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  • Getting tough on money laundering

    The publication of the Panama Papers opened a Pandora’s box that contains evidence of the decades-long practice of some well-connected rich and famous - that of hiding their often ill-gotten assets from the scrutiny on fiscal and other...

  • The three chosen pictures - Petra Caruana Dingli

    The three chosen pictures - Petra Caruana Dingli

    After Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb last October, many people imme­diately understood it as a ‘political murder’. Of course, this does not implicate any politician as the hidden hand, but it indicates that people instantly sensed...

  • Why are citizens being silenced? - Kristina Chetcuti

    Why are citizens being silenced? - Kristina Chetcuti

    One of the things that horrifies me about life in the US is the gun killings at schools. That, and the fact that anyone over the age of 16 can go into a supermarket and buy a killing machine without even the need of a licence. “Can I have a...

  • Economic model for the rich - Anthony Buttigieg

    Every day I read reports about our booming economy, our record low unemployment, the record number of jobs, the rise in the amount of money paid in wages, the rise in the mean wage, but no, I do not think, wow, everything is rosy in Malta,...

  • Serving on the altar of profit - Fr Joe Borg

    Few, if any, readers know that February 20 was World Day of Social Justice. The celebration of the day designated by the United Nations in 2007 would have gone almost unnoticed had it not been for an insightful report released jointly by the...

  • The dead cat and the towers - Mark Anthony Falzon

    The dead cat and the towers - Mark Anthony Falzon

    I was struck by a report in the Times of Malta last week that told of the miserable state of Mrieħel. Confusion, congestion, dust and a dead cat were among the things found by the journalists in a few minutes on site. Their video showed a dog’s...

  • Where are the parents?

    In Article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child it is being stated that “a child means every human being below the age of 18 years”.  In Article 3 it is emphasised that “in all actions concerning children taken by legislative bodies, the...

  • A magisterial boob - Sandro Spiteri

    Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera has been elected by her peers to represent them on the Commission for the Administration of Justice. Please sit down and digest this properly: Magistrate Scerri Herrera, who was rapped by the same Commission for...

  • Why Sliema is so dirty

    Michela Spiteri’s article (February 18) on (the lack of) waste bins in Sliema, is so true and this is probably a major cause of the filth in and around our home town. But not entirely. The flower pots in Dingli Street are used as bins and ash...

  • Judicial investigations are obsolete - Victor Paul Borg

    An average of three magisterial inquiries are launched in Malta every day, and that says more about our country’s penchant for investigations by magistrates – largely a relic of colonial times – than the effectiveness of our justice system. In...

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  • Il-Loġġja tal-Palju – a sheer misnomer

    Il-Loġġja tal-Palju – a sheer misnomer

    Wirt Għawdex deserves the praise of one and all for its unrelenting efforts to save the heritage of Gozo. Its hard-working secretary is indeed an asset to this island. It was thus with amazement that in a recent press release, reported with...

  • Leading from the front - Alessandra Dee Crespo

    Leading from the front - Alessandra Dee Crespo

    When I first met Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger 20 years ago, he had asked timidly but expectantly: “Do you know Scicluna?” Such was the star power of Mgr Charles J. Scicluna even then, that just a surname sufficed. So when Scicluna was appointed...

  • Hands off our monuments

    Surely there is a law in Malta that stops organisations or fanatical people from putting up photographs, posters, slogans and candles on our national monuments, disrespectfully turning them into messy shrines. Enough is enough. No one, no...

  • Sustainable use of our water - Aaron Farrugia

    Global experts have warned that a third world war might be fought over water, since large parts of the world will experience perennial water shortages as populations drastically increase and resources decline. The recent developments in Cape Town,...

  • ZTV - Fifty

    ZTV - Fifty

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  • PA members’ voting record

    The Planning Authority, through its mouthpiece Peter Gingell, (The Sunday Times of Malta, February 11), spoke of percentages. To put it bluntly we are not at all impressed. In the effort to appease their conscience, the PA plays the game other...

  • Misunderstanding the Constitution – 7: A perverse election result – was it constitutional? - Giovanni Bonello

    Misunderstanding the Constitution – 7: A perverse election result – was it constitutional? - Giovanni Bonello

    The facts. Two political parties contested the 1981 general elections. The party that obtained the absolute majority of popular votes only elected the minority of seats in Parliament, while the party that obtained less popular support obtained the...

  • Overdevelopment ignites new fire regulations - Anne Zammit

    Overdevelopment ignites  new fire regulations - Anne Zammit

    Malta is developing at a rate faster than predicted and fire safety measures have not been keeping up with the rest of Europe. Overdevelopment, with more buildings on the horizon, may increase fire risk but this can be partly counteracted if fire...

  • Gozo lacking sport facilities

    Saying that encouraging sport participation is crucial to have a healthy society is, of course, stating the obvious, especially in today’s sedentary and vehicle-dominated world. Over the past three decades, different administrations invested...