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  • Setting the tone in finance

    In a parliamentary democracy, the Cabi­net assumes collective responsibility for policymaking as well as oversight over implementation of policies. Individual ministers are responsible for ensuring that Cabinet decisions are implemented...

  • Are we all going to become tricoteuses? - Kristina Chetcuti

    Tricoteuse is French for ‘a woman who knits’. However, be careful how to use the word if you’re going over to France this summer. If you’re somewhere in the middle of a cute Provence village and you spot a woman on a chair in her doorway knitting,...

  • Mental health service challenges - Nigel Camilleri

    The Malta Association of Psychiatry (MAP) recognises that this administration is showing interest in mental health and is demonstrating a desire to develop appropriate mental health ser­vices while improving the quality of service provision. Both...

  • The absent uncaring enforcers - Claire Bonello

    There was a dead tuna fish floating off the coast of Sliema last week. A huge dead fish bobbing up and down on the waves a few metres from bathers near the Chalet. It was the third one in the area in a fortnight. All three rotting specimens had...

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday - Michela Spiteri

    “Believe it or not, even I hesitate to write about certain topics out of fear of being snapped out of context and have my words twisted.”    These aren’t my words: they’re Manuel Delia’s. Out of context they may be, but I’m not twisting them –...

  • Blacks don’t count - Mark Anthony Falzon

    Last week, this newspaper published a photo that showed a group of black people lugging suitcases down a country lane behind the Mrieħel showrooms. They had just been effectively evicted from the cowshed they called home, and were on the way to...

  • Litter everywhere

    Despite promises made over the years by the St Paul’s Bay local council to tackle littering and the attempt by Clean Malta to improve the situation, things have actually become worse in Buġibba, Qawra and Xemxija, even though members of the local...

  • The Republic of Darkness (2) - John Vassallo

    The Republic of Darkness (2) - John Vassallo

    I agree with many commentators on the Egrant affair that suspicion or insinuations are not legal tender. Everyone is entitled to believe what they want until all relevant proof is made available to them. The only ones who know for sure who the...

  • Egrant’s ownership

    I refer to John Vassallo’s opinion article entitled ‘The Republic of Darkness’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 12). Dr Vassallo reflects upon the inquiring magistrate’s inability to establish the name of Egrant company’s beneficial owner. The...

  • La piovra - Manuel Delia

    La piovra - Manuel Delia

    It has never been more necessary to mark the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with public protest. Three weeks ago the Prime Minister went on stage and wept. It was a starting gun for fire at will. This has been a scorching summer. And I...

  • Do not fear a trade war (2) - David Galea

    In our first article of last week, we mentioned that the world’s two largest economies had just initiated punitive duties to the tune of $34 billion on each other’s exports during the month of July. Many had thought, or better hoped, that...

  • Business as usual

    Recently a lady foreigner ex­pressed her amazement that minis­ters in office implicated in wrongdoing were still going about their business normally, whereas in any EU State they would be suspended until all allegations were proven or...

  • The example starts with us - Miriam Dalli

    When an adult argues that bullying makes children stronger it not only justifies the acts of a bully but it reinforces a child victim’s notion that perhaps they ‘deserve’ to be bullied… for how they look, for who their parents are, for where they...

  • Swimming is the best exercise

    I often see overweight people jogging along the Sliema front in an effort to lose weight. I am sure that they do not realise how much harm they are causing to themselves while running on hard ground. Each step taken is like a hammer to the joint,...

  • Post-totalitarian Malta - André DeBattista

    Post-totalitarian Malta - André DeBattista

    Malta’s political system seems to rest on two main pillars; the apparatus of State and the power struggle between the two main parties to control this system. In some respects, this structure is similar to that of other democracies. However, the...

  • Unanswered questions

    Pilatus Holdings has told us quite a lot. In their enthusiasm, what Pilatus failed or forgot to tell us was the visit by their chairman to the bank, at night, accompanied by a female employee, going out of the back-door, loading a suitcase into a...

  • Islanders - August 19, 2018

    Islanders - August 19, 2018

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  • ZTV - Four storks

    ZTV - Four storks

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  • The lesson from Genoa

    The collapse, during a storm, of a 200-metre stretch of a bridge in Genoa a few days ago, when about 30 vehicles plunged 45 metres to a dried riverbed, warehouses and railway tracks below, killing at least 38 people, is a major tragedy that...

  • Political level playing - Tonio Borg

    In recent times, the lack of political level playing between the government and Opposition has manifested itself in several incidents and situations, including legislative and administrative measures. The most recent example of course being the...