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  • Picking your battles - Ranier Fsadni

    Picking your battles - Ranier Fsadni

    Last week’s online poll in this newspaper showed the stark disparity between the Labour and Nationalist parties. If a general election were held tomorrow, the poll asked, how would you vote? The vote was consistent from the beginning to eight...

  • Physical education studies

    I am a physical education teacher at the Archbishop’s Seminary, Rabat, and has just graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy from the University of Birmingham. The modules covered throughout the two-year study...

  • Inner life

    The exchange between John Azzopardi and John Guillaumier on the existence of God was best explained by Fr Renè Camilleri in the Christian Spirituality page of The Sunday Times of Malta. He wrote: “There is a common ground between believers,...

  • Why waste money?

    Why waste money?

    Why is the government so adamant in building the tunnel to Gozo? If the reason is to avoid the long queues and waste of time, a very simple and cost-efficient way is to create a booking system just like airlines and ferries have all over the...

  • The abortion factor

    Since decades ago, I can still remember that whenever an election approaches, the Nationalist Party would start alleging that the Labour Party intends to introduce abortion. This canard dates back to the ‘Integration with Britain’ referendum...

  • Watch: 'Delia has to act, and act quickly'

    Watch: 'Delia has to act, and act quickly'

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia can no longer just parry blows raining down on him from within the shadows of his own party, his friend and architect Robert Musumeci believes.  "He cannot afford to wait any longer," Dr Musumeci tells Times...

  • Petrol station owners’ dispute

    Why has there always to be a clash whenever petrol station owners put in a claim for a rise in their profit margin? There is usually little public sympathy for petrol station owners over their claims but if they are correct in their argument that...

  • Research is key for housing policy - Roderick Galdes

    In an article on this newspaper (January 7), Nationalist MEP hopeful Michael Briguglio posed several questions relating to Malta’s housing policies and vacant properties. I had, more or less, the same queries and concerns when I first entered...

  • US-China tensions - Martin Scicluna

    US-China tensions - Martin Scicluna

    At the dawn of 2019, it is clear that today’s geo-political landscape is dominated by the rivalry between the United States and China. For much of the past two decades the US believed that China would pursue a path from communism to liberal...

  • Life-enhancing choices

    Sadly, Sylvana Bannon (‘Where are the pro-lifers in the migrants’ plight?’, January 7) chose to exploit the plight of the desperate immigrants who were trapped on a ship near our shores to rubbish pro-life activists with overpowering emotion. She...

  • Prison chapel restoration

    Prison chapel restoration

    In the feature entitled ‘Study on future of 1842 prison’ (January 1), it was was reported that the planned upgrading of the Corradino prison complex in Paola would entail “either redesigning or actually demolishing and rebuilding part or all of...

  • Count to 10

    My mother used to give me good advice when she used to tell me to count to 10 before making any important decision. I suppose Adrian Delia, the Nationalist Party leader, had the same sound advice from his own mother, though he apparently forgot...

  • Watch: Robert Musumeci defends his 'friend' Adrian Delia

    Watch: Robert Musumeci defends his 'friend' Adrian Delia

    As Opposition leader Adrian Delia continues to parry internal criticism, he has found a backer who these days is more often associated with his political adversaries.  Fellow Siġġiewi resident Robert Musumeci's staunch defence of his friend - and...

  • Investigate and prosecute

    Former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil had asked that a magistrate should look into the Panama Papers allegations. His request had originally been upheld by a magistrate but Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, his chief of staff, Keith Schembri,...

  • Fake news, maybe. Who is faking it? - Revel Barker

    Fake news, maybe. Who is faking it? - Revel Barker

    What you are about to read is either a prediction or it is fake. Decide for yourself. In fact, it may be both, because I am predicting what I believe to be fake news. Here is my prediction. The government is going to keep the tunnel running as a...

  • Drugs and youths - Fr Charles Cini SDB

    Drugs and youths - Fr Charles Cini SDB

    I live and work with young people.  It is easy to judge young people, but I always found the best lessons emerge from listening to them with empathy and true commitment, following in the footsteps of Don Bosco. Recently I came across a passage...

  • Cremation law

    My father died suddenly in February 1963. We buried him in the family grave at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. In 1969, we had to inter another member of the family. On opening the grave, I saw the remains of my father still wallowing in...

  • Bad apples in healthcare

    I have the greatest respect for the nurses, doctors and staff at Mater Dei Hospital and the service they give is second to none. Unfortunately, bad apples there will always be. I had to take my partner, a female aged 76, to the accident and...

  • Nationalist Party woes

    Nationalist Party woes

    Unfortunately, it appears that a number of high-ranking Nationalist Party officials now realise (inwardly) they have backed the wrong horse for the party leadership. Good judgement and righteousness are considered to be vital attributes in an...

  • Parcelling public land - Michael Briguglio

    Parcelling public land - Michael Briguglio

    By now it is no secret that the government’s economic model is heavily dependent on accelerated construction projects. Money is injected in the economy, growth takes place and the government’s political cycle is fuelled. But this comes at a cost.