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  • ‘Shocking’ that 43.5% are lonely in such a connected world - dean

    ‘Shocking’ that 43.5% are lonely in such a connected world - dean

    It was shocking that 43.5 per cent of people responding to a survey said they were lonely, highlighting the need for holistic action, the dean of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, Andrew Azzopardi, warned. He stressed that although social media...

  • What's good for the goose not good for the gander?

    What's good for the goose not good for the gander?

    Dr Francis Zammit Dimech teaches European Media Law at the Faculty of Laws and, considering the unit’s intensive reading list, he expects his students to be very familiar with the section of the European Union Acquis dealing with information...

  • Politics of a grievance process

    An organisation that cares about its employees would have a grievance handling process to ensure that those who feel aggrieved by a management decision can have their complaint heard by an independent person transparently to resolve the issue...

  • No country for love - Mario de Marco

    No country for love - Mario de Marco

    What have we done to this sweet land, the mother that gave us our name? What have we done to our country, to our society? What happened to us? How did we become a nation that kills journalists? How did we become a country where people are killed...

  • Voice for voice - Charles Pace

    Voice for voice - Charles Pace

    One cannot explain how thankful we are that women are being genuinely given voice in matters to do with abortion. This is very fair, and long overdue. It is right that now we can hear not only the story of teenage mothers who had ample support...

  • In the wrong place - Eddie Aquilina

    Notwithstanding the fact that I have never been a supporter of the Labour Party, like most people in Malta I have family connections that were in the past sympathisers. I could also say that if I were to dig deep enough, I would surely find some...

  • Our bread and butter issues - Joseph Zahra

    On Saturday we will be votingfor our representatives in the European Parliament and for our representatives in the local councils. But we will also vote on bread and butter issues. While Joseph Muscat and his ministers boast of surpluses, true or...

  • The habit of losing

    It is simply impossible to keep up with Adrian Delia’s never-ending flow of idiotic statements. Addressing his own section of Nationalist Party supporters at the Kalkara club, he added some more besides the ones he has been repeating, such as his...

  • By appointment

    We are told that the public pros­ecutor will be appointed by the government. Was there any doubt about this? I am more than sure it will be a Labour Party lawyer who will get the post. I have already written the name (PL) of a deserving...

  • Top priorities

    Top priorities

    We read that about three quarters of the wards at Mount Carmel Hospital in Attard, have condemned ceilings (‘“Dangerous ceilings” in most Mount Carmel Hospital wards’, April 20). We also read (May 7) that the former Fine Arts Museum will get a...

  • Religions

    Again, John Guillaumier made me think. And I imagined a cat which, for nine times, comes back to life. Cats, of course, do not change shape and colour when they come back to life. Religions seem to do so. Like all other religions, Christianity...

  • Arrogance

    What makes Kevin Hodgkin believe he has the authority to comment on Maltese matters but locals do not have the right to comment on Brexit? Does he have no insight into his condescending arrogance? Which historical period does he think he is living...

  • Dream on

    I have just read the law report entitled ‘Court rejects permit to convert Bidnija farm into residence” (May 17). This was about an appeal by the Planning Authority against a decision of the Planning Review Tribunal overturning a decision of the...

  • Labelling

    Further to correspondence on the subject, “an atheist is not necessarily a bad person” ‒ Pope Francis.

  • Marketing home-grown products

    Maltese agriculture is facing an existential challenge. Unless local farmers and small food producers can find a niche market to sell their products, they will continue to face massive competition from mass-produced food products that flood every...

  • State of cultural heritage - Karsten Xuereb

    The European Parliament elections come at an interesting moment for cultural affairs on the continent.  The year 2018 marked the European Year of Cultural Heritage across the EU. This year is witnessing EU actors engage in a debate that tries to...

  • Burlò - May 20, 2019

    Burlò - May 20, 2019

    Chama Chama Ian!

  • Health versus economic growth - Stanley Farrugia Randon

    One of the resolutions approved unanimously during the annual general meeting of Din l-Art Ħelwa in February stated that “while our islands are experiencing economic growth, this is accompanied by a marked reduction in the quality of life and...

  • How Malta could be - Frank Salt

    How Malta could be - Frank Salt

    I am not pointing my finger at any one person or body. I am not blaming anybody. I am just expressing my thoughts on how Malta could be and should appear in the eyes of those whose opinion should matter to us. Malta at the moment is going through...

  • Cheap talk

    Whenever I alight from the bus at the bus terminus in Valletta I wonder why the dead pine trees (seven) in number have not been replanted. They have been dead for years now.  The answer is simple: we Maltese do not love trees, the environment and...