This author dlh has created 106 entries.

02 Apr

‘Rights of Spring’

There are many of us ashamed of this wish to kill and who cringe at the thought that the authorities can allow a practice that utterly disgraces our nation’s honour. ...

30 Mar

‘Where is Fred Flintstone?’ by George Camilleri

Fred Flintstone dons his animal skin coat, pecks Wilma on the cheek and picking up his spear trots off to kill supper. In the evening, Fred drags supper back to the cave for Wilma to cook. Back then, that was the only way he could feed his family since agriculture hadn’t been invented yet, so there was no plentiful supply...

30 Mar

Din l-Art Helwa awarded Gieh il-Belt Valletta

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2015-03-30/local-news/Din-l-Art-Helwa-awarded-Gieh-il-Belt-Valletta-6736132985 Din l-Art Helwa was yesterday awarded the Gieħ il-Belt Valletta for its 50 years of service to the city’s cultural heritage. The organisation’s founder, Judge Maurice Caruana Curran, was also a Valletta resident and remained active as Founder President till his death earlier this year. Founded 50 years ago, in 1965, to safeguard and protect Malta’s cultural heritage, Din l-Art Helwa is the...

19 Mar

Throwing away our heritage, by Maria Grazia Cassar

What a pity, what a shame! Another old building is about to be demolished. It will be gone forever, the irreplaceable loss of the historic urban fabric of the important Naxxar village core. Such news makes one feel impotent in the face of the destructive onslaught of greed, where developers will stop at nothing to make a fast buck. One also feels...

14 Mar

Cement platforms at Ghadira are unacceptable

3rd March 2015 Din l-Art Helwa has said that Mepa’s facilitation for the pouring of concrete directly onto the sand on a Blue Flag Beach is totally unacceptable, insensitive to the high value of the rare sandy beaches on the island and will eventually lead to further degradation of the beach itself.  The decision to fast track such a development, waved...

21 Feb

Valletta deserves better, by Maria Grazia Cassar

Open air markets are an intrinsic element of most European cities. The Campo dei Fiori market in Rome is one such market; selling all sorts of things including cheeses, flowers, aprons and other wares. The temporary stalls are simple and the square works for a market, with the surrounding shops and trattorie benefiting from the vibrancy generated by the market. What...