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  • Church ‘needs to learn to communicate better’

    Empty reply boxes on the questionnaire sent to households – part of a worldwide Vatican initiative – show that the Church needs to learn how to communicate better, according to Joe Inguanez, head of the Curia’s research institute Discern. The...

  • ‘€30,000 anti-poverty week bill is a mix-up’

    The Office of the President is contesting figures tabled recently in Parliament, insisting the anti-poverty week had cost a third of the amount stated by the government. A spokeswoman for the President’s Office told Times of Malta the discrepancy...

  • Union calls for action to tackle nursing ‘burnout’

    The nurses’ union is urging the government to implement recommendations made in a study which found that its members are suffering from burnout and are treating patients in an impersonal way. The conclusions of the report were published in The...

  • Local fans cheer Moyes departure: ‘Thank God! I had almost given up’

    Offices and cafes were buzzing with conversation yesterday but it wasn’t local politics or international disasters that had people talking. Instead, the news on everybody’s mind was the abrupt departure of Manchester United manager David...

  • Frenzy of Panini swapping is back

    Football sticker albums no longer provoke the playground frenzy of decades past, a British reporter recently stated. He clearly has never been to Malta. Huddled in groups, heads ducked, scores if not hundreds of Maltese have been gathering every...

  • Local price of medicine

    Several individuals have written to complain, these last few years, about the significantly higher prices of many medicines here in Malta compared to those in some other larger EU countries. Why do our MEPs appear to have done nothing to get this...

  • This is not a spade

    To enter a country legally, one must be in possession of the necessary documents. To enter any other way is illegal, whatever Ranier Fsadni or those of like persuasion say (April 10). Once in Malta, the minority who are found to be genuine asylum...

  • A centre for preservation

    As long as the historic structures are protected, allowing modern interventions can render historical centres alive and vibrant, says Joanna Spiteri Staines. How have Malta’s town centres and village cores changed in the past decades? The...

  • Herrera eyes perfect finale as Dimech targets elusive medal

    Birkirkara and Valletta have laid the platform to an exciting finale to this season’s Premier League as the two title rivals won their penultimate fixtures to set up a decisive showdown at the National Stadium on Saturday. Champions Birkirkara...

  • The changing face of politics

    It has been pointed out, and is now accepted, that the parliamentary PN is split down the middle, with the liberals led by Mario de Marco, and the traditionalists led by Beppe Fenech Adami. Effectively, Simon Busuttil has manoeuvred himself out of...

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