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  • Information management pitfalls

    The Justice Minister had no problem publishing the inquiry report into last November’s nightclub incident in Paceville that left dozens injured, including minors. However, he acted differently in the case of October’s car show tragedy and...

  • Quest for female scientists

    The call for freedom from discrimination and freedom from gender stereotypes has long been advocated by the feminist movement. Over several decades, women have struggled for their right to vote, autonomy and equality before the law. Increasingly,...

  • The waves coming our way

    The waves coming our way

    Thirty years ago, I lived in the US for three years. I had one or two culture shocks but the most startling one came after, while I was travelling around Europe and settling down in England. At the time, Europeans looked down on Americans as naïve...

  • Pope’s plea on environment

    With all the talk of Natura Malta, the Malta Environment Authority and the PN’s green agenda, we do need to consider what Pope Francis had to say in his encyclical Laudato Si. For us in Malta this is a wake-up call to help one and all understand...

  • Health and safety review

    Following the Paqpali għall-Istrina incident, the government commissioned a review of legislation governing health and safety during public events. Mark Gauci, Occupational Health and Safety Authority chief executive officer, was entrusted with...

  • Cleaning up after dogs and horses

    Cleaning up after dogs and horses

    It is the law in Malta that those who walk their dogs should clean whatever their pets leave behind them; a very appropriate thing to do. However this does not seem to apply to horses. Recently observing the hundreds of horses circling the street...

  • Freedom of speech and defamation

    A debate is raging about the need or otherwise of updating the laws that regulate publications in the press as well as via the online medium. There is undoubtedly a delicate balance between one person’s right to freedom of speech and another...

  • Iklin bus must be considered

    We, a lot of first and second year students at the University of Malta, have to leave home at 6.15am for an 8.30am lecture. This is because bus 31 from Buġibba comes by full up, not only at 8am but also during the day. Buses 250 and 260 pass by...

  • Watch: What's the problem with the thousands of foreigners working in Malta?

    Watch: What's the problem with the thousands of foreigners working in Malta?

    TimesTalk on Tuesday discussed the news revealed in parliament that more than 27,000 foreign workers are registered to work in Malta. Is that a reflection of a growing economy? It the presence of so many foreigners in the working population...

  • Let the media follow MCESD

    A member of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development complains that he was misreported by a section of the media and the social partners’ response was to close the doors to the media. For some time, reporters were allowed to cover the...

  • Vilification laws: more are needed

    It has been reported that Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, when commenting about the decriminalisation of vilification of religion laws, which are being debated in Parliament, said that repealing such laws would be more reflective of today’s...

  • Local action on Zika virus

    The complacency of public health consultant Tanya Melillo in the article ‘Zika risk for Malta low’ (February 2) is unsurprising but ill-founded. It now appears that Zika can be sexually transmitted and that other types of mosquito can pick it up...

  • Voters reflect

    The month of Febuary has kept its promise of further gaffes, mistakes and scandals. We have too many deaths in prison, attempts at violation of our Constitution, cries of persecution. In any another democratic European country, this would have...

  • Urgency of Constitutional Convention

    The current debate about the reform of the method of appointment of judges and magistrates further demonstrates that the Constitutional Convention should be convened with urgency. The matter is one of a constitutional nature and forms the core of...

  • Elusive bus

    There are two buses from Floriana to San Ġwann, the 22 and the 24. The 22 leaves from bus stop Floriana C and the 24 leaves from Floriana B. Why cannot they leave from the same bus stop? It is most frustrating to be standing at the 24 stop to see...

  • Sheer lack of maintenance

    Sheer lack of maintenance

    I took this photo of a dilapidated and almost illegible traffic sign the other day at thetop end of Stefano Erardi Street in Iklin. This is but one example of many, many more that mark us as a people who don’t care about maintenance. Will this...

  • An appropriate justice system

    The Chamber of Advocates has launched a position paper promoting the much-desired reform of judicial appointments. As a former member of the Commission for the Holistic Reform of the Justice Sector (the Bonello Commission), I would like to note...

  • Tribute to a dear teacher

    Although expected, the passing away of Guża Ellul was a shock to me just the same. She was my teacher way back to 1948-50. She taught the then standard primary classes 3 and 4. She was a woman of sterling character. She passed on to us great...

  • Making a move on obesity

    Making a move on obesity

    The recent report by The Today Public Policy Institute entitled ‘The environmental dimension of Malta’s ill-health and action to prevent obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia’ under lead author George Debono, is a well-researched...

  • Pardon him

    We are writing to recommend that President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca grant a pardon to Godfrey Ellul. Mr Ellul does not constitute a threat to our society. Persistingin his incarceration is bothcallous and a waste of the country’s...

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