• Malta’s Environment Wishlist

    John Paul Cauchi

    In this election cycle, with political parties promising the earth and sky and everything in between, the environment of our country is often used as a trading card in party leader’s desperate attempts to get people to vote for them. With the oft-embarrassing track record on the environment of both ...

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  • To Life and Good Health, Part 1

    Benjamin Portelli

    There is a peaceful little church in Rabat that’s commonly known as Tas-Saħħa, though it has two dedications, one as a Church of St Francis, and the other as a Sanctuary of Our Lady of Good Health. I had the good fortune of being shown around the church by Fr ...

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  • Defending the Common Good

    John Paul Cauchi

    In this small country of ours, we often find ourselves wondering whether we have any concept of common good, or as it is more commonly known – public good. Some of you might say that we have a social welfare system that, despite its many faults, ensures that a common ...

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  • Passing values to childre… at home

    Dr Mark Said

    In Malta there is much talk at any particular time of family values, ethics in business, moral values in the media and the list goes on and on. Lip service is given to the concept of values at every turn when situations that seem to be going in the perceived ...

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  • Towards a more balanced approach to hunting

    Christian Colombo

    Hunting is becoming an ever increasing point of polarisation. Someone who can honestly understand both sides of the argument is hard to come by – anyone with an informed opinion is usually either totally in favour or staunchly against it. I think that the problem here lies in the fundamental ...

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  • My Interpretation of the Church Survey Results

    Christian Colombo

    Considered at face value, the statistic of nearly 50% of 7,000 respondents claiming that they “accept and live by the Church teachings on responsible birth control” (as given by The Times) is quite positive for the local Church. Indeed, in the context of the gloom and doom that many depict ...

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  • MY Passport is Not for Sale

    Matthew Pulis

    “When you start to sell your citizenship, you will sell anything.” These are the words of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent & Grenadines – an island in the Caribbean. The main question which I would like to discuss in this post is to which price one shall value ...

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  • Civil unions, minority rights and priests

    Anton D'Amato

    One of the major arguments in favour of Civil Unions as proposed by the Government by means of Bill No. 20, is that this is a fundamental right, a right of a minority group our modern society needs to legislate in favour of, on the other hand those against this ...

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  • From civil unions to racism on zuntier.com

    zuntiermagazine

    In two days time  (on the 6th of November) zuntier.com is marking its first anniversary. Since it’s launch, the project attracted various contributions which stimulated a varied and interesting dialogue ranging across different viewpoints and disciplines. Civil Unions Bill No 20 has been tabelled at the Houses of Parliament for discussion ...

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  • 5 things I learnt about wedding planning in Malta

    Jennifer

    Recently, my husband and I have been through our wedding preparation and planning phase. Since most of our friends are getting, or thinking of, getting married, we have heard a lot of advice and inside information on how to approach our wedding. I also had friends of mine rant about ...

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