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No vaccines, no school

The controversy surrounding the possible adverse effects of vaccines given to children has been raging for...

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Building industry quality standards

The construction industry has a poor image in the eyes of many, partly because developers have not always...

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Explosive nature of hate crimes

On the same day the police arrested the first of two men being accused of a migrant’s murder, Chief Justice...

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Politics of a grievance process

An organisation that cares about its employees would have a grievance handling process to ensure that those who...

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Marketing home-grown products

Maltese agriculture is facing an existential challenge. Unless local farmers and small food producers can find a...

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Europe’s democratic test

Next weekend’s European Parliament elections are an important exercise in the bloc’s democracy. The...

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Parents, children and politics

Using underage children in political campaigns is undoubtedly not a new phenomenon. Some child psychologists...

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Egrant: people’s right to know

Ten months ago a magisterial inquiry found there was no evidence linking the Prime Minister’s wife or her...

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Failures in environmental responsibilities

In an informal meeting of the European Union 27 leaders in Sibiu in Romania, the Union’s role in fighting...

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The impact of alcohol abuse

The abuse of alcohol has devastating effects that are more widespread than those of abuse of hard drugs because...

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Stop the caravan charade

There is absolutely no doubt that Malta would top any index that measures indiscipline and lack of law...

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Planning beyond short-term forecasts

The key economic performance indicators continue to look good for this and next year. GDP growth, unemployment,...

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Landlords owed a fair deal

Over the last five decades, different administrations have introduced laws to protect the interests of tenants,...

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Preserving what is left of valleys

As an uncontrolled building spree keeps disfiguring much of the face of Malta, demolishing in the process the...

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The epidemic of loneliness

We may be living in the golden age of communication when contacting friends and relatives by technological means...

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Public procurement lacks integrity

Public procurement is one of the government activities most vulnerable to corruption. Although, there are very...

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Respect for all workers

Social harmony can only be achieved in an environment where all workers are valued and treated with respect and...

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An imperfect step forward

Facing a spate of planning applications to open more fuel stations amid wide public concern, the Minister for the...

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Curiosity won’t kill Muscat

When one speaks of curiosity killing the cat, one is usually warning that inquisitiveness can lead to dangerous...

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Will high courts come of age?

The decision by the government to plough ahead with six judicial appointments came right after the First Hall of...