Advert

Opinion

  • Public pathways at Simblija

    I write to exercise a right of reply to the piece ‘Farmers unite to allow access to Simblija’ (July 7). As a private person, I reject any attempt to a trial by the media and to any interference in my privacy and fundamental rights. Since I engage...

  • The pragmatic approach

    Months of speculation about which strategic partner Air Malta would end up discussing a partnership with eventually brought Alitalia to the negotiating table. With 49 per cent of Alitalia itself being owned by Etihad of the UAE, few analysts doubt...

  • A tall order indeed

    A tall order indeed

    Portomaso is 22 floors high. Townsquare, the project approved just days ago will be 38 storeys high. Seen in conjunction with the soon-to-be-decided 40-storey Cambridge Hotel we will have the equivalent of almost four Portomaso towers on the tiny...

  • The silly season ‘wailers’

    The other day, some correspondents, including those on social media, took Simon Busuttil and the Nationalist Party to task for acting as if they don’t have a calendar in their office, hence ignoring the fact that we are in this summer heat.

  • Woes Jeremy Corbyn faces

    Jeremy Corbyn holds one of the most unenviable positions on the planet. As leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition, his term has been characterised by several successive blunders, which have prevented him from mounting a credible opposition.

  • A better urban landscape

    Sliema has been at the forefront of the environmentalist agenda for quite some time now, with many singling it out as the epitome of bad planning, over­development, poor architecture and outright ugliness. The heated debate has now culminated with...

  • Where is the consultation?

    Some old Labour nostalgics argue that Joseph Muscat is very different from Dom Mintoff. Their narrative states that Mintoff looked to the political left while Muscat looks to the right. Mintoff gave primacy to social justice, Muscat is in the...

  • A touch of absurdity

    A touch of absurdity

    If, when you get up in the morning, you watch the news and peruse the headlines of newspapers and think you are feeling the effects of ‘the night before’ and that the sun is going the wrong way… you could be on the right track. And it would take...

  • How many hours do you sleep?

    How many hours do you sleep?

    Tonight the Olympics will come to an end, but I cannot say that I’ll miss the games. It’s been too distant, too far off, too Zika-fuelled. Plus no television channel was ever showing the games bar for RAI Due, which only showed Italian athletes to...

  • Missing the trees for the wood

    The call for a boycott of business interests owned by the Gasan and Tumas groups is one of the most foolish ideas I’ve come across in a long time. First, it is completely unrealistic and can only fail miserably. The thing with large and...

  • Safeguarding the dignity of inmates

    There are moments when we can make a real difference in someone’s life. This was one of them. With the launch of the new Trans, Gender Variant and Intersex Policy for inmates at Corradino Correctional Facility, Malta became one of the first EU...

  • All their votes are equal

    Expecting the chairman of the new Environment and Resources Authority to have a deciding say on buildings in urban areas at the Planning Authority is a complete misunderstanding of the state of play following the Mepa demerger. Victor Axiak may...

  • Holding your own (pencil)

    Mothers worry about their children. Which is not to say that fathers don’t. In earnest antici­pation of the ‘don’t-generalise-brigade’, let me make it clear that I’m very aware that some mothers don’t and that some fathers do (and very much). Even...

  • Courage of our convictions

    There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come. That is what Victor Hugo had said. And it holds true for all the major transformations in society. The protection of human rights, gender...

  • Era of big-moneyed bullies

    The era of the barunijiet is over. Welcome to the era of the big-moneyed bullies. Before the 1996 general election campaign Alfred Sant very ably came up with two metaphors which caught the people’s imagination so much that they became part of...

  • Myths on rent regulation

    The recent NSO survey on rent prices has confirmed a phenomenon that had already been perceived by many. A sudden surge in demand for rental properties, which led to a vertiginous upswing in the asking prices of rents, has exposed the perils of an...

  • Truth about morning after pill

    Embryonic life starts after the male sperm fertilises the female egg or ovum to form a zygote. Everyone who has some common sense knows this. Sperm transport through the cervix is affected by endocrine, immunological and psychological factors.

  • Keep your eyes on the umbrella…

    “Can I have your attention please, cruise liner passengers? Thank you. Now then, my name is Mary Grace and I will be your guide for this tour of the culturally important sites here in Malta’s second city… Sliema… oh and St Julian’s, including...

  • The accepted ‘art of dying’

    I agree and disagree on some points raised by martin scicluna in his interesting article ‘last human right’ (Times of Malta, august 10). I think that, although a lot is being written about euthanasia and the heartbreaking appeal by two suffering...

  • Killers on our roads

    Killers on our roads

    News of injuries and fatalities caused by road accidents is regularly making the headlines. Our roads are congested beyond belief and, with every day that passes, news portals continue to share with us the tragedies taking place on a regular basis.

Advert
Advert