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  • White-collar militants - Savior Rizzo

    A collective agreement is signed by two parties representing employers and employees following a process of bargaining, very often a lengthened one, on the substantive and procedural norms that regulate the employment relationship at the...

  • What’s up at Mount Carmel? - Michael Briguglio

    Clint Camilleri’s statement about the ‘Mount Carmel’ van paraded during the Nadur carnival was so wrong. Not only because it was in bad taste. And not only because he is the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Animal Rights, but even more...

  • Paved with bad intentions? - Arthur Muscat

    Paved with bad intentions? - Arthur Muscat

    There seems to be a perception that members of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) are convinced that harassment, victimisation, discrimination and unequal treatment are rampant in places of work. I lately heard a remark...

  • Lost in translation

    Marie Paule Wagner’s letter ‘Incompetent translators’ (February 15) has cast doubts on the academic profile of the University of Malta’s Department of Translation, Terminology and Interpreting Studies, which I represent as director. I would...

  • PSC jurisdiction

    I refer to the item titled ‘Commission silent over Jimmy Magro “retirement”’ (February 10). The Public Service Commission would like to point out it has no jurisdiction over Malta Enterprise. Considering that at the time the findings of the...

  • Burlò

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  • Lessons to learn

    Lessons to learn

    I refer to the recent tragic death of a Romanian man, killed by a tree that fell and sliced through his car in Mdina Road, Mrieħel. The decayed tree collapsed as a result of the strong winds. This incident is a reminder that vigilance by the...

  • More than a memorial

    Memorials are more than just embellishments of public spaces and quaint historical reminders. They can be potent symbols, often serving as lightning rods for people’s passions. One of the enduring visuals of the second Gulf War in 2003 was the...

  • Malta – a leading role in the world

    I remember the State funeral of Guido de Marco well. Valletta was flooded with foreign dignitaries, particularly from Arab States. From across the world, people had come to pay their respects. Our serving men looked brilliant in their uniforms.

  • Suggesting Holocaust Remembrance

    The thoughtful opinion piece by Mgr Charles Vella (‘Why not mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Malta?’ The Sunday Times of Malta, February 11) marks a high point in this journal. Representing all that is laudable in Christianity, this good pastor...

  • Death wish

    The tragic death of a Maltese teenager who committed suicide after escaping from Mount Carmel Hospital made a deep impression on me. I kept thinking about it. Then I recalled several encounters I’ve had with people who had a death wish. A few...

  • Trituni, not Tritoni

    Trituni, not Tritoni

    I would like to point out that the word ‘Tritoni’ is the Italian name for Tritons. The correct Maltese word is ‘Trituni’. Both the Maltese dictionary by Prof. Joseph Aquilina and the ‘Miklem Malti’ by Erin Serracino Inglott use the word ‘Trituni’...

  • They think they are untouchable

    I was pleased to read in last week’s The Sunday Times of Malta that the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was stepping down. He should have resigned years ago. Also in the same edition of the newspaper, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is quoted as...

  • Manners maketh Malta - Kristina Chetcuti

    Manners maketh Malta - Kristina Chetcuti

    If an alien happened to be passing by the Local Council quarters in South Street, Valletta on Tuesday evening and heard a loud cacophony, scrambling of chairs and insults thrown about with every breathing gap, he would have immediately thought...

  • Destructive strategy

    If I decide to do something that I know my opponents will oppose – and they do – then I say they are “being negative”. What a wonderful destructive strategy! Moreover, the surest way to frustrate your opponents is to leave all awkward questions...

  • When the proverbial hit the fan - Arnold Cassola

    The ‘jablo’ statues that stole the scene from all other V18 activities, at least for the past two weeks, have certainly contributed to a lively national discussion. I must say that I quite like the idea of putting a face to proverbs and other...

  • February notebook - Claire Bonello

    Hats off to the Żabbar local council and the Żejtun local council for opposing further attempts to gobble up green space. The Żabbar council is resisting the attempt to colonise yet another ODZ spot by fast food giant Macdonalds, whereas the...

  • Bin (not) there, dump that - Michela Spiteri

    Sir Arturo Mercieca, Sir Luigi Camilleri, Nathalie Poutiatin Tabone, Ġuże Ellul Mercer, Manwel Dimech, St John the Baptist, St Hyacinth, St James, St Joseph, St Dominic, St Trophomous, Frères, Rudolph, Falzon, Helen, Gafar, Church, Depiro,...

  • The Daphne memorial - Mark Anthony Falzon

    On September 8 two years ago, Norman Lowell and three of his sidekicks stood in front of the Great Siege monument in Valletta to commemorate, as they put it, “the sacrifice of our forefathers”. An Imperium Europa wreath was laid and a speech read...

  • Islanders

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