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  • Our presidential Nanna - Sandro Spiteri

    During last week’s interview on TimesTalk, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca made two jarring comments.  One was that the President considered that the success of her work should be judged by the people. That is painfully incorrect; the...

  • No to war

    Latin American countries, like other nations, have their positive and negative points. I am not a politician, I am a simple priest, but since Paul VI taught us that “politics is the best form of charity”, and as a result of the fact that I have...

  • Konrad Mizzi eyeing leadership

    At last, some good news! The Sunday Times of Malta last week (March 3) reported that Konrad Mizzi is eyeing the Labour leadership. I am sure that they are rubbing their hands in glee and preparing for a huge party in Brussels to welcome the owner...

  • Cack-handed Brexit leadership - Martin Scicluna

    As an analysis of what has gone wrong with Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, John Vassallo’s simplistic, biased, ill-informed and insulting diatribe of March 3 (‘Oldest Democracy’ in Action) adds nothing positive to this important...

  • Thank you from Pakistan

    I wish to thank the Mission Fund for their kind donation towards our mission in Pakistan. The donation will be used to finance programmes for the Christian formation of youth and adults in poor parishes so that the faithful can have an opportunity...

  • Voting for Europe’s soul - Martin Cauchi Inglott

    Europe is at a crossroads, risking the peace, prosperity and progress it has striven to achieve after centuries of conflict and bloodshed. We find ourselves in this predicament because the European project is failing to adjust to modern day...

  • Political responsibilities

    It is amusing to hear political candidates debating and saying what they will do for Malta if elected to office. However, once elected, most of these promises are forgotten and all they think of are excuses for not carrying out their promi­ses.

  • The lows of legal highs - Anthony Dimech

    The lows of legal highs - Anthony Dimech

    The term “legal highs” will soon shed its connotations. The masterminded legal advantages that these novel psychoactive substances (NPS) enjoy over the other commonly abused drugs are expected to be neutralised as our politicians, a bit behind...

  • Law of the jungle

    I have lived in the same terraced house for the past 50 years. Recently the residence next to mine was bought by a third party and demo­lished and then rebuilt.  However, the new permit issued by the authorities included an extra one-and-a-half...

  • Is land reclamation feasible? - Angelo Xuereb

    Is land reclamation feasible? - Angelo Xuereb

    I have been publishing my views on construction and demolition waste since early 2000, when the matter was not in the public consciousness as much as it is now. Already then I identified the issue as a national problem requiring immediate action,...

  • Islanders - March 10, 2019

    Islanders - March 10, 2019

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  • Strong wind warning for mass tourism - Anne Zammit

    Strong wind warning  for mass tourism - Anne Zammit

    Extreme natural events, such as the severe gale experienced two weeks ago, can expose vulnerabilities with possibly serious impacts on Malta’s tourism industry. Obliquely, mass tourism is itself listed as a hazard wherever destinations have been...

  • ZTV - Explicit

    ZTV - Explicit

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  • Those empty pews, a failure?

    The signs were all around and the outcome of the Church survey on Sunday Mass attendance came as no surprise. Just under 37 per cent of the Catholic population attends Mass on Sunday. So much for Catholic Malta, its festas and the fireworks. The...

  • Ministers become untouchables - Mario de Marco

    Ministers become untouchables - Mario de Marco

    Reading what Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said earlier this week reminded me of something I read some years back: “Governments don’t lie. People lie. And if you want the real story, you need to find out more about those people.” Scicluna was...

  • Question time: Not a storm in a teacup

    Nigel Vella, government spokesman During a ‘thank you’ event organised at the Prime Minister’s office, Joseph Muscat told the crowd in front of him that the end-of-February storm “has proven that Malta has a system in place that works”. All...

  • Give peace a chance - Laiq Ahmed Atif

    Give peace a chance - Laiq Ahmed Atif

    The times we live in pose great challenges to the peace and prosperity of the entire world. Despite the fact that everyone appreciates and comprehends that the world badly needs peace, tolerance, harmony and forbearance, regrettably, it seems as...

  • April 1953 sea odyssey

    I would like to thank Mark Said for his very interesting contribution ‘The Star of Malta revisited’ (March 4). The incident he described is practically common knowledge. However, I am referring to an earlier case. I am certain of the facts I...

  • Two of a kind

    Who does not remember Simon Busuttil, just days prior to the June 2017 election, promising that a Nationalist government would give a grant of €10,000 to each couple who decides to reside in Gozo. But when pressed by journalists for details on how...

  • Unknown location

    Unknown location

    I am spending a week in Malta and have been trying to figure out where this photo was taken, without success. It shows two of my ancestors, on the left and right, with friends in Valletta about a century ago. I thought perhaps the historians among...