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  • Word of 2017: immigration

    We have started a new year. What will be the words that will dominate 2017? I thought I would start with ‘immigration’. Three years ago, I wrote an article titled ‘Will immigration be the EU’s death knell?’ Things have moved on since then, and...

  • Concerns of European citizens

    In our times of turbulence, the European Union faces a myriad of existential and practical challenges. In such a context, it is imperative to understand the concerns of the union’s citizens. One very important tool in this regard is the...

  • The wrong message

    I write to voice my severe dissatisfaction with one of ARMS Ltd’s so-called ‘policies’. Individuals who rent out property and who, therefore, have more than one account registered with ARMS Ltd, are being systematically discouraged from installing...

  • Dangerous signs

    Dangerous signs

    Some weeks ago, ‘no parking’ signs were erected along the narrow pavement in Bishop Buhagiar Street, Paola. Being such a narrow pavement, they are of great inconvenience to pedestrians pushing a pram, a pushchair or using a wheelchair. It is also...

  • Fuel price stability?

    As predicted in one of my online comments on timesofmalta.com, the price of fuel has gone up. This was expected because the exchange rate of the US dollar has gone up against the euro and so did the price of Brent crude. The increase, however,...

  • Condomini affairs

    In reply to Roberta Galea Schembri’s query regarding the role of the condominium administrator (January 4), it is very clear from article 16 of the Condominium Act, Chapter 398 of the Laws of Malta, that where rules have been approved by the...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    Europe’s strong man

  • Glenn Bedingfield is first guest on new Times Talk

    Glenn Bedingfield is first guest on new Times Talk

    The controversial blogger and communications adviser in the Office of the Prime Minister, Glenn Bedingfield, will be the first guest on the online version of Times Talk. Mr Bedingfield, who is also an upcoming Labour Party election candidate, will...

  • Malta at the helm of the EU

    The Maltese presidency of the European Union is a proud moment for Malta and one that should unite the whole country. It deserves the support of the entire population and we hope it will be a successful six-month stint that manages to address a...

  • The tunnel

    Do you remember, 20 years ago, a film called Daylight starring Sylvester Stallone? That’s the one with no ring boxing, no flying spit, no headbands and no M60 machine guns in it – Stallone is this taxi driver called Kit. But therein lies the...

  • It’s about what concerns the people

    It’s here. Malta will on Wednesday formally assume the rotating presidency of Council of the European Union.  For the next six months we will bear responsibility for chairing meetings of the top EU decision-making body, the European Council,...

  • The real magic of Malta

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. So is the road to nationwide obesity and more couch potatoes. I got to thinking about this when a consultation exercise about commercialising sports facilities was held last year. The idea behind the...

  • Cain, Moses and Gege Gatt

    Cain the murderer. Moses the legislator. Gege, the technology entrepreneur. Three high­ly different personalities hailing from different countries and ages. The story of Cain, the child of the purely aural oral culture, and that of Moses, who...

  • Ground zero, without tears

    As I write, the building in Marsa that was once the Freedom Press is hours away from being demolished. Inaugurated in September 1963, Freedom Press was the first purpose-built headquarters of the Labour Party. I’m surprised the loss has been met...

  • Bus terminus revamp

    The kiosks at the Valletta bus terminus have been given three weeks to shut down, making way for the upgrade of the area. This project has been in the pipeline for years. When architect Renzo Piano drew up his plans for the City Gate area, the bus...

  • Farewell to the legendary Wolf

    Farewell to the legendary Wolf

    Whenever a kickboxer competes, he has to undergo mandatory pre-event medical tests. As the local kickboxing doctor, I first met Reuben Azzopardi, known as ‘The Wolf’ many years ago through his dedicated martial arts instructor, Noel Mercieca. I...

  • No Ifs or Butts for 2017

    I’m always hung over at this time of year, but not from alcohol. Drink has never been my thing, and if anything, social drinking is something I should learn to enjoy more. Life doubtless becomes rosier after downing Jägerbomb shots (aka...

  • Politicians’ seasonal fluff

    Politicians’ seasonal fluff

    “The hijack was a hoax!” I hear somebody say over one of the countless end-of-year meals. I strain my neck to get a better look at the person on the next table, who’s a light blue, V-neck sweater with a tiny yellow pony, over a yellow polo shirt.

  • Shame on us

    Among the numerous highlights of 2016 in Malta there are two pieces of legislation that should make us ashamed of ourselves. These are the ‘Vilification of Religions’ and ‘Pornography’. For most of us in Malta, the Catholic religion is most dear.

  • Beautiful Nuremberg

    Beautiful Nuremberg

    I recently visited the Christmas market in Nuremberg, which is the largest in Germany. I didn’t know much about Nuremberg, only that it was heavily bombed in the war and that the famous war crimes trial was held there. First impressions are...

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