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  • A mystic nun in Mdina - Sr Maria Adeodata Testaferrata

    A mystic nun in Mdina - Sr Maria Adeodata Testaferrata

    St Peter’s Monastery in Mdina  has just published  Adeodata Pisani, a mystic nun in Mdina, written by the late Fr Peter Serracino Inglott. I had known Fr Peter since a very tender age. I used to meet him every day (he was already a priest) on my...

  • HIV does not discriminate - Mark Josef Rapa

    I refer to the reply by the Equality Ministry ‘LGBTIQ action plan’ (September 20) to my comments in ‘HIV treatment in Malta archaic, activist warns’. In its reply, the government focuses on the LGBTIQ Action Plan when the main focus of my comments...

  • The higher they go

    There is this growing fad to build high-rise buildings, without taking certain considerations in hand. What if a powerful earthquake strikes Malta? We’ve had them in the past. Or what about gas leakages, as happened in London? If, God forbid, the...

  • Presumptuous

    I shudder what would be the justifiably angry stance of the British, French, Italian or whatever government if some whippersnapper, like German MEP Sven Gielgold, were to threaten a bank legitimately established in their territory with having its...

  • British but European

    British but European

    For some years now, I have been waging a private campaign with all those I come into contact with. I urge everyone speaking about anything on the other side of the English Channel to use the correct terms: “the Continent”, “mainland Europe” or...

  • Not being served

    A telephone connection with the bank drew a blank except for a pleasant voice. Instructions were brief: “Please wait or phone later.” I did both at intervals, to no avail. Why do they take a long time to answer? Do they think they could teach...

  • Watch: Owen Bonnici on Daphne, Chris and Joseph

    Watch: Owen Bonnici on Daphne, Chris and Joseph

    One day after Daphne Project journalists linked Economy Minister Chris Cardona to one of the men accused of killing Ms Caruana Galizia, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici speaks about the allegations and the broader fallout of that murder.In a Times...

  • Do not punish the people

    Malta has recently earned the unenviable reputation of closing an eye, and, often, both, to charges of money laundering practices. The Pilatus Bank saga is just one example of this sad reality. While local anti-money laundering legislation is...

  • Reforms that never materialise - Paul Radmilli

    José Herrera, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development (the quintessential newspeak name for a ministry), has been receiving flack for his inability to live up to his promises to review the policy to relocate fuel stations in ODZ...

  • Property sales, rental prices - Frank Salt

    Property sales, rental prices - Frank Salt

    I must admit that even though Malta and Gozo have a very sound and healthy property market, there is a problem. That problem is the shortage of low or reasonably priced properties on the market in certain areas that are suitable for low-income...

  • You Mccannot be serious! - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    You Mccannot be serious! - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    With apologies to the amiable John Mc­Enroe for borrowing his signature line and turning it around to address an issue far more serious than tennis, let me begin by stating that I will not attempt to second guess a court of law and pass judgement...

  • Hot under the collar

    I note that my letters seem to be niggling Austin Sammut so much that he decided to reply to my letter ‘Undeserved honour’ (September 24) regarding the decision by the PN-led Mosta local council to honour the memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia with...

  • More dog laws

    We are now elated about another piece of dog legislation. I do not dislike dogs at all but neither do I revel at laws that care for dogs when, at the same time, we do not legislate or enforce legislation for the citizens when dogs and their owners...

  • Preti’s assistant

    With reference to Philippe Agius’s letter requesting information on painter Gioacchino Loretta, while, so far, there is no reliable and confirmed data regarding his birth and burial place, there is no doubt that, beside the main altar of the Pietà...

  • Credibility

    The Democratic Party said that the Planning Authority’s ap­proval of the db Group’s thing in Pembroke “has removed what little credibility the authority had” (September 24). I am sure all will agree the PA had no credibility at all and, therefore,...

  • We need an inquiry into dangerous foreign influences in Malta

    We need an inquiry into dangerous foreign influences in Malta

    We urgently need a full-scale magisterial inquiry. Its central terms of reference are to find out what on earth the Pakistanis and Bangladeshis ever did to Adrian Delia. One of our foremost leaders clearly knows something about the dangers of...

  • National scares, national identity

    The executive chairman of the Planning Authority was adamant when asked on Times Talk if he had any political interference in his work. Johann Buttigieg said he receives calls to meet both applicants or objectors but ruled out any political...

  • Sleep-deprived schoolchildren - George Debono

    This newspaper is to be congratulated for the excellent leading article ‘Incoherent transport strategy’ (October 1). The Times of Malta carried an account of the Prime Minister’s address the previous day in which “wider roads to handle an increase...

  • More power to people - Michael Briguglio

    I have already highlighted a variety of measures that could be implemented in the upcoming Budget for 2019 within the context of a growing economy that is facing challenges related to social exclusion, sustainability and inequality. I mentioned...

  • Joseph the Muppet? - Albert Buttigieg

    Joseph the Muppet? - Albert Buttigieg

    “It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets.” These are the opening lines of a once popular children’s TV programme called The Muppet Show. The show was made up of puppets. Kermit the Frog and Miss...