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  • PN post-mortem 2017

    PN post-mortem 2017

    The seeds of the Nationalist Party’s second disastrous showing in a general election were sown in 2013. Following those elections, a battered and bruised PN instigated a post-mortem inquiry into why it had lost so abysmally. One of the key...

  • Time for real answers

    Time for real answers

    Managing migration is one of our citizens’ main concerns in Malta as in the rest of Europe. This is clear in the results of the European Parliament’s most recent Eurobarometer survey. This should come as no surprise. For more than a decade now,...

  • A leader for the PN

    I ended my Talking Point of June 5 by asking: “Will he [Simon Busuttil] now take full responsibility and resign? I do not believe so.” What we are seeing, one Nationalist MP or official after another, all exhorting Busuttil to reconsider his...

  • PN should not turn into ‘plasticine’ – Gonzi

    PN should not turn into ‘plasticine’ – Gonzi

      The Nationalist Party should understand the developing social realities but should not turn into "plasticine" formed by external elements, former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has warned. “You get into politics to lead and not to be led. The...

  • Interrupted debate

    Relax! It’s not the usual theory, stance or ethnic matter being exposed this time. Certain religion and spiritual concepts are engraved in my heart and soul even unto the grave. In the meantime, we thank the editor for regaling us with John...

  • Job well done

    Please allow me to thank all those who were involved in the rebuilding of Qawra Road, Qawra and for the professional way they went about it. The beneficiaries of this project are not just the drivers but the many pedestrians who risked tripping...

  • No more myths, please

    No more myths, please

    I refer to Albert Cilia-Vincenti’s contribution One National Day (June 15) wherein it was said that on April 28, 1958, British commandos marched “up Paola Hill with fixed bayonets, under a hail of stone throwing” and with Dom Mintoff egging them...

  • Lawrence Gonzi on the PN's defeat, next leader

    Lawrence Gonzi on the PN's defeat, next leader

    Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi will analyse the reasons of the Nationalist Party's landslide defeat in tomorrow's edition of Times Talk. Dr Gonzi will talk about voting trends and the values which he believes should remain at the core of...

  • No regrets

    In his interview with the Times of Malta (May 18), regarding his new book One Day when I am  Younger, Jacob Burak said : “I focus more on regrets in this book: the people we didn’t approach, the ones we didn’t dance with, the ones we turned...

  • Malta can lead, not follow

    Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day. We honour the resilience and courage of the record-breaking more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence, with the overwhelming majority being hosted in developing...

  • Patients’ transport

    Patients who have to go to Mater Dei and St Luke’s hospitals as well as those who need to attend polyclinics go through martyrdom when they get on the vehicles taking take them there. Transport vehicles start picking up patients at 7am and...

  • Floral and thorny reflections

    Floral and thorny reflections

    How do we honour our ancestors and their lives and revisit our history in a way that helps us relate to others and not hate them? As we mark World Refugee Day today, how do we reconstruct Maltese identities, while learning to be hospitable towards...

  • Cheaper solution

    The recent tragic death of a motorcyclist on the Mrieħel by-pass is a sad reminder that nothing has as yet been done to deal with the very dangerous arrangement whereby traffic has to cut across a dual carriageway on its way to Mrieħel...

  • National Bank – Failure facts

    National Bank – Failure facts

    Anthony Curmi’s opinion ‘National Bank compensation’ (June 15) presents, once again, snippets of information that are not factual or are incomplete and misleading. To this end, we reply here with the facts and evidence as we wait for the court to...

  • Undeclared war

    Undeclared war

    With the collusion of this government and of the Planning Authority, our so-called ‘developers’ are pursuing an undeclared war on our islands’ natural and built environment. At our expense. They are destroying perfectly harmonious towns, quarters...

  • Tough challenges ahead

    Correspondent banking relations are the oil that keeps the mechanism of trade in motion. Small banks need the support of larger ones in major financial centres to clear customers’ transactions made in different currencies. Over the past years,...

  • Unstoppable obesity epidemic

    In most western societies obesity is considered as one of the top three most urgent health concerns, only after the cost and accessibility of healthcare. In the case of Malta, where we have a free healthcare system, obesity is arguably the second...

  • Butchering Baħrija’s bliss

    Butchering Baħrija’s bliss

    I know my childhood to the lush green plains of Namura Valley in Baħrija and it pains me to see the way this village has developed for far too long. A rush of development has taken over Baħrija these last two decades as the prospect of the peace...

  • Possible corrupt practices

    The article ‘PD Leader raises possibility of “corrupt practices” in election’ (June 13) made me think and wonder whether the cubicles set up in the polling booths for the June 3 general election were part and parcel of the game and a premeditation...

  • Seat assignment

    In the last general election the Labour Party polled 170,976 votes against 135,696 for the Nationalists. Other valid votes failed to elect any candidates to the House of Representatives. The ratio 170,976:135,696 is best expressed as 36.24:28.76...

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