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  • Another way

    The excellent article titled ‘Brainless frenzy of concrete making’ by Adrian Grima (May 16) really shows the sick extent to which some will go in search of riches at a damaging, inconsiderate, uncaring and terrible expense of others. To all the...

  • Walk on butter

    Walk on butter

    I am not sure whether what I am going to write about has already been tackled but here goes. Congratulations to all those who had the brilliant idea of paving the stretch from the Tritons fountain up to the new Parliament the way they did. It is...

  • The cause of good governance

    Financial services providers, and their customers, have to balance the need to abide by new data protection regulations and financial rules that require data aimed at preventing financial crime, which has rightly become the focus of international...

  • Leading the rainbow vision - Colette Farrugia Bennett

    Having been around the LGBTIQ activism scene for the past 17 years, I have seen a transformation of my country. I won’t go back as far as 2001, when MGRM was set up, but, in the first edition of the Rainbow Europe Map, Malta only had...

  • The poverty of pensions - Michael Briguglio

    In my article entitled ‘The pensions myopia’ (April 30) I argued that the government may be over-optimistic in its projections regarding the sustainability of state pensions in the coming years. I also proposed a national consensus on the matter...

  • Ignoring health and safety - Luke Fiorini

    Whereas some organisations in Malta can be very proactive when it comes to protecting their employees’ health and safety, other organisations can view this as an unwelcome cost. This is unfortunate, and misguided.  Organisations should protect...

  • Seers of beauty, not! - Manuel Vella Rago

    It is not only when debating the amendments to the Embryo Protection Act that we are challenged to decide on and define human nature, but also when we acquiesce to the radical uglification of our environment. We redefine our understanding of human...

  • Final withholding tax

    I am always amazed at the way that the Times of Malta rushes into a topic without any lateral thinking, or deep analysis, whatever. The report, alleging that government is introducing final withholding tax changes “by stealth” (May 15) clearly...

  • Church teachings

    As an assiduous reader of this newspaper, I have read both Mark Sant’s article about IVF and Martin Scicluna’s about the cannabis issue, a month or so before. They both expertly and technically succeeded in drawing a balanced picture of the pros...

  • Passing the buck(s)

    In his column on May 14, Michael Briguglio made a valid point when writing: “Who will the buck be passed on to if [Konrad] Mizzi makes another mess at Air Malta?” But one could add: “Who will the bucks be passed on to during a multi-million euro...

  • Sources

    I refer to the letter titled ‘Murder victim’s laptop’ by Eddy Privitera (April 23) wherein it was stated that Corinne Vella admitted that the laptop is in possession of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family. Should this be true, in contrast to what the...

  • Profits first

    Why allow safety to get in the way of profits? Take a nice walk down the busy Strand, in Sliema, where a crane operates, lifting heavy concrete loads without protective scaffolding or a pedestrian detour. You have to admire the business-friendly...

  • Burlò

    Burlò

    Soft Nationalism

  • Delia’s uphill struggle

    Adrian Delia had the opportunity to spell out his vision for the country at the Nationalist Party’s General Council last week, to provide a clear picture of how a PN government would differ from Labour, and to reach out to those factions in the...

  • The dark side of Brexit

    On my recent visit to Malta I read a letter entitled ‘The bright side of Brexit’ by Jonathan Deeley, (The Times of Malta, May 11). At first I thought it was a tongue in the cheek joke but on reflection I realised he really does believe the rubbish...

  • No pressure exerted

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Unnecessary hassle’ by Mary Fisher (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 13).  All properties involved in a door numbering exercise individually receive an envelope containing an official letter, self-adhesive door...

  • 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...