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  • Language school nightmare

    I would really like to bring to the attention of as many people as possible the daily inconvenience, noise, etc our once quiet residential area in the Village, San Ġwann, is going through daily due to an English school (GSE School of English) and...

  • Helpless animals

    The Association for Abandoned Animals does a marvellous job caring for homeless dogs and cats. Despite their very limited resources, the staff members bend over backwards to provide food and shelter for animals cruelly thrown out by their...

  • Boat building

    Allow me to add some information to the note on boat construction at Manoel Island (Pursuits, May 7). The boat mentioned in the article and which had won the race organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club was the third one built of the type. A...

  • Witnesses to God’s love

    As a family forming part of the second neo-catechumenal community of the parish of Mosta, we have been living here in Tbilisi, Georgia, together with our children, for almost the last 13 years. We would like to express our appreciation to all the...

  • No eggs, no birds

    I read the article on pigeon control with great interest as in the UK several large cities have had similar problems. Their approach has been different but has had a high success rate. Their approach was quite unusual. They first built nesting...

  • Tribute to loyal police officers

    The Times of Malta yesterday carried on its front page a photograph of PC Simon Schembri who was badly injured on Tuesday morning when he was run over by a motorist he had just waved down. It did so in solidarity with the police officer and his...

  • Muted speech and a distant dream - Francis Zammit Dimech

    Within the European Parliament, I have made it a point to follow media issues pro-actively. I firmly believe that independent media and investigative journalists are key to safeguarding democracy and our right to be informed, more so when we are...

  • Tough mind, soft head - Ranier Fsadni

    Tough mind, soft head - Ranier Fsadni

    The international Daphne Project continues to bring new leaked documents to light. As we debate them, is there a set of non-partisan principles we should expect politicians to be held to? Off the top of my head, I can immediately think of two...

  • IVF and human rights - Silvan Agius and Gabi Calleja

    Today is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Following a third successive number one placement on the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Index, many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and genderqueer community in Malta will...

  • Cathedral burial sites

    I refer to the front-page pic-ture and the article ‘Three burial sites beneath cathedral’, which appeared on page 5 on May 10. The information in the report was wrong. The three burials referred to are in the chapel of St George of the langue of...

  • Proud of my politics - Albert Buttigieg

    Recently, the Labour Youth Forum launched a campaign entitled: “Proud of my politics.” I am not proud of politics that sells my citizenship as a commodity. I am not proud of politics that promotes a “u ejja, come on” mentality where anything goes...

  • What cheek!

    Martin Scicluna, upper class standard bearer of the Labour Party, writing in this newspaper on May 9, had the cheek to attempt to discredit participants at civil society activities by describing them as “educated privately or at the best Church...

  • Making a name for herself and for Malta

    Let me start by stating that I do not know Emma at all; I do not even know her surname, and that my musical intelligence is below zero.  Emma is the Maltese girl who sings on the Italian Canale 5 show called Amici every Saturday night. She is the...

  • Poor quality

    Poor quality

    Why is it that several government projects fail at the final hurdle – at the finishing stage? Some 10 years ago, I wrote about the striking difference between the quality of the paving being laid in Parliament square, Valletta and that used in the...

  • The future

    One reality about Europe’s current political leadership is summarised here: French President Emmanuel Macron has no children. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no children. British Prime Minister Theresa May has no children. Italian Prime...

  • Watch: Fish farm sludge cannot be eliminated completely - Environment Minister

    Watch: Fish farm sludge cannot be eliminated completely - Environment Minister

    The dreaded fish farm sludge which plagued Maltese beaches over the past summers cannot be eliminated completely, Environment Minister José Herrera has acknowledged. “What we did will not exclude sludge. It will minimise it,” the minister tells...

  • Justice in a reasonable time

    A former chief justice once reacted badly when this newspaper repeated the widely-accepted tenet that justice must not only be done but also be seen to be done. “Justice must be done, that’s all,” he strongly insisted. Of course, justice must be...

  • Brainless frenzy of concrete making - Adrian Grima

    What really strikes you in db Group’s megalomaniac project proposal for the ITS site in Pembroke is the utter disregard for the people who have been living in the apartment blocks across the road for years. To peep into the mind of the people who...

  • Malta’s rule of law - Martin Scicluna

    Malta’s rule of law - Martin Scicluna

    My last two articles dealt with the current state of Maltese politics in which I highlighted the hypocrisy and cant that drives the pseudo-political grouping calling for what they define as “truth and justice” in Malta following the assassination...

  • Year of living dangerously - Karsten Xuereb

    Year of living dangerously - Karsten Xuereb

    In 1869, John Stuart Mill adopted a utilitarian approach to the problem of authority versus liberty. In On Liberty he argued that the individual has the right to self-expression as long as they did not harm other individuals. Furthermore, the good...