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Opinion

  • The ugliness in some homes

    The ugliness in some homes

    I peeked through the airplane window on a flight back to Malta one day last week, and I have to say that my own homeland, glittering at night-time, took my breath away. Most village churches were lit up, most roof tops were decorated with...

  • Lawyers and businesses just don’t mix

    In Malta, members of the legal professions seem to find no problem with being lawyers, magistrates or judges – and businessmen at the same time. Only in Malta. Anywhere else in civilised Europe it is prohibited for a lawyer or a member of the...

  • The visitors take over

    The cover of last week’s Panorama magazine featured an oversized tourist with his camera at the ready looming over a small version of the Colosseum. Kitted out in typical tourist gear of backpack and sun cap, the photomontage of the monstrous man...

  • Animal Welfare in the doghouse

    The north Italian city of Turin is at the forefront of animal rights – way ahead of the rest of Italy and indeed the civilised world. There, stringent laws require dogs to be walked three times a day (or risk a maximum €500 fine). Even dyeing a...

  • Torpedoed by ashlar blocks

    The Planning Authority has just approved the development of a showroom, flats and garages (what else?) in a place aptly known as Tal-Qares, across the road from the L-Għarusa tal-Mosta garden. There are many reasons for us non-developer sods to...

  • Epidemic of proportions

    Have you calculated your Body Mass Index (BMI) recently? I just did – there are BMI calculators online; BMI is what determines whether we’re within the medically determined body weight – and I was surprised to be slightly overweight. I was...

  • Marooned in a hot town

    Right up to the feast of San Lawrenz we roasted like martyrs until the northwest wind brought relief. It was in a different city when pavements “hotter than a match head” made their way into a hit song – that searing New York summer of 1966. It...

  • Imitation as flattery

    Imitation as flattery

    The Labour Party’s silence in the face of the Nationa­list Party’s leadership campaign gives the false impression that it is staying clear of influencing the outcome. And yet, a lot of what is going on in the PN has been, and is being, conditioned...

  • Eco-Comino rather than banker’s paradise

    Eco-Comino rather than banker’s paradise

    Wayne Flask could not have nailed it better in his ex­cel­lent reply (‘A mastershaft for Comi­no’, August 16) to Antoine Attard’s blinkered contribution on a future vision for the small island (‘A master plan for Comino’, August 14). The latter,...

  • A party for the people

    The policies of the Nationalist Party must be targeted towards the people. This must be our mission. Only if we stay close to the people can we understand their needs and draw up policies that improve their quality of life. Only if we stay close...

  • Question time: Safe entertainment spots

    Michael Farrugia, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Paceville is a well-known hub that offers entertainment, nightlife, a wide selection of clubs, restaurants, hotels and residential homes, all in one location. Its vivacity is felt...

  • To have a clear conscience

    The case of Edwin Vassallo’s stand on same-sex marriage has highlighted the situation in which the Nationalist Party has found itself. I will not go into what happened or in the morality of the entire affair. Rather, I will highlight certain facts...

  • Sabotaging our ambitions

    Sabotaging our ambitions

    One of the main topics people talk about these days is the hot weather, with some longing for the colder autumn and winter months and others making the most of summer. I used to be a ‘winter person’ though in recent years I have come to appreciate...

  • Rebuilding communities

    Our country’s unprecedented economic success has been sustained, but the rise in demand has undoubtedly led to a drop in the supply of affordable housing. Rent levels and sales prices have risen, and this government is determined to do what needs...

  • Delia undercuts himself

    Delia undercuts himself

    Given Daphne Caruana Galizia’s recent revelations, the attention in the Nationalist Party leadership election campaign is being dominated by the question of whether Adrian Delia, one of the favourites, really is as financially exposed, personally,...

  • A mastershaft for Comino

    A mastershaft for Comino

    Like Antoine Attard, (A master plan for Comino, 14th August) I too spent an “exceptionally enjoyable weekend in Comino.” Unlike him, however, I am not a “banker with a personal interest in sustainable growth,” which sounds a bit like a Halal...

  • Lucifer and the fish

    Sea surface temperatures exceeded a staggering 30˚C last week. Such high temperatures are not only affecting people who flock to the sea in the vain hope of cooling off, but are also affecting marine life. From scientific studies, we know that the...

  • Korean war drums

    Korean war drums

    Last year, at the height of the US presidential elections, I wrote about the long-running problems on the Korean peninsula. My article concluded: “Trump’s… threat of blunt coercion is what makes him so uniquely dangerous in the history of American...

  • True face of the PN

    It is times of transition that demonstrate what a political party is truly made of. Although Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil has taken the honourable decision to step down as leader, he is leaving a distinct legacy behind: a passion for...

  • An economy for all

    An economy for all

    How will it benefit the common good? How will it lift the weakest? How will it lead to sustainable growth? How will it strengthen our society as a whole? If I’m elected leader of the Nationalist Party these will be the questions I want the party...

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