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  • Good return

    The picture that appeared on the back page on January 3 worried me a little. As things are going, such a beautiful picture might encourage people who do not know what to do with their money to think of some project, which would give them a good...

  • Marsaxlokk market

    Again this newspaper reports on the mess created by the market at Marsaxlokk, this time about a referendum to decide on the closing time to allow time for clearing up. In Vittoriosa, there is a market on Sunday mornings, known as a car boot sale...

  • Parallel

    John Ebejer nailed it. But Eddy Privitera will tell you it’s the economy stupid. Yeah, right, Ronald Reagan, American president and partner to a chimpanzee in B movies, is a bit of a parallel with Joseph Muscat being the envy of the EU.

  • No action

    I suppose Eddy Privitera seems to have forgotten how the Prime Minister dealt with the Panama Papers saga, the Neville Gafà ‘mystery’, how he failed to tackle the speech delivered in New York by one of his ministers, how he was unable to solve his...

  • Foreign carers

    A current topic in conversation is about foreign workers in Malta. Since I recently took up residence in a care home, I have been tended by such personnel round the clock with care and dedication. What is intriguing is that they come to tiny Malta...

  • No bright stars

    No bright stars

    The three wise men have surprisingly found their way from distant lands to the village of Għajnsielem. I find this remarkable for such is the dearth of stars visible from this village that these seasoned stargazers must have had little hope of...

  • Religious dilemma

    In silence and in hope shall your strength be (Isaias 30:15). In his letter ‘Nature and God’ (December 22), the author, in his most masterly and inimitable way, rightly claims that the death of children is the most cruel, insensible and horrible...

  • Painful silence

    Painful silence

    The powers that be assure us we have a booming economy, which is positively reassuring. However, at the time of writing, the ship Sea Watch 3 is out there in the Mediterranean with 32 men and women as well as children on board, besides the members...

  • Poor country

    Ulrika Karlsson and Neil Datta, president and secretary of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, expressed their concern in their reports and findings on ‘Restoring the natural order: the religious extremists’ vision to...

  • Soothing

    I’ve read again Canon 938, §1 to §4 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law (abbreviated 1983 CIC from its Latin title Codex Iuris Canonici) of the Catholic Church... and I slept so well.

  • Genuine motherly love

    Apparently in agreement with John Guillaumier’s ‘Marian cult’ (January 1) Jesus said: “ Who are my brothers and mother?... Those who do the will of my Father in heaven, they are my brothers and sisters and mother” (Mt 13:48). This can be taken as...

  • Breast cancer screening

    Breast cancer screening

    We would like to publicly thank the council and members of the Grand Commandery of the Castello – a jurisdiction of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem – for their donation of £7,800 for the purchase of an iBreast Exam...

  • Politicians’ mission

    So Red Eddy Privitera is at it already, and it is only January 2, naming a list of people who had the audacity to not agree that Joseph Muscat is the all being. I was amazed he missed myself and Daphne Caruana Galizia from his ramblings.  Where I...

  • Foolish believers

    I have lost count of the number of occasions when atheists have been called “fools” by correspondents in the Times of Malta. Name-calling does not prove anything, least of all the alleged existence of God. It does not occur to these Christian...

  • The glass police

    The glass police

    The first Thursday of the month is when glass is collected, where I live. And I guess that, after Christmas and New Year there was more than the usual amount of it. Anyway, lots of bottles and jars were left out on our doorsteps, most of them...

  • The EU must act

    In what is likely to be an increasingly feverish climate for Europe in 2019, as the Brits prepare for exit and the US moves into the early stages of a presidential election, the time for reckoning in the European Union has finally arrived. Fewer...

  • Pension entitlement

    Pension entitlement

    I was delighted to read that the tax threshold for pensioners was raised to €13,200. I was dismayed when someone wrote in the Times of Malta that all was not what it seemed. I, therefore, spoke to someone at the Department of Inland Revenue to...

  • Let Delia stay

    Why should there be a demand for Adrian Delia, leader of the Nationalist Party, to relinquish his post in party politics because he has a problem he is determined to succeed in dealing with, especially knowing he has the audacity and charisma to...

  • Dead people

    At certain times of the year, children ask about spirits of dead people coming out of their graves and roaming the streets. The look of great fear may be in their eyes. It is very important that children be taught the truth about the dead. Neither...

  • Points to ponder

    There is so much to write about these days: I will keep to the essentials. Joseph Muscat says that a pension increase is in the pipeline. I hope the pipe will not get blocked. Alfred Pisani, of the Corinthia Group, defends the planned project at...