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  • No such thing as gay rights

    From time to time, when the news media carry a report on some ‘new right’ that the LGBT community has been given, the comments sections and social media explode with comments, many approving, some condemning the change. When will this end? some ask.

  • Europe’s untying of the Grecian knot

    European Union leaders meeting this week for the umpteenth time in Brussels to resolve the Greek crisis are very likely to come up with another solution that will again see them congratulating themselves on their ability to resolve tough economic...

  • Of ODZ and good use of land

    One of the classic dichotomies of all times is that ‘man made the town whereas God made the country’. It may involve a bit of stretching because a lot of divine inspiration may be evident in the towns while the country as it has come down to us,...

  • The fortifications need their names back

    The fortifications need their names back

    The extensive restoration on the Vittoriosa fortifications, and now on Fort St Angelo, which has been going on for quite some time, has emphasised the beauty of these bastions, the same that withstood the 1565 siege. Tribute must be given the team...

  • Żonqor Point is scheduled

    In 1995, the board of the planning authority approved a Grade 1 scheduling for the four-mile stretch of coastline between Wied Għammieq and Ras iż-Żonqor entrenchment which was built in 1761. The scheduling was vetted and confirmed by the Heritage...

  • ‘No cover-up’

    With reference to the Gaffarena/Old Mint Street, Valletta expropriation, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stated that the government would not take part in a cover-up in a supposedly internal probe now being conducted. Will this be similar to the...

  • Attack on ambassador

    Ivan Fenech (May 26) is entitled to his outdated tirades aimed at the gay community and their families. However, his totally unjustified and personal attack on the American Ambassador, Gina Abercrombie Winstanley, is uncalled for and downright...

  • The colour is now green

    The writing is on the wall, and its colour is green. The mounting tide of the green voter is evident and has been so ever since the anti-spring hunting referendum was lost by a mere 1,111 votes last April, swung by last minute desperado political...

  • No deals, no quarter

    No deals, no quarter

    It took a young Italian couple to remind this country what a mess it is in. They got so desperate to get out that they stormed onto the airport apron to stop an aeroplane from leaving them behind. They ended up in court, of course, because this...

  • Gozo: culprit or victim?

    Gozo: culprit or victim?

    Throughout the past couple of months, I sadly observed that Gozo has featured in the media so many times and yet almost always in a negative light. I’m of course referring to the turmoil caused by the so-called ‘works for votes’ saga, which has...

  • Show us the money

    In the last few months there has been enormous news coverage of the billions in fines being levied against the world’s banks. Whether money laundering, mis-selling, interest rate fixing or the other countless misdeeds by the bank villains, there...

  • Probe needed into airport security

    Last week a young Italian couple, desperate to catch their Ryanair flight back to Bari after arriving late at Malta International Airport, broke through security and dashed onto the airport apron to stop the flight leaving without them. A week...

  • Georgetown University’s curriculum

    I have a suggestion to make regarding the curriculum of the proposed American Universityof Malta. I think that the courses offered by the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. would be ideal for a university...

  • A steward no longer

    A steward no longer

    The House Environment Committee (chair: Marlene Pullicino MP) has been hearing evidence related to the events leading up to the production of a site selection report for the American University of Malta campus. During the latest session the Mepa...

  • Price of fuel in EU, Malta

    The European Commission has published the consumer prices of petroleum products inclusive of duties and taxes as of Monday, June 15. These prices are marginally lower than those of the week before. These prices have been going down slightly for...

  • Tribunal cats and pigeons

    The Constitutional Court, in the form of the Civil Court (i.e., not in the appeal jurisdiction, where the case might end up if the Labour government appeals the two decisions given in favour of the General Workers’ Union – not a given) has...

  • The Mepa vanishing act

    On June 15, I had the privilege of participating in a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee for the Environment, which was chaired by Labour MP Marlene Farrugia. The meeting concerned the preliminary site evaluation report of the ‘American’...

  • The cost of special care

    As a parent of a young adult with disability, I am finding it interesting, while on holiday in Scotland, to follow the debate within the Moray local council on whether it is necessary to concentrate youngsters who need additional help in special...

  • Mass on TV France 2

    I read a note from a French lady of Maltese descent that she and her friends were overjoyed when, last Sunday, they followed the Mass in Maltese on TV France 2 broadcast from the church of Saint Paul in Rabat. They were touched by the “very...

  • Bullying at the workplace

    When someone mentions bullying, most of us are likely to immediately think in terms of childhood and school. This swift association may be due to the strong campaigns conducted over the past years that were aimed at raising awareness about this...

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