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  • Concerns on labour cost figures

    When the political scene is dominated by new revelations by a consortium of investigative journalists as part of the Daphne Project and, also, by the highly-controversial amendments proposed by the government to the IVF law, new labour cost...

  • Watch: Five top officials dodge Daphne Project Q&A

    Watch: Five top officials dodge Daphne Project Q&A

    Five key players cited so far in the Daphne Project have refused to answer requests, or backed out of an interview on this week's edition of Times Talk. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, minister Konrad Mizzi and chief of staff Keith Schembri were...

  • Pure aggression

    “Do not freeze me! Do not harm me! Do not murder me!” “Please do not let them freeze me!” One human being hears the bone-chilling, anguished cry of his fellow human beings. In my senior-citizen stage of life, I hear the plea of my fellows in their...

  • The right to know

    The thousands who voted Labour at the last general election expressed their trust in Joseph Muscat to run the country, believing this would be in the best interest of Malta and the Maltese. They believed what was being told that better times were...

  • Reflections on mortality

    The spring season evokes for me memories of loved ones who have passed away as well as reflections on my own mortality. I recall verses from Edward FitzGerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: “Lo! Some we loved, the loveliest and best that time and...

  • Messy dealings

    The write-up about John Bundy (April 18) said he had the blessing of Culture Minister Owen Bonnici when making his highly-irregular dealings at PBS. What amazes me is why should Bundy drag the minister into this sleazy affair? Although a big head,...

  • Safe pavements

    Safe pavements

    Frank Salt deserves to be congratulated by everyone on his article of April 20 about the pavements in Malta and Gozo. It is really a national shambles in this area and, surely, more people will be involved in accidents similar to his very serious...

  • Moves to regulate digital platforms - Antonio Tajani

    The Cambridge Analytica scandal involving the illegal use of personal data harvested from Facebook to influence the outcome of elections is only the latest in a long line of affairs highlighting the urgent need for measures to regulate digital...

  • Discounting our children - Miriam Sciberras

    Discounting our children - Miriam Sciberras

    The proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act have been described as “a complete travesty of ethics, morality, and human dignity, allegedly to remove ‘discrimination’ imposed by nature herself”. The discussion on Xarabank further...

  • Checkpoint of death - Pierre Krähenbühl

    Checkpoint of death - Pierre Krähenbühl

    Local people call it “the checkpoint of death”. For two years, 900 Palestine refugee students registered with United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) risked their lives passing through it every day to get to school in the neighbourhood on the...

  • Oh my Malta, indeed

    Oh my Malta, indeed

    I’ve been on sabbatical from my writing and on April 21 it will have been six months since I felt the urge to write. The events which unfolded after October 16 2017 made me reconsider why I write and why I put myself out there, not just on this...

  • Worrying signs in bright picture

    Publication of the Central Bank’s annual report comes at a somewhat worrying time. Even though it is the Malta Financial Services Authority that regulates the banks, it is difficult to keep out of mind the mounting concern over Pilatus Bank and...

  • Murder victim’s laptop

    The most important thing that emerged from the latest court hearing of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder case was the fact that the laptop or tablet used by the blogger is not in the possession of the investigators. The only laptop handed over,...

  • Olga Galea Naudi research

    Olga Galea Naudi research

    I am a student at the University of Malta reading for a Master of Arts in History of Art. Under the supervision of Charlene Vella, I am researching Olga Galea Naudi as a personality while giving particular attention to her role in the art and life...

  • Saving a green enclave

    On the issue of Villino Giannin, Għaxaq, John Paris (‘FAA misleading the public’, April 12) believes that ‘throw enough mud, some will stick’, that is, if enough false accusations are made, reputations will suffer, whether or not this is...

  • New approach to peace - Miroslav Lajčák

    When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world. A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world in which wars were stopped before they broke out. A world that did not...

  • The IVF, surrogacy debate - Michael Briguglio

    The ongoing news concerning the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia represents a huge taint on Malta’s governance. The way the government is acting is more in sync with that of illiberal democracies in Hungary, Poland and Turkey, where institutional...

  • Burlò

    Burlò

    Betting it all

  • Separation of siblings - Carmen Zammit

    As a child I was fascinated with caterpillars. I would collect them and carefully place them in a small patch in the garden, which my uncle had planted with lettuce and cabbage so that these caterpillars would grow on it and I would be able to see...

  • Ramping on the ferry - Josef Cutajar

    There are moments when I embark on time travel, listening with an ear as big as an elephant’s to old folk recalling events that still linger in their aging memory bank. A couple of days ago, I chatted with two elderly men in a quaint café in...