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  • Watch Budget 2015: Scicluna and Fenech go head to head

    Watch Budget 2015: Scicluna and Fenech go head to head

    TimesTalk last Tuesday focused on the Budget 2015, presented in Parliament the day before. The guests were Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and Opposition spokesman Tonio Fenech. See a repeat of the programme above.

  • WATCH: Minister on traffic, bus tariffs, and poor enforcement

    WATCH: Minister on traffic, bus tariffs, and poor enforcement

    Tuesday’s edition of Times Talk discussed the perennial problem of traffic. The guests were Transport Minister Joe Mizzi, economist Lino Briguglio and entrepreneur Anglu Xuereb. The discussion included the future of the bus service, Malta's...

  • Watch: Should Malta's illegal boathouses be demolished?

    Watch: Should Malta's illegal boathouses be demolished?

    The last edition of Times Talk discussed illegal boathouses in Malta, with particular reference to Armier and its environs. The programme tackled a number of questions including: Is the government justified in providing electricity to squatters on...

  • Watch: Fr Joe Borg: I do not regret what I wrote about Church leadership

    Watch: Fr Joe Borg: I do not regret what I wrote about Church leadership

    The latest edition of Times Talk discussed Archbishop Paul Cremona’s resignation, which has left the Maltese Church in a vacuum. Was it just his poor health which dictated his decision to step down? How did the public react to the first...

  • Watch: Sex abuse claims gone wrong

    Watch: Sex abuse claims gone wrong

    Tuesday's edition of Times Talk discussed the problem when the ‘perpetrator’ becomes the victim of malicious claims of sexual abuse. With criminal lawyer Joe Giglio, victim support lawyer Roberta Lepre and the CEO of the Foundation for Social...

  • Watch in full: Alastair Campbell on political 'spin', war... depression

    Watch in full: Alastair Campbell on political 'spin', war... depression

    Tony Blair’s controversial former chief strategist and communications chief, Alastair Campbell gave his insights on a range of topics when he was interviewed in the latest edition of Times Talk. The man widely believed to be the brains behind Mr...

  • Watch: Is the government right to suspend the hunting season?

    Watch: Is the government right to suspend the hunting season?

    Times Talk’s first programme this season discussed the government’s surprise decision to suspend the hunting season following a spate of illegalities. The decision incensed hunters, who described it as collective punishment for the mistakes of the...

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

    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...

  • 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...

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