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  • Melita customer care

    I wouldn’t know about Melita customer care in Malta, but as for Gozo I must award the maximum five stars to both the office staff and the technicians. Well done you guys, and thanks.

  • More fuel stations in the land of greed - Alan Deidun

    More fuel stations  in the land of greed - Alan Deidun

    Greed has, since time immemorial, been demonised as the root of many a scourge that befall humans. This is reflected in the plethora of proverbs from different civilisations and of quotations from famous personalities that revolve around the...

  • Climate change will pose a challenge to fish farms - Anne Zammit

    Climate change will pose  a challenge to fish farms - Anne Zammit

    Pollution from fish farms off Malta’s shores may be having a negative impact on local tourism. Yet future scenarios for the global industry are looking stormier as climate change sets in. “How much climate change can we deal with before we really...

  • Fight against clerical sex abuse

    Over the last two decades, the Catholic Church has been rocked to its foundations by accusations of sex abuse of children by the clergy. Pope Francis apologised unreservedly to victims for the extent of the abuse and the cover-ups committed by...

  • Political suicide - Desmond Zammit Marmarà

    What is Simon Busuttil trying to achieve? How can some fanatical Nationalists be so blind as not to realise that Busuttil is slowly destroying the political party which he previously led? Are these fanatical Nationalists oblivious to the fact that...

  • Question time: Budget 2019

    Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue When this government came to office in 2013, one of the immediate actions of my colleague Edward Scicluna was to unshackle Malta out of the “excessive deficit...

  • A leading emerging donor - Başak Türkoğlu

    Turkey has an enduring tradition of humanitarian aid emanating from its history and culture. Helping countries in difficult times due to natural disasters, war, poverty and social clashes is considered as a humanitarian duty and an important...

  • We are not amused - Revel Barker

    Martin Scicluna writes (October 17) that “For those my age who, as foot soldiers, fought and won the Cold War”, the recent reports of “Russia’s bungling spies” have been “a source of great amusement”. I was a (potential) war correspondent during...

  • On dogs and embryos

    In present day Malta, dogs, domestic animals, do not have votes in a political general election. Embryos, very little domestic humans, do not have votes in a political general election, either. Dogs have just been protected further by new...

  • Politics

    A few months ago, when Theresa May was struggling to make some progress in trying to get England unentwined from the Brussels bureaucracy, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in his smug-faced, point-scoring best said she should “get her house in order”.

  • One decade later

    One decade later

    Ten years ago, then Opposition leader Joseph Muscat, in his first major speech since becoming a Member of Parliament, described Labour Party’s vision for the future as ensuring Malta being the best in Europe. A decade later, all we see are...

  • A stable rental housing market

    The failure of the rental housing market to meet the demand for affordable units is behind the government’s initiative to introduce a legal framework that aims at protecting the interests of both landlords and tenants. The White Paper ‘Renting as...

  • Looking down, not up - Fr Eugene Paul Teuma OFM Conv

    While everyone is looking upwards towards the great heights the ITS project site will reach, no one seems to be aware of what lies underneath this proposed mega-structure: the toponymy of the location Għar Ħarq il-Ħammiem (Cave of the Turkish Baths).

  • Overview on sustainability - José Herrera

    Overview on sustainability - José Herrera

    With reference to the article ‘Malta drops eight places in UN sustainability ranking’ (October 10) and the editorial of October 11, it is pertinent to highlight that such report merits a more in-depth analysis which considers a broader context of...

  • Of robots and rights - Jackie Mallia

    Of robots and rights - Jackie Mallia

    In the midst of the blockchain frenzy that has currently taken hold of Malta’s business community, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced that Malta will now turn its focus onto the regulation of ‘artificial intelligence’, or as it is...

  • The natural patrimony

    On June 29, the Times of Malta published a letter of mine in which I wrote that “the Mdina Road trees are part of Malta’s natural patrimony... When tourists visit Rabat and Mdina along the tree-lined Mdina Road, they sense that they are getting...

  • A year later

    A year later

    At about 3pm on October 16, 2017, Malta was shocked when news spread like wildfire that journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb a few metres from her residence in Bidnija. She left to mourn her loss not only her family and...

  • Conduct unbecoming

    Simon Busuttil’s statement in Parliament when he said he still believed that Egrant belonged to the Prime Minister and his wife was not only shocking but also insulting, not just to Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, who had conducted a meticulous...

  • Sad and troubling times

    Malta is passing through sad and troubling times. Sad because, within only a few years, it has seen, and is still seeing, social and political values nose dive to an extent undreamt of before, except during the Mintoff administrations. Troubling...

  • Useless, expensive blitz - Ċensu Galea

    Like all the other residents of St Paul’s Bay (including also Burmarrad, Buġibba, Qawra, Wardija, Xemxija and other smaller areas that form part of this locality), I received a leaflet informing us about ‘a memorandum of understanding’ between St...