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  • 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...

  • Christmas spirit

    John Lennon sung ‘Happy Christmas (War is Over)’ in 1971. It was a heartfelt plea, a prayer even, and it’s not close to being fulfilled... not internationally, nor locally. December, the month of Christmas has just started and, already, many...

  • Dimech and Mintoff

    Dimech and Mintoff

    Fr Mark Montebello’s devastating critique of Dominic Mintoff’s factually incorrect allegations on Emanuele Dimech (November 23) is deserving of somecredit. It brings to the fore the problem of sources, especially oral ones, and their reliability...

  • Watch: Rosianne Cutajar on slurs and libel suits

    Watch: Rosianne Cutajar on slurs and libel suits

    MP Rosianne Cutajar has vehemently defended her decision to file two separate libel suits against two people who allegedly denigrated her on Facebook. The Facebook posts cited by Ms Cutajar in her libel suits allegedly liken her to a “prostitute”...

  • Inside the housing crisis

    Malta’s rapid economic growth comes at a high cost even if the government communications machine keeps churning out impressive GDP and debt reduction statistics. However, it ignores the flip side that comes in the form of an increasingly severe...

  • Mental health – dawn of new era - Chris Fearne

    Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), was a psychiatrist who articulated the notion that mental and physical health were intimately linked. He famously stated that “without mental health there can be no...

  • Human Rights Day - Martin Scicluna

    Human Rights Day - Martin Scicluna

    Next Monday marks the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris 70 years ago. Directly motivated by the atrocities of the recently ended World War II, this formal...

  • Trade unions: highs and lows - Godfrey Baldacchino

    For the first time ever, membership in trade unions in Malta has gone over the 100,000 mark. The latest report by the Director of Industrial and Employment Relations, in her role as Registrar of Trade Unions, appeared in the Government Gazette of...

  • Standing up to abortion - Klaus Vella Bardon

    In Malta, the promotion of abortion as a woman’s right is now being peddled with an increasing crescendo. This should not be surprising. Now that Ireland has legalised abortion, Malta is the last country in the European Union that safeguards...

  • Church books

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for a donation of €2,500, of which €500 are for Mass intentions and €2,000 to subsidise biblical and religious material in Santali language, the language of the largest tribe in India, the Santals. I have...

  • The goose and the gander

    The front-page story of The Sunday Times of Malta (December 2) regarding “a source within the police force” saying that Adrian Delia is being investigated by the police in connection with allegations originally made by Daphne Caruana Galizia must...

  • The uniformity factor

    As an avid daily reader of the Times of Malta’s editorials, I could not ignore the editor’s request for me to explain in greater detail what the Guardian for Future Generations had in mind when he made a reference to the uniform housing in Prague,...

  • Efficiency still eludes local councils

    Just as the government is contemplating carrying out a reform of local government, yet another report by the Auditor General highlights shortcomings that have been repeatedly raised year after year. It remains to be seen if the planned local...

  • We are all pedestrians - Suzanne Maas, Carlos Cañas Sanz and Maria Attard

    Following the publication of a news article calling for jaywalking to be made illegal (November 7) we would like to offer our perspective on improving road safety in Malta. The Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the...