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  • Sliema, I love you but I don’t like you anymore - Michela Spiteri

    Sliema, I love you but I don’t like you anymore - Michela Spiteri

    I caught the Sliema ferry into Valletta the other day. A cheerful woman was busy handing out a questionnaire asking passengers to give the Malta Tourism Authority their candid impressions of Sliema.  She was about to pass me by, having no doubt...

  • What will you be voting for? - Simone Vella Lenicker

    Most people have already made their mind up about who they will vote for in the European Parliament elections. Many will be guided by party allegiance and others will consider issues which are at heart to them. Voting for an MEP is very different...

  • Politics of abortion - Sandro Spiteri

    So, Adrian Delia can cure cancer. Pity he wasn’t around 15 years ago, when I had to make do with the sterling services of Malta’s national health system. U ħallina Drin. But hold on a sec. If he can promise to make me thin (without diets please)...

  • Just getting started - David Casa

    With the European Parliament elections approaching, all candidates are in the final days of their campaigns. The Maltese electorate has the duty, right and privilege to vote for those they believe will best represent their interests in the...

  • Producing results people need - Francis Zammit Dimech

    EU legislation has a direct impact on our daily lives. This is why we need to invest all our capability into shaping European laws so that they reflect our needs. Over the past months I have had the privilege of being your voice at the European...

  • A looming vision - John B. Pace

    A looming vision - John B. Pace

    Imagine a million tons of rock laden on trucks weaving their way through the dense traffic for several years… that is what the tunnel will bring. Parliament recently decided summarily and almost unanimously to approve the construction of an...

  • Only in Malta - Noemi Zarb

    There was a time when I would have a good chuckle over our foibles depicted on the ‘Only in Malta’ video clips. Not anymore. Though still funny, I am no longer in the mood. And I suspect I am not the only one since the content of this website is...

  • Education is dead, long live Education AI! - Alexiei Dingli

    Education is dead,  long live Education AI! - Alexiei Dingli

    As part of my job, I get to visit quite a number of schools, advocating the exciting world of science and evangelising about the fantastic world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Over the past decades, I have taught thousands of students and I’m...

  • A horrible, horrible walk - Kenneth Charles Curmi

    Recently I decided to go for a walk to discover the island’s hidden beauties with my seven-year-old nephew. Before heading out into the ‘wilderness’, I surfed my way to the website of the Malta Tourism Authority for some advice and...

  • Eskimos, elections and Ventolin - Kristina Chetcuti

    Eskimos, elections and Ventolin - Kristina Chetcuti

    I have lost count of all the people I know who are carrying Ventolin inhalers in their bags and reaching out for it to curb nasty coughs which linger persistently for weeks on end. Wheezing and shortness of breath have become the order of the day...

  • Global warming and climate change: a century of research - James Ciarlò

    Global warming and climate  change: a century of research - James Ciarlò

    The vast majority of scientists agree that humans are the direct cause of global warming. Time is running out. When are we going to take them seriously? For many people today, the term ‘climate change’ is regarded as a mere inconvenience. Whether...

  • For no young man ever to be lost - John Consiglio

    Soon after appropriate legislation on vocational education and training (VET) had been passed through Parliament I had penned articles encouraging employers to think about the soon-to-come implications of these measures. The clock has been ticking...

  • Europe: the next five years - Alfred Sant

    European Parliament elections and the subsequent renewal of the European Commission induce an evaluation of the future avenues available for European action over the next five years. This can be achieved by discussing whether policies already on...

  • Is more merrier? - Arthur Muscat

    Is more merrier? - Arthur Muscat

    Issues concerning the advancement of women are quite high-profile and of interest. Some of our leading politicians never miss a chance to intervene on such issues, usually to pro­ject a seemingly incredible liberal open-mindedness. Unfortunately,...

  • Influx of foreign workers - Saviour Rizzo

    Influx of foreign workers - Saviour Rizzo

    Almost all the European states have been beset by the influx of foreign workers in their domestic labour market. Statistics show that the Maltese economy has also fallen prey to this phenomenon. Figures given to a parliamentary question, as...

  • Pursuing the change she triggered - Peter Agius

    If you are Maltese or passionate about the country, then probably you will never forget where you were on that darkest of days, October 16, 2017, when right after 3pm the news spread that Daphne Caruana Galizia – Malta’s top investigative...

  • How to become a woman MP - Ranier Fsadni

    How to become a woman MP - Ranier Fsadni

    Suppose you were a male Labour candidate at the last general election. What would your chance of becoming an MP have been? Well, voters elected one out of every two Labour men. And they elected one out of every three (rounding down) Labour women...

  • Don’t forget to think - Eddie Aquilina

    Don’t forget to think - Eddie Aquilina

    She was 53 years old when they paid to have her murdered. That was 19 months ago. The masterminds are still at large. Three gentlemen stand accused with carrying out the order. The prosecution’s theory is that they received two big fish as a...

  • Make climate action a habit - Sue Vella

    Climate change is an issue we urgently need to address and the United Nations has this year chosen ‘Families and Climate Change’ as its theme for International Day of Families being marked today. Intended to recognise families’ important role in...

  • Tawdry political advantage - Martin Scicluna

    Tawdry political advantage - Martin Scicluna

    All political careers end in failure, as Enoch Powell wrote. Sometimes, as Roberta Metsola knows – or ‘Unworthy’ Metsola, as I shall henceforth call her – careers start that way. In her last letter about me in this newspaper, she made a futile...