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The invisible killer on the roads

The annual Air Quality in Europe report by the European Environmental Agency has noted that premature deaths...

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Vocational education

Vocational education prepares people for work in a trade, a craft, as a technician or in support of...

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Mockery of standards in public life

Is it not hugely ironic that the newly-appointed Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has taken up his...

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Sex into pizzas doesn’t go

It is ironic that Equality Minister Helena Dalli chose to play the modern-day inquisitor with a priest who used a...

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Deaths from air pollution

A study by the World Health Organisation in 2015 concluded that air pollution in Malta costs the economy an...

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Banks managing reputational risk

Banking thrives on trust that is so hard to cultivate and so easy to lose. The sector in Malta is made up of...

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Positive economic indicators

The European Commission’s autumn forecast confirms that Malta is likely to continue to enjoy robust...

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17 Black: the only way out is to leave

Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have nowhere to hide following the Daphne Project’s revelation that the...

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Send them to the cleaners

Few can deny that Malta is suffering a bad press from the perception that it tolerates money laundering and is...

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Farmers’ lobby group

Agriculture makes only a modest contribution to Malta’s gross domestic product. Still, it is crucially...

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Curbing alcohol abuse

Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug. However, awareness of the dangers of alcohol abuse is low when compared...

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In for the long haul

Out of the blue, the government let it be known it is considering setting up an anti-organised crime commission....

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To be or not to be unionised

A suggestion by the General Workers’ Union for compulsory trade union membership may come as sweet music to...

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Seeing beyond GDP growth

Economic growth is often considered by many economists and politicians as the gold standard for development and,...

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Threats to independent media

The report by six of the world’s leading media freedom organisations published on October 19, on freedom of...

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A ‘shanty town’ in Comino

There is an official campsite at Santa Marija, in Comino. It forms a part of the Comino Natura 2000 zone, a...

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So truth may never die

Today is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists and Unesco will be launching a campaign...

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Road to sustainable mobility

Three local councils – those of Pietà, Safi and Għarb – were allocated €90,000 between...

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Declining investment attractiveness

Investors use strict criteria before deciding where to set up shop. One critical issue is political stability and...

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Tax collection ineptitude

When wage earners have the tax due to the government deducted down to the lowest cent without fail, it is only...