The Malta Independent 24 May 2018, Thursday

Letters

Asthma and pollution hot spots in Malta

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 08:38 Last update: about 5 days ago

Hubris is a weakness to which politicians are particularly susceptible. This is mostly apparent in the tendency of politicians to pontificate from above to lesser (non-politician) mortals on...

Charles Thake: An appreciation

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 08:37 Last update: about 5 days ago

It seems strange to be writing about Charles Thake in the past tense, he was always so full of life and indeed such a life-enhancer. Oh sure to live to 90 is a pretty good effort, but Charles, even in...

Hope, justice, peace

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 08:35 Last update: about 5 days ago

A real solution to a peace deal in the Middle East seems more unlikely every day. Only a few weeks ago, Israel's intelligence services had tracked an Iranian drone launched by Iran's elite Islamic...

I live for her

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 08:34 Last update: about 5 days ago

Today, the solemnity of Pentecost, or rather the descent of the Holy Spirit on the fearful apostles, is surely an event of transformation and recreation. The Spirit transforms those men, closed in...

To Mother

Sunday, 13 May 2018, 09:06 Last update: about 11 days ago

When we were still at home, my brothers, sisters and I used to call her ‘ma’ and among ourselves and our cousins, we always referred to her as ‘il-mamma’ … mother....

Memory Cafés offer connection for people with dementia

Sunday, 13 May 2018, 08:17 Last update: about 12 days ago

Alex Gobey   The first Memory Cafés were developed in The Netherlands in 2004, where educational talks were followed by a social gathering, and this idea quickly spread to other...

A question to those advocating the IVF amendments

Sunday, 13 May 2018, 08:11 Last update: about 12 days ago

At what stage in the development of life in the womb, is the entity a human person? What is your view on the subject? Because this impinges significantly on what your future projects are.  I am...

The little detail

Sunday, 13 May 2018, 08:10 Last update: about 12 days ago

Life is a special gift. However, what makes it so special are precisely those kind gestures and words that changes its taste altogether. This can be visible in the way we speak to one...

America first, Hungary first, Poland first

Sunday, 13 May 2018, 08:09 Last update: about 12 days ago

There was a time when Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary used to fight Bolshevism. The West was his promised land. That was then. Now it has morphed into an enemy. The West is now the site of...

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