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  • Heritage going up in smoke

    The Notre-Dame fire unleashed strong emotions of distress which reflect much more than sorrow at the loss of a medieval building. Besides its architectural importance and the priceless artistic treasures which it holds, this iconic cathedral in...

  • For Malta. For Europe - Godfrey Farrugia

    I believe that surviving multiple internal conflicts, and keeping the Self intact, is the hallmark and biggest challenge of serving in public life. In my case it has never been about overcoming the dilemma as to what or who to put first in my...

  • In memory of Lassana - Michela Spiteri

    In memory of Lassana - Michela Spiteri

    I didn’t know who Lassana Cisse was until he was murdered, and I suspect few of us did. I now know his name but precious little else about his life. What was his childhood in Africa like? Did he have brothers or sisters? A significant...

  • Searing Repubblika Immakulata - Sandro Spiteri

    Political theatre is not easy to write. Political theatre that gets the mix of satire and outrage just right is as rare as a real apology from a politician. When the State-funded and produced Balzunetta Towers tried it in 2017, its script was...

  • Corruption has another cost - Peter Agius

    On May 25 we will decide who speaks for us at the European Parliament. But there is much more than speaking to be done. To advance the cause of our youth, who should be able to benefit much more from EU opportunities, to advance the cause of...

  • Youth: a choice for authentic life - Anthony Mifsud

    Does life really begin at 40? Society tends to brand the younger generation as an apathetic lot, and yet the vast energy pumping through the hearts, minds and bodies of young people begs to differ. The focus thrown onto those young people who...

  • The good news of Notre-Dame - Kristina Chetcuti

    The good news of Notre-Dame - Kristina Chetcuti

    Imagine being able to stand in the same place for a very long time, just observing what is going on around you. Imagine standing so still that days turn to years, years to decades and decades to centuries. Imagine, being there at a time when books...

  • Malta – who gives a damn? - David Marinelli

    Malta – who gives a damn? - David Marinelli

    By far the most fundamental division within humanity is between people who give a damn and people who do not. In Malta, for example, the few give a damn and the many do not. We are following the Pied Piper’s tune of unrestrained economic growth,...

  • Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism

    I refer to the article by Fr Joe Borg titled ‘Political geese and journalistic gander’, carried in The Sunday Times of Malta (April 14). The following clarifications are in order: The Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism, although...

  • 60th anniversary of priestly ordination

    On March 17 my Capuchin confrere, Fr Joe Mallia, celebrated the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination. While wholeheartedly congratulating Fr Joe for this big grace in his priestly life I pray that God the Father will keep renewing in him...

  • Poor and needy pensioners

    I retired at 61 with a Treasury pension and a social security pension. When my wife retired, my social security pension was decreased substantially. Now, I am just under 70 – almost nine years later with my social security pension increased by a...

  • Islanders - April 21, 2019

    Islanders - April 21, 2019

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  • Nadine Lia: Clean professional conduct

    I feel compelled to write with reference to the article titled ‘Soon-to-be-magistrate faced Justice Commission’ (April 14) in light of the inappropriate insinuations and implications made by the author about my professional reputation in this...

  • Heritage disasters occur in Malta too

    Heritage disasters occur in Malta too

    The tragedy at Notre-Dame Cathedral last week reminded me of the destruction of heritage close to home. After all, as somebody who is spending the second half of his 20s dedicatedly resisting the onslaught of overdevelopment, it was the closest...

  • ZTV - Views

    ZTV - Views

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  • Justified public concerns

    Two months ago, the Regulator for Energy and Water Services and the Malta Competition and Consumer Authority had announced that tests would be carried out in the wake of a number of extremely worrying, seemingly unexplained gas-related incidents...

  • Question time: Children deserve the best

    Peter AgiusNationalist Party MEP elections candidate The education system is the backbone of our industry, economy and lifestyle. Without good-quality education we cannot achieve our much coveted skills and the manpower employers need to invest in...

  • Fake leader

    While addressing members of the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, the leader of half of the Opposition, Adrian Delia, commented on the recently-floated suggestion of a metro system and said that “costs are irrelevant”. Can any business...

  • Rethinking terrorist violence - Samuel Bezzina

    On March 15, Australian lone-wolf assassin Brendan Tarrant slaughtered 50 Muslims in and around two mosques in Christchurch, chillingly recording New Zealand’s worst terror attack online. Blurring his innocent/guilty distinction by shooting Muslim...

  • Blessing

    During a recent visit to the Polin, the museum of Polish Jews history, I came across a profound inscription that once stood at the Great Synagogue in Tłomackie Street, Warsaw: “May the name of the Almighty ensure that love, brotherhood, serenity...