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  • Islanders - March 24, 2019

    Islanders - March 24, 2019

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  • 1798-1800 Insurrection

    1798-1800 Insurrection

    Further to the recent commentaries by Michael Falzon and Albert Ganado, I agree that this event, starting on September 2, 1798, which helped oust the French from Malta by September 5, 1800, has tended to be downplayed in our historiography and...

  • ZTV - Activism

    ZTV - Activism

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  • Which profit has the greatest value?

    We are constantly bombarded by the media on the benefit of making a profit out of what we do, on the vision of an economy that grows, year after year, priding ourselves that in Malta, economic growth is the largest in Europe. So our citizens roll...

  • Trusting HSBC

    I could not agree more with HSBC CEO Andrew Beane’s statement that “Banking is a business that is built on trust”, (The Sunday Times of Malta, February 24), but a prerequisite is honesty; otherwise trust becomes just a buzzword, built on a very...

  • The need to throw up

    If you have stomach trouble and feel the need to throw up, there is a very easy remedy: Three stories in The Sunday Times of Malta (March 17) will easily solve your problem. After reading ‘Not easy to probe PM’s relative’, ‘OPM gives back-to-back...

  • What if I’m alive and they snatch my organs away? - Kristina Chetcuti

    What if I’m alive and they snatch my organs away? - Kristina Chetcuti

    When I die, I want two things to happen: I want all my organs to be sliced off and given away, if that would be at all possible, and then I want to be cremated. I am writing it here so that it’s in black on white, because whenever I try to bring...

  • An effective work-life balance - David Casa and Marianne Thyssen

    The European Union has throughout its history promoted social fairness and worked at achieving an effective social market economy. Although the economic crisis of the last decade put a strain on the social fabric of society, we have turned a page...

  • Portuguese pot calling Maltese kettle... - Michela Spiteri

    Portuguese pot calling Maltese kettle... - Michela Spiteri

    The year 2007 feels in many ways like a lifetime ago. Social media was in its infancy. Facebook was a couple of years old. Twitter was just being launched. Here in Malta, blogs (and bloggers) were practically non-existent. 2007 was also the year I...

  • Brexit democracy for unicorns - Sandro Spiteri

    I have been watching with a morbid fascination as the political porn of the British government’s crumbling resolve and direction in delivering Brexit is played out on the 24-hour news cycle. Two things stand out in the mounting chaos. Firstly,...

  • The ‘trickle-down’ economy - John Vassallo

    The ‘trickle-down’ economy - John Vassallo

    Whenever I hear those words from the mouth of a politician, whether it is from Donald Trump or from our Prime Minister, it sends a shiver down my spine and a trickle of cold sweat forms on my forehead. Politicians who use this term either have a...

  • Elderly need more care - Francis Zammit Dimech MEP

    Elderly need more care - Francis Zammit Dimech MEP

    It is a fact that life expectancy has increased over the years, thanks to research advancements in medical treatments as well as quality of life. According to the latest World Health Organisation data published in 2018, life expectancy for men...

  • Crimea, five years on - Mark A. Schapiro

    Shortly after Russia’s March 16, 2014 sham referendum, subsequent invasion of Ukraine and attempted annexation of Crimea, the United Nations General Assembly affirmed its commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty, political independence, unity and...

  • Macron becomes EU’s champion - Anthony Manduca

    The European Union is without doubt a huge success story which has contributed greatly to peace, security, stability, social justice and prosperity throughout the bloc ever since it was set up over 60 years ago. However, its cohesion today faces...

  • Big fish, small fish - Anne Zammit

    First off, let’s be clear. By no means should you dare to imagine that tuna ranching in the Mediterranean has anything to do with money laundering or South American offshore accounts. Hannibal Fisheries Ltd just happens to be so named in the same...

  • In search of a lost community - Fr Alfred Micallef SJ

    By now a great deal has been said about the Discern survey report on Sunday Mass attendance. In my opinion the result was not very different from what was expected. Yet, at least parts of it were quite unexpected and shocked even persons in the...

  • When we play with fire

    Two unconnected incidents brought home to anyone observing the Maltese scene the propensity to treat security and safety issues casually, if not also with disdain. The first case involves the law courts, where employees have complained about being...

  • Relocate St Patrick’s - Albert Buttigieg

    St Patrick’s Day commemorates the saint and the Irish cultural heritage. St Paddy is a version of our local Maltese festa during which people come together to celebrate.  Sadly though, the St Patrick’s Day celebration held recently in St Julian’s...

  • Question time: Foreign workers

    Marisa Galea, Communication Liaison Officer, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1967, Malta and Tunisia have strived tirelessly to enhance bilateral relations. The number of high-level...

  • Self-respecting - Steve Pace

    Self-respecting - Steve Pace

    When a registered NGO proposes itself as an organisation seeking the promotion of fundamental human rights, one cannot but laud its energy. When the same foundation promotes the introduction of deliberate termination of human life, then one can...