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Opinion

  • Dubaification of Malta

    The name ‘Dubai’ is associated with more than just another city State. The word is linked in the collective imagination with shopping malls, ostentatious wealth, and the large-scale consumption of luxury goods and entertainment including...

  • Another bad financial deal

    On August 7, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued an ominous public notice concerning Maltese Cross Financial Services Ltd, an investment services licence holder, operating until recently under the name of Island Financial Services. A...

  • That ‘feel-good’ feeling

    That ‘feel-good’ feeling

    I was going to start by going into grumpy old man mode and having a whine about – with due respect to celebrities such as the Prime Minister’s wife’s husband and that Times of Malta journalist’s current boyfriend – the spectacle people are making...

  • Due credit where credit’s due

    Due credit where credit’s due

    In its editorial ‘Plunged into darkness’ (August 17), The Sunday Times of Malta was very unfair with successive Nationalist administrations when it stated that “it seems incomprehensible that no proper investment was made in the country’s...

  • Islam: a Christian challenge

    Islam: a Christian challenge

    The absolute horror at the atrocities that Christians and other religious minorities are suffering in almost all the Muslim majority countries of the Middle East cannot be allowed to prevail over the sober observance of the Christian principle of...

  • EU wake up please!

    To say we live in difficult times would be an understatement. What is being witnessed (and more worryingly what is not) is on the verge of apocalyptic. As we Maltese enjoy our usual summer down time, it is hard to believe that elsewhere on the...

  • Confusion and lack of vision

    On July 28, I arrived at 11.25am to catch the noon Gozo ferry. I was waiting in the fifth lane and there were nine or 10 lanes of other cars waiting to board. I presumed I would be able to board the noon ferry without difficulty. But I was...

  • The Muslims are here

    I read with great interest the feedback generated by my Talking Point last week, ‘The Muslims are coming’. It showed that freedom of speech is alive and well in Malta. Sadly, so is the suspicion and fear of difference, the belief that the gulf...

  • Libya, east and west

    Libya, east and west

    The sad news coming from Libya is not easy to keep up with. There are now two rival national parliaments, one in the west, another in the east, in addition to two prime ministers. And foreign military intervention has begun, with air strikes...

  • Proud to be a Jew

    Proud to be a Jew

    I refer to articles about Gaza by Imam Mohammad Elsadi and Louis Cilia (August 15). While Cilia says the EU welcomed April’s announcement of a unity government of Fatah and Hamas, the EU regards Hamas as a terrorist organisation although it has...

  • The truth will set you free

    Lino Spiteri, for reasons known only to him, alleges that an attempted coup against Archbishop Paul Cremona is in the air (August 26). I do not hold this against him. His background is politics where, it seems, plots, coups, back-room stabbings...

  • Turmoil in the Church

    Turmoil in the Church

    It has been a great sadness to those who love the Maltese Church to see its dirty linen being exposed so ruthlessly to public gaze. While commentators – outsiders like me – have long spoken of the need for the Maltese Church to renew itself after...

  • Authentic Christians

    I refer to the Talking Point by Sandro Spiteri (August 22) and the report the following day in which it was stated that I encouraged Islamophobia during the Sunday homily of August 17 at the Marsascala parish where I serve. The fact that I was...

  • Silence of the cemeteries

    In the summer heat, a heated debate rages about the challenges the Church in Malta is facing. That the Maltese Church has a problem of leadership can be seen by all bar those who don’t want to see. That the Church has been silenced is evident to...

  • Coup against Cremona

    In my unsplendid isolation, I sometimes try to follow snatches of what is going on so that I am not completely cut off. From what I follow there is no doubt that the hatchets are out for the Archbishop, Mgr Paul Cremona. He is not only getting it...

  • Rising of the priests

    Rising of the priests

    Our latter-day generation of liberals must have been rubbing their hands in glee all last week as an apparent internal revolt against the leadership of the Maltese Church broke out. It is only apparent because no one really knows what is going on...

  • Economic vision to ponder

    Malta needs an economic vi-sion which is shared by all stakeholders if it is to achieve the targets set within the Europe 2020 strategy. This is the overall message of the Economic Vision 2014-2020 published by the Malta Chamber of Commerce,...

  • There is no right to be a bigot

    Besieged by ethnic leaders from practically every community, the wider public and his very own party, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made a stunning backdown from a crusade to water down and remake the Racial Discrimination Act. After...

  • The real ALS challenge

    Times of Malta journalist Ariadne Massa has asked me to “be a sport” and take the ice bucket challenge. There is nothing that would make me happier than to take up the gauntlet and participate in this commendable cause. The ALS ice bucket...

  • A time-bomb to set off or defuse

    Turks are accusing Syrian refugees of knife attacks, sexual harassment and looting. Scuffles have ensued. The same is happening in other countries too. Groups of different ethnicity, nationality, culture and religion can, when mixed, lead to...

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