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  • Way to a livable Gżira - Arnold Cassola

    Way to a livable Gżira - Arnold Cassola

    Article 3 of the Development Planning Act 2016 states that: “It shall be the duty of the government to enhance the qua­lity of life for the benefit of the present and future generations, without compromising the ability of future generations to...

  • Honouring women

    Currently a big argument is raging in Australia as to why women have not succeeded in reaching parity with men when it comes to representation in the highest eche­lons of society, such as in Parliament or as CEO of major companies. While in some...

  • Pure greed

    The head of Jobs Plus, Clyde Caruana, has said that another 13,000 foreign workers are now needed in addition to the 55,000 already here, in order for Malta to maintain its economic growth, (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 20). It seems that...

  • An exercise in amateurism

    An exercise in amateurism

    Like others, I have waited a long time for the opening of the new Malta Contemporary Art Museum. However, do those who operate the building know what it is supposed to be? The physical building is wonderful, a fine palace, wonderfully restored.

  • Tunnel to Gozo

    I cannot understand why we need to spend millions of euros to build a tunnel just because we cannot be efficient in the way we operate our ferry service. All that needs to be done is ope­rate a booking system just like for the airlines. Once the...

  • Air Malta should compensate for flight changes

    Will Konrad Mizzi – in his role as Air Malta supremo – kindly explain why Air Malta can change/delay flights or add stopovers at will without offering compensation for extra travelling expenses and hassle whereas we poor passengers get charged...

  • A time to say thank you

    My husband and I have been living in Mellieħa for 10 years but our love for Malta started when we lived here for three years in the mid-1960s while serving in the British army. These past 10 years have been the happiest, relaxed and most contented...

  • Research project

    I am a graduate in Humanities from the University of Malta and am currently undertaking a re­search project that is looking at the history of notaries in Malta going as far back as possible.   My main objectives are to find paintings and old...

  • Raising the bar in public life

    Malta may be excelling in economic indicators, with the government wallowing in self-praise over consistently high growth rates, but there is another face of the country that is not so attractive. Where moral standards are concerned, there has...

  • Three steps to save our farmers - Peter Agius

    After tasty, healthy and possibly meaty, my criteria in food usually involves also ‘local’. I believe that most of us actually prefer to eat local. This is not just a matter of reaping the benna of one’s own land, but is also a part of our being...

  • Question time: Call for a higher role

    Question time: Call for a higher role

    Felix Busuttil, Labour Party MEP candidate The appointment of the next president of Malta is due in two months, so it is not surprising that the media and the public have been discussing and speculating on who our next president should be.  We...

  • Hard realities

    I am always amazed when supposedly well-read people, like, for example, atheist/agnostic par excellence John Guillaumier, fail to even understand one of the main roles of a newspaper – being also a photo of the realities in which it exists. In his...

  • Sea wall

    There has been lots of discussion on the Marsalforn breakwater project but perhaps there is a more practical and economical alternative: an underwater seabed wall as in coral reefs that protect lagoons. This could run across Marsalforn bay from...

  • Road to flowing traffic

    Road to flowing traffic

    The government told us it would spend €100 million to fix the roads and re-arrange existing ones in a bid to have traffic move as smooth as possible. The whole island warrants immediate attention. The government must realise, that, given the...

  • Nameless airport

    Italy is proud of its Fiumicino Airport, named after the great master Leonardo da Vinci, so is France with WWII valiant Charles de Gaulle and embalms his name at the Paris airport. Likewise, Tunisia boasts of its ancient history with Carthage...

  • Easy talk

    In the item titled ‘PM raises security concerns in migrants rescue/ (January 14), Joseph Muscat was quoted saying: “Writing from behind a keyboard in the comfort of your home is easy but I believe many of these people have no idea what they are...

  • Flu worsens hospital overcrowding

    The holidays are over and the flu season is reaching its peak impact, exposing once again the serious overcrowding problems being faced by Mater Dei Hospital. Many are rightly asking if this overcrowding is rendering the hospital unsafe for more...

  • Call for a new leadership election - Jean Karl Soler

    Various front page articles in the Times of Malta over the past few weeks struck me for all the wrong reasons. Adrian Galea, director-general of the Malta Insurance Association (MIA), was “rather sceptical” of the number of drivers who tested over...

  • Pain, a personal experience - Charles Gauci

    Pain, a personal experience - Charles Gauci

    Pain is caused by an event which has either damaged the body, such as chronic arthritis,  or which has the potential to damage the body if left unheeded, such as acute appendicitis. In some cases pain is described in imaginary terms; hence,...

  • Imported cars

    I attended a meeting organised by Labour MEP Miriam Dalli on proposals for a serious reduction in emissions on new cars of nearly 40 per cent by 2030. Apparently, the measure was adopted legally by the EU last month. One cannot understand the...