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  • A missed chance

    Mark Anthony Falzon (‘The green festival that isn’t’, The Sunday Times of Malta, May 13) gives us food for thought. He evaluates the performance of Peter Calamatta and the Environmental Landscapes Consortium (ELC). Prof. Falzon says that what the...

  • The art of careless driving

    The art of careless driving

    They say driving is an art, but some drivers only master the art of careless driving due to the lack of supervision on our roads. Drivers come in all sorts of characters, once you hit the road you’ve joined an assortment of them, from learners to...

  • Lija’s Little Bakery Shop

    Lija’s Little Bakery Shop

    One of the things that I love about Lija is a little bakery shop at the centre of the village. It is family run, but not as in husband-and-wife, or father-and-daughter, it’s the whole family: the mother runs the shop, the father bakes, and three...

  • Silly security rules

    I visited the APS bank in Sliema the other day, and on entering I was ordered to remove my cap which I instantly refused. Taking off your sunglasses might have some valid reason, but removing your cap or hat is totally absurd. If bank managers...

  • Plucking the chicken - John Vassallo

    How deft is our present government and the clique of oligarchs? This is a question I constantly ask myself. Mussolini was once quoted as saying that if one plucks a live chicken one feather at a time, it will not notice that it has become naked...

  • Valletta mayor and V18

    I refer to the report about the Valletta mayor and the V18 Foundation (Valletta mayor pulls out of V18 board meetings,’ The Sunday Times of Malta, May 13).  Alexei Dingli did not mince his words and spoke in plain language so that everybody would...

  • Fragments, theories and evidence - Petra Caruana Dingli

    Two unrelated events this week held underlying similarities. The first was the seminar ‘Archaeological Fragments’ organised by Heritage Malta. Archaeology seeks to understand past civilisations, the origins of the human species. Fragments of...

  • Road junction

    A road junction in Attard where Triq il-Ferrovija joins Triq l-Għenba ought to be modified in the interest of safety. This suggestion was made to the local council months ago and I was told that the idea was passed on to an architect. However, up...

  • ‘Country where they kill journalists’ - Fr Joe Borg

    A friend told me of a foreigner who has just come to Malta after visiting Cuba. He told my friend: I was in a taxi in Havana on the way to the airport. The taxi driver asked me where I was travelling to. I replied that I was going to Malta. To...

  • A letter to the Prime Minister

    When the story broke that the Labour Party has six hate groups totalling 60,000 people, I quickly sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, challenging him to denounce these groups, despite the fact that he himself and many of the party insiders...

  • Living on the edge - Mark Anthony Falzon

    The country, we are constantly reminded, is doing brilliantly. There’s a surplus, no unemployment to speak of, an impossible waiting list for yacht berths, soaring credit ratings, blue flag beaches, investor optimism, pole position on gay rights,...

  • Little hope for Middle East peace

    Little hope for Middle East peace

    There seems to be little hope for lasting peace in the Middle East, especially now that the United States, under President Donald Trump, is no longer considered to be an honest broker. Gaza, for example, is now on the verge of total collapse, yet...

  • Maze of the IVF law - Josie Muscat

    Maze of the IVF law - Josie Muscat

    My decision to join the IVF debate was taken after President Marie- Louise Coleiro Preca called for a non-partisan and informed debate. I state my interests at the outset. I introduced IVF in Malta 27 years ago, gave birth to the first IVF baby,...

  • An inclusive and caring society

    Addressing the Nationalist Party General Council, PN deputy lea­der Robert Arrigo confirmed his loyal support to Adrian Delia after he got to know him over the past months. Attending this meeting on Sunday was an opportunity to confirm Arrigo’s...

  • Dangerous politics of fear - Sandro Spiteri

    Last week was the seven-month anniversary of Daphne’s murder. So, on cue, Labour rolled out another creature of its grotesque carnival of distractions. This time it was courtesy of the Forum Żgħażagħ Laburisti (FŻL) who launched a ‘Proud of My...

  • Islanders

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  • Courageous journalist

    I recently had the pleasure of viewing Ivan Camilleri’s interview regarding the company 17 Black on the website of the Times of Malta. It was moving to watch him at work; he was calm, efficient and full of hope. Thank you for do­ing your job. We...

  • Some more vision for language education please - Sarah Grech

    Some more vision for language education please - Sarah Grech

    What is language education for? Perhaps to answer that question we need to look at what language is for. To communicate, right? Well maybe, but that’s not even half the story of what language is for, if we think about it a little more. How do you...

  • ZTV - Absurd

    ZTV - Absurd

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  • A focused ‘skyline policy’

    The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal annulled the planning permit for the 38-storey Townsquare tower proposed to be built right in the heart of what was once the start of the most elegant stretch of seaside residences in Malta. The...