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  • A decoy for the nation - Sara Portelli

    A decoy for the nation - Sara Portelli

    Is it possible that we re­main so utterly uninformed as to automatically accuse anyone opposing a new Bill of supporting domestic violence? It should be obvious to all that the least one should do is to have first read and fully understood the...

  • When silence is golden - David Casa

    I did not reply to the opinion piece published last week because I felt Martin Scicluna’s mind-numbing arguments spoke for themselves. Besides, I have full confidence in readers to discern between Labour propaganda and independent thought. This...

  • Building on solid ground - Michael Falzon

    The Malta Developers’ Association will be holding its seventh annual general meeting on March 1. Having been involved in its foundation, I think it is about time to look back and see whether the setting up of this association has led to the...

  • Time to make choices - Corina Creţu

    Heads of State and of government will meet in Brussels tomorrow to discuss a matter that will impact the lives of all European citizens and their common future: the next long-term EU budget. It will not be about pushing figures around on paper but...

  • Daphne, facts and context - Ranier Fsadni

    Daphne, facts and context - Ranier Fsadni

    First get the facts, said Mark Twain, then you can distort them as you please. Or, to be less cynical than Twain, you can interpret them as you please. Bottom line: your interpretation should be disciplined by the facts. It would be astounding if...

  • From Russia with love - Evarist Saliba

    From Russia with love - Evarist Saliba

    The news about the alleged Russian activity through the internet to influence political developments in the US and the alleged indiscrete behaviour of Donald Trump during a visit to Russia before he became President, as well as the claim by Jan...

  • Daphne Caruana Galizia’s memorial - Therese Comodini Cachia

    The motion for the removal of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s memorial left me puzzled. Glenn Bedingfield thinks it is a “monument by the select few for the select few”. The unruly debate at the Valletta local council meeting was baffling. Why all this...

  • Crucial next steps - Martin Scicluna

    Crucial next steps - Martin Scicluna

    It is clear from the evidence presented by the Maltese instigator of the joint ad hoc seven-man delegation “mission report” of the European Parliament that it consisted essentially of political allegations dressed up as evidence of the collapse of...

  • National consciousness - Charles Xuereb

    National consciousness - Charles Xuereb

    Valletta in recent times has been turned into an open city, endeavouring to harmonise its new mix of architectural styles accommodating legislative, administrative, and commercial and hospitality assets. From an original citadel it transformed...

  • A free media – our only hope - Francis Zammit Dimech

    Like the rest of the country, I have had much occasion to reflect on the contribution of journalists to the functioning of a democracy. I have had even more reason to reflect on this having been given the task by my political group within the...

  • Blockchain to end Middle Ages - Dennis Avorin

    Blockchain to end Middle Ages - Dennis Avorin

    Malta made an important step on Friday when Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri presented the new legislative package that will pioneer the island into a blockchain hub. The business opportunities surrounding this technology is envisaged to...

  • Valletta’s glorious guardians - Kenneth Cauchi

    Valletta’s glorious guardians - Kenneth Cauchi

    Over the past few weeks, social media has been inundated with photographs of the newly-restored Tritons Fountain which graces the entrance to Valletta, the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Such a prominent landmark which after years of...

  • White-collar militants - Savior Rizzo

    A collective agreement is signed by two parties representing employers and employees following a process of bargaining, very often a lengthened one, on the substantive and procedural norms that regulate the employment relationship at the...

  • What’s up at Mount Carmel? - Michael Briguglio

    Clint Camilleri’s statement about the ‘Mount Carmel’ van paraded during the Nadur carnival was so wrong. Not only because it was in bad taste. And not only because he is the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Animal Rights, but even more...

  • Paved with bad intentions? - Arthur Muscat

    Paved with bad intentions? - Arthur Muscat

    There seems to be a perception that members of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) are convinced that harassment, victimisation, discrimination and unequal treatment are rampant in places of work. I lately heard a remark...

  • Manners maketh Malta - Kristina Chetcuti

    Manners maketh Malta - Kristina Chetcuti

    If an alien happened to be passing by the Local Council quarters in South Street, Valletta on Tuesday evening and heard a loud cacophony, scrambling of chairs and insults thrown about with every breathing gap, he would have immediately thought...

  • When the proverbial hit the fan - Arnold Cassola

    The ‘jablo’ statues that stole the scene from all other V18 activities, at least for the past two weeks, have certainly contributed to a lively national discussion. I must say that I quite like the idea of putting a face to proverbs and other...

  • February notebook - Claire Bonello

    Hats off to the Żabbar local council and the Żejtun local council for opposing further attempts to gobble up green space. The Żabbar council is resisting the attempt to colonise yet another ODZ spot by fast food giant Macdonalds, whereas the...

  • Bin (not) there, dump that - Michela Spiteri

    Sir Arturo Mercieca, Sir Luigi Camilleri, Nathalie Poutiatin Tabone, Ġuże Ellul Mercer, Manwel Dimech, St John the Baptist, St Hyacinth, St James, St Joseph, St Dominic, St Trophomous, Frères, Rudolph, Falzon, Helen, Gafar, Church, Depiro,...

  • The Daphne memorial - Mark Anthony Falzon

    On September 8 two years ago, Norman Lowell and three of his sidekicks stood in front of the Great Siege monument in Valletta to commemorate, as they put it, “the sacrifice of our forefathers”. An Imperium Europa wreath was laid and a speech read...

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