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  • Żonqor’s prominence

    The agreement by the government of Malta and Jordanian investor Hani Saleh for the setting up of the American University of Malta has resulted in a myriad of statements, counterstatements, proposals and concern on a variety of matters. As soon as...

  • An oasis of tranquillity

    What should have been a celebration of the 50th anniversary since the opening of the facilities of the Jesuits’ Mount St Joseph Retreat House at Tarġa Gap, limits of Mosta, has surely turned out to be a hectic and serious concern over what future...

  • No Malta left for people to enjoy

    That a Labour stalwart like Eddy Privitera should express shock at the proposal for building a hotel on the Mellieħa sandy coast really means that this mania for building anywhere and everywhere has reached its zenith, to be deplored by all and...

  • Discomfort in the south

    I have lived in the ‘south’ of Malta since I was a young child. I find the whole area pretty much fascinating, if not sometimes frustrating. This portside of the island is nothing short of spectacular surprises on the environmental, social and...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    The tartan army moves to Westminster

  • Sliema gem

    Whenever I pass through the Savoy area, in Sliema I always remember a wedding or two I attended at the Savoy Guest House but, unfortunately, it has been abandoned for quite some and it’s not in a very good state. Are we going to lose another gem?

  • Awareness about coeliac disease

    International awareness week for coeliac disease is being held between tomorrow and next Sunday. My daughter was diagnosed with this condition one-and-a-half years ago. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks the villi in...

  • Public clocks

    Why is it that in Malta there is not a single public clock that shows the correct time? I sent an e-mail to the Ministry of Transport more than two years ago about this but nothing was done. Also, the paint used for road markings fades away only...

  • Blasting birds from the sky is not a sport

    It has been encouraging to see the law being enforced against bird hunters. It’s beyond comprehension how anyone with a heart and of sane mind considers as ‘fun’ the mass slaughter of defenceless wild birds. It is what it is: mass...

  • The Prime Minister’s tweet

    After reading Mark Anthony Falzon’s column ‘Preying on birds of prey’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 3) I believe that the author should resign his chairmanship of the Ornis Committee, a body whose purpose is to find a balance between hunters and...

  • UK Conservatives’ surprise victory

    UK Conservatives’ surprise victory

    The Conservative Party’s victory in the UK election took everybody by surprise and proved the opinion polls wrong. The Conservatives, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, managed to obtain a overall parliamentary majority of 12 seats, which means...

  • Mistaken polls

    Within the space of a few weeks, and in three different countries, opinion polls have been proved dramatically wrong. First it was the general election in Israel, then the Malta spring hunting referendum and now the UK general election. One...

  • The American who went to Malta

    In principle I have no major problems with the Non-American Non-University of Malta. I think of it much as I would of a monster shopping centre or hotel, that is to say, as a private business venture that has every right to try its luck at turning...

  • Bus lane at the Strand

    The bus lane along the Strand is absolutely useless. I was recently stuck in traffic all the way from Sliema to Gżira for over 20 minutes. The bus lane was constantly empty except for the occasional taxi and just three buses that cruised by.

  • Making a difference for the better

    Tough times expose your values; mine have always been to make a difference for the better – no matter what it takes and how high the stakes are. Two years ago I was elected PN general secretary. The Nationalist Party, after 25 years in government,...

  • Better less than more

    Economists who could be in the pay of either individual hotels or even possibly any of the sector’s lobbying organisations often come up with the wrong reasons for recommending further physical or numerical growth of certain facilities in...

  • The zebra’s rainbow

    Last week a priest, Fr Richard-Nazzareno Farrugia, wrote in this newspaper. He expressed his concern about schoolchildren being led over rainbow-coloured zebra crossings to promote LGBTI rights. His article was written in a civil tone, and...

  • Disrespect for both Maltese and English

    Disrespect for both Maltese and English

    I am all for the Maltese language and for the English language. I am in favour of bilingualism but not for the total disregard of the proper use of Malta’s two official languages. The picture shows an official sign in a locality which has a labour...

  • An educational hub in Europe

    Last week, a €115 million project by the American University of Malta was launched, delivering another important education pledge. In our electoral programme, we promised a wider educational mix in higher education while investing further in our...

  • Garibaldi’s stay in Malta

    Frans Said, writing on Garibaldi’s stay in Malta in 1864 (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 3), suggests that “a study should be carried out to ascertain his lodgings while in Malta” and adds: “Perhaps the building had suffered damage during the last...

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