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  • The English whippet

    The English whippet

    The whippet was created by the miners in the North of England by breeding several breeds together, each for their own purpose, consisting of the Black and tan Manchester terrier, Bedlington terrier, Dachshund and Italian greyhound, until they...

  • Competition Office

    Reference is made to your editorial entitled ‘Obstacles to consumer rights’ (February 6). The Consumer Association Malta would like to voice its concern about the current state of affairs in so far as compliance with competition law is...

  • Comparisons

    ‘Red Eddy’ (‘Church media’, February 12) has the Archbishop in his crosshairs (again) in his weekly rant. Skipping the usual rantings and railings, I laughed at the last paragraph: “I am convinced the Archbishop will simply ignore the warnings of...

  • Watch: Quality of life in parts of Valletta has worsened

    Watch: Quality of life in parts of Valletta has worsened

    Stepping down after serving for 10 years as the mayor of Valletta, Alexiei Dingli is concerned that the quality of life in some parts of the capital has worsened. On Times Talk, he talks about his frustrations and and the lack of vision for...

  • Army promotions debacle

    The parliamentary Ombudsman has just tabled in the House of Representatives his final opinion, together with all relevant supporting documents, on complaints by six Armed Forces of Malta officers in the rank of major about the process employed in...

  • The truth is worth it - Fr Joe Borg

    News coverage is not about ‘bothsidism’, described by Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman as “the almost pathological determination to portray politicians and their programmes as being equally good or equally bad, no matter how ludicrous that pretence...

  • The Beatitudes, stupid - Tony Mifsud

    The Beatitudes, stupid - Tony Mifsud

    It was reported that according to the Church 2017 census, catholic Mass attendance (in Malta) is set to collapse and that young people are staying away in droves. The published statistics show that the young are likely to start picking up again in...

  • An investment in peace - Kathryne Bomberger

    The response of some governments to the migration issue has been to focus on deterrence – policing the coast of the southern Mediterranean and turning back refugees and migrants with the help of countries of embarkation. A number of European...

  • The true popular party - Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici

    In my last contribution to this newspaper, I had affirmed that our Nationalist Party has an identifying character which is that of a ‘national’, ‘Christian democrat’, ‘popular’ party. As such, it is not a right-wing, conservative party and neither...

  • Holy sacraments

    As a retired permanent deacon living in Malta, I was most interested in the reported comments made by Fr Renè Camilleri (“Stop baptisim at birth, drop religion clause”, February 12). Having spent many years in the UK baptising and preparing...

  • Broken promises

    When our dear Prime Minister boasts that our economy is in fine shape, no one dares to contradict him because it is a fact. Unemployment is low compared to past years and growth has continued unabated for nearly a decade. As we applaud Joseph...

  • Third World standards

    Third World standards

    Adrian Delia is determined to keep trying to dupe those who follow his speeches by inventing downright fabrications. After having claimed the week before, that Joseph Muscat “wants elderly people to die (which includes me, of course) in order to...

  • Politician resigns on point of principle... how rare

    Politician resigns on point of principle... how rare

    I disagree with Arnold Cassola’s stance on the abortion debate, which appeared to be a call to stop all debate. But it has to be said, respect to the man. With his resignation, Cassola has essentially done something that no other politician in...

  • The decline of public education

    An effective public education system is the most effective tool to promote social mobility. A shortage of teachers, poor student achievement records, school violence, botched educational projects and poor planning to cater for the capacity needs...

  • Pension cuts in best of times - Michael Briguglio

    A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warned that if Malta does not want more foreigners it can say goodbye to pensions. He added that if Malta had to go to back to its previous situation, it would not be able to pay for pensions and would...

  • Deconstructing myths - Ivan Falzon

    Deconstructing myths - Ivan Falzon

    It’s not normal for me to involve myself in public discussions but after some days of thinking and without in any way trying to give the impression of being some form of strategic thinker, I’ve decided to put pen to paper and share my honest views...

  • PSC approval

    I refer to the article ‘OPM had “ordered the promotion” of suspended fisheries director’ (February 14). For clarity’s sake, one needs to highlight the serious shortcomings in the article. Andreina Fenech Farrugia’s appointment as director general...

  • Church catastrophe

    Despite the brave front they project to the world, Roman Catholics are deeply demoralised. Just when they were hoping that the exposure of sexual abuse by Catholic priests would come to an end, a new major scandal has emerged, this time concerning...

  • What investors want

    What investors want

    Following on the introduction of the ePortfolio in 2016 and the further improvements to the ePortfolio service in 2017, the Malta Stock Exchange continues its good work of developing the range of information available to the public. Since its...

  • Burlò - February 18, 2019

    Burlò - February 18, 2019

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