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  • Round about the caldron go - Manuel Delia

    Round about the caldron go - Manuel Delia

    It started escalating when the suspicion of corruption at the highest level of government was confirmed by Daphne Caruana Galizia’s stories and then the Panama Papers. The toxicity, the tension and the poisoned environment have only got worse and...

  • Islanders

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  • ZTV - Pontius

    ZTV - Pontius

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  • Idiot’s Guide to 17 Black - Kristina Chetcuti

    February 2013. It’s the peak of a general election campaign. A fresh face and the star candidate of the Labour Party is wheeled out for all television debates. He’s tall, thin, with a bit of a stutter and a geeky look, and he’s all the time...

  • Trump’s reckless decision on Iran - Anthony Manduca

    Trump’s reckless decision on Iran - Anthony Manduca

    President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States is to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as its is officially known, is the most reckless and irresponsible national security...

  • Fair way to calculate electricity bills - Robert Agius

    The ARMS billing issue has many facets, many of which are emotional because they hit everyone’s pockets. It is easy to dismiss the criticism of the calculation by confusing it with political statements about tariff decreases and past practices. I...

  • Never too big to fail - Claire Bonello

    The Townsquare appeal decision is a heartening one. That’s because it underlines the necessity of adhering to policies and fulfilling requirements. If a proposed development will have a considerable impact on residents and a locality, it is only...

  • Taboo or not taboo? - Michela Spiteri

    In my early days as a contributor to this newspaper, I once wrote about how we Maltese respected the privacy of our public figures. (‘Unfaithfully yours’ … February 17, 2008). Because until then, with a few minor exceptions, private lives had been...

  • The green festival that isn’t - Mark Anthony Falzon

    The other day, methought, I heard nature let out a sigh of relief. The Valletta Green Festival was over, and with it the shameless charade that once a year invades the city in the form of potted fakery that presents itself as green – in some way...

  • If not at conception, when? - Mario Stellini

    So, the cat is finally out of the bag. Mark Sant and Rosianne Cutajar have declared unequivocally that the embryo is not human. Dr Sant’s contribution, ‘Eight cells in the Lab’, is full of misconceptions and fallacies of logic. If an embryo is not...

  • Maltese as a foreign language?

    It seems to me that the natural progression for the teaching of Maltese would indeed be the development of particularised programmes focused on Maltese as a foreign language. This in view of the fact that the language has extended its tentacles...

  • Air Malta – sovereignty and success - Clive Aquilina Spagnol

    In an article on another local Sunday Paper back in January I underlined the need to stop valuing Air Malta, let alone managing it, from an emotional perspective. Part of the emotionalism Air Malta invokes is due to that patriotic feeling...

  • Misunderstanding the Constitution – 16: Why protect rights when you can enjoy seeing them breached? - Giovanni Bonello

    Misunderstanding the Constitution – 16: Why protect rights when you can enjoy seeing them breached? - Giovanni Bonello

    The best thing that happened to human rights in Malta was the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Perhaps the worst was how the Maltese courts misunderstood the European Convention on Human Rights on an industrial scale. The Constitution...

  • Toothless appeals process - Alan Deidun

    Toothless appeals process - Alan Deidun

    As amply demonstrated in one of the photos accompanying this column, the recently approved fuel station in Burmarrad has emerged like a phalanx out of the ashes and has very much come of age. The advanced state of works at Burmarrad jars with the...

  • A Maltese doctor

    I read the article about euthanasia entitled ‘A different way of dying’ in Pink magazine and also on timesofmalta.com and sincerely think that the statement “Ninety per cent of Maltese doctors are against euthanasia” merits a statistical...

  • Fr Peter’s unearthly powers

    Fr Peter’s unearthly powers

    I was naturally aware that the late Peter Serracino-Inglott often mesmerised his listeners; but I was taken aback to learn, thanks to Godfrey Farrugia, (‘When can we say that a human being is a person? The Sunday Times of Malta, May 6), that: “Prof.

  • Unnecessary hassle

    Mellieħa was recently full of people delivering new street numbers to a number of households, and residents were told they would have to get a new ID card and had only 10 days to do so. One can just imagine how the ID card office is going to be...

  • Two weights, two measures

    I remember when I was younger, sitting on the bus home from Paceville, somebody spat on my friend for speaking English. When I asked him to apologise to my friend, he kicked me in the face and proceeded to pull chunks of my hair out until his...

  • Time well spent

    On Sunday April 22, my brother in the Capuchin Order, Fr Bernard Mangion, celebrated his 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination. Fr Bernard spent some 36 years of his priesthood faithfully living the word of Jesus in the Gospel: “I was sick...

  • Broken social housing model

    Political leaders usually announce their grand social policy strategies in their party’s political conferences where activists can give their feedback on whether the proposed policies are in line with their party’s values. But this does not always...