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  • Thank you from Brazil

    I have just received a handsome donation of €2,000 from the Mission Fund of Mosta, which for many years has been sending money to Maltese missionaries in the third world on a regular basis. Such generosity confirms the missionary spirit of the...

  • Another construction fatality

    It has happened again, another workman has died at his workplace. It is a great shame. Let this not become just another statistic. Life is sacred. I can already see many people shrugging their shoulders and saying: “What can I do about it?” This...

  • Our traffic experts

    A big well done to the traffic experts who redesigned the junction between Pantar Road and the main Lija-Mosta road next to the supermarket. First they eliminated the traffic lights allowing vehicles to cross to the other side, Lija bound. Then...

  • Islanders - December 9, 2018

    Islanders - December 9, 2018

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  • ZTV - Motivation

    ZTV - Motivation

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  • Human Rights – a literacy ‘must

    Human Rights – a literacy ‘must

    The Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas once wrote: ‘A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him’. The Czech lawyer and activist Milada Horáková wrote ‘Man...

  • What makes the nation

    Our languages and history define what we are as a nation. Malta is one of a few genuinely bilingual countries that has a rich history going back for millennia. It is, therefore, worrying to know that declining levels of competence in both English...

  • Another misconception about planners - Anthony Ellul

    The Malta Chamber of Planners refers to the report ‘Planners should use standard building for future construction, urban development seminar told’ (November 22). It cannot but note that once again there is a misconception about planners. It is not...

  • Question Time: Money for the parties

    Aleander Balzan, Director of Communications – Labour Party Some months ago, the Constitutional Court gave a judgement in which it expressed its reservations on the fact the Electoral Commission had both an investigative role and the authority to...

  • Facts not fakes - Sammy Ketz

    Facts not fakes - Sammy Ketz

    On September 12 the European Parliament voted massively in favour of a proposed directive that gives the press and news agencies hope that they will at last be paid by the giants of the internet. For years the internet giants have picked up...

  • Inconsiderate watchdog

    Transport Malta is to blame for exposing commuters to poisonous fumes while waiting for a bus to, possibly, take them to their destination. Bus stops in Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta, particularly ‘Gatt’, come to mind. Traffic jams may not be...

  • The unborn ignored

    The unborn ignored

    Domestic violence was described by this newspaper “an epidemic behind closed doors” (December 2). In Malta, the parents of a number of unborn children make plans to do an abortion abroad, which is another type of domestic violence, indeed death,...

  • No road enforcement

    In response to the two articles featured last week in Talking Point, entitled ‘Carnage on our roads’ (November 26) and ‘Dangerous driving’ (November 29), I would like to comment as follows. As a recent settler in Gozo, I am appalled by the...

  • A leader must lead by example

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday the police were free to ask him any questions they wanted about allegations of suspected money laundering in connection with a London prostitution ring. He insisted he had only been acting as a lawyer,...

  • A flawed process - Mario de Marco

    A flawed process - Mario de Marco

    On July 30, 2015, the Opposition members of the Public Accounts Committee and the Shadow Minister for Energy wrote to the Auditor General and requested that he investigates matters relating to the Electrogas power station. We asked the auditor to...

  • The Ukrainian provocation - Vladimir Malygin

    On November 25, 2018 three Ukrainian warships illegally entered Russian territorial waters in the Black Sea, close to the Kerch Strait, in an area that was officially recognised by all sides, including Ukraine, as the territorial waters of Russia...

  • Punishing rights abusers, despots

    Sometimes a name means everything. In this case the name Sergei Magnitsky has been globally synonymous with how to fight human rights abuse in the 21st century. His sacrifice resonated with victims of human rights abuse in every corner of the globe.

  • Action by UK regulator

    I write on behalf of the management of Videoslots with reference to the article titled ‘Two Malta-based gambling firms fined millions by UK regulator’ (December 1). Videoslots entered into a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission of...

  • Bilocating bishops

    Joseph Muscat’s nefarious mantra of a successful economy, based on a concoction of greed and deceit, is so powerful that even the local Church is being dragged into its snare. This is why so many local career-minded theologians with bloated...

  • Seriously?

    There were people asking why the Attorney General thought it fit to give a copy of the Egrant ‘encyclopaedia’ to Kurt Farrugia. Apparently, Farrugia has no interest in reading this voluminous publication because, he said, he locked it in his drawer.