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  • When smoke gets in your eyes

    Every road user in Malta must be aware of the excessive smoke emissions from cars that are either poorly maintained or very old. Many are rightfully concerned about the health hazard this avoidable pollution brings about, especially for children.

  • Catalyst for change

    Adrian Delia’s recent reshuffle projected his determination to implement a policy that addres­ses the needs both of every human being as a whole person and also the common good. Teething problems are being tackled and the strong declaration of...

  • European capital

    I refer to Mario Dingli’s contribution wherein he refers to Rai news claiming that “Palermo has been declared European Capital of Culture for 2018”. I would like to correct and inform readers that Palermo has been declared Italian Cultural City...

  • Still relevant

    “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” These are the words of former US president Ronald Reagan (February 6) who served for two terms between 1981 and 1989. I believe this ‘Quote of the Day’ might offer...

  • Anarchy rules

    Given what appears to be the almost total absence of police officers on the main streets of Sliema, it is hardly surprising there is such flagrant disregard for the law. It could be driving the wrong way in a one-way road, adults riding bicycles...

  • Ultimate price

    Ultimate price

    A film I watched recently on one of the Italian TV stations is a carbon copy of the present situation in Malta. The film focuses on the life of Renata Fonte (serial Liberi Sognatori). A housewife and a critic of the indiscriminate development on...

  • Daylight robbery of the people - Arnold Cassola

    People in the know in financial affairs maintain that there are two aspects to public private partnership (PPP) agreements. One is the financing of the capital expenditure and the other is the outsourcing of the management of a government...

  • Need for collateral

    Further to Emanuel Fenech’s letter titled ‘Lack of policies’ (February 3), I find it pretty amusing that the sale of passports alone is considered sufficient to actually compensate for a potential contribution by Malta to the European Union. If...

  • Question time: The voice of the child

    Mirana Agius Silvio, LEAD participant Being an educator by profession as well as a mother of two, the well-being of children has always been an issue close to my heart.  Along the years, we have seen the effects of a fast-changing society,...

  • My darkest secrets - Steve Pace

    My darkest secrets - Steve Pace

    Daphne up, Daphne down, Daphne left and right… Everywhere and everyday we read something related to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s mythical image, commanding English language and excellent investigative journalistic talent. Daphne was indeed a renowned...

  • Political education in schools

    In a country where political tribalism has taken a firm hold, with ‘the winner takes all’ mentality after an election making a mockery of what ought to be a vibrant democracy, any attempt made at breaking this mould is looked upon with suspicion,...

  • Why is this ‘normal’? - Edward Caruana Galizia

    I sit down and open Facebook one fine evening and what flashes up as new ‘News’ is the fact that Michelle Muscat, the wife of the Prime Minister, has cast doubt on the ‘Egrant’ magistrate’s new line of inquiry. It was posted by a Nationalist...

  • Roadworthiness tests - Adrian Galea

    Roadworthiness tests - Adrian Galea

    The European Union has for the past few years taken a lead in promoting road safety and set very ambitious targets – the most important of which is that of reducing by half the number of road fatalities in the union by 2020. The Valletta...

  • Unwanted corollary outcome - Roberto Debono

    Regulations to protect indigenous trees have an undesired effect: that private people will plant less indigenous trees. While the regulations are to be lauded on the protection of existing indigenous Maltese trees and those in public spaces, they...

  • Nostalgic train ride

    Unknowingly, Thomas Zerafa (February 5) stirred and challenged recollections that go back in time, 78 years and more. Not only do I remember the Malta railway but I also had a free ride. My teenage mother came from Rabat and was married in Floriana.

  • The malevolent agenda - Klaus Vella Bardon

    The fact that Edwin Vassallo chose to vote against the Domestic Violence Bill should have been a wake-up call for our MPs. Nationalist Party MP Vassallo has made a name for himself by risking his political career when he defied the imposition of...

  • Futile PN hopes

    If anyone harboured even the slightest hope that the Nationalist Party under Adrian Delia would indeed offer a ‘new way’, very different to that offered under Simon Busuttil, the latest PN stand on the Vitals Global Healthcare - Steward Health...

  • Alternative site

    Alternative site

    I have read with interest correspondence on the American University of Malta saga. I too agree with the notion raised that a balance needs to be reached between the economic and environmental requirements in view of our very limited resources. It...

  • Damage limitation exercise

    The perception that Malta’s financial regulation is legally sound but weak in enforcement persists in some relevant international institutions. At a time when international regulatory bodies are less willing to take the government’s and the local...

  • Consequences of corruption - David Casa

    It is on mornings like yesterday that I would assume Daphne Caruana Galizia’s readers must miss her most. Martin Scicluna’s regurgitation of Labour spin would have been promptly dissected and exposed in a way in which she alone was capable. There...