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  • Che Guevara in Acapulco

    Che Guevara in Acapulco

    There are unsavoury characters around, grabbing headlines the world over. Duterte, Putin, Trump, Erdogan, Le Pen, Farage, etc. But  last week one  took the cake. A Labour MP, who appears to take advantage of his position in life, was alleged to...

  • The contradictions of Brexit

    The contradictions of Brexit

    The Supreme Court judgment of January 24 offers a moment to take stock of the consequences of last June’s referendum on British membership of the EU. As a landowner whose manors once belonged to Sir Edward Coke, the great Chief Justice whose...

  • A Labour of love… Blogpost 47

    Can it really be only four years since Jo-zeff ascended the throne of Malta? It seems much longer that his benign munificence has beamed down on our blessed isles. Ever since our charismatic and loveable leader took over as the head of the only...

  • Join the fight against cancer

    Everyone dreams of better cancer treatments, fewer side effects and better survivorship, but do we focus too much on treatment and too little on preventing cancer? The European Code Against Cancer is a set of 12 recommendations aimed at protecting...

  • Reviewing Maltese history

    Reviewing Maltese history

    Newspapers recently reported how fallacious students were in our country’s history in their exams. Some wrote that Napoleon ruled Malta in the 1970s and Strickland was mixed with Mintoff. Joseph Grech when answering to my article ‘How politics...

  • The Catholic politician

    Ivan Grixti, Lecturer In Financial Accounting, At The University Of Malta A change in the presidency of the United States has just taken place with Barack Obama giving way to Donald Trump. In a book written over eight years ago, discussing the...

  • Europe can make the difference

    Europe can make the difference

    Today, European heads of state meet in Malta to address one of Europe’s defining challenges: how to tackle the flow of refugees and migrants to the European continent in a comprehensive yet humane manner. Malta knows better than most what it feels...

  • Violence against women: a European Union concern

    Violence against women: a European Union concern

    One in three women in Europe has experienced gender-based violence in their lifetime. Around 75 per cent of female professionals or managers have experienced sexual harassment. And one in 10 women has experienced harassment or stalking...

  • Duty not to let us down

    Duty not to let us down

    The heads of state or government of the 28 member statesof the European Union gather in Valletta today for an informal summit that was originally intended to be a summit of the 27, that is, of all countries excluding the United Kingdom. During...

  • New educational system

    New educational system

    If the society you live in demonstrates grave problems and failings, it is the result of a poor-quality education.  Today’s adults behave the way they do as a result of the quality of the education they received. Man’s nature at birth is what it...

  • A leaner economy in 2017

    A year ago now, the Juncker Commission adopted a project to rethink Europe’s economy. Known as the Circular Economy Package, it’s a recognition that the world is changing and that the resource-intensive practices that once brought so much growth...

  • Will it be a disaster?

    Will it be a disaster?

    The whole Catholic world knows by now that the Maltese bishops are accused – by some fellow Church authorities – of ushering a ‘disaster’. All thanks to their guidelines to priests on the pastoral care of families in ‘complex situations’, code for...

  • Our green challenges

    Our green challenges

    Our environment, both natural and cultural, is under siege. There is a spiralling increase in construction in our outside development zones, demolition of our vernacular historical buildings, and as yet an unnoticed tacit approval of five floors...

  • Memories of school days

    Surrounded by fabulous greenery at St Edward’s College and in splendid isolation in its quiet earlier days, we were subjected to the reality that the English language had a universal dimension and was the accepted medium of communication of many...

  • A no-drama Obama

    A no-drama Obama

    As the new President of the United States takes office seeking to eradicate all that Barack Obama stood for, we have been forcefully reminded that Donald Trump’s inauguration has not expunged the new President’s flaws. His xenophobia, sexism,...

  • Renewable energy ambitions

    Renewable energy ambitions

    Enemalta plc is leading the way in the development of a diversified electricity generation mix, including the increased penetration of grid-connected renewable energy installations. As Malta’s principal electricity services provider, we have been...

  • Legalising coffee on the road

    Each time a new policy is issued, I think to myself that the floodgates are about to be opened for illegalities to be sanctioned. In June 2016, the Labour government issued a policy on outdoor catering establishments, resulting in the Planning...

  • Make a season for love

    It saddens me tremendously as a Muslim, and as firm believer in peace and non-violence as the ideal means to settle disputes among nations and individuals, to hear of the recent brutal attacks on innocent people, in Europe and elsewhere,...

  • The two contrasting visions

    Let us rewind to the last Nationalist Party general council. At that council, party leader Simon Busuttil launched a list of proposals that truly have the majority at heart.  I am referring to the document ‘A Policy for Retailers’. You may ask,...

  • Lies and insinuations

    Lies and insinuations

    Imagine my surprise when I opened the newspaper last Saturday to see my name plastered on page 16 with a full page dedicated to my activities and those of the Women’s Rights Foundation (WRF).  I have to say that I was rather amused to see that...

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