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Watch: The World Cup - a month of emotions or frustrations?

Times Talk discussed the anticipated highs and lows of a month of football, two days before the start of the world's biggest sporting event. Will you build yourself into a frenzy or will you be forced to find other ways to amuse yourself? The last edition of our programme for this season signed off with some of the best moments of Times Talk during the...

  • Watch: Why are the Maltese so obese?

    Watch: Why are the Maltese so obese?

    Maltese men are among the most obese in the world, according to a recent study. Women are also tipping the weighing scales. Times Talk waded through the weighty debate to ask: what are we eating? What is the cost to the health sector? Can this...

  • Watch: To what extent was the EP election result a surprise?

    Watch: To what extent was the EP election result a surprise?

    The Labour Party won a convincing victory in the European Parliament elections. Times Talk discussed the implications on the political parties, the lack of importance given to Europe, and Malta’s new MEP line-up in a radically different European...

  • Watch: TimesTalk discusses Paceville

    Watch: TimesTalk discusses Paceville

    Police Commissioner Peter Paul Zammit was  among the main guests who discussed the Paceville situation in Times Talk. Two serious crimes and an increase in attacks on public officials recently propelled the problems of Malta’s entertainment centre...

  • Is Paceville becoming too dangerous?

    Is Paceville becoming too dangerous?

    Two youngsters were grievously injured following separate attacks in Paceville within days. Are the scuffles in Malta’s night-time destination reaching unprecedented highs? Are the incidents symptomatic of a generation bent on stirring mayhem or...

  • Watch: Cyrus Engerer: villain or victim?

    Watch: Cyrus Engerer: villain or victim?

    Labour official Cyrus Engerer withdrew his candidature for the MEP elections after he was given a two-year suspended jail term for distributing porn. But the Nationalist Party has also called upon Mr Engerer to resign from all government entities.

  • Watch: Why do the Maltese love taunting their adversaries?

    Watch: Why do the Maltese love taunting their adversaries?

    Rivalry is a hallmark of the Maltese character, whether it is politics, village feasts or football. Why do we often relish our opponents’ defeats more than our team victories? What really triggers it off? Times Talk Tuesday discussed this...

  • Watch: Malta: 10 years of EU membership

    Watch: Malta: 10 years of EU membership

    Malta’s experience after 10 years of EU membership came under the spotlight in the this week's edition of Times Talk. Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella were the main guests in the studio. Participants...

  • Watch: Simshar – the tragedy, the mystery… the film

    Tuesday’s edition of Times Talk discussed the tragedy as well as the much-anticipated film with director Rebecca Cremona, actress Clare Agius and fisherman Raymond Bugeja. Watch a repeat of the programme above.

  • Watch: Are religious traditions still relevant to the Maltese?

    Watch: Are religious traditions still relevant to the Maltese?

    During Holy Week, Times Talk discussed what Catholic rituals in Malta really mean? Do some people follow them purely out of habit? Are Church traditions still an important part of Maltese identity? Presented by Times of Malta’s head of media...

  • Watch: Pastor Manche’s petition against gay adoption

    Watch: Pastor Manche’s petition against gay adoption

    Christian Fellowship, River of Love, says it has raised 10,000 signatures against the civil unions bill, which gives gay people equal rights in marriage as heterosexual couples and lays the foundation for a gay couple to be able to adopt. Is the...

  • Watch: Cabinet reshuffle after just one year. Was it a good move?

    Joseph Muscat’s Cabinet reshuffle was the subject of discussion in Tuesday’s edition of Times Talk. After just one year in office, Dr Muscat carried out 13 changes to his team. Was it carried out too soon? Will it bring about more efficiency? Will...

  • Watch: Is our sexual health education working?

    Watch: Is our sexual health education working?

    Some 45 per cent of Maltese between the ages of 16 and 18 did not use contraception, despite having multiple partners, a recent survey found. The percentage increased to 55 per cent for those aged between 19 and 29. Malta’s sexual health policy...

  • Watch: What should change with the wardens’ reform?

    Watch: What should change with the wardens’ reform?

    The government is reforming the wardens’ system, but how far should it go? Is emphasis on education enough? Is tough enforcement the only way to resolve Malta’s notoriously undisciplined motorists? Times Talk last Tuesday discuss the wardens’...

  • Watch: One year on, is the Labour government delivering on its promises?

    Watch: One year on, is the Labour government delivering on its promises?

    One year to date since Joseph Muscat was sworn in as Prime Minister, Times Talk last Tuesday discussed whether the Labour government is living up to its promises. Following its major victory at the polls in March 2013, is the PL delivering on the...

  • Watch: Is the migrants’ detention policy working?

    Watch: Is the migrants’ detention policy working?

    Undocumented migrants are put into detention, pending their application. The authorities say detention is the best system to deal with the problem. Humanitarian organisations say it is an expensive system which merely criminalises migrants in the...

  • Watch: What does Eddie Fenech Adami represent to you?

    Watch: What does Eddie Fenech Adami represent to you?

    Eddie Fenech Adami will be the sole guest on Tuesday's edition of Times Talk. The former president and prime minister will be going over his extraordinary, 50-year political career, in the wake of the publication of his autobiography Eddie - My...

  • Watch: Six murders in two years with links to organised crime. What's happening?

    Watch: Six murders in two years with links to organised crime. What's happening?

    Is it a case of criminals killing each other or is it an issue which impacts all of us? What’s happening? Tuesday’s edition of Times Talk will discuss the recent spate of murders. Viewers are invited to send their questions and comments on...

  • Watch: The health sector – is it in a state of emergency?

    Watch: The health sector – is it in a state of emergency?

    Bed shortage. Political interference. Waste. Pushy unions… All listed in a 2012 health review report which chronicled the problems plaguing Mater Dei Hospital. So why do the same problems persist in 2014? Why does the Pharmacy of Your Choice...

  • Watch: Why did Malta place bottom in cultural participation?

    Malta placed second from last in cultural participation across the EU, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey. Artists are lamenting about the propensity of our politicians to bow to the lowest common cultural denominator. Is education the...

  • Watch: Is Mepa toothless when faced with illegalities?

    Watch: Is Mepa toothless when faced with illegalities?

    Illegalities related to construction continue clogging the news headlines in Malta. Does the planning authority have the willpower or the resources to deal with abuse? Is it just the authorities’ fault or are the Maltese just too egotistic and...

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