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  • Obsequious sentiment

    I refer to Frank Salt’s opinion piece ‘Friendly Maltese’ (December 21). Permit me to point out one detail. I can understand the writer’s noble intention when advertising Malta to the world (and, possibly, beyond). But can he please do so by...

  • The power of coalitions

    It was reported that “the findings of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, published lately, painted a picture of a democracy that is barely functioning as it should and that is in dire need of reform”. This is being said 54 years after...

  • Call it a day

    Reading the report on the Accountancy Board (‘Sensitive situation demands prudence, warns regulator’, December 8), there is only one comment possible. The ‘accountancy regulator’ and its set-up should bring down the shutter and go home and hide.

  • Concrete spillage

    Concrete spillage

    Those responsible for or own the concrete plants in the area known as It-Telgħa t’Alla u Ommu, in Naxxar, are a disgrace to the road network. Recently,  five instances of concrete being spilt on to the road from overladen concrete mixer trucks ...

  • Dog breeding

    In a broad sense, it is easy to be a dog ‘breeder’. All you need is a bitch, access to a stud dog and you are in business. Many people go through life doing little more than this. Even if one does this for a lifetime, one is not a breeder but...

  • Gozo car park

    Has it not dawned on anyone that perhaps 6,500 vehicles going daily through our ‘fabulous’ Gozo tunnel might reduce Gozo to a massive parking lot?

  • The best time for reforms?

    The editorial in The Sunday Times of Malta (December 9) entitled ‘Democracy’s candle in the wind’ questions whether “In this scenario, the belated start-up of talks about talks on constitutional reform led by President Colerio Preca are further...

  • Has the internet ruined our children?

    Our internet-dependent children (‘iGeners’) are hooked on electronic gadgetry, and, like fish out of water, cannot live without them. Research has shown that the incidence of depressive disorders in adolescents has practically exploded, in females...

  • Protecting the free press

    Protecting the free press

    A very short while ago, the Times of Malta suggested that Adrian Delia suspend himself from the role of Leader of the Opposition, in light of the investigation into his affairs. The entire context and point of that assertion seems to have gone...

  • Nature and God

    When nature is resplendent in all its glory, Christians describe it as the work of God. When nature is destructive and children perish, Christians put the blame on nature and absolve its “Creator”. In the Senior Times (November 2018), it was...

  • Red blinkers

    Once again, we are subjected to Eddy Privitera’s misguided take on life through his red-tinted lenses. Far from a government that has become the envy of all EU member states and received accolades from across the world, what this country has is a...

  • No comparison

    Joe Aquilina St John (‘Goose and gander’, December 19) tried to compare oranges to potatoes. What have “transparency, meritocracy and accountability”, which he mentioned, got to do with the stupid, ludicrous, silly, surreal and utterly banal...

  • Lord’s Prayer

    The Vatican has finally decided that some changes to the Lord’s Prayer are warranted. I find the suggested alternatives somewhat cumbersome. It only requires three words to be changed so that the tempo of the original prayer can be maintained: “…...

  • Dwejra steel structure

    Dwejra steel structure

    Hoteì Russia, the studio of architect and interior designer Svetozar Andreev in collaboration with Elena Britanishskaya, made the local news lately after they suggested that, in place of the collapsed Azure Window, they would build a steel...

  • Corrupting ‘corruption’

    The word ‘corruption’, which is being bandied about daily by the anti-Labour government forces, is just a word like any other, unless it is backed by concrete evidence that is proven in a court of law. Otherwise, it is just an allegation. These...

  • Household consumption

    In his opinion piece ‘Feeling the growth of GDP’ (December 10), Michael Briguglio makes some interesting observations on whether people in Malta are feeling the effects of GDP growth. I sympathise with what he said regarding the plight of...

  • Road mayhem

    Road mayhem

    I decided to put pen to paper to highlight a situation we are facing every day, hoping that something would be done about it. At the back of a supermarket situated in Triq il-Għollieq, Mosta lies a residential area, which is gradually being turned...

  • Language most foul

    Some Maltese people consider themselves to be Christian, even though they still deem it their right to manipulate and/or belittle Divinity. Our Muslim brethren/co-citizens are instructed to distinguish between monastic and other Christian...

  • ‘Fools’ in history

    ‘Fools’ in history

    “The fool says in his heart: there is no God.” Thus, sang the psalmist hundreds of years before Christ. History is replete with such ‘fools’, some of whom have done their best to convince first themselves then others that God is simply a figment...

  • To be continued

    It is good to read that Karl Stagno-Navarra got a €20,000 direct order. I am sure this will ease his headaches. However, reading about all these handsome handouts to Tom, Dick and Harry, may I ask if there is anybody who could publish a list...