The Malta Independent 20 February 2017, Monday

Letters

Towards a holistic policy approach

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:38 Last update: about 2 days ago

The recent Nationalist Party policy document, ‘An Economy for the People’, speaks about a “new mind-set in construction and property development”, which, in my opinion, is what...

The President's address

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:37 Last update: about 2 days ago

The President’s encyclical address on Republic Day was disappointing in the sense that she chose to adulterate an otherwise excellent speech with one of her thrusts on the highly controversial...

Of freezing classrooms and lack of road maintenance

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:36 Last update: about 2 days ago

One of the most notable features of our culture is to complain, criticize and find faults ad nauseum. Some complaints are justified and are a means of feeling the pulse of the people and address...

I was there 40 years ago and now as well

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:34 Last update: about 2 days ago

The newspaper Il-Furjana has done it again.  I would like to congratulate the board of the newspaper il-Furjana for the initiative taken on Sunday, 22 April last year by reuniting the Floriana...

Democracy and freedom

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:33 Last update: about 2 days ago

The Leader of the Opposition seems to believe that the only way he can save his political skin is by imitating Dr Eddie Fenech Adami’s tactics of the 1980s. Back then, the slogan was...

The impossible is becoming possible

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:32 Last update: about 2 days ago

The populist French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is closer to gaining power in France after last week's polls showed that she is very likely to reach at least a second round of voting this spring in...

Subconsciously contagious

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:30 Last update: about 2 days ago

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien As to be hated needs but to be seen Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity then embrace.   This...

Why fall in love with Thomas Aquinas?

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:29 Last update: about 2 days ago

On Saturday 28 January, the Church celebrated the feast of the Doctor Communis, namely Saint Thomas Aquinas. Given that in the Catechism Aquinas is cited 61...

Extravagant trumpery

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:28 Last update: about 2 days ago

The Floriana parish church spent €45,000 on two crystal chandeliers to decorate its interior. I'm sure that Jesus would be horrified with such extravagant trumpery in a Christian church. The...

The Fox and the Grapes

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 08:27 Last update: about 2 days ago

I am not easily confused, but over the last two weeks, I have come to think something is not quite right. I am referring to the farcical ‘Maltese Cheesecakes’ matter. Can anybody...

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