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  • Saving lives

    I refer to the motorbike accident that took place on June 8 on the Mrieħel Bypass, in which Chris Abela lost his life. I urge the authorities concerned, Transport Malta in this case, to take immediate action to avoid further car accidents with...

  • Gozo catacombs

    Gozo catacombs

    It is shocking to learn that the area of Tal-Gherduf Catacombs at Kerċem is under threat of a scandalous projected development of a residential unit (June 13). The site is a vitally important archaeological zone and any disturbance unless for...

  • Watch: 'We will prove road resurfacing sceptics wrong,' says Ian Borg

    Watch: 'We will prove road resurfacing sceptics wrong,' says Ian Borg

    Transport Minister Ian Borg has the unenviable task of fulfilling Joseph Muscat's electoral promise to fix all of Malta's roads in just seven years.  But although road contractors privately suggest such statements are pie in the sky political...

  • When context is king

    There is no doubt that the recent political bickering over allegations and scandals had an impact on voters. Imagine, then, the impact it would have on international companies in Malta. While local companies which have deep roots will have few...

  • Bemusement

    I read John Guillaumier’s letter, ‘The good old days’ (June 7), with a degree of amusement but also an equal degree of bemusement. Guillaumier says, about the 1950s and 1960s: “How carefree, exciting, idealistic and forward-looking were those two...

  • Regenerational attitudes

    On June 1, 2017, Pope Francis outlined three attitudes for us, young priests, that help us be missionary disciples in permanent formation. The first attitude: pray without tiring. “Prayer, the relationship with God, the care of the spiritual life,...

  • Best-dressed man

    The photo published alongside my letter entitled “Best-dressed man” (June 10) was not the photo I referred to in my original e-mail to the Times of Malta. The photo I had in mind appeared on page 4 of the Labour Party Victory supplement on June 6.

  • The Duke and Malta

    The Duke and Malta

    With reference to the feature “11 things you may not know about the Duke” (June 10), I wonder if I might be permitted to add a 12th? The Duke has Maltese ancestry. He descends from General Tommaso Barbara, a Maltese mercenary who distinguished...

  • Violence against women: an EU concern

    The European Council has just approved the signature of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence on behalf of the European Union. This is certainly a step in the right direction if...

  • Brexit nightmare

    Brexit nightmare

    The United Kingdom’s referendum a year ago gave the government the mandate to take Britain out of the EU. That was all. Voters did not say, and were not asked, whether they wanted to stay in the single market or the customs union. The new British...

  • Simon Busuttil should stay

    Simon Busuttil should stay

    The general election is over. The Labour Party was confirmed as Malta’s government for the next five years. Let’s look at the results and try to come to some conclusions. Like the election of 2013 the gap between the two main political  parties...

  • Ian Borg talks roads and PA permits on Times Talk

    Ian Borg talks roads and PA permits on Times Talk

    Aged just 31, Ian Borg has been handed the daunting task of overseeing the country's transport, infrastructure and planning policies.  The minister inherits a Planning Authority accused of bowing to its political masters, a country choked by...

  • Robots are winning the jobs race

    Job creation is the most difficult task for any administration. Having a secure job with good prospects of advancement is the dream of those who aspire to be productive members of society. So it is understandable that many fret about the risk of...

  • Busuttil’s legacy

    In 2013, the Nationalist Party was accused of abusing incumbency and Labour was expected to be the only catalyst for change in terms of transparency, accountability and meritocracy. The PL has not only failed to eradicate this practice but we now...

  • In and out of a dark tunnel

    Comedian and actor Stephen Fry once said: “When a person is depressed but aware the depression is temporary, it becomes easier to keep fighting through it. The tunnel is a horrible place to be, but when there’s a light at the end, it’s easier to...

  • Why go?

    It is really enigmatic that Joseph Muscat should declare thathe will step down after this stint in Parliament. He has won two elections with such unheard-of majorities; he has managed to wonderfully exploit the strong economic Maltese condition...

  • General election result

    General election result

    When the Nationalist Party proposed a human rights action concerning the 2013 general election result, the Constitutional Court allowed the case to proceed. I wrote in this newspaper on June 17, 2016 (‘An irreconcilability’) that the court’s...

  • Spiritually poor

    Spiritually poor

    During the past 20 years I have been living in Swieqi. Perfectly nice, and even beautiful, two-storey houses have been torn down – and are still being demolished with an increasing tempo – to be replaced by high blocks of crowded apartments. If...

  • Failing the children

    Too many of our children are not succeeding in our schools around the world. This is an urgent issue that requires a radical rethinking not only of education, but also of social policies. I believe that such changes require nothing less than a...

  • Securing peace after war

    On June 3, Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) gained its most significant strategic military victory in the southern part of the country which now means that almost two thirds of Libya is under Haftar’s control. This is a game...

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