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  • Conditional independence

    In reply to my letter of October 8, Joseph Pirotta (‘Historical context’, October 12) wrote that I compared apples to pears in an effort to belittle what I said. He begins by mentioning that I was correct when saying that Malta was not...

  • Wrongly fined

    There are a few questions the Environment Minister and his experts can perhaps answer. I live in a block of eight flats (the minister knows the place very well because we are neighbours of his late grandfather). The occupants are all law-abiding...

  • Sterner stuff

    Following an unusually public rebuke of Donald Trump by Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, over implications of criminal behaviour by the former as part of a guilty plea by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the subsequent retaliatory...

  • Garden structures

    Garden structures

    I refer to the article titled ‘Need for public gardens’ by Astrid Vella (October 15). Unfortunately, the writer, who is living in New York, is again misinformed about the facts. I write because I am one of the six owners of the property she...

  • Go for the ‘caution’ button

    When prime Minister Joseph Muscat spoke to trade unionists at a General Workers’ Union conference a few days ago, he posed a question to which the answer was self-evident, except, it seems, to him. After promising – not for the first time – a...

  • Why teachers need grades too - Josef Said

    The government and the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) came to blows recently over proposed amendments to the Education Act. One of the key flashpoints concerned what the MUT interpreted as a proposal to tie teachers’ warrants to continuous...

  • Gozo in the budget? - Michael Briguglio

    Gozo has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons: the privatisation of a public hospital and resultant deficiencies in services offered; Gozo channel workers on strike; lack of national and EU funds for road projects; certain development...

  • The day the music died - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    The day the music died - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    The story of the US is very sad, really. Tragic more than sad. It often brings to mind that one- liner from a song by Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot: “I don’t know where we went wrong, But the feeling’s gone,...

  • Environmental pressures

    It is often said that some parents tend to disengage from their children’s education. This translates into ‘giving up’ or resigning the parent role. The exercise of a parent’s authority tends to encounter various difficulties, whether it is due to...

  • Letter-writing

    Wylie Cunningham’s letter regarding Eddy Privitera’s rantings coincidentally came as I was about to comment too. I was about to suggest that this section of the paper is not called Letters to the Editor any more but more suitably The Eddy...

  • Beware strong dogs

    Beware strong dogs

    I refer to the letter by Mario Galea titled ‘More dog laws’ (October 9). I fully sympathise with him and I can imagine how much he must suffered from the pain caused by the free, savage dog attacks. He suggests four laws that should deter dogs and...

  • Forced to drive

    As a Maltese Canadian who moved here three months ago, I fell in love with the island and thought there was very little here that was not organised and well thought out. That is, until I had to use the public transport. How can anyone in this...

  • Burlò - October 22, 2018

    Burlò - October 22, 2018

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  • The Irish are great fun until they’re not…

    The Irish are great fun until they’re not…

    The Irish are great craic (the old stereotype goes) until they’re not (the new stereotype insists). As many times before in the history of our two islands, Ireland comes to the fore in thwarting the ambitions of Britain (or more accurately,...

  • What are the best of times?

    A major anniversary of a national milestone, such as Independence or EU membership, often presents an occasion to reflect on how far the country has come. The first anniversary of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia last week brought home,...

  • Journalism most foul - Steve Mallia

    Journalism most foul - Steve Mallia

    What is happening to journalism in Malta? On October 16, 2017, we know that the most repulsive act in the living memory of anybody involved in the local press happened. In the brazen light of day to boot. Daphne Caruana Galizia was callously and...

  • Factual proof?! - Kristina Chetcuti

    John Sweeney is a British investigative journalist. He works for BBC’s Panorama and Newsnight series and he was in Malta this time last year reporting on the assassination of the Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was here again last week to give a...

  • Islanders - October 21, 2018

    Islanders - October 21, 2018

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  • When the going gets tough - Aaron Farrugia

    In the corridors of Brussels, aside from Brexit, one item is dominating the agenda of every meeting, namely migration. Controlled immigration brings un­doubted benefits to Malta and has historically benefited our economy and society. It is...

  • ZTV - Better

    ZTV - Better

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