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  • Simshar – the tragedy, the mystery… the film

    A fishing vessel with five men on board left Marsaxlokk on July 7, 2008. Some days later, an explosion destroyed the boat Simshar, killing some of the boat’s occupants and leaving others, including an 11-year-old boy, hanging on to a makeshift raft.

  • 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

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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...

  • Watch: The dangers of Facebook

    Are we giving out too many personal details on Facebook? Do we realise the implications of typing our life away or sharing photos on such a public platform? What are our online responsibilities? Malta’s obsession with the world’s biggest online...

  • Watch: Spotlight on the citizenship scheme at the European Parliament

    Malta’s cash-for-citizenship scheme will be under the spotlight at the European Parliament next Wednesday during a plenary debate which is expected to end with a vote on a cross-party resolution. Negotiations between the government and the...

  • Watch: The spring hunting referendum

    More than 35,000 signatures have been collected to force a referendum on spring hunting. The hunters’ federation has hit back by launching a petition to amend the Referendum Act. What will happen next? The spring hunting referendum will be...

  • Watch: Satire – do the Maltese get it and are we doing it right?

    “You cannot debate satire. Either you get it or you don’t” – Michael Moore Times Talk will attempt to prove the well-known American satirist wrong when it discusses Maltese satire. Are the Maltese capable of laughing at themselves? Are we getting...

  • Watch: Should gay couples be allowed to adopt?

    The new civil unions law will now enable same-sex couples in formal unions to adopt as a couple. The Opposition want to see a local study about gay adoption before the law is introduced. Tuesday’s edition of Times Talk will discuss the proposed...

  • Watch -Construction in Malta. Have we taken it too far?

    The building industry was under the spotlight in Tuesday’s edition of TV programme Times Talk, three days after a protest against the introduction of new planning regulations, which environmentalists say will lead to more over-development. NGOs...

  • Watch: Lockerbie: 25 years on. Was the bomb really planted in Malta?

    Malta’s role in the Lockerbie bombing will be discussed in Tuesday’s edition of TV programme Times Talk. Twenty five years ago, Pan Am 103 was blown up over the Scottish skies, killing 259 on board and 11 on the ground. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was...

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