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Editorial

  • Work for third country nationals

    The fact that many migrants are employed at conditions that verge on modern-day slavery has been an open secret for a while. In today’s economics-driven world, anyone in a vulnerable position is often considered fair game and, sadly, few are in a...

  • Prime Minister’s national rebuke

    When Joseph Muscat was elected Labour Party leader in 2008, an embittered contender, Evarist Bartolo, quoted Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel Il Gattopardo: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Those words were very...

  • Need of greater stress on maintenance

    When, earlier this month, the temperature suddenly soared to an unusual level, many rushed to the beaches, only to find mounds of seaweed in some places. Since it had been windy for some days, few may have complained about it but tourists might...

  • Habit of being physically active

    On World Health Day, earlier this month, a report by WHO focused on physical inactivity as a major cause of type 2 diabetes and urged countries to launch incentives for regular physical activity. The world health body recommended the adoption of...

  • Bad timing to fill the money box

    The timing could hardly have been any worse. As the country tries to get to grips with secret companies in Panama and trusts in New Zealand, the Nationalist Party comes up with a fund-raising scheme that, whatever the packaging it chooses to give...

  • Privacy and security trade-off

    The European Parliament has just approved by a large majority a measure – the Passenger Name Record Directive – that will require airlines to hand over to national authorities extensive passenger data for all flights into and out of the European...

  • The future of Air Malta

    The news, revealed by the Times of Malta, that the government has wrapped up negotiations on the future of Air Malta, and will be selling a substantial stake of the national airline to the UAE’s Etihad Airways, sounds good in principle, but one...

  • Of bait, fodder and provocation

    Journalists should always remain journalists whether they are working with the independent media or employed by organisations belonging to political parties. They have a duty to ask, demand answers and present the facts to their audiences. They...

  • Statistical evidence of evolving social trends

    Statistics rarely reflect the whole picture about the realities faced by society. But they certainly help to identify trends that evolve gradually as people’s lifestyles change over time. Recently published 2015 socio-economic statistics make...

  • Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday

    Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland today celebrates her 90th birthday with a series of events and the lighting of a beacon. President Barack Obama will be lunching with her at Windsor Castle. Prime Minister David Cameron will...

  • How to love more, by the Pope

    The Pope’s genuine compassion and love for humanity shines through bright and clear in his Apostolic exhortation ‘Joy of Love’, Amoris Laetitia, which is the fruit of the last Synod of Bishops. Pope Francis sets the tone early on in the document,...

  • Patient’s charter – right way forward

    It is most admirable for Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Chris Fearne, to come out with a consultation document on a patient’s charter, the absence of which has been felt for long now. It is fine to have first-class hospitals and clinics, but...

  • A round about way to avoid trouble

    Malta has had its fair share of major roadworks over the past decades, but it is fair to say that never has any pre-planning been as slick as that prepared for Kappara Junction. It is also fair to say that never has any pre-planning been as...

  • No-confidence motion is right one

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told party delegates last weekend that his was a united government, one that would win strong and unequivocal backing in Parliament tomorrow. Tomorrow is when the House will debate a motion of no confidence in Dr...

  • Twice too many as children pay

    Recent news of a second incident involving the animals that are being kept illegally at Montekristo Estates left Malta shocked. Not only because, once again, it was a child paying the price, but also because authorities have taken little to no...

  • When the President speaks….

    The message appeared oblique, but the timing of an opinion piece in this newspaper by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was very significant. As the government reels in the aftermath of the Panama Papers, and as the Opposition takes full...

  • Discredited Dublin regulations

    At the EU summit on migration a month ago, a controversial agreement was struck with Turkey whereby all migrants travelling from Turkey to the Greek Islands would be detained in Greece and deported back to Turkey within weeks. But the plan –...

  • Learning words we’d like to hear

    It is said that all’s well that ends well. A group of female prisoners at Corradino Correctional Facility have finally been paid for “almost” all the work they did for the Love, Faith, Forgiveness project endorsed by the Prime Minister’s wife,...

  • Misallocation of NGO funds in Gozo

    Malta is passing through a full-blown crisis of lack of good governance and accountability. Hardly a week goes by without a new case cropping up. Scandals, wrongdoing and maladministration are denting the country’s moral fibre, raising deep...

  • Contamination of the airwaves

    The collapse of good governance has now moved from the corridors ofpower to the airwaves, as the latest decision by the Broadcasting Authority clearly indicates. Late last month, the Broadcasting Authority found there was no political imbalance...

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