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  • A labour of love... Blogpost 13...

    Twelve months on from our landslide triumph, I hope you are all as happy as I am at the way in which Jo-zeff... with a little help from the rest of us, has transformed our island into the paradise you see all around you today. My undying...

  • Depressing issues

    Often I think I miss the point because I’m daft or because I might have missed out on some lecture or article written by one of our island’s bigwigs. A President has been chosen unanimously. When the Prime Minister announced his choice of...

  • Abolish spring hunting

    Spring hunting has been a contentious issue for many years in the Maltese islands. Throughout the years, both the Labour Party and the Nationalist Party have sought to deal with spring hunting through backroom deals with organisations...

  • Gozo is great but shame about Xlendi

    My wife and I have just returned home from Gozo. This was our first visit for seven years and we were interested in what we would find seven years on. Gozo is a pretty island at this time of the year and we quickly headed for the cliff paths.

  • Sleeping on the wrong side of the law

    Should we be worried that as much as 10 per cent of all the guest nights spent in Malta are in unlicensed accommodation? The answer to that depends on a number of factors. First of all, how accurate is that estimate, which was calculated by...

  • Yes indeed but no but

    Everybody is having conniptions at the fact that gays are going to be allowed to get married and, horror of horrors, adopt children. Let’s get things straight (forgive me). The Bill that President Emeritus George Abela had apparently made it clear...

  • EU must move fast on energy

    Following the annexation of Crimea to Russia, leading newspapers around the world have put on hold the civil war in Syria, the trouble in Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya to continue focusing their attention on the tiny ‘bully’ from Moscow and...

  • Back to streaming in schools

    “Grouping students in Years 5 and 6 employing banding and standardised scores: in Years 5 and 6 the classification of children will be according to a banding procedure, where children numbers permit. The criterion for grouping children will be the...

  • Rights of conscience

    I refer to the many contributions to this newspaper by Martin Scicluna, where he pontificates as if he were the last word on every issue that seems to be raised. His latest article on April 2 was the last straw. He attempts to discredit President...

  • Matters pertaining to the Church

    Yesterday the Curia lambasted Minister Helena Dali’s reported speech in Parliament of April 2nd wherein she stated that paedophile priests and paedophile laymen are treated differently and this has to stop. Minister Dalli seems to have repeated...

  • Watch: Pastor Manche’s petition against gay adoption

    Christian Fellowship, River of Love, says it has raised 10,000 signatures against the civil unions bill, which gives gay people equal rights in marriage as heterosexual couples and lays the foundation for a gay couple to be able to adopt. Is the...

  • Park-and-ride shuttle services

    I thank Anna Busuttil for her feedback in her letter ‘Park-and-ride trip too long’ (March 22) and would like to take this opportunity to expand on our Floriana park-and-ride shuttle services. Beyond the reduction in parking fees to 40c, the...

  • Get a second interconnector

    The energy debate in Malta has always been clouded by misconceptions, mainly brought about by a lack of appreciation by the public and politicians of the cost impacts resulting from the country’s small size and low economies of scale, together...

  • Free for all planning process?

    Twelve months after the election of a Labour government, there are increasing signs that the concerns of environmentalists and people of goodwill who care about the rule of law and the manner in which planning decisions are made by Mepa are fully...

  • Fort Cambridge going to ruin?

    There has been yet another mysterious fire incident at Fort Cambridge. This, along with what looks like the wilful neglect of the building, by leaving the countless doors and windows of the rooms open to the elements – despite, I hasten to add,...

  • Inconvenient statistics

    Government ministers have been quick to jump on any positive economic news which every so often is published. Indeed, when compared to a number of European countries, the Maltese economy has been rather resilient. However, the impression that this...

  • Pills dearer in Malta

    Further to the letter by Eddy Privitera about the higher price we have to pay for medicine in Malta, I wish to mention Bonviva tablets, which here cost €47.65 for a single pill. Recently, while in Brussels, I was informed I could buy three for...

  • The tale of two elections

    The results of the municipal elections in France, which went badly for the Socialists, have received a lot of attention. Some attention was also given to the local elections held in Turkey, which were supposed to bruise the prime minister, Tayyip...

  • Abuse on the buses

    On March 31, while on bus 222, which was full of tourists, a black man boarded at St Paul’s Bay. The passenger presented €10 for payment. The driver flared up and got extremely abusive. He even tried to get the passenger to leave the bus and then...

  • Mission in Albania

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for the generous remittance of €2,000 so that I can continue to help the families living in four poor villages in the mountains of North Albania where I am stationed at the moment. These families, especially...

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