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  • Facts not fakes - Sammy Ketz

    Facts not fakes - Sammy Ketz

    On September 12 the European Parliament voted massively in favour of a proposed directive that gives the press and news agencies hope that they will at last be paid by the giants of the internet. For years the internet giants have picked up...

  • Inconsiderate watchdog

    Transport Malta is to blame for exposing commuters to poisonous fumes while waiting for a bus to, possibly, take them to their destination. Bus stops in Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta, particularly ‘Gatt’, come to mind. Traffic jams may not be...

  • The unborn ignored

    The unborn ignored

    Domestic violence was described by this newspaper “an epidemic behind closed doors” (December 2). In Malta, the parents of a number of unborn children make plans to do an abortion abroad, which is another type of domestic violence, indeed death,...

  • No road enforcement

    In response to the two articles featured last week in Talking Point, entitled ‘Carnage on our roads’ (November 26) and ‘Dangerous driving’ (November 29), I would like to comment as follows. As a recent settler in Gozo, I am appalled by the...

  • A leader must lead by example

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday the police were free to ask him any questions they wanted about allegations of suspected money laundering in connection with a London prostitution ring. He insisted he had only been acting as a lawyer,...

  • A flawed process - Mario de Marco

    A flawed process - Mario de Marco

    On July 30, 2015, the Opposition members of the Public Accounts Committee and the Shadow Minister for Energy wrote to the Auditor General and requested that he investigates matters relating to the Electrogas power station. We asked the auditor to...

  • The Ukrainian provocation - Vladimir Malygin

    On November 25, 2018 three Ukrainian warships illegally entered Russian territorial waters in the Black Sea, close to the Kerch Strait, in an area that was officially recognised by all sides, including Ukraine, as the territorial waters of Russia...

  • Punishing rights abusers, despots

    Sometimes a name means everything. In this case the name Sergei Magnitsky has been globally synonymous with how to fight human rights abuse in the 21st century. His sacrifice resonated with victims of human rights abuse in every corner of the globe.

  • Action by UK regulator

    I write on behalf of the management of Videoslots with reference to the article titled ‘Two Malta-based gambling firms fined millions by UK regulator’ (December 1). Videoslots entered into a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission of...

  • Bilocating bishops

    Joseph Muscat’s nefarious mantra of a successful economy, based on a concoction of greed and deceit, is so powerful that even the local Church is being dragged into its snare. This is why so many local career-minded theologians with bloated...

  • Seriously?

    There were people asking why the Attorney General thought it fit to give a copy of the Egrant ‘encyclopaedia’ to Kurt Farrugia. Apparently, Farrugia has no interest in reading this voluminous publication because, he said, he locked it in his drawer.

  • Valletta memorial

    Valletta memorial

    I refer to the letter by Jacqueline Spriggs titled ‘Louvain memorial’ (December 1). A few years ago, I had written about a memorial monument at the entrance to the Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, on the right-hand side. However, I am not sure...

  • Two measures

    I read that Konrad Mizzi, Joseph Muscat’s ‘wingman’, again fails to turn up in court. Nothing new. What puzzles me is that when I missed a court sitting because I received no papers informing me about the date, apart from the fact that I had been...

  • The state of the economy

    In his traditional address on the state of the economy, delivered at the Institute of Financial Services’ annual dinner, Central Bank governor Mario Vella gave a balanced view of the more positive aspects of the country’s economic performance as...

  • A lasting legacy - Stephen Calleya

    The passing of the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, marks the end of an era that saw the bipolar superpower international system morph into a multipolar world of one superpower and several great powers. There is no...

  • Watch: “You have no right to call me a whore” – Labour MP

    Watch: “You have no right to call me a whore” – Labour MP

    Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar says she can take in any form of criticism but will not tolerate misogynist verbal violence any longer. “If I’m vociferous in my arguments it doesn’t give you a right to call me a whore. Say you disagree with me, call me...

  • Brexit and the unknown - Ranier Fsadni

    Brexit and the unknown - Ranier Fsadni

    In less than a week we shall probably know whether the Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May will be approved by the House of Commons. It looks unlikely that it will. But a great sense of foreboding surrounds that likely rejection. It would plunge...

  • Making a difference - Ray Gatt

    In a recent perceptive article by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne (November 18), the issue of road safety in Malta was expounded to give the clearest of messages. It was refreshing to see that our elected representatives do realise that we have...

  • An enterprising foreign policy - Mevlut Çavuşoğlu

    Istanbul is hosting two separate but related international conferences on mediation. One is devoted to the state of play in the conflict map and capacity for mediation within the membership of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The...

  • Candidates to choose

    In her injured letter (‘Stand against Hungary’, November 29), Roberta Metsola draws my attention to her Facebook page in which she makes an excellent intervention in the European Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister Victor Orban condemning...