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  • Medical students need more training in chronic pain

    As a (semi-retired) consultant in pain medicine I welcome Claire Caruana’s article on chronic pain (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 23). The statistics she quotes have been around for a very long time, and were first revealed both by IASP...

  • Malta’s own Cincinnatus

    In Roman history, the famous Cincinnatus (c. 519 – c. 430 BC) was a statesman who retired to a quiet life on his farm. When the Republic fell into a crisis, he was asked to put down the plough and lead Rome in its hour of need. Cincinnatus saved...

  • Bicycles in the EU

    I refer to the letter by Jean Karl Soler entitled ‘Dangerous to cycle in fast traffic’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 16), in which he replied to Timothy Alden’s Talking Point in the Times of Malta of September 8 entitled  ‘Intelligent...

  • Importance of owning your own home

    I refer to the article ‘More affordable moving abroad than buying property here’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 23). In the article, a couple in their early 30s with a joint annual in­come of €55,000 complain that a premises of €180,000 is...

  • Imported workers need instruction

    It is not enough to boast of a construction boom if construction is causing a nuisance to one and all. A lot of construction work is to­day carried out by foreign workers. And we want to import more. I would like to ask what the Building...

  • Islanders - September 30, 2018

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  • ZTV - 2021

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  • Police racial profiling

    Police officers, including plain clothes policemen, have been stopping people who they think may be migrants and asking them to show their residence documents. Those stopped appear to have had two common features. They were black and they happened...

  • ‘The greatness of a nation’ - Francis Zammit Dimech

    ‘The greatness of a nation’ - Francis Zammit Dimech

    Some days ago, Malta witnessed one of nature’s spectacles. One hundred turtles hatched at Ġnejna Bay, bringing joy to many. This rare experience could probably not have happened were it not to the dedicated work coming from Nature Trust, as well...

  • Question time: Protecting staff better

    Ivan Falzon, CEO Mater Dei Hospital Mater Dei is responsible for more than 50 per cent of the nation’s health care. This, and its position as the only general hospital capable of handling acute cases, means that it is frequently on the national...

  • Contribution to nonsense

    I refer to Eddy Privitera’s contribution to the Times of Malta (September 24). He writes: “Because Caruana Galizia had absolutely no connection whatsoever with Mosta.” In fact, she had as much connection with Mosta as he and I have. She resided in...

  • Unfair charge

    Melita has introduced a new charge to its customers: you get no cable TV but you still have to pay a charge. Every year since the year 2000, I’ve had the TV cable service suspended temporarily from July 1 to the end of October. This year, even...

  • Unsportsmanship Act award

    Unsportsmanship Act award

    I refer to my article (September 18) on how sports can bring out the best of human nature in its participants: solidarity, respect, teamwork and fair play. Luka Modric was declared FIFA player of the year 2018, an honour which for the last 10...

  • Rule of law

    “Mr Trump entered the White House believing the Justice Department was not a steward of the law, but the President’s own defence team”. That paragraph is taken from a recent edition of the Economist. Does it sound familiar? Well it should, since...

  • Muscat's progressive thinking

    Muscat's progressive thinking

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's address to the United Nations Assembly gave food for thought, for reasons that go beyond the statesmanship qualities that many have praised. As relevant as the leitmotifs of "cooperation", "dialogue" and "unity" may...

  • MFSA setting the bar

    Financial services regulators in reputable jurisdictions are known to set the bar high for operators in order not to tarnish their reputation with incidents of mismanagement or breach of anti-financial crime regulations by financial services...

  • A tenfold stench - Jorg Sicot

    As September 20 recedes into the background, the anger and hostility unleashed by the Planning Authority board meeting and the subsequent decision against logic, reason and quality of life for much of the nation, festers on. The triumph of the...

  • Preserving tradition - Frank Salt

    Preserving tradition - Frank Salt

    Some weeks ago, we celebrated the feast of St Gregory in Sliema. St Gregory’s parish church doesn’t have a parish square and so the feast’s activities take place on the promenade. The festivities were spread over a few days and it was a delight to...

  • A journey to beatification - Emily Barbaro Sant

    A journey to beatification - Emily Barbaro Sant

    Ranier Fsadni’s article Return of a Saint (September 29) dealt with Fr Peter Serracino Inglott’s book – Adeodata Pisani: A Mystic Nun in Mdina. He says that the book is financed by St Peter’s Monastery. My late husband, Arthur Barbaro Sant,...

  • Sins of a minority

    They are always there, available and unassuming, not asking for anything in return. Many still turn to them whenever life’s problems assail and become just too much to carry alone. We confess our sins to them and load them with our misfortunes,...