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  • IVF – two simple principles - Jason Zammit

    Much is being said, and will be said, about the current IVF Bill being proposed. From the very outset of assisted fertilisation, two simple sacrosanct rights should always be maintained. These are the principle of being pro-life and the principle...

  • Question time: Controlling waste

    Jose Herrera, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change Waste management should take a holistic approach, which takes on board all key players in this field, from policymakers to waste collectors, and making sure...

  • Intelligent diversification - Fredrick Azzopardi

    The power station developed in the early 1950s in the rock-cut tunnels beneath Jesuits Hill in Marsa forms part of one of Malta’s most historic transformations. Our country was gradually rebuilding its infrastructure following the destruction of...

  • Privileged pensions - Arnold Cassola

    We are being inundated with scandals every single day of the week. The Daphne Project prevails. But not that scandals did not happen before. Only that, now, we just cannot keep up with them. Obviously, most of these scandals are related to greed...

  • A call for reflection - George Vella

    A call for reflection - George Vella

    Even though it seems as if the die has been cast and the final vote on the amendments to the Embryo Protection Act are a foregone conclusion, I still believe that on further reflection, one might decide to reconsider the proposed amendments in the...

  • Bias on gender issues - Paula Cauchi

    The government begs to differ on the points made in the article ‘Gender issues “ignored”’ (April 17). It would have served readers better had the journalist verified the information she received from Anna Borg, as is normal journalistic...

  • Pitfalls of broken pavement - Frank Salt

    Eight weeks ago, I broke my left arm in five places along the humerus bone. It was a very bad break and after a three-hour operation I was left with a metal plate and 21 screws holding my bone together. I suffered the break not while racing down...

  • Daphne, real and unreal - Ranier Fsadni

    Remember the time Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote: “My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, anytime. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number,...

  • Search of idyllic Malta - Saadun Suayeh

    Search of idyllic Malta - Saadun Suayeh

    On a warm autumn morning last year, I was sitting in a little, side street Valletta café, sipping a latte, with a Maltese friend of mine, whom I have known for years, when he suddenly asked me: “Just what do you see in Malta?” Not only did the...

  • Unfreeze freezing mentality - Tony Mifsud

    To help infertile couples in Malta have children, a radical change to the local embryo protection law, including more embryo freezing and gamete donation, is being proposed by the government. Besides the great ethical and social considerations...

  • Stalin’s Holodomor - Martin Scicluna

    Stalin’s Holodomor - Martin Scicluna

    I hope Russia’s Ambassador, Vladimir Malygin, will bear with me for returning to the subject of Ukraine’s recent history. I have been reading a shocking book, Red Famine, by Ann Appelbaum – the West’s leading historian of Soviet crimes – which...

  • Unconditional healthcare - Claire Axiak

    Now that our country is considered a trailblazer in the field of LGBTIQ rights throughout Europe and beyond, the next steps have been taken to ensure that transgender and intersex persons are afforded the same rights as their fellow cisgender...

  • Establishing a blockchain hub - Dennis Avorin

    When in February Malta presented a policy document drafted for the purpose of introducing blockchain regulation and the creation of the Digital Innovation Authority, there were nonetheless complaints about the possibility that Malta had already...

  • Time for revision - Miriam Dalli

    An application for the relocation of a Sliema fuel service station to a plot of land outside the development zone (ODZ) in Luqa was the target of a recent protest by a group of activists during a board meeting of the Planning Authority. While...

  • Balancing the booms - Jordan De Bono

    Balancing the booms - Jordan De Bono

    No matter what one’s political agenda is, it’s hard to argue against the fact that the economy in Malta right now is on a high. Statistics from the media are constantly reminding us of this, from our record surplus to the country’s increasing GDP,...

  • Brexit Britain’s old friends - Michael Ashcroft

    Brexit Britain’s old friends - Michael Ashcroft

    Britain's friendship with Malta is so long and so rich that it would be easy to take for granted. The award of the George Cross in 1942 by King George VI to bear witness to the nation’s “heroism and devotion” following the second siege of Malta is...

  • Not just about employers - Arthur Muscat

    Having discarded a first attempt in 2016, officials at the Equality Ministry of Helena Dalli are having another go with amended versions of a proposed Equality Act 2018 and a Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2018. One can identify numerous...

  • Front for censorship - Michael Briguglio

    Front for censorship - Michael Briguglio

    Labour parades as being progressive, liberal and feminist. Yet it seems to be so only when the interests of oligarchs are not affected. Its recent parliamentary vote against legislative reforms to protect Maltese journalists and media houses from...

  • Of collective memory - Ċensu Galea

    Several years ago, a then prominent Labour politician had said that “people forget everything, after the passage of six months”. Whether this is true or not, I dare say, depends on us all. This brings me to the point of collective memory. Out of...

  • We stand for security - Manfred Weber

    On March 23, Arnaud Beltrame became a European hero. The French gendarmerie officer’s heroic bravery must act as a wake-up call to all of us to stand as one for enhanced security in Europe. From Trèbes to Berlin, from Paris to Barcelona, Nice,...