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  • Watch: Smaller social housing would encourage people to move on - MEA president

    Watch: Smaller social housing would encourage people to move on - MEA president

    Smaller social housing units could be the solution to the rental crisis, as they would be seen by tenants as temporary solutions - and not permanent ones, the president of the Malta Employers' Association Doris Sammut Bonnici told Times...

  • The company they keep

    A Maltese saying – Ma’ min rajtek xebbaħtek (tell me what company you keep and I will tell you who you are) underscores why it is imperative that the government but, particularly, Economy Minister Chris Cardona, should put the record straight and...

  • Pensions are not charity - Roberta Metsola

    During the years I have been serving as a member of the European Parliament for Malta and Gozo, thousands of you from all over the country have spoken to me about issues which directly or indirectly affect their lives, asking for my help with...

  • Malta’s cyber defence - Martin Scicluna

    Malta’s cyber defence - Martin Scicluna

    For those my age who, as foot soldiers, fought and won the Cold War, Russia’s bungling spies in Salisbury and outside the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Warfare (OPCW) in The Hague, have been a source of great...

  • A matter of maintenance - Frank Salt

    A matter of maintenance - Frank Salt

    The definition of maintenance according to the Collins dictionary is… Uncountable noun… The maintenance of a building, vehicle, road or machine is the process of keeping it in good condition by regularly checking it and repairing it when...

  • Repent and live

    John Guillaumier may be waving his trump card worded ‘millstone’ triumphantly, indicating the deserved fate of clerical paedophiles, little knowing that God’s ways are inscrutable, His mercy is infinite and He does not want the death of the sinner...

  • Advisers galore

    So the Prime Minister has more ‘advisers’ than permitted, even given the amount of bullet-dodging and accusation-fielding he has to do, shielding his ever-growing cohorts that seem to have their grubby fingers in every money-making scheme...

  • Missed news

    As far as I am concerned, all newsrooms in Malta missed the news of the recent death of the oldest person in Malta. Sister Annunziata Cortis, of the Sisters of Charity, died at the age of 105. This is the second record for the Sisters of Charity.

  • Sportsmanship

    Sportsmanship

    In the letter titled ‘Unsportsmanship act award’ (September 29), Herbert Messina-Ferrante was quick to condemn both Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for not having attended for Luka Modric’s celebration who had won the Player Of the Year at...

  • Self censorship after Daphne's murder

    Self censorship after Daphne's murder

    Self censorship is healthy. Since I started writing I followed one piece of advice. Do not wait for inspiration to strike. Write as much as you can, as soon as you can and inspiration will eventually come. Following such advice will leave you with...

  • Watch: ‘We employ people, not govern the country’ – employers' lobby chief

    Watch: ‘We employ people, not govern the country’ – employers' lobby chief

    The country may be prospering but it is the government’s duty to distribute national wealth and make sure that those at all levels of society are looked after, the Malta Employers’ Association president Doris Sammut Bonnici insisted. The MEA has...

  • We will continue to demand justice - Antonio Tajani

    We will continue to demand justice - Antonio Tajani

    We are European. Our freedom to speak out our mind, decide on our governments and hold them to account lies at the very heart of our shared values, of a common European identity. Europe is indeed much more than its economy or its institutions.

  • An alarm call for Europe - Harlem Désir

    An alarm call for Europe - Harlem Désir

    When Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered, one year ago, thousands of Maltese citizens gathered in the streets of Mosta for a silent outburst, expressing their shock, their anger and their condemnation of this horrendous crime. I remember the...

  • The woman who lives on

    Since a year ago, each month people have gone to the capital city to demand justice, not for themselves but for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. In a way, it would be justice for themselves too because her death was an assault on their...

  • Overshoot-and-collapse - Alfred Baldacchino

    Overshoot-and-collapse - Alfred Baldacchino

    Local mass media daily carry news of an alarming increase in traffic accidents, some with loss of life: injuries and deaths in the neck-breaking rush of the construction industry; the alarming increase in criminal activities, some leading to...

  • Learning the right lessons - Dunja Mijatović

    Learning the right lessons - Dunja Mijatović

    A year ago, today, Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally killed when a powerful explosive device blew up her car. Twelve months later, her family is still waiting for justice – and her colleagues for better protection. So far, the investigations the...

  • Rotten state of our democracy - Simon Busuttil

    The brutal assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia delivered a mortal blow to our democracy. In the immediate aftermath of the assassination, the Prime Minister was big on words but short on action. His bravado of “leaving no stone unturned” to...

  • The mantle of empire - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    The mantle of empire - Rodolfo Ragonesi

    When actor Michael Caine was asked what he thought about the health and state of the British film industry today, he replied coyly, but somehow also tellingly, “Oh it is very much alive and well, in Hollywood”. It is very easy to be duped into...

  • Mass transit issues

    Mass transit issues

    The recent public lecture by Susan Grant-Muller on ‘Enabling new insights into transport scheme impacts through next generation micro-mobility data’ continued to stir highly relevant debate we have come to expect from the Institute of Climate...

  • A complex issue

    I refer to the Question Time feature titled ‘Educated planning’ (October 13). Education is always an important aspect of governance and administration. Never simple and always complex by definition. How is funding generated in Malta to provide for...