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  • The Church must look ahead

    Archbishop Paul Cremona’s resignation should not come as a surprise to most observers. Talk about his possible departure has been circulating for months, amid rumours that Mgr Cremona was suffering from ill-health. In a rare press appearance...

  • Voices concert 2014 criticism

    I have always been a keen supporter of Voices and I always make it a point to attend their concerts together with family and friends. This year was no exception, and while I thank the organisers, choir members, musicians and all participants I...

  • Delayed power station

    Way back before the elections, Joseph Muscat gave us a date detailing when his power station would be ready. As we get closer to that date he now tells us this project has been delayed by a few months. This time he’s not even giving us a date.

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  • Nalizpelra

  • Footprint

  • Homes for the elderly

    Homes for the elderly is a topic that has interested many from all walks of life and has been the subject of several discussions organised by the two major political parties. As we all know, people are living into an advanced age and,...

  • Nobel winner: social but not anti-market

    Many academics teaching financial services regulation around the world are feeling very happy these days... one of their breed has made it to the Nobels. The award of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics to Frenchman Jean Marc Tirole must come to be...

  • Not a smart reward for squatters

    The announcement that the government will be supplying electricity to all the squatters at the illegal shanty town in Armier is an affront to anyone who respects the rule of law in this country. Back in August, this newspaper reported that the...

  • Would you buy a used car?

    Would you buy a used car?

    From this man, I mean. I have always had this sneaking feeling that he’s nothing better than a snake oil salesman of a politician, however, developments over the last few days have given me an even stronger moral conviction that what I used to say...

  • Promises

    What with the one-time payment of €25 per family for the largest electricity blackout and the announced €1.16 per week rise in salary, the Labour government has really created a new middle class, as promised before the last election.    

  • Are saints marching out?

    Are saints marching out?

    The hot season is almost over but the heat of the festa fever lingers, with predictions swirling about the fate the Maltese festas face. The media may have started the ball rolling, with readers not familiar with village celebrations venting their...

  • Disappearing phone book

    Up to a few years ago, when there was only one landline service for the whole of Malta, a telephone directory used to be issued every two or three years. Then the service provider was privatised, other companies entered the fray and the...

  • Monuments everywhere

    In the recent frenzy that gripped our national psyche to clutter the landscape with monuments, statues and other accessories, we have now managed to hide the Valletta bastions from view with an installation that was placed right at the...

  • An island where cranes never migrate

    An island where cranes never migrate

    They are here all year round; they mate with excavators and nest on dug-out and flattened land where they lay eggs that give birth to all sorts of buildings too often left unfinished, unsold and unrented. Before nesting on new land grabbed from...

  • #BrandMalta? Better work on gender quotas

    The Ernst & Young conference on October 8 gave light to a few interesting topics. The results of the survey about Malta’s investment attractiveness showed a few worrying shifts to respondents preferring to tick the ‘don’t know’ box instead of the...

  • Serving and loving the Church

    The subject of my next commentary in The Sunday Times of Malta is Archbishop Paul Cremona and his resignation which hit us like a bolt out of the blue. I will comment without repeating here what I will write there. Archbishop Cremona’s doctorate...

  • DARK DAYS OF LABOUR'S PAST

    Thirty-five years ago, I married 'Er Indoors, there was a bad storm and assorted thugs burnt down the Times' offices and attacked and destroyed Dr Eddie Fenech Adami's home, terrorising his family in the process. The first two of these significant...

  • Unravel energy deal puzzle now

    Is the government taking the people for a ride over its energy plans, as the Nationalist Party has claimed? Maybe it is a bit too early to say, but what is certain is that, contrary to all the ministerial declarations that the project is right on...

  • Crossroads for economy

    Crossroads for economy

    Last week, I had the opportunity to address the EY annual survey launch which discussed 50 years of foreign direct investment in Malta, and its prospects for the future. There is no doubt that Malta and the Maltese people have, since 1964,...

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