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  • Watch: Why policies are turning cars into kings of the road

    Watch: Why policies are turning cars into kings of the road

    The construction of a car park – with all the pollution it would create – under a playground for children was yet another example of the way in which vehicles remained the priority for policy-makers, Michelle Attard Tonna, the president of the...

  • Watch: ‘Why would people not want to halve their commuting time?’ – Cycling group

    Watch: ‘Why would people not want to halve their commuting time?’ – Cycling group

    Why would people not want to halve the amount of time it takes them to get to work, the president of the Bicycle Advocacy Group, Michelle Attard Tonna, told Times Talk. Having taken up cycling herself one and a half years ago, she now uses a...

  • Watch: 'They protest against roads, but they all have cars'

    Watch: 'They protest against roads, but they all have cars'

    No country in Europe has more roads per capita than Malta, but that has not stopped gridlock from spreading across the country's transport network.  In this #TimesTalk interview, sustainability consultant Louis Borg touches upon Malta's traffic...

  • Watch: Malta's traffic nightmare and how to solve it

    Watch: Malta's traffic nightmare and how to solve it

    The rush to upgrade Malta's road network is in full swing, with repairs and widening projects under way in every corner of the country.  Are these sensible traffic management projects, or white elephants in the quest to eradicate gridlock?  In a...

  • Watch: 'Let me tell you why Malta has a problem with women'

    Watch: 'Let me tell you why Malta has a problem with women'

    Misogyny, poor response from the authorities and attitudes by women themselves all contribute towards gender violence, an expert has warned.  "The biggest problem we have is our attitude, which results in women being considered lesser in the...

  • Watch: 'The accused was treated like a celebrity'

    Watch: 'The accused was treated like a celebrity'

    Misogyny and patriarchal attitudes still dominate the Maltese society, according to an expert in gender issue.  Speaking on Times Talk, Dr Marceline Naudi from the University of Malta's Gender Studies Department tackles the issue of femicide - the...

  • Watch: Sandro Chetcuti says 'for us, the national interest comes first'

    Watch: Sandro Chetcuti says 'for us, the national interest comes first'

    Popular perception of the Malta Developers Association has it leading politicians by the nose while dismantling Malta’s environmental heritage, one concrete brick at a time. But according to its president Sandro Chetcuti, the organisation so many...

  • Watch: Sandro Chetcuti knew what he was in for

    Watch: Sandro Chetcuti knew what he was in for

    As the public face of Malta's development lobby, Sandro Chetcuti is used to criticism.   "I knew what I was in for," he says in a #TimesTalk interview that will be uploaded on Wednesday morning.  Not that the job comes without its...

  • Watch: Metro every six minutes will coax half the drivers out of cars

    Watch: Metro every six minutes will coax half the drivers out of cars

    An underground system would not be susceptible to traffic jams and that reliability – along with having a service every six minutes – would be enough to coax half the drivers to leave their cars behind, according to architect Konrad Xuereb. He...

  • Watch: Metro could generate €300 million a year

    Watch: Metro could generate €300 million a year

    The metro being proposed by architect Konrad Xuereb could generate as much as €300 million a year, he assured Times Talk, saying that the 50km project had to be seen as complementary to other transport systems. The controversial proposal was first...

  • Watch: 'Remove the George Cross and relocate colonial monuments'

    Watch: 'Remove the George Cross and relocate colonial monuments'

    It is time for the Maltese to ditch the misguided celebration of its colonial past and do away with flag insignia and monuments spread across its capital, according to historian Charles Xuereb. Malta decided to incorporate the George Cross in its...

  • Watch: 'They say we help smugglers... but they're the ones financing them'

    Watch: 'They say we help smugglers... but they're the ones financing them'

    Daniel Mainwaring was already familiar with the EU’s migration policy before he ever set foot on an NGO rescue vessel. After volunteering aboard the Sea-Watch, however, it is the human stories which are seared into his consciousness. “Every woman...

  • Watch: Horrors at sea, hypocrisy on land

    Watch: Horrors at sea, hypocrisy on land

    What is it like to be aboard a migrant rescue vessel, and what makes volunteers so sure that they are doing the right thing?  In this Times Talk interview, Sea-Watch volunteer Daniel Mainwaring recalls the horrific tales crew members hear, accuses...

  • Watch: ‘Grow a thick skin,’ President advises her successor

    Watch: ‘Grow a thick skin,’ President advises her successor

    Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has advised the next President of the Republic to “grow a thick skin” to survive the onslaught of unjust criticism. “That was my experience serving in this office… and that advice is even more relevant if it were to be a...

  • Watch: 'The unfair attacks on me' - President

    Watch: 'The unfair attacks on me' - President

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca looks back at her five-year legacy in one of the last interviews before stepping down from the post.  In an interview with Times Talk, the President fields questions about whether her actions throughout her...

  • Watch: 'Valletta 2018 was a missed opportunity,' says former mayor

    Watch: 'Valletta 2018 was a missed opportunity,' says former mayor

    Some authorities prefer to give precedence to commercial entities in Valletta, rather than to residents, which goes against the ideal balance that Alexiei Dingli had sought during his decade as the capital’s mayor. He also lamented to Times Talk...

  • Watch: Quality of life in parts of Valletta has worsened

    Watch: Quality of life in parts of Valletta has worsened

    Stepping down after serving for 10 years as the mayor of Valletta, Alexiei Dingli is concerned that the quality of life in some parts of the capital has worsened. On Times Talk, he talks about his frustrations and and the lack of vision for...

  • Watch: ‘Stop baptising newborns, remove Catholicism reference from constitution’

    Watch: ‘Stop baptising newborns, remove Catholicism reference from constitution’

    The Catholic Church in Malta should phase out “outdated” practices like baptising newborns, if it is to remain relevant, a well-known cleric has suggested. The Church needs to radically revise the way it "dishes out” sacraments, and its bishops...

  • Watch: 'This is how we need to change the Church'

    Watch: 'This is how we need to change the Church'

    Lecturer and theologian Rene Camilleri says he is not surprised by the abysmal church-going attendance figures unveiled in a recent census. The Church needs to take a good look at its "outdated" practices and revise its "product" if it is to...

  • Watch: Don't call party-owned media 'fake news'

    Watch: Don't call party-owned media 'fake news'

    Three decades of soaking up the one-sided perspectives of partisan media outlets have made Maltese more savvy in identifying news bias, sociologist Godfrey Baldacchino believes.  "It makes us a little bit smarter and more sensitive to the way in...