesiastical body in Malta would receive a good and healthy blood transfusion. This came in the form of a...

  • Burlò

    Burlò

    Sleight of hand

  • Bonaparte in Malta

    Napoleon could not have retained possession of Malta in 1798 and the reason was Admiral Horatio Nelson. Without the Maltese revolt, the French garrison would still have starved, leading to their capitulation to the English. Charles Xuereb (The...

  • Flying by the seat of your pants...

    I expect you all saw that lucid and ‘helpful’ breakdown of what it now means to book a flight on our national airline. But just in case you didn’t, I – Sylvanus, with my public service hat on, would like to explain it all to you: If like me you...

  • A more inclusive Church

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech’s Santa Marija pastoral letter on opening up the Church to divorced Catholics who are in a second relationship is a welcome attempt to make the Church more inclusive. Mgr Grech made it clear that removing the barriers...

  • ZTV - Slippery

  • On being called moderate

    In these days of political correctness (abhorrent concept) and blithe misconceptions about the meaning of words, it seems that being called "moderate" is taken as a compliment. How strange.  Being described as having only moderate attributes is, I...

  • Visitor crush

    St John’s Co-Cathedral is the first stop for most visitors. Museums provide a learning experience, which can be enhanced or undermined by the quality of services provided. As the number of visitors to Malta has increased over the past years,...

  • Cyber-armour for today’s world

    In April this year, researcher Mary Anne Lauri spoke about the dangers resulting from parents’ lack of awareness on their children’s social media habits. She referred to a survey which found that two-thirds of children aged between eight and 15...

  • Eddie Fenech Adami was proved right

    The feature carried by The Sunday Times of Malta that declassified UK Foreign Office reports had expressed scepticism over Eddie Fenech Adami’s description of Malta’s political situation in 1983 goes to show how diplomats can sometimes be detached...

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