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  • Anti-SLAPP lacks will, not way

    SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation), like Damocles’ sword, still hangs over the heads of Maltese media houses, even over ordinary people who dare to express an opinion on Facebook. Anyone who files a SLAPP defamation suit is not...

  • The wrath of Mother Nature - Kristina Chetcuti

    The wrath of Mother Nature - Kristina Chetcuti

    On the first day of summer last week, it rained. Not a sneeze of a little passing grey cloud, but a full blown thunder-and-all mid-winter soaking rain. Whoa! My most precious strawberry plant, which I had gently watered in the morning, seemed to...

  • Migration crisis risks Europe’s dream - Antonio Tajani

    This week’s European Council will have a decisive bearing on the future of Europe. If the Member States fail to reach agreement on a way to stop and regulate the influx of migrants and asylum seekers, the European project itself may be in for a...

  • Close your eyes, he said - Claire Bonello

    “Close your eyes”, he murmured. “Imagine your favourite place. Where do you want to be?” We were in a hotel. He was one of the top men at the Planning Authority. And he was asking where I’d want to be. Actually he was asking  us all where we’d...

  • Let’s occupy trees instead - Michela Spiteri

    I’ve started taking pictures of gardens and trees, starting with those below my rear balcony. They’re not mine, but I admire them all the same and feel increasingly protective. There’s something about other people’s houses and gardens that is...

  • More football needed - Mark Anthony Falzon

    On two occasions last week, I found myself missing football.  The first had to do with the aftermath of the Aquarius matter. It is not, I suppose, unreasonable to expect a major incident that concerns the lives of over 600 people, and that...

  • Fathers abused by the system - Victor Paul Borg

    Fathers abused by the system - Victor Paul Borg

    Court psychological ex­perts in the US, tasked with investigating alleged sex abuse in post-separation custody battles, estimate that about three in four allegations are false. These figures tally with estimates communicated by frontline child...

  • Trenches in the mud - Manuel Delia

    Trenches in the mud - Manuel Delia

    Hardly anyone still doubts the profound corruption that governs the present administration. Even the stragglers who wanted to look on the bright side no longer assume the best. Taken together, mounting documentary evidence, multiple corroborating...

  • Besmirching Malta and its financial sector - Paul V. Azzopardi

    Besmirching Malta  and its financial sector - Paul V. Azzopardi

    The damage being done to Malta and its financial sector by the persistent propagation of pernicious comment has now reached such a criti­cal level that opposing it should be the duty of every Maltese person, irrespective of his or her political...

  • Returning the Festival Hotel site to its original state - Alan Deidun

    Returning the Festival Hotel  site to its original state - Alan Deidun

    The graffiti-emblazoned murals of the Festival Hotel ruins, towering over the Foresta 2000 afforestation site and lying within a buffer zone of an Area of Ecological Importance (AEI), have assumed the status of a goldmine for some. In fact, a long...

  • Go’s abusive behaviour

    The service provider Go has decided to remove its current telephone network infrastructure and shift everything to an optic fibre system.  In my opinion this is being carried out in a highly abusive manner. Go’s way of doing things is unique. They...

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  • HSBC must respond

    Our registered letter dated February 28 followed by chasers dated April 11 and June 1 addressed to HSBC’s CEO, as well as our e-mails dated March 8 and April 3 addressed to the CEO’s executive assistant regarding a number of issues – including an...

  • ZTV - Pooley too

    ZTV - Pooley too

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  • What has happened to Valletta?

    I was delighted when I returned to Valletta in January to see the bright new paint on government buildings and the transformation of Triton Square in preparation for the opening of the 2018 EU City of Culture. Alas, what has happened since! We...

  • Too much construction

    Too much construction

    I recently spent two weeks in Malta studying English. Unfortunately, the apartment I booked was directly opposite a building site. For the entire duration of my stay, I had to put up with non-stop construction noise from 7am to 6pm.  When I booked...

  • Regulation by nods and winks

    A real democracy thrives on checks and balances that should exist between those who legislate, regulate or administer, and those who ensure the laws of the country are applied fairly and adequately. The Maltese economy is dependent on the...

  • Lack of discipline - Frank Salt

    I was born in 1944 in Malta to a Maltese mother and Welsh father, but my family soon went over to England, where I was raised and educated. I am saying this so that you can see that I just missed the British national service call-up. All young men...

  • Question time: Citizen responsibilities

    Question time: Citizen responsibilities

    José Herrera, Minister for Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change A few days ago, the Ministry for Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change launched a public consultation on amendments to the littering regulations...

  • A dangerous building site

    Over the past eight weeks or so, I have been watching the redevelopment of Antoine de Paule Square in Paola on Skyline Cams from Dublin and I am surprised no one has been knocked down and killed yet. There is no traffic control; drivers park where...