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Editorial

  • Mental health risks at the place of work

    Most adults spend almost a third of their lives in a workplace where they often interact with other employees. There is no worse thing for the family of a worker than the prospect of their relative going out for work in the morning and never...

  • Shameful resort to power of incumbency

    The extent to which the government has resorted to power of incumbency in the run-up to the local council elections borders on shameful. Practically every government everywhere in the democratic world takes advantage of incumbency but some...

  • Speeding up administration of justice

    The European Commission has expressed displeasure at the Maltese justice system. The EU’s “Justice Scoreboard”, which ranks member states on a number of criteria affecting the administration of justice, found that Malta was bottom by some distance...

  • Helping Maltese firms operating in Libya

    Business is about taking calculated risks. If business risks are managed successfully, entrepreneurs are likely to see their profits soar. But if things go wrong it is not just the entrepreneurs that suffer. Employees and their families often bear...

  • Raising the tourist satisfaction score

    There is hardly an aspect of the tourist industry that has not been dealt with before in the new tourism policy just published by the relevant ministry. That notwithstanding, it is a well-crafted document, giving well-grounded directions for the...

  • Editorial: Why the No vote should win

    Editorial: Why the No vote should win

    On Saturday the Maltese will be called upon to decide whether hunting should continue to take place in spring, the season in which birds should be breeding, to ensure locals and tourists alike can enjoy the wonderful spectacle of wildlife in its...

  • Organ donation White Paper

    The government has just issued a White Paper on proposed laws for organ and tissue donation which asks the public to express a view on whether people should automatically be assumed to be organ donors on their death. This is known as the ‘opt-out’...

  • Chinese airline is flying high

    The economic success achieved by China in the past decade is driving Chinese businesses to expand their activities westwards in Europe and beyond. Although there are some who see a threat in this rapid expansion that they suspect hides political...

  • Medical tourism: new economic niche

    A combination of ventures that are either in the pipeline or at the planning stage suggests the government is attempting to incubate a new economic niche: medical tourism. If the idea takes shape, it will be an important development in the effort...

  • Treatment for domestic violence

    Domestic abuse occurs when one person in a married or other close relationship tries to dominate and control the other person. Abuse that includes physical violence is called domestic violence. When people think of domestic abuse, they normally...

  • Roads – a growing lunar landscape

    Malta’s dreadful roads and abysmal driving standards have been the butt of jokes for years. Since Malta joined the European Union, some new roads have been built and the arterial network improved but the island is as yet miles behind other...

  • An inconceivable tragedy

    Apart from trying to find out the motivations, the debate on the past week’s tragedy in which over 150 people were killed by the pilot who should have been taking care of them has centred on why Europe has not adopted the US standard of requiring...

  • The growing need for nurses

    Many countries are facing nursing shortages for various reasons relating to a widening gap between supply and demand. Some, like the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and countries in Western Europe, simply do not have enough new nurses to cater for...

  • Cautious welcome to relaunch of coops

    The concept of cooperatives has been around for centuries even if the modern cooperative model reached its peak in the 1970s and 1980s. A simplified definition of a coop is ‘an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their...

  • Information and accountability

    Susan Mendus, professor emerita in political philosophy at the University of York, did her homework about Malta before coming to deliver this year’s Mabel Strickland Memorial Lecture on ‘Politics and morality’. Though the topic must have been...

  • Turning point in Enemalta’s operations

    Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi, under fire over the time taken to reduce the price of fuel at the pump and now over the unfavourable remarks made in the Auditor General’s report dealing with the negotiation of fuel hedging agreements with an...

  • Government’s mobile immobility

    The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development’s declared vision is the continuous improvement of social dialogue, as it strives to be an effective catalyst between social partners and the government. It prides itself with nearly two...

  • Drive for partnerships with private sector

    Despite all the efforts made so far, the development of public-private partnerships in Malta is as yet slow but the government is on a new drive in the hope of striking new deals. Up to now, only two partnerships come readily to mind: a consortium...

  • Malta’s new Archbishop

    The Catholic Church might not enjoy the support it had in the past but it still plays an important role in Maltese society. And that is why Archbishop Charles Scicluna was yesterday greeted warmly as the new leader of the Church in Malta. He is...

  • A setback for Middle East peace

    The surprise electoral victory of Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud Party in Israel is a major obstacle for peace in the Middle East and has been met with dismay by the international community. Mr Netanyahu was widely expected to lose...

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