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  • Fixing a broken rental market

    The property rental market is passing through a boom that is arguably unprecedented. At the same time, it is failing to satisfy the needs of thousands of people who can no longer afford the exorbitant rents that are being demanded by landlords.

  • A perversion of democracy - Desmond Zammit Marmarà

    The approval by a majority of the Planning Authority board of the db Group’s City Centre project is simply disgraceful because it highlights a very worrying trend: the ignoring of the voices of ordinary citizens in favour of the interests of big...

  • Charity begins at home - Edward Zammit Lewis

    Charity begins at home - Edward Zammit Lewis

    On September 12, the European Parliament (EP) launched the Article 7 procedure against the Hungarian government on the basis of a clear risk of a serious breach of the EU’s founding values of democracy, equality, rule of law and civil liberties.

  • The immigration conundrum - Louis Cilia

    Since 2016 we have seen a reversal in the political order of things in Europe. The recent swing of the pendulum towards the extreme right (now commonly referred to as ‘populists’) brought about unprecedented shock waves in Europe. Before 2017...

  • Every village deserves one - Steve Pace

    The Attard Residents Environmental Network (AREN) started off as a small project, raising awareness on the importance of protecting Attard’s best assets from obliteration and irreversible damage. Our short, yet very intense journey has taken us on...

  • Who is accountable?

    I refer to your leader (September 24).  I write to you in my name and not in the name of the Accountancy Board, as a member of the board nominated by the Malta Institute of Accountants and accepted by the Minister of Finance, and who through...

  • Go for it, AUM

    There are 15,000 disgruntled Saudi university students inCanada because their government has stopped funding them for studying in Canadian universities. So AUM has a chance for the big ‘scoop’. Go AUM, go!

  • Fish slime in Marsalforn

    Fish slime in Marsalforn

    Have the fish farms truly cleaned up their act? It appears not, as this Sunday, by the Marsalforn promenade, there was a large swathe of slime spread all over. The wind was SSE, so presumably emanating from the sites just south of Comino. I think...

  • Violence during pregnancy

    Edith Sciberras, a medical doctor who works also with the Commission on Domestic Violence, wrote a very good article (September 19 ) on violence during pregnancy highlighting also the great harm done to the unborn child besides that to the...

  • Accountable, by all accounts

    The Accountancy Board seems more concerned in defending its members’ reputation than that of the profession it was set up by law to regulate in the public interest. The Accountancy Profession Act assigns the board quite a few functions. Among them...

  • Faith, civilisation and valour - Therese Comodini Cachia

    When the Minister of Justice and Culture intentionally uses both his portfolios to suppress the free expression of civil society, then we need hardly any more evidence of why the rule of law in Malta is in jeopardy. And it is in jeopardy, not...

  • Budgetary proposals - Michael Briguglio

    In today’s Malta, around 72,000 persons are at risk of poverty and around 3.3 per cent of the population is severely deprived. The latter figure is better than that of previous years, but this is no consolation for those who are facing daily misery.

  • Jews – a taboo subject - Richard Galustian

    Jews – a taboo subject - Richard Galustian

    Given the constant talk of anti-Semitism all over the world, focused particularly unfairly on the UK’s Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, for purely political reasons, I thought to try and put some dispassionate perspective on the matter. Religion is...

  • Forgotten pensioners

    With its usual see-how-kind-we-are attitude, the Labour government, via Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, announced a few weeks ago that all workers – full-time and part-time - will be receiving a cheque for €40 or €50. Good. Every drop counts in...

  • The thoroughbred

    Because England is very well known for flat and hurdle races and, also, since it has produced some of the best all-rounder and fastest racehorses, many are those who believe the thoroughbred originated from English stock. However, reading on the...

  • Undeserved honour

    The Nationalist members of the Mosta local council, where they hold a one-seat majority, decided to bestow Ġieħ il-Mosta to the late Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb last October 16. The Labour councillors voted against the...

  • Burlò - September 24, 2018

    Burlò - September 24, 2018

    Our state of independence

  • Pigeon problem in St Julian’s

    Pigeon problem in St Julian’s

    I am in perfect agreement with Fr Victor Enriquez’s plea for culling of pigeons in St Julian’s (September 21).  For the first time our cars, pavements and façade ledges are being littered with pigeon droppings, creating also a hazard for our...

  • PN: clear proposals needed

    A year into Adrian Delia’s leadership, the Nationalist Party doubtlessly has a long way to go before convincing enough voters that it offers a better alternative to Joseph Muscat’s Labour government. The polls show that the gap between the two...

  • Online hate speech

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Sharp rise in online hate speech’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 2). Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right but abusing this right poses problems. The growing use of online social forums has without...