Comment
Advert

Comment

  • Salvini and the Mona Lisa

    I found the remarks by Matteo Salvini typical of his heavy, Lega humour, about the “detention” of the Mona Lisa in the Paris Louvre quite amusing if ill-informed. The Mona Lisa was, in fact, sold to the King of France by Leonardo or his direct heirs.

  • Opinion - Why Malta too should explode the myths that the Kremlin uses

    Opinion - Why Malta too should explode the myths that the Kremlin uses

    When I come across an article like ‘Crimea: five years on’ of March 7 by the Ambassador of Russia to Malta, Vladimir Malygin, I can’t help being reminded of Lord Acton’s famous definition of an ambassador as “an honest man sent abroad to lie for...

  • Watch: Metro every six minutes will coax half the drivers out of cars

    Watch: Metro every six minutes will coax half the drivers out of cars

    An underground system would not be susceptible to traffic jams and that reliability – along with having a service every six minutes – would be enough to coax half the drivers to leave their cars behind, according to architect Konrad Xuereb. He...

  • Overflowing civic amenity sites

    What is wrong with the civic amenity sites? The country’s bulky refuse disposal centres are turning into junkyards, with piles of white goods and electronic waste left to accumulate haphazardly. The situation continues to worsen. Manned by state...

  • Signs for worth while retirement - Godfrey Farrugia

    A lifetime of hard work should be followed up with an adequate pension and a good quality of life. Much has been said about the need to build upon our pension system, while guaranteeing it for future generations. However, not enough has been said...

  • Brexit? What Brexit? - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    Brexit? What Brexit? - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    The million-pound question, right?In the last three years I have not taken a position on whether I think Brexit is the right choice for Britain or not. Why should I? Should a Juventino take sides when watching a match between Man. United and...

  • Non-litigious culture

    In her From the Bench article titled ‘So, whose fault is it?’ (March 11), Graziella Gricchiola asserts that, unlike what happens abroad, there are fewer cases of medical malpractice instituted in Malta, “perhaps as a result of a generally good...

  • Civil aviation safety

    Civil aviation safety

    The unfortunate accident of Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 on March 10 resulted in the groundings of this type of aircraft, even in the US. The Federal Aviation Administration had initially stood by the aircraft, strongly insisting there was...

  • Tragic circumstances

    In the wake of the current abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, we could ask ourselves what Christ would have said in the present sad and tragic circumstances. To those who have perpetuated such horrendous crimes He would, I dare say, remind...

  • Watch: Metro could generate €300 million a year

    Watch: Metro could generate €300 million a year

    The metro being proposed by architect Konrad Xuereb could generate as much as €300 million a year, he assured Times Talk, saying that the 50km project had to be seen as complementary to other transport systems. The controversial proposal was first...

  • Underwater cultural heritage - Arnold Cassola

    Underwater cultural heritage - Arnold Cassola

    It was a pleasure to read in this newspaper that Malta’s underwater heritage is set to receive an extra level of attention and protection with the setting up of a dedicated unit within Heritage Malta. The primary aim of this new Underwater...

  • Stress test for rule of law

    Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi asked Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia in Parliament why the Police Commissioner failed to follow orders issued by Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, who had conducted the Egrant inquiry, to press “particular criminal...

  • Are you being serious? - John Consiglio

    If Sir Andrew Cook’s article (March 18) was intended as merely an exercise in personal nostalgia, then all is forgiven and forgotten. If then, however, he is serious about “bringing back the Sterling Area”, then his article is all so outright...

  • So callous and barbaric - Toni Mifsud

    So callous and barbaric - Toni Mifsud

    On the University of Malta website Andrea Dibben is listed as a lecturer at the Social Policy and Social Work Department of the Faculty for Social Well-being.  During the launch of the pro-abortion coalition, Dibben, as the leader of the...

  • Through Mary’s help

    Through Mary’s help

    The presence among us of a smug atheist does not worry a dog, the only animal who loves you more than it loves itself. But the Babylon of hate, bitter and burning antagonism of the Catholic Church, with all its warts and wrinkles, can certainly...

  • First Maltese general

    The victory of the Maltese against the overwhelming might of the French forces in 1800 (‘1800 victory over the French’, March 16) is also noteworthy for the fact that, for the very first time in their long history, the Maltese people elected one...

  • Locomotion

    Dog shows are ‘shows’ in that the magnificent, the unusual, the bizarre and the performers are all displayed in their sculptured finery. Selection of the best is usually based upon either of these two kinds of observation: aesthetic appeal or...

  • ‘Thou shalt not kill’

    May I assure the coalition they need not worry about help and protection for every person. At present, as it has always been, every person – mother and child – is helped and protected by our top obstetricians, social services and voluntary...

  • Consultation fees

    The heading of the leading article ‘Exporting Maltese culture’ (March 16) directed me to another heading in the same edition, on page 6, ‘Justice Ministry spends €651,000 on consultancies’.  I suppose exporting ‘Maltese culture’ will involve the...

  • In court and not really alone

    There he goes again. Former Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil was back in court the other day asking, yet again, for an investigation of Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri, over the leaked...