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  • The good bishop

    The good bishop

    The raison d’etre of the Church as instituted by Jesus Christ is to transmit the joy of the Gospel which is for all people while caring for our neighbour in need. Fr Joe Borg, in a tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona, wrote that Cremona...

  • A new parish priest needed

    Throughout the last few months we have witnessed the nomination of new parish priests in different localities and the assignment of seasoned parish priests to a different parish. Unfortunately Balzan parish did not benefit from this healthy...

  • The benefits of car pooling

    As the number of cars on our roads continues to grow, may I suggest the transport authority offers incentives to drivers carrying two or more passengers by allowing them to use the bus lane and in this way somehow alleviate the traffic congestion,...

  • A priest and a gentleman

    And so, another very dear friend has moved on to pastures new. Fr Joseph de Gabriele, or just Fr Joe as he was known to most of us, in many ways reminded me of (St) Jean Marie Vianney. Apart from his unassumingly wise and positive outlook on life...

  • Hazardous parking in Mosta

    Hazardous parking in Mosta

    Illegal parking is a constant practice on Independence Avenue, corner with Triq Tumas Dingli in Mosta. Vehicles are parked on the yellow lines alongside the traffic island, which is causing a hazard for those cars coming out of Triq Tumas Dingli...

  • Doom and gloom on TV

    The televised fiction dramas in Maltese at prime time and other slots, by the three major TV stations, in my opinion are projecting a deep-seated sense of gloom and doom among viewers. The implications one is being confronted are the cause of ...

  • Plea to warden for humanity

    Cannot the warden in Msida be more humane in the course of his duties and stop giving parking tickets near the government primary school in the early hours of the morning before residents leave their home for work? The Msida local council...

  • Substantially lower tariffs

    Does Simon Busuttil sincerely believe that the vast majority of Maltese and Gozitans care more about the date when the power station is completed than the fact that this government has lowered substantially the extremely high tariffs...

  • National Bank of Malta settlement

    I refer to a statement made by former finance minister Tonio Fenech on October 19 where he stated that an offer of €25 million was made by the then government which was rejected by the shareholders of the National Bank of Malta. The former...

  • The good bishop

    I believe Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona is one of the most humane, humble, affable, approachable and charismatic personalities who has ever graced our small nation. When he became Archbishop in January 2007, he had set out to build bridges, and...

  • Age of dogma is over

    It is being touted that apart from ill-health in the regrettable resignation of the charming ever-smiling Archbishop Paul Cremona, the divorce and/or civil union issues were also major contributing factors. If so, the more’s the pity. I ...

  • Commuting by bicycle needs to be further encouraged

    Transport Malta’s CEO James Piscopo hints at strategies and measures for the country’s ailing transport network, (‘Traffic is no perception’, The Sunday Times of Malta, October 19). The blogs were immediately alive with calls for underground and...

  • Eden cinemas

    I remember my first visit to the Eden cinemas, the film was Jurassic Park and we were awed by the atmosphere, comfortable seats, vision and sound, especially when compared with Valletta’s previous ‘talkies’, which ended in a sorry state. However,...

  • St Pius V for V18

    St Pius V for V18

    Is there a possibility of bringing over the body of St Pius V for the celebration of V18 in Malta? It is at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. I think all Maltese would be happy if this were possible. After all, St Pius V helped Valletta and the Maltese.

  • Priest’s removal was illogical

    Parishioners of Lija have noted with considerable disbelief that one of the last actions of Paul Cremona as Archbishop was the transfer, out of the village, of our popular and hardworking parish priest; an action carried out just three days before...

  • Rent out legal boathouses

    First the Armier boathouses got their smart meters, now it’s the turn of the St Thomas Bay favelas. While the government’s intention to supply the meters to eradicate electricity theft is good I still think all governments, past and present, have...

  • Malta’s youths have got talent

    Malta’s entry for the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Diamonds, sung by the inimitable mezzo-soprano Federica Falzon, is a fabulous song. What an interpretation, what a voice, what talent! Falzon’s participation follows Gaia Cauchi’s...

  • Dangerous roadworks

    A few days ago, two vehicles collided head-on near Lija cemetery, obviously causing extensive damage to both. The place has been in complete darkness for months on end, and still is, even though roadworks are taking place on one lane and the other...

  • Excessive delay to clear cheque

    Upon receipt of my Visa statement I noticed a discrepancy of €100, representing the amount via a foreign cheque which I sent along with my payment. I sought to enquire immediately as to the reason for this lacuna. A very efficient lady clerk...

  • Price of fuel

    It is no news that the price of oil and fuel has plummeted these last few weeks, yet local prices at the pumps have remained the same since May and will remain so until the end of the year to ensure fuel ‘price stability’. Of course, people are...