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  • The battle for public space - Claire Bonello

    It’s not an overstatement to say that there’s a full-blown war going on. It’s for the enjoyment and occupation of previously non-contested public spaces such as pavements and roads. These are being rapidly taken up by business...

  • Nina Nana Filipina - Michela Spiteri

    This time last year, when Nationalist MP Chris Said proposed financial support for grandparents looking after grandchildren, I was somewhat piqued. Having paid for quality childcare all my mothering/working life, I’ve envied other working parents...

  • Soldier, senator, gentleman - André P. DeBattista

    In the run-up to the 2008 US presidential election, emotions were running high. In one meeting, a visibly distraught woman was given the floor: “I do not believe him. I cannot trust Obama. I’ve read about him. He’s an Arab.” She couldn’t finish...

  • Do we care about our farmers? - Peter Agius

    The question might appear rheto­rical. And yet it begs an urgent answer. Over the past few weeks, more out of coincidence than design, I found myself visiting a number of farms, greenhouses and open fields. Farmers of all sorts, from part-timers...

  • The heart of the matter - Fr David Muscat

    In his article ‘No peace for the good’ (August 12) Fr Joe Borg suggested that the Vatican’s official 2005 position during Ratzinger’s pontificate, urging seminary rectors not to admit homosexuals, is malicious just because its architect was...

  • Absolution - Manuel Delia

    Absolution - Manuel Delia

    The Catholic Church has a problem. It needs to make up for the decades during which it failed to deal with those men within its ranks who were bound by vows and yet found themselves on the receiving end of allegations of the sexual abuse of...

  • Sword in the Stone - Timothy Alden

    In the tale of King Arthur, we find that an unassuming young boy draws Excalibur, despite being a mere stable boy. All the lords in their fine costumes and armour could not draw the sword, despite their power and wealth. In Malta, we are...

  • Urgently needed in Malta: our own Cesar Manrique - Alan Deidun

    Urgently needed in Malta:  our own Cesar Manrique - Alan Deidun

    Cesar Manrique’s name is inextricably linked with that of the Canary island of Lanzarote, off the coast of Morocco. The world-renowned artist was, in fact, born on this volcanic island, managing, through his artistic masterpieces and his advocacy,...

  • Overpopulated

    Malta has become overpopulated and is being ruined. Because of this increase in population fields and trees are being lost to make room for more buildings and larger roads, and traffic has increased considerably. There are now plans to enlarge the...

  • Hardly Business Class

    Hardly Business Class

    Air Malta’s in-flight crew deserve praise for being unfailingly helpful and professional. Other areas of the airline’s service, however, are in need of improvements. As a regular Business Class travelleris it really too much to ask for a little...

  • Life-changing words

    Mother Teresa used to say: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  This is, in essence, the spirit with which Pope Francis hailed the work that is being done at the Dublin Capuchin Day Centre with the...

  • Subjective view

    I refer to the review of my book of poems, Fittixni fl-Ilma Ġieri, by Paul Xuereb (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 19). As the author of the book in question, I can confirm that the reviewer’s interpretaion of my poem Ħolm is a purely subjective...

  • Islanders - September 2, 2018

    Islanders - September 2, 2018

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  • ZTV - New way

    ZTV - New way

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  • Maltese festa in a niche

    The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was drawn up by Unesco 15 years ago but only ratified by Malta in 2017. The document was devised with the overriding objective of preserving intangible heritage, encouraging...

  • Step in the right direction

    The sport of shooting has a long history and tradition on our island and this is emphasised by the significant popularity shooting sports had and continue to have, especially in the various emerging disciplines within the sport. Numerous shooting...

  • Question time: The numbers game

    Gavin Gulia, MTA Executive Chairman Rising trends depict MTA’s firm disposition to cater for success. The situation in itself is positive; the number of tourists visiting our islands has increased incessantly over the past years. Latest results...

  • Plastic products

    Yes, by all means, stop making small plastic articles that can find their way to the sea. But do make big plastic articles that can easily be prevented from becoming fish poison. These big articles can be furniture, large packing items, big...

  • Down memory lane

    Down memory lane

    I first arrived in Malta in 1956. I was the Associated Press’s stringer on the island for five years, during which time I worked with the late David Trump, the Central Office of Information and the Times of Malta. This, of course, was during the...

  • Accountants’ objection

    I write on behalf of the Accountancy Board regarding the article titled ‘MEP Casa slams “dereliction of duty” by accountancy watchdog’, published on page 4 on the Times of Malta, and the online article ‘“Dereliction of duty”: Casa slams...