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  • Watch: Sandro Chetcuti knew what he was in for

    Watch: Sandro Chetcuti knew what he was in for

    As the public face of Malta's development lobby, Sandro Chetcuti is used to criticism.   "I knew what I was in for," he says in a #TimesTalk interview that will be uploaded on Wednesday morning.  Not that the job comes without its...

  • Air Malta aiming to gain height

    When in 1992 the European Union agreed to create a single market in air transport, legacy airlines could no longer rely on State aid and competition restrictions to protect their market. Air Malta was eventually affected by these changes and had...

  • A strong planning regulator - Martin Galea

    Prior to the 2013 election, the Labour Party had a framework manifesto it had committed to implement. In the section on environment, the document stated that by giving priority to the environment, the government would improve quality of life by...

  • Culture of corruption - Denis Tanti

    Culture of corruption - Denis Tanti

    Principal permanent secretary Mario Cutajar (photo) is not bothered by the widespread unconstitutional practice that is taking place in the public service under his watch, where hundreds of Labour Party henchmen and cronies are hand-picked to fill...

  • The final chapter - Mark Said

    The final chapter - Mark Said

    Further to my original article triggered off by a request letter of Victoria Pace Ross, who wrote again on March 9 (‘April 1953 sea odyssey’), curiosity could not keep me from delving even further into this mari-time saga or odyssey revolving...

  • Reminiscing

    Reminiscing

    I attach a photograph of Spinola Bay, St Julian’s, taken around the beginning of the 20th century. This contrasts sharply with the one that appeared on this newspaper on March22 accompanying the item titled ‘Air-space rights trading idea “gains...

  • Misquoting Jesus

    Jesus would be very upset with Jacqueline Calleja for quoting him out of context. In her letter ‘Tragic circumstances’ (March 20), she used Jesus’s words to suit her purposes. She tried to exonerate Catholic priests who sexually abuse children by...

  • Significant symbols

    To suit their agenda, some people, seem to negate the course of historical fact. They try to wipe out the fact that this little island of ours was dominated by foreign powers throughout most of the course of its existence. In fact, every tract on...

  • Not really insured

    On the night between January 21 and 22, a fierce thunder-storm struck the area where I live, destroying most of the electronic equipment. I lost three TV sets, a VCR, a DVD and the charger of my chair lift. These six items had cost me exactly €1,165.

  • Unseen cultural heritage

    Malta’s strategic position, its closeness to the major civilisations of the central Mediterranean, its involvement, often unwillingly, in the great conflicts of the area, has given it a depth of history and cultural heritage disproportionate to...

  • Burlò - March 25, 2019

    Burlò - March 25, 2019

    May-day, May-day

  • Partito Popolare: 100 years ago - Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici

    With the sour taste left in the mouths of many Europeans, by the tragic events that disentangled violently the close connections between the Altar and the Throne during the French Revolution, and the subsequent, no less bitter, sequels, it was...

  • On economic modelling - John Consiglio

    On economic modelling - John Consiglio

    The word ‘model’ in economics is one which is pregnant with meaning. And as often happens in such circumstances, every Tom, Dick and Harry tries to enjoy himself through using it according to whatever whims come to his mind. Such, I am afraid, is...

  • Let pigeons live

    It is indeed shameful that pigeons will be left to starve, trapped in cages and given food that will lead to their death. It has been stated they will die a natural death. Does being poisoned mean dying a natural death? How can the Animal Welfare...

  • Bad taste

    Eddy Privitera’s letters make me sick. He is a hate group man and is always criticising the Church and people in good standing, no matter what good they achieve. I am sure our beloved Mabel Strickland, founder of this newspaper, turns in her...

  • Election jitters

    David Casa, the Nationalist MEP who mostly tried to give a bad name to our country in EU institutions, has appealed to the court not to continue hearing the libel cases filed against him until the European Parliament elections are over on May...

  • Strong character

    An unknown writer came up with this priceless sentence: “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, everything is lost.” Yes, how scarce is strong character among those running our country.

  • By gentlemen for gentlemen - Mario de Marco

    Judge Giovanni Bonello’s book Misunderstanding the Constitution should be made compulsory reading in our schools. It should be given to all law students and it should be placed on every bench in Parliament. Judge Bonello, a man of unparalleled...

  • Farmers’ lot is not a happy one

    Agriculture may be the most taken-for-granted industry on the island. Why shouldn’t it be when Malta has become almost completely dependent on imported food? Both the supermarkets and your local grocer are stuffed with fruit, vegetables, meats and...

  • ‘Absurd’ response to George Cross removal

    Many falsely assume that history is only concerned with the past and not with the present. This is the impression I get when reading the piece entitled ‘Idea to remove George Cross branded “absurd”’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 17) as a...