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  • What the PN offers

    Attending the last Nationalist Party extraordinary general council meeting meant I was able to witness the genuine enthusiasm of participants and supporters determined to continue making a difference. One could feel the positive effect of a...

  • Nonsense on bird decline

    The European Court of Justice ruled that the conservation status of the two species hunted in spring is of “least concern”. This classification was derived from Birdlife International assessments that noted: “Despite the fact that the...

  • Solar energy for those in need

    Solar energy for those in need

    First let me congratulate all political parties for their initiatives to encourage people to go for green energy through the introduction of a number of schemes involving the installation of PV panels. I presume that such aid schemes were mainly...

  • Do we look like monkeys?

    Do we look like monkeys?

    No disrespect meant to monkeys, after all we all know about evolution and all that, but quite honestly do Mario Camilleri and the Prime Minister think we are brain dead or something? As a young boy I recall reading the Famous Five and...

  • Dark corners of Malta

    Dark corners of Malta

    There are still some dark, hidden areas of Maltese society. Despite our increasing affluence and conspicuous consumption, if you venture away from the prosperity of Sliema, St Julian’s, Mdina, Lija and Balzan, you will find lurking in the...

  • WATCH: Muscat, Busuttil debate on Times Talk

    WATCH: Muscat, Busuttil debate on Times Talk

    A prestigious UK medical university will be set up in Gozo in an €200million investment that will see the Gozo General and St Luke’s hospitals refurbished to standards on par with, or even better than, Mater Dei”, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said...

  • Remember the persecuted Pakistani Christians

    Sunday’s (March 15) suicide bombing of a Catholic and an Anglican church in Lahore, Pakistan is the latest in a series of outrages against Christians in that country. During the attack 14 people were killed and least 78 people were injured. The...

  • Eight-pointed crassness

    The knights, and their enduring and iconic symbol, have lately been in the news. The market (il-Monti) with its underwear and cheap ware and its suitability, or not, next to Piano’s new entrance and Parliament was discussed in debilitating...

  • Why translate?

    I have been listening to to Francis Ebejer’s novel on Campus FM Requiem for a Malta Fascist. It is translated into Maltese by Charles Briffa. Doubtless, Briffa has done a professional job but he will be the first to agree that however good the...

  • Hospital care

    I have been a patient at Mater Dei Hospital and no words can do justice to the amount and quality of the medical attention I received. This attention extended well before and even after my major operation and stay at the hospital. No less...

  • The Church and Malta’s moral crisis

    The Church and Malta’s moral crisis

    In his article ‘Scicluna’s Covenant’, about Archbishop-elect Mgr Charles Scicluna, Ranier Fsadni lays the door of the present crisis at the feet of the Church. Yes it has declining numbers of secular and religious priests and nuns, it has a...

  • No manners

    On March 11, waiting to have my blood test for Warfarin, I heard a man talking about trying to jump the queue, for a blood test for sugar. The things that this man called the staff of the polyclinic were so bad, I thought to myself that he must...

  • Road project is a waste

    The Coast Road project has been going on for quite some time now, at an astronomical cost that ispartially funded by the EU. Exactly how much of it has been funded, I do not know. I do know however that I never thought we needed to change the...

  • Squandering of electricity

    Electricity is being wasted at the Fortini Ground in Vittoriosa. Four big reflectors are being left lit all night without serving any purpose at all. Why the wastage? I reported the matter to the local council but it fell on deaf ears. Can...

  • Not just another CEO

    Amid the carnage that is emerging from territories controlled by IS, the heroic figures of bishops who remain with their people against all odds are beacons of hope and love. These bishops, among whom is our own Sylvester Magro, have vowed to...

  • Run rabbit run, rerun

    Run rabbit run, rerun

    We’ve long known that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat likes to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. That’s why he is where he is today, because he sold the Labour Party’s soul to all and sundry, offering everything to everyone in return for...

  • Execute terrorist plotters

    Execute terrorist plotters

    European police forces are becoming more and more adept at catching terrorist cells. Secret services are becoming more sensitive, more experienced, and they are employing ever more sophisticated methods by which to discover them and forestall...

  • Bridging the digital skills and literacy gap

    Middle-aged and young people, often described by sociologists as Generation X and Y as well as millennials, generally master basic digital skills quite effectively. The younger generations are hungry users of social media and are often more at...

  • Pigeons carrying a message

    I have been persuaded to write this contribution by the recent, somewhat uncustomary, public declaration of loyalties by several prominent members of the public with regard to the upcoming referendum. I shall be voting Yes and pledge my support to...

  • If you vote yes

    It's useless pretending most of the voting population gives a flying duck, or quail as it were, about the upcoming spring hunting referendum. The hunters do, of course. As for the rest, it's a very small minority of people who care enough about...

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