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  • Simon Busuttil on Times Talk

    Simon Busuttil on Times Talk

    Simon Busuttil might still be trailing in the polls, but the Nationalist Party leader insists he's too focused on winning the June 3 electoral race to give much thought to his political future.   In this Times Talk interview, Dr Busuttil says he...

  • Worried about Malta’s Destiny

    Worried about Malta’s Destiny

    It was such a relief when, over the weekend, we could get away from the ever-mounting electioneering hysteria to sit back and enjoy the big, round, explosive, rich-bluesy voice of Destiny Chukunyere. Finally here was something the whole of Malta...

  • Working for a greener future

    What do an architect, a plumber, a banker, a water engineer and an organic wine grower have in common? Not much, you might think. Well, actually they do: in one way or another, they are all making the circular economy happen. The European Union...

  • Green constitution

    Green constitution

    Ever since Prime Minister Joseph Muscat launched the 2017 election campaign he has been tirelessly on the move explaining the numerous and substantial achievements of the Labour Party in government over the past four years;  achievements in the...

  • Dog poisoners

    Dog poisoners

    On May 10, my wife was walking our two dogs at the Majjistral Park, in the limits of Mellieħa. She took both animals off the lead so they could run about. Unfortunately, one of them ate a scrap of meat that had been baited with snail poison by...

  • A prosecutor general

    A prosecutor general

    Your leader ‘Power to inquiring magistrates’ (April 25) raises food for thought. In this respect, I remind readers of the final report of the Commission for the Holistic Reform of the Justice Sector (the so-called Bonello Commission) which was...

  • Lousy service

    I would like to complain about GO Network’s lousy customer service over the phone. When I phone their customer service, they pass me on to their technical department, which keeps me waiting for some 10 minutes on the phone with music running. On...

  • Another final countdown

    The title of this contribution may resonate with a number of readers. It may have no relevance to our oblivious millennials and I therefore trust that the following observations will hopefully inspire as many as possible to reflect on the upcoming...

  • Magisterial inquiry

    Allow me to refer to the news item titled ‘Magistrate chosen for Schembri, Tonna inquiry’ (May 10). The following was stated: “Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras will lead an inquiry into claims that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith...

  • Referendum of June 3

    Normally general elections are fought between the two parties on a whole variety of issues, like the economy, employment, health, security and traffic. Voters do look at the big picture but also focus on proposals that directly concern them.

  • Voting conscientiously

    You must empty yourself of emotions: when you are in such a state you are not reacting to a hurt coming from the past. You must make a decision logically. Remembering the words of Jesus: “By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick...

  • If the fish rots from the head

    There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind that the political leaders are genuinely worried about the damage being done to the country’s financial services industry. On Saturday, the Prime Minister, flanked by the Finance Minister, called for a...

  • The fight against corruption

    The gatekeepers of democracy are rarely lost in one dramatic crash, rather they are lost in a slow, insidious erosion often hardly noticed until it is too late. Looking at the shocking revelations and allegations that emerged since the Panama...

  • This is a trustworthy country

    The unusual and unexpected snap election the Prime Minister decided to call on May 1 attracted world attention. It was unusual because a prime minister does not normally announce such an important national event during a partisan meeting. It is...

  • Is Joseph a strong leader?

    Joseph Muscat has been present in my political and sociological experiences for the past 20 years or so. This goes back to the run-up to the 1996 general election. Prospective prime minister Alfred Sant was depicted as the moderniser of Malta. ...

  • Building on our successes

    As is fairly evident from reading newspapers, watching TV and participating in blogs, Europe has been experiencing a relatively uncertain economic phase over the past years. Malta, however, has not experienced this uncertainty in the same way as...

  • Credit where credit is due

    The Labour machine has gone into overdrive screaming out that the reason to vote Labour, notwithstanding its tainted stint in power, is to maintain stability and keep the economy going. Those seem to be the mainstays of their pitch to the Maltese...

  • I choose environment

    It is so unfortunate that even in this election, the hunting and trapping issue has been put on the agenda when it doesn’t need to be there. There are many environmental issues that need to be tackled in our islands and this is the time for...

  • Revisiting the nation-state

    The tension between globalism and nationalism is a key emerging issue in Europe. These two elements are often perceived to be antithetical to one another. The defeated Front National candidate for the French presidency, Marine Le Pen, made this a...

  • Disgraceful behaviour

    On April 28, my husband had his sixth session of physiotherapy at Saint James Hospital, in Sliema. As he went in, he found an Eastern-like lady with two other foreigners who looked like hospital staff. When the physiotherapist started speaking to...

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