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  • Greatest shock since the Reformation - Fr Joe Borg

    Last Wednesday was an anniversary that hardly anyone in Malta commemorated or wrote about. The noise created by the publication of just three per cent of Magistrate Bugeja’s report on the Egrant Inquiry, the internal strife close to implosion of...

  • Worrying situation

    The news about drugs at Mount Carmel Hospital is really worrying. At times I had occasion to visit at Mount Carmel and I was never searched for anything illegal I might be bringing in. The Health Minister said that there is a programme which will...

  • Many truths told - Mark Anthony Falzon

    It is not, I think, legitimate to write a column about the Egrant matter and not state one’s position. My tentative belief – and I say later why it is just that – is that Egrant did not belong to either Michelle or Joseph Muscat, and that the...

  • Band clubs’ premises

    Band clubs’ premises

    The article ‘More compensation over old rent laws’  (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 15) makes relevant reading on the present day topic concerning band clubs and their use of others’ property which they occupy.    As is well known, the highest...

  • Ian Borg makes hay - Sandro Spiteri

    Mussolini, they say, made the trains run on time. And Minister Ian Borg is going to make our traffic go smoothly. No waiting at roundabouts. No tailbacks at Marsa. No trees – sorry, I meant no traffic going up to Rabat. Traffic will flow as easily...

  • We must ensure the rule of law

    The result of Magistrate Aaron Bugeja’s Egrant inquiry will be debated for years to come. People’s points of reference have been overturned by the Nationalist Party’s handling of the results of the inquiry. It is important for the fog to now be...

  • Land of impunity, not responsibility - Anthony Buttigieg

    One of the reasons I became involved in politics so late in my life is that a slow-burn of indignation and anger at what I perceive to be a total lack of accountability and responsibility by those who should be giving an example to others, those...

  • Copyright system guards against abuses

    When one’s intellectual property is blatantly copied without the merest credit given to its author, does the offending party really expect passive acceptance without consequences? In 1982 I published my first poetical anthology Bejn Ħaltejn, an...

  • Perspective versus revenge - David Griscti

    Perspective versus revenge - David Griscti

    Egrant! Perhaps the single most read, spoken and hotly debated name (if we can even call it a name) these past two years or so. In context what do we know about it that is certain? It was registered a few days after the 2013 general election...

  • Simon Busuttil is an asset to the PN and Malta

    Simon Busuttil is an asset to the PN and Malta

    Adrian Delia was in the process of successfully persuading more people to slowly but surely support him as leader of the Nationalist Party. Party unity is crucial for this process. Does Dr Delia genuinely think that his recent attempt to ‘purify...

  • Judicial system: lessons learnt - Arnold Cassola

    Malta’s judicial system lacks full transparency. For those who are ready to pounce at this statement in order to make political mileage out of it, this is not in any way Joseph Muscat’s fault. This lack of transparency in the workings of our...

  • One thousand Simons needed

    The fact that Adrian Delia wants to get rid of Simon Busuttil has been obvious for a while. Why he wants to do so is open to speculation and somewhat suspicious. Why would the Leader of the Opposition, who is losing ground with constituents, want...

  • A modern coup d’état - Deborah Schembri

    This week we’ve just about seen the darkest side of Maltese politics, the lengths some people are capable of going to in order to satiate their unquenchable thirst for power. All’s well that ends well, but the conclusions of the magisterial...

  • Post-inquiry entanglements - Victor Paul Borg

    The choreography at the Egrant news conference in Castille last Sunday was striking (this is a government of renown in the arts of spin and hyperbole). Even the seatings of MPs appeared choreographed. The symmetry that was achieved in the seating...

  • Of traffic and trees – time to step up the game - Konrad Xuereb

    Of traffic and trees –  time to step up the game - Konrad Xuereb

    The key marker of a healthy economy in today’s world is when GDP growth is accompanied by the improvement of people’s well-being, especially in relation to the environment we live in. In this light, the sharp demographic growth and construction...

  • Groundwater extraction

    The 2018 European Waters published by the European Environment Agency states that Malta is among the three southern member states – together with Cyprus and Spain - where groundwater levels are drying up fast. The verdict on Malta is stark: it...

  • No more a silent witness - Mario de Marco

    Updated at 5.50pm - Adds Dr de Marco's reply Finance Minister Edward Scicluna wrote that the damning reports by the international media and various EU institutions on the abject shortcomings of our authorities and institutions can be traced to one...

  • Question time: Seven finches

    Clint Camilleri, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Agriculture and Animal Rights To be frank, hunting and trapping in Malta has for a number of years been a controversial subject with two large lobby groups, primarily FKNK and BirdLife Malta,...

  • Mess in my back yard - Steve Pace

    Mess in my back yard - Steve Pace

    The first time I heard about Nimby (not in my back yard)  was in Parliament in what seemed to be more like a class of misbehaving pre-stage school children rather  than a panel of mature politicians paid from our taxes. It happened, as I was...

  • Public safety

    The way an urgent case of a mentally-unfit person seeking admission to Mount Carmel Hospital should be changed immediately. Whenever someone has mental problems and a member of his family takes him to Mount Carmel he should be seen to there. At...

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