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  • Not who, but what - Chris Fearne

    With the almost daily political upheaval that Brexit is scripting for Theresa May’s government, a joke is doing the rounds in London. Late one evening a figure is spotted jumping the garden fence of 10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister’s...

  • PN: voice, exit, loyalty - Ranier Fsadni

    PN: voice, exit, loyalty - Ranier Fsadni

    The Nationalist Party has not lost its mind. It has lost its voice. But because almost everyone thinks it has lost its collective mind, it’s being treated for mania and possession by evil spirits. Which would drive any voice-impaired patient...

  • Euthanasia debate

    About a year ago, I saw a film called Me before you, which impressed me very much because I know that euthanasia will very soon be discussed in this country. I thought the ‘hero’ of the film was very selfish and, indeed, uncaring and I stand firm...

  • Costly good deed

    On Wednesday morning, I returned home from a training mountain bike ride to find an ambulance as well as police and civil protection department vehicles near the house of elderly neighbours. Apparently, a woman had fallen and remained unaided for...

  • Pollution

    We often hear about the manner in which pollution is caused but seldom do we hear about the poisonous gasses we emit each time we slam our foot on the brakes and listen to the screeching of the tyres. Poisonous particles are released, small enough...

  • Corrupt mentality

    Corrupt mentality

    The fact that Malta has sunk into unprecedented levels of corruption has become self-evident, except for those who stubbornly refuse to see it. Democracy has been transformed, slowly but surely, into its exact opposite, demagogy. It was, and...

  • Better facilities for Gozo patients

    It is undeniable that caring for seriously- or terminally-ill patients could be a traumatic experience both for themselves and for their families. Adding to this stressful experience by leaving such patients to fend for themselves to find...

  • Property prices: who is really gaining? - Michael Stivala

    Building contractors and developers were not properly represented until the Malta Developers Association (MDA) was set up in 2010 by Sandro Chetcuti, who encouraged former minister Michael Falzon to get on board. Falzon was subsequently elected as...

  • Egrant’s flat-earthers - Martin Scicluna

    Egrant’s flat-earthers - Martin Scicluna

    Last week, we learnt from Magistrate Aaron Bugeja’s authoritative investigation into the accusation by the late Daphne Caruana Galizia that the Prime Minister’s wife was the owner of a €1 million secret offshore Panama company – the so-called...

  • The corporate veil

    The de-scheduling of the garden in Trafalgar House, Sliema is just the last of a series of bizarre decisions by the Planning Authority. But are they just bizarre? Sometimes I wonder. They are too common and largely consistent, often ignoring the...

  • Adults at 16

    I refer to the front-page article ‘“Wild West” stabbing in Cospicua’ (July 26). While I was rather shocked at its contents, I was also rather surprised at the fact that the name of the 16-year-old-boy arraigned in connection with the incident...

  • Watch: Muscats should apologise to Malta’s children – Marlene Farrugia

    Watch: Muscats should apologise to Malta’s children – Marlene Farrugia

    Marlene Farrugia has turned the tables on Michelle Muscat after she denounced the bullying suffered by her children, with the PD MP saying it was the prime minister and his wife who should apologise to all Malta's children instead. "If you don't...

  • Prayers for peace

    I refer to John Gullaumier’s letter about unanswered prayers (July 27). I would add another great “unanswered prayer”, Jesus’s own prayer at Gethsemane. He asked his Father to remove the chalice of suffering that he saw coming to him to drink. Far...

  • Golden age of art

    I would like to thank the Culture Minister for helping artists in the contemporary art project at the Ospizio, in Floriana. I appeal to those artists who used to frequent the Ngħinu bl-Arti Art Club, which I founded in the 1980s, to continue...

  • Mistra under siege

    Mistra under siege

    My husband and I have been using Mistra Bay for over 12 years and have enjoyed both bathing and snorkelling until last year, when it was taken over by caravans. While we were able to squeeze onto the jetty a couple of times there were times when...

  • Egrant and politicians' children

    Egrant and politicians' children

    As a social scientist I know that missing data is as relevant as the available data, because what is unsaid has a lot to say about what is and is not valued. Recommendations on ‘the’ way forward further to magisterial inquiry on Egrant are no...

  • What Nationalists want

    If Nationalist MPs are unable to see the painful disappointment in the eyes of people who voted for them last year and, possibly, many times before, then they were not worth electing. The situation is beyond embarrassing. It has become...

  • Together to protect victims - William Lacy Swing

    The world’s workforce has never been more mobile – from the gardener in California to the banker in Singapore. Whether it’s the dishwasher in Rome or the designer in London, we recognise that human ambition is on the move. Everyone – skilled or...

  • Temporary workers - Josef Said

    Abuse by some companies making use of cleaning services, hospitality personnel and manual workers is very real; some employees have to contend with long hours, low pay and an erosion of rights. However exploitation of workers is now permeating...

  • How democracies die - Anthony Curmi

    The book How democracies die was published earlier this year. The joint authors are two Harvard political scientists, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. Not surprisingly, it turned out to be a bestseller. Through their research work the authors...

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