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  • President warns mankind has forgotten the Holocaust

    Seventy years after the Holocaust, mankind has still not learned the lessons of those terrible events, according to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The President joined world leaders at Auschwitz and about 300 survivors of the former Nazi...

  • Sector upbeat on oil squeeze

    Some of the main operators in the oil sector in Malta are upbeat about their prospects. They are convinced that the normal cycles will eventually bring the price back up – and that there are opportunities to be had during the current period of...

  • SME application refusals down to 10%

    The percentage of development applications from SMEs refused by Mepa has gone down from almost 50 per cent to just 10 per cent, following a number of changes to improve the system. Robert Vella, head of the recently set up Business Development...

  • The impact of the ECB’s QE on Maltese investors

    Global markets had been speculating for several months about the timing, structure and size of the bond buying programme to be launched by the European Central Bank and as expected the ECB announced the launch of its quantitative easing (QE)...

  • More concrete and more cars

    Here in Marsascala we have received notification from the Malta Environment and Planning Authority that yet another attractive stone two-storey house is to be demolished to make way for a block of nine apartments. It is one of the few remaining...

  • Things could be done better

    The public uproar that ensued when it emerged that foster care team leader John Rolé was to be transferred from Aġenzija Appoġġ to another department took the government so much by surprise that it swiftly reversed the decision. Mr Rolé will...

  • Forces of evolution or revolution?

    The planned acquisition of the Island Hotels Group by IHI is the largest private transaction on the islands – and the first by publicly-listed companies. The surprise announcement generated a number of questions about the motivation behind the...

  • Defender Mazzetti Latini completes Birkirkara move

    The protracted transfer of defender Mauricio Mazzetti Latini from Qormi to Birkirkara has finally been sealed. The two clubs had been engaged in talks for the towering Argentine centre-half for almost three weeks but it was only yesterday that...

  • Still appeasing the hunters

    The anti-democratic behaviour of the Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) is an additional reason to vote no in the upcoming spring hunting referendum on April 11. The members of FKNK despise democracy and freedom of expression. Only ...

  • The cards up his sleeve

    It was clear from the outset that the launch of a Valletta FC branded card in November 2013 was not your normal press event. For a start, it was a gala dinner at one of the most prestigious locations, and the guests included top businessmen and...