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  • Democracy’s candle in the wind

    Eight months ago the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit filed a report on Adrian Delia’s dealings with his Soho clients that did not exclude possible links to money laundering. The police took the report so seriously that it immediately opened...

  • Ejja, let’s sit down for a (soft) drink - Kristina Chetcuti

    Ejja, let’s sit down for a (soft) drink - Kristina Chetcuti

    The stepson’s graduation the other day was a fond, nostalgic throwback to my graduation day 21 years ago. Ouch, seeing it typed out like that, I realise that that’s exactly half my lifetime ago, which erm, makes my days of youth look terribly afar.

  • Human rights from a woman’s perspective - Renee Laiviera

    Rarely is the negation of human rights purposefully or knowingly propagated. It is rather in the implementation of legislation and policies that such negation comes about. On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the...

  • The tile and cake Nazis - Claire Bonello

    The Planning Authority has scored a bit of an own goal with its latest educational campaign. It started off with a collage of tiles and the tagline telling us that tiles were pretty, but they were only appropriate in the bathroom and should not be...

  • Ruling the rule of law - Michela Spiteri

    Fact. I’ve been writing this column for just over 11 years. That’s nearly 300 articles. Some, I suppose, have ‘made waves’, others perhaps have sunk under them; but the one or two with real impact are the ones that matter most. Nothing is more...

  • Cosmopolitanism, à la carte - Mark Anthony Falzon

    “It wasn’t in our manifesto.” This, according to the Prime Minister, is an adequate response to the question of voting rights for non-EU resident foreigners. As reported, the matter was raised at a Cabinet meeting by Minister Helena Dalli, who...

  • The 2nd Republic Constitution: what’s it for? - Robert Musumeci

    What is a constitution? In simple terms, a constitution is an original form of a social pact, that identifies itself with the society that creates and shapes it. In other words, it is a contract which binds citizens and the State. Although the...

  • Manoel Island development: the real, ugly implications - Arnold Cassola

    Manoel Island development: the real, ugly implications - Arnold Cassola

    On December 20, the Planning Authority will be deciding on the plans for Manoel Island. Another piece of our limited public land is going to disappear. First of all, Midi are planning one year and seven months of excavation on Manoel Island. This...

  • Migration: the impact on society - Martin Cauchi Inglott

    Malta is experiencing sudden population growth. The impact of this was delibe­rated during a roundtable organised by Partit Demokratiku together with European Liberal Forum in Valletta on December 1. I am personally against sacrificing our...

  • Anti-corruption day - Manuel Delia

    Anti-corruption day - Manuel Delia

    Today is anti-corruption day. Yes, really. I know that every day should be anti-corruption day. But December 9 has been designated anti-corruption day by the UN, which creates special observances to promote international awareness and action on...

  • Quiet room with a view that comes at a price - Alan Deidun

    Quiet room with a view  that comes at a price - Alan Deidun

    A pall of cynicism and resignation seems to have settled on the populace at large when it comes to making their voice heard about environmental matters, what with the incessant construction mill and the relentless encroachment upon our open...

  • Thank you from Brazil

    I have just received a handsome donation of €2,000 from the Mission Fund of Mosta, which for many years has been sending money to Maltese missionaries in the third world on a regular basis. Such generosity confirms the missionary spirit of the...

  • Another construction fatality

    It has happened again, another workman has died at his workplace. It is a great shame. Let this not become just another statistic. Life is sacred. I can already see many people shrugging their shoulders and saying: “What can I do about it?” This...

  • Our traffic experts

    A big well done to the traffic experts who redesigned the junction between Pantar Road and the main Lija-Mosta road next to the supermarket. First they eliminated the traffic lights allowing vehicles to cross to the other side, Lija bound. Then...

  • Islanders - December 9, 2018

    Islanders - December 9, 2018

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  • ZTV - Motivation

    ZTV - Motivation

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  • Human Rights – a literacy ‘must

    Human Rights – a literacy ‘must

    The Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas once wrote: ‘A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him’. The Czech lawyer and activist Milada Horáková wrote ‘Man...

  • What makes the nation

    Our languages and history define what we are as a nation. Malta is one of a few genuinely bilingual countries that has a rich history going back for millennia. It is, therefore, worrying to know that declining levels of competence in both English...

  • Another misconception about planners - Anthony Ellul

    The Malta Chamber of Planners refers to the report ‘Planners should use standard building for future construction, urban development seminar told’ (November 22). It cannot but note that once again there is a misconception about planners. It is not...

  • Question Time: Money for the parties

    Aleander Balzan, Director of Communications – Labour Party Some months ago, the Constitutional Court gave a judgement in which it expressed its reservations on the fact the Electoral Commission had both an investigative role and the authority to...