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  • Financial services under scrutiny

    Regulators and rating agencies have once again put a spotlight on Malta’s financial services industry. They took concrete action to show their concern about the risks this industry faces. Trust is the cornerstone of this industry and while it...

  • Plastics all around - Victor Axiak

    Many people over 60 must remember the classic film The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman. A newly graduated son of an affluent American family is attending his graduation party. At one point, he is pulled aside by a rich industrialist, who looks him...

  • The tourist gaze - Michael Briguglio

    Malta is not the only country witnessing an increase in tourists. The increase is happening all around the world. During 2017, there were 1.3 billion tourist arrivals around the world, and 51 per cent chose European countries as their destinations.

  • Simon Busuttil, a thorn in Labour's side

    Simon Busuttil, a thorn in Labour's side

    Alfred Sant, for many years the Labour Party’s biggest liability and serial loser since that balmy Sunday morning in Cospicua when he labelled Mintoff a traitor, has said that Simon Busuttil is a millstone around the PN’s neck. It seems that time...

  • Passionate caravan owners

    The Malta Camping and Caravans Association would like to point out that what has been defined as the “illegal parking” of caravans near beaches is not necessarily ‘illegal’. It is more of a legal grey area, which is subject to interpretation and,...

  • Skeletal anatomy

    Skeletal anatomy

    This newspaper carried a picture (July 26) of the skeletal anatomy of a species said to be over 500,000 years old, yet it was not mentioned what type of mammal the skeleton belonged to. While examining the structure of the species, I could not...

  • Burlò - August 6, 2018

    Burlò - August 6, 2018

    Crossing the Rubipond

  • The risks of playing catch up

    When Malta joined the EU in 2004, many had the reasonable expectation that thanks to this political development, the country’s economy, physical infrastructure, the public health system, education standards and social care would improve to catch...

  • On being a martyr - Kristina Chetcuti

    On being a martyr - Kristina Chetcuti

    The 20th century English writer Virginia Woolf suffered constantly from ill health. But she took it in her stride and even wrote a witty essay called ‘On Being Ill’, in which she complains how the English language is ill-equipped, vocabulary-wise,...

  • Pesticides: a broader perspective - Peter Agius

    Whenever I’m passing by Mġarr I make it a point of stopping by one of the vans and stocking up on local produce, be it juicy strawberries or succulent melons. Like many parents, at home I try to bargain time on TV with my kids eating their...

  • Helping the poor in India

    I, Sr Geatana Bonello, together with Sr Seraphina Grima from the Daughters of the Sacred Heart would like to thank all those who donate towards the Mission Fund which helps us Maltese missionaries. This help is greatly appreciated because it goes...

  • The Egrant story revisited - Claire Bonello

    Last week, the publication of the conclusions of the Egrant magisterial inquiry dominated the news cycle. Now, attention has shifted to the internecine warfare within the PN, as different factions fight like ferrets in a sack. The Egrant fallout...

  • Life in Pakistan is very hard

    As I am currently in Malta, I would like to thank all the benefactors who throughout these last years have been supporting my missionary work in Pakistan. There we carry out work among the people in our care, namely children who would otherwise...

  • Certainties versus conclusions - Michela Spiteri

    We are living at a time when flippant allegations are taken as messianic certainties. If someone is brazen enough to claim something, then lo and behold, it must be true, even in the absence of proof… The accuser counts on gullibility and...

  • Internal plumbing systems are clients’ responsibility

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Poor service from WSC’ by Nick Dobbs, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29) claiming poor service by the Water Services Corporation. While understanding the frustration of the customer at the higher bill due to a...

  • One-party bliss - Mark Anthony Falzon

    Beware the Prime Minister who says he wants a strong Opposition. That’s what Joseph Muscat said last Sunday, and I see it as a very bad sign. It’s rather like wanting a Scrabble opponent to have a strong vocabulary, but not quite as strong as...

  • ‘Money, crime and protection

    The article written by Mark Anthony Falzon entitled ‘Money, crime and protection’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 15), contains a misrepresentation of facts insofar as concerns the mention of Lombard Bank. The inferences made are factually...

  • Islanders - August 5, 2018

    Islanders - August 5, 2018

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  • A tunnel vision for Gozo - Victor Paul Borg

    A tunnel vision for Gozo - Victor Paul Borg

    Transport Malta’s report into the tunnel to Gozo can be described as 24 pages of assertions and conjectures. The report is ostensibly a ‘project description’ intended to form the basis for formulating the terms of reference for the Environment...

  • Comparing apples to oranges

    Comparing apples to oranges

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Maltese fruit and veg top EU pesticide list’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29). The list in question is published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) every year which reports on the pesticide test...

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