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  • Gozitans should decide - Emanuel Galea

    Gozitans should decide - Emanuel Galea

    Much is being said lately regarding the accessibility issues from Gozo to Malta, especially regarding this pie in the sky – the tunnel between Malta and Gozo. Gozo was once promoted as ‘the Island where time stands still’ – now a more appropriate...

  • Brexit: be prepared - Edward Zammit Lewis

    Brexit: be prepared - Edward Zammit Lewis

    The situation surrounding the acceptance by the UK of the deal agreed with the EU last November remains chaotic. The positions of the two sides, particularly with regard to the Irish border, at present look unbridgeable, and the continuing...

  • Social accommodation targets - Michael Falzon

    An analysis of the latest employment data of the USA, featured in The Guardian last Saturday, stated that “High employment rates gloss over a ‘much more complicated story’ of stagnant wages and vanishing mid-level jobs”. The situation is one where...

  • No, it’s not free speech - Ranier Fsadni

    No, it’s not free speech - Ranier Fsadni

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici still can’t get freedom of expression right. When asked about the latest outburst by the Law Commissioner, Franco Debono, Bonnici said it was protected free speech. So has Debono’s target, Joseph Muscat, whom Debono...

  • Science, faith in harmony - Peter Cassar Torreggiani

    Science, faith in harmony - Peter Cassar Torreggiani

    One of your regular correspondents has for years written letters all with a clear bias against our creator and the community established in his own body by Jesus Christ, the son of God. One admires all who search unstintingly for truth, even if...

  • Land reclamation - Godwin Cassar

    It was recently reported that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has signalled his intention to steam ahead with the construction of artificial islands and land reclamation to make use of the rock that will be cut out of the earth for the...

  • Why the European Parliament - Joseph Sammut

    Why the European Parliament - Joseph Sammut

    Joseph Muscat’s new political approach has truly placed Malta among the best within European circles. Such an immense change has instilled in me a totally different perspective in the way I look at European institutions. Today, more than ever,...

  • Trump’s erratic personality - Martin Scicluna

    Trump’s erratic personality - Martin Scicluna

    As President Donald Trump stands at the podium to make his annual State of the Union Address to the joint session of the United States Congress in the House of Representatives today, it will be difficult for many to separate his attempt at...

  • The popular party - Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici

    I am not being original when I describe the party to which I have the honour to belong, as a ‘popular’ party, in all senses of the word. As a matter of fact, it belongs to the family of European ‘Popular Parties’, and has been, time and again,...

  • A strong and stable currency - Aaron Farrugia

    A strong and stable currency - Aaron Farrugia

    This year marks the 20th anniversary since the euro was introduced back in January of 1999. This is certainly an important milestone and one that is worth reflecting upon. Although arguments for a common European currency had been floated for...

  • Eradicating cancer in 20 years - Francis Zammit Dimech

    Cancer has a way of touching just about everyone, at a certain point in time, either directly or indirectly. Throughout my work I have witnessed how cancer has touched upon our family members, friends and people close to our hearts – who have...

  • Mainstream active ageing - Michael Briguglio

    My first encounters with sociology back in the 1990s made me aware of the concept of active ageing. This was largely thanks to the late Joseph Troisi and to Marvin Formosa, who helped popularise this concept in Maltese sociology and social...

  • Lifelong friends - Frank Salt

    Lifelong friends - Frank Salt

    Whenever I have the opportunity of speaking to young people, who are thinking of getting married, I advise them that it is very important that they choose a partner who will be their lifelong friend. Of course, they must have some kind of physical...

  • I don’t know you but I want to kill you - Kristina Chetcuti

    I don’t know you but I want to kill you - Kristina Chetcuti

    How can you hate – but horrendously hate – someone whom you have never met, cannot even put a face to the name and who in no way directly or indirectly affects your life, your society or your country? And how can you hate them so much that you...

  • Towards a sustainable economy - Martin Cauchi Inglott

    We have become victims of our own success. Malta feels as if it is bursting at its seams. Our obsession with growth at all costs has become a cancer that is consuming all aspects of our lives, our heritage and our environment, while offering only...

  • The antidote to populism - Ray Azzopardi

    One of the regular slogans on BBC World News has been: “Populism rather than policy is the undisputed vote in Europe.” One rightly asks why populism is spreading not only in undemocratic nations but also in Western democratic countries. The fact...

  • Prosecutorial discretion and indiscretion - Michela Spiteri

    It’s a pendulum thing. Things now outrageous once seemed perfectly normal. Most people of my generation were probably slightly afraid of their parents. “Wait till your father gets home!” was the mother (quite literally) of all threats. We were...

  • The Leader is always right - Mark Anthony Falzon

    A growing number of people in Malta are no longer inclined to spend part of their Sunday mornings in church. Happily, there are no such problems in the secular department. The attendance at the Sunday ser­vices held by the two parties does not...

  • More for businesses from EU - Peter Agius

    Since I accepted the call to be a candidate for the European Parliament elections on the PN list, I have met people from all walks of life to understand their concerns and propose possible European solutions. I quickly realised my occupational...

  • Will this road ever change? - Josianne Cutajar

    “It’s a long road that has no turning” is an Irish proverb roughly suggesting that doing the same thing over and over again does not render any benefit or entertainment. Sticking to the regulation on the examination and processing of asylum...