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  • Meaningful voice to children

    As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on Human Rights, which asserted the primacy of human rights and the commitments contained in the UN’s founding Charter, it emerges that, 28 years after ratifying the UN...

  • No private matter - Michael Falzon

    “Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies,” the European Institute for Gender Equality said. It is violence inflicted on an...

  • Caruana Galizia comments were blown out of proportion: V18 chairman

    Caruana Galizia comments were blown out of proportion: V18 chairman

    Caruana Galizia comments were blown out of proportion: V18 chairman The reaction to comments made by the chairman of the Valletta 2018 Foundation Jason Micallef were “blown out of proportion” pushed by a few dozen people with a personal agenda. Mr...

  • Gozo needs a ministry - Lino DeBono

    Gozo needs a ministry - Lino DeBono

    I view the government and the Opposition as the parents of our society. When the parents are positive and able, they take care of the family and lead it to a positive and better future. That’s the way I view political leaders, politicians and even...

  • Chip off the old block - Raymond Mangion

    Chip off the old block - Raymond Mangion

    The Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta is holding its seventh foundation day commemoration today. It will be conferring its award for Academic Excellence on John Mamo, who lectured at the department of commercial law for many years. Mamo...

  • Ministerial consultant

    I refer to the report titled “Justice Minister gave Tonna package equivalent to PM’s” (December 7). The content of the article is not new as the details published were already known to the public through a parliamentary question tabled by Jason...

  • Water everywhere

    Water everywhere

    I just have finished reading the article ‘100 metres underground lies a ring of bright water’ (December 8). With a little smile, I can show readers something even better. It is a source of crystal clear water being dumped onto the street just...

  • Alternative to burial

    On and off, I have attended several pre-cremation ceremonies. Cremation is a new buzzword with our population in Malta. Bodies of foes and saints have been burnt since time immemorial. Dominating powers got rid of the memory of their foes by...

  • Silent airline

    I recently wrote to the Times of Malta admonishing Air Malta for its lack of care for the elderly. My husband and I are travelling business class to Vienna in a couple of weeks and I had asked the airline if, instead of two suitcases each weighing...

  • In the dark

    The street lamp in the middle of Għar il-Lembi Street, Sliema has not functioned for the last seven or eight weeks. I personally called the local council several times and they informed me they had instructed the contractor to replace it. It now...

  • Not fully human

    Not fully human

    "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without...

  • The harder they fall

    The law burdens the Occupational Health and Safety Authority with the responsibility of ensuring that the physical, psychological and social well-being “of all workers in all work places” are promoted. It does not have the power to resuscitate a...

  • We marched, now what? - Josianne Cutajar

    As the year draws to a close, these final weeks are the perfect period to reflect on the events and actions that left a mark on us these past 12 months. Undoubtedly, one of the events that remains imprinted in my mind is the march against...

  • Feeling the growth in GDP - Michael Briguglio

    You probably know that Malta’s gross domestic product went up by 7.5 per cent in real terms during the third quarter of 2018. You might have read this in the newspapers or heard it on the news. If you are part of the growing group which gets its...

  • The kappillan of Malta - Albert Buttigieg

    The kappillan of Malta - Albert Buttigieg

    This is the title of a historical novel. Penned by Nicholas Monsarrat, the novel recounts the parish work of Father Salvatore, a humble Maltese kappillan – parish priest – in his assiduous endeavours to hearten and inspire his parishioners in the...

  • Route buses take

    Having spent an enjoyable (apart from the bus service) three weeks in Malta, I find on my return an article in The Times of London concerning the incentives in Malta to boost investment. At the end of the article it says that Malta “will have to...

  • Monitor the service

    I refer to the letter by Diane Oswald, Malta Public Trans-port’s head of communications, (November 29). I agree that, at times, bus delays are caused by different factors, like illegally-parked vehicles, roadworks and traffic jams. But that does...

  • European borders

    European borders

    It is no longer a case of waving your EU passport (or ID card) at the desk on arrival at any EU airport and walking through. Now the document – and, by implication, thereby its holder – needs to be scrutinised before anybody can be admitted (or...

  • Tight grip

    I do not think for a moment that Eddy Privitera did not understand that Robert Arrigo was referring to Joseph Muscat and his men when he said: “Whoever is not capable of running his own home cannot run a government.” Perhaps the correspondent will...

  • Burlò - December 10, 2018

    Burlò - December 10, 2018

    Gafa’s small world