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  • IVF: Will Joseph Muscat ignore the President as well?

    IVF: Will Joseph Muscat ignore the President as well?

    Will the government heed the appeal by the President about the IVF debate, after having ignored appeals made by many, including George Vella, former deputy prime minister and deputy leader of the Labour Party? The President in a statement on...

  • From the pews to the streets

    The faces on Church pews are disappearing and they have been doing so for quite some time. The latest figures published by the Church show that Sunday Mass attendance stands at 40 per cent, down from 51 per cent in 2001. But are the figures that...

  • What strategy is there? - Mark Montebello O.P.

    Once more, the Catholic Church in Malta and Gozo is giving the damning impression that it is the same retrograde institution of old. Rightly or wrongly, the amendments to the Protection of Embryos Act ruffled its feathers, and the clarion call...

  • Environmental degradation - Martin Scicluna

    Environmental degradation - Martin Scicluna

    Forgive me for beginning with a blinding statement of the obvious. But it is necessary to do so if we are to focus objectively on what is happening to Malta’s environment. The “environment” consists of our physical surroundings. We experience this...

  • Small island states champion - Lino Briguglio, Stefano Moncada and Godfrey Baldacchino

    The strategic objects of Malta’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) refer to a number of global issues of concern to Malta, including small states (article XIX). Malta can pursue this objective more enthusiastically in its...

  • Lawless land

    Like the regular correspondent, Paul Brincau, of Uxbridge, I am a foreigner in a country looking on amazed at the political mayhem that Joseph Muscat and his ilk are getting away with. They really must think the electorate, ergo, the Maltese...

  • Orange feathers, ivory towers - Lee Bugeja Bartolo

    I think few disagree that in recent years Malta has undergone a significant shift in its political climate and social fabric. As, statistically speaking, the country is going through a strong economic period and a neo-liberalism agenda has been...

  • Moral compass

    Moral compass

    The Planning Authority’s approval of a development overlooking the Simar nature reserve run by Birdlife Malta is outrageous. The Simar reserve is a magical place where children and adults can have extraordinary experiences observing wildlife. It...

  • Watch: Cardona should step aside after alleged killer link – Busuttil

    Watch: Cardona should step aside after alleged killer link – Busuttil

    The Prime Minister should have asked Chris Cardona to step aside, at least until his name is cleared, according to former opposition leader Simon Busuttil. It was a "significant" development that the Daphne Project had quoted two sources claiming...

  • Plastic usage

    I would like to know what the government plans to do to enforce the reduction of plastic usage by food and drink suppliers, apart from the plastic bottle refund scheme. I note that a lot of food packaging is either unnecessary or unnecessarily...

  • Only motherhood?

    From the way some women (and politicians) are talking, it sounds as if, in our society, a woman’s value is still measured by whether or not she has fulfilled herself through motherhood. Surely, the millions of women who, for one reason or another,...

  • Concerns on labour cost figures

    When the political scene is dominated by new revelations by a consortium of investigative journalists as part of the Daphne Project and, also, by the highly-controversial amendments proposed by the government to the IVF law, new labour cost...

  • Watch: Five top officials dodge Daphne Project Q&A

    Watch: Five top officials dodge Daphne Project Q&A

    Five key players cited so far in the Daphne Project have refused to answer requests, or backed out of an interview on this week's edition of Times Talk. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, minister Konrad Mizzi and chief of staff Keith Schembri were...

  • Pure aggression

    “Do not freeze me! Do not harm me! Do not murder me!” “Please do not let them freeze me!” One human being hears the bone-chilling, anguished cry of his fellow human beings. In my senior-citizen stage of life, I hear the plea of my fellows in their...

  • The right to know

    The thousands who voted Labour at the last general election expressed their trust in Joseph Muscat to run the country, believing this would be in the best interest of Malta and the Maltese. They believed what was being told that better times were...

  • Reflections on mortality

    The spring season evokes for me memories of loved ones who have passed away as well as reflections on my own mortality. I recall verses from Edward FitzGerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: “Lo! Some we loved, the loveliest and best that time and...

  • Messy dealings

    The write-up about John Bundy (April 18) said he had the blessing of Culture Minister Owen Bonnici when making his highly-irregular dealings at PBS. What amazes me is why should Bundy drag the minister into this sleazy affair? Although a big head,...

  • Safe pavements

    Safe pavements

    Frank Salt deserves to be congratulated by everyone on his article of April 20 about the pavements in Malta and Gozo. It is really a national shambles in this area and, surely, more people will be involved in accidents similar to his very serious...

  • Moves to regulate digital platforms - Antonio Tajani

    The Cambridge Analytica scandal involving the illegal use of personal data harvested from Facebook to influence the outcome of elections is only the latest in a long line of affairs highlighting the urgent need for measures to regulate digital...

  • Discounting our children - Miriam Sciberras

    Discounting our children - Miriam Sciberras

    The proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act have been described as “a complete travesty of ethics, morality, and human dignity, allegedly to remove ‘discrimination’ imposed by nature herself”. The discussion on Xarabank further...