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  • Legal aid system must work

    Access to legal aid is central to ensuring access to justice, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable in society. It is an essential aspect of a fair, humane and efficient criminal justice system based on the rule of law. Without access to...

  • A decoy for the nation - Sara Portelli

    A decoy for the nation - Sara Portelli

    Is it possible that we re­main so utterly uninformed as to automatically accuse anyone opposing a new Bill of supporting domestic violence? It should be obvious to all that the least one should do is to have first read and fully understood the...

  • When silence is golden - David Casa

    I did not reply to the opinion piece published last week because I felt Martin Scicluna’s mind-numbing arguments spoke for themselves. Besides, I have full confidence in readers to discern between Labour propaganda and independent thought. This...

  • Building on solid ground - Michael Falzon

    The Malta Developers’ Association will be holding its seventh annual general meeting on March 1. Having been involved in its foundation, I think it is about time to look back and see whether the setting up of this association has led to the...

  • Enforcement action

    The article ‘Illegal billboards still stand despite notices going back two years’ (February 20) contains a number of serious inaccuracies which must be clarified. The Times of Malta failed to mention that the pending files included: Those that are...

  • Potemkin facades

    In my neighbourhood, there stood, until recently, a Maltese ‘house of character’ with an attractive, age-acquired copper patina on its limestone facade. It had a lemon-coloured, traditional wooden balcony with louvred windows. It was flanked by...

  • Lest we forget

    Lest we forget

    To begin with, may I say that those “against” a memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia should put it into their warped heads that a memorial would also keep alive the idea that nothing will ever still their conscience. Nothing but repentance will ever...

  • The wrath of Labour

    It really had nothing to do with whether the Daphne Caruana Galizia billboards had a permit or not, or with freedom of expression. The Planning Authority, notorious for not enforcing anything at all, stepped into very dangerous grounds on Friday...

  • Time to make choices - Corina Creţu

    Heads of State and of government will meet in Brussels tomorrow to discuss a matter that will impact the lives of all European citizens and their common future: the next long-term EU budget. It will not be about pushing figures around on paper but...

  • Daphne, facts and context - Ranier Fsadni

    Daphne, facts and context - Ranier Fsadni

    First get the facts, said Mark Twain, then you can distort them as you please. Or, to be less cynical than Twain, you can interpret them as you please. Bottom line: your interpretation should be disciplined by the facts. It would be astounding if...

  • From Russia with love - Evarist Saliba

    From Russia with love - Evarist Saliba

    The news about the alleged Russian activity through the internet to influence political developments in the US and the alleged indiscrete behaviour of Donald Trump during a visit to Russia before he became President, as well as the claim by Jan...

  • Daily gospel readings

    This is a gentle appeal to Fr Martin Micallef, Editor and general director of Kliem il-Ħajja to reconsider the general policy underpinning this precious widely-circulated publication bequeathed by pioneering Capuchin biblical scholar Fr Donat...

  • Let’s move on

    The makeshift shrine at the foot of the Great Siege Monument is another farce by those who do not want to move on in life. Is it not better to heal a wound than to let it fester? Have we not mourned Daphne Caruana Galizia for long enough now? Of...

  • Potential kingmaker

    Potential kingmaker

    For the past four years, Italy has been on the receiving end of wave after wave of migrants from Africa and the Middle East. During this period, EU leaders believed that Silvio Berlusconi’s political career had been consigned to history. Troubled...

  • Educators deserve respect

    The media occasionally report incidents where teachers are attacked physically or verbally by students or parents. Physical abuse against educators by officials giving service to a school are rarer but equally unacceptable. Though official local...

  • Watch: Exercise underway to clear roads of unlicensed cars

    Watch: Exercise underway to clear roads of unlicensed cars

    The Local Enforcement System Agency and Transport Malta are conducting an exercise to identify cars without a valid licence. This has turned out to be the most persistent problem identified since March last year, when six categories of...

  • Daphne Caruana Galizia’s memorial - Therese Comodini Cachia

    The motion for the removal of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s memorial left me puzzled. Glenn Bedingfield thinks it is a “monument by the select few for the select few”. The unruly debate at the Valletta local council meeting was baffling. Why all this...

  • Crucial next steps - Martin Scicluna

    Crucial next steps - Martin Scicluna

    It is clear from the evidence presented by the Maltese instigator of the joint ad hoc seven-man delegation “mission report” of the European Parliament that it consisted essentially of political allegations dressed up as evidence of the collapse of...

  • National consciousness - Charles Xuereb

    National consciousness - Charles Xuereb

    Valletta in recent times has been turned into an open city, endeavouring to harmonise its new mix of architectural styles accommodating legislative, administrative, and commercial and hospitality assets. From an original citadel it transformed...

  • Check what you eat

    The article ‘A taste of history’ (February 16), dealt with the delicious pastizzi (cheese cakes) and rabbits, both a traditional Maltese menu. The article seems to be encouraging eating pastizzi and rabbits. In truth, rabbits are quite tasty and...

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