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  • In the front trenches

    Politicians are seeking credit for having taken a stand against the Gaffarena-Old Mint Street expropriation deal, which has now been overturned by the courts. Yes, politicians tackling wrongdoing is a very good thing, but let’s not overlook the...

  • Appeasing interest groups at Majjistral Nature Park

    Appeasing interest groups at Majjistral Nature Park

    The Majjistral Nature Park near Manikata was established in 2007. After years of discussion, a decision was reached to allow hunting until 9 am, later extended to 10 am. A compromise was reached. Hunting and trapping is not compatible with people...

  • New ways to remove old buildings

    New ways to remove old buildings

    Think of a historic building and imagine an internal ceiling is found to have rotten or unstable beams.  Or perhaps some pillars look unsafe. Would you agree that this is enough to knock down the entire building, or rather that the ceiling or...

  • The television post-mortem

    The television post-mortem

    Yesterday evening our public broadcaster held a supposed ‘post-mortem’ of the European Parliament debate on rule of law in Malta. It showed interviews with the Maltese MEP heads presenting the cases of their opposing sides at the debate, and clips...

  • The passports could have waited

    The passports could have waited

      All eyes are now on Malta. We have been challenged to prove to the world that this is a safe, democratic country. A nation horrified at the violent assassination of a leading journalist. By calling for a day of national mourning, these are the...

  • No more heroes

    No more heroes

    It has been both painful and faintly ridiculous to watch the new PN leader Adrian Delia seek and find an MP to give up his parliamentary seat for him, by pressure or persuasion, carrot or stick. Listening to the radio in the car (stuck in traffic)...

  • Answer the old question

      Who benefits? It is an old, central question – cui bono? – already asked by the ancient Romans, and which every policeman, lawyer or detective still faces when trying to identify a crime motive. Journalists ask the same thing about motives for...

  • Petrol stations ad infinitum

    Petrol stations ad infinitum

    Yesterday the Planning Authority gave a permit for yet another petrol station, presumably to help sustain the congestion on our roads. This will take up around 2,900 square metres of open, arable fields. Yesterday it also granted a permit for a...

  • Developers target Balluta again

    Developers target Balluta again

    Balluta Buildings is one of the first large apartment blocks in Sliema. Built in the late 1920s, today it is one of the finest Art Nouveau buildings in Malta. Apartments were already in demand back then. The photo shows Balluta when this block was...

  • An unsavoury defence

    Former GWU boss Tony Zarb has branded Opposition MEPs discussing Malta and the Panama Papers in the European Parliament as ‘traitors’. But over the last year, the same Panama Papers, politicians and advisors, have been discussed endlessly in the...