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  • Lack of forward planning

    Joseph Muscat may well play down the Nationalist Party’s warnings over the possible impact of a greater influx of foreign workers on the economy and social life, but it is the country that ultimately stands to lose if his government fails to look...

  • Facebook political shambles - Desmond Zammit Marmarà

    Facebook political shambles - Desmond Zammit Marmarà

    It is incredible that in the year 2018, some people still need to be educated on how to use Facebook responsibly. In Malta, this applies mostly, although not exclusively, to those who comment about political matters. It seems some people simply...

  • Future of Manoel Island - Michael Briguglio

    I have been following the Manoel Island development plan since the late 1990s, when the Midi original proposals were presented. Unlike its sister Tignè Point project, this development never took place. In the meantime, like many others, I hoped...

  • Absurd comments

    I am utterly convinced that Adrian Delia’s speeches are causing untold embarrassment to many PN voters endowed with even a modicum of intelligence. The ridiculous arguments he made while speaking on Radio 101 on June 9 were no exception.  Delia...

  • Litter not my fault

    I’m sat in a cafè. It’s breezy. On the balcony, a load of plastic packaging and other stuff has blown off some teenagers’ trays, done a couple of orbits of the balcony, and now gone over the edge. This caused amusement for the teens concerned, but...

  • Urgent call for attention

    Urgent call for attention

    I am enclosing a recent photo of the Olive Grove in San Ġwann. As can be seen it is in a grave state of abandonment.  The young trees have not been watered for a very long time and some of them are in need of urgent attention otherwise they will...

  • Burlò - June 25, 2018

    Burlò - June 25, 2018

    Shady spaces for shady people

  • Enforcement with a smile

    A positive mental attitude is an absolutely indispensable prere-quisite for success. Wardens in Malta are responsible for the enforcement of numerous regulations, including those relating to traffic, littering and dog fouling. The warden is meant...

  • Anti-SLAPP lacks will, not way

    SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation), like Damocles’ sword, still hangs over the heads of Maltese media houses, even over ordinary people who dare to express an opinion on Facebook. Anyone who files a SLAPP defamation suit is not...

  • The wrath of Mother Nature - Kristina Chetcuti

    The wrath of Mother Nature - Kristina Chetcuti

    On the first day of summer last week, it rained. Not a sneeze of a little passing grey cloud, but a full blown thunder-and-all mid-winter soaking rain. Whoa! My most precious strawberry plant, which I had gently watered in the morning, seemed to...

  • Migration crisis risks Europe’s dream - Antonio Tajani

    This week’s European Council will have a decisive bearing on the future of Europe. If the Member States fail to reach agreement on a way to stop and regulate the influx of migrants and asylum seekers, the European project itself may be in for a...

  • Close your eyes, he said - Claire Bonello

    “Close your eyes”, he murmured. “Imagine your favourite place. Where do you want to be?” We were in a hotel. He was one of the top men at the Planning Authority. And he was asking where I’d want to be. Actually he was asking  us all where we’d...

  • Let’s occupy trees instead - Michela Spiteri

    I’ve started taking pictures of gardens and trees, starting with those below my rear balcony. They’re not mine, but I admire them all the same and feel increasingly protective. There’s something about other people’s houses and gardens that is...

  • More football needed - Mark Anthony Falzon

    On two occasions last week, I found myself missing football.  The first had to do with the aftermath of the Aquarius matter. It is not, I suppose, unreasonable to expect a major incident that concerns the lives of over 600 people, and that...

  • Fathers abused by the system - Victor Paul Borg

    Fathers abused by the system - Victor Paul Borg

    Court psychological ex­perts in the US, tasked with investigating alleged sex abuse in post-separation custody battles, estimate that about three in four allegations are false. These figures tally with estimates communicated by frontline child...

  • Trenches in the mud - Manuel Delia

    Trenches in the mud - Manuel Delia

    Hardly anyone still doubts the profound corruption that governs the present administration. Even the stragglers who wanted to look on the bright side no longer assume the best. Taken together, mounting documentary evidence, multiple corroborating...

  • Besmirching Malta and its financial sector - Paul V. Azzopardi

    Besmirching Malta  and its financial sector - Paul V. Azzopardi

    The damage being done to Malta and its financial sector by the persistent propagation of pernicious comment has now reached such a criti­cal level that opposing it should be the duty of every Maltese person, irrespective of his or her political...

  • Returning the Festival Hotel site to its original state - Alan Deidun

    Returning the Festival Hotel  site to its original state - Alan Deidun

    The graffiti-emblazoned murals of the Festival Hotel ruins, towering over the Foresta 2000 afforestation site and lying within a buffer zone of an Area of Ecological Importance (AEI), have assumed the status of a goldmine for some. In fact, a long...

  • Go’s abusive behaviour

    The service provider Go has decided to remove its current telephone network infrastructure and shift everything to an optic fibre system.  In my opinion this is being carried out in a highly abusive manner. Go’s way of doing things is unique. They...

  • Islanders

    Islanders

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