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  • What’s in an acronym?

    Funny what three letters can do. To use the Archbishop’s language, to build at Żonqor is to rape pristine land. (Freud would have a field day, but never mind.) But what if Żonqor weren’t an ODZ site? Would we then be looking at a case of uplifting...

  • What about hunting in Britain?

    I refer to the letter ‘Blasting birds from the sky is not a sport’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 10). I have all the respect for anyone with a different opinion with regard to hunting, but insinuating that hunters are insane just because you...

  • Fostering a safe environment

    People have a right to feel safe from bullying, harassment and discrimination. However, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, this is not the reality for individuals who make up part of the lesbian, gay,...

  • Some just can’t help it

    Anne Zammit’s article ‘Some hunters just can’t help it’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 10) shows that some bird protectionists are intolerant. Following a democratic referendum that determined the future of spring hunting she states: “The...

  • More southern (dis)comfort

    A popular cautionary tale says that a frog will jump straight out of hot water, but if placed in some cold water and heated slowly, it will not react until it falls into a stupor. The story ends badly with a boiled frog in very hot water. Frogs...

  • Blasting birds

    With reference to Sean Whyte’s letter (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 10), I do not want to go into the merit of what is wrong or right about hunting. However, I am offended when a foreigner criticises my country when there is a lot more to...

  • No country for a foreign man

    I have a lot of time for people who up and leave their countries of birth and who choose to relocate to mine. And by ‘time’ I mean a mixture of curiosity, a great deal of interest and a formidable respect. I’m always interested to know what draws...

  • ‘Something called the American University of Malta’

    In a phone call to De Paul University, broadcast over a local radio station, a top administration official of this university, in making short-shrift of the Labour Party innuendo that this Chicago institution was closely involved in the project...

  • Reverse Robin Hood

    If Joseph Muscat continues to insist on giving away untouched coastal land in an ODZ area to this Jordanian construction company, he runs the risk of coming across as a very warped version of Robin Hood. The Prime Minister is looking increasingly...

  • Plant-based diet

    On a local TV channel it was stated that a plant-based diet can prevent – and even reverse – cancer and other diseases while animal-based, processed and refined food increase the risk of many diseases. So, apart from the fact that animals would no...

  • A video is worth 10,000 words

    A picture, it is said, is worth a thousand words. Imagine then the worth in words of a whole video segment! And more important, imagine the power of such a video to mobilise people into action. Until last week few people had seen the tract of...

  • Islanders

    Islanders

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  • An open day to appreciate the art of elegance

    An open day to appreciate the art of elegance

    I was 20 I think when I first saw the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris. And I remember thinking as I stood in square: “!?!” It looked as if the building had woken up hurriedly in the morning and put on its dress inside out. I could not make up my...

  • Burlò

    Burlò

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  • Let’s hear it for the Eurovision Trash Contest...

    “So are you going to watch it?” “What... the Eurovision nonsense?” “The song contest... yes.” “No.” “Oh, but I thought you liked it.” “Really. How long have we been married my sweet?” “Eleven years... nearly, why?” “Because for all those 11 years...

  • Editorial: Selling Malta against all ODZ

    Editorial: Selling Malta against all ODZ

    The government’s decision to push the so-called American University of Malta, earmarked for Marsascala, is symptomatic of much that is wrong with Joseph Muscat’s administration. For the past two years, Malta has been run by a government with a...

  • ZTV - Sawt Park

    ZTV - Sawt Park

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  • In the Court of Public Opinion

    In the matter of The Great Unwashed -v- Our Great & Exalted Premier Joseph Muscat  Abbreviated Judgement of the Court delivered in the English Language on 16th May 2015. The Court: Having seen the writ of the Plaintiffs and the defence of the...

  • Environment and investment. Can the two live happily ever after?

    Environment and investment. Can the two live happily ever after?

    The controversial proposal to build a university on Outside Development Zone in Marsascala has propelled the issue of sustainable development to the top of the national agenda. The government claims the project will help regenerate the south but...

  • Communicating the family

    A tree without roots is a dead tree and a person without the family is a person without life. No one can live without the family. Everybody needs a family because the family is the right environment where to love and be loved, to live, to grow, to...

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