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  • Change starts with us - Helena Dalli

    No, bullying should not be accepted as part of growing up. If we were to ignore all the harm and evil human beings are capable of to hurt others, no good fight would have been fought and won and there would be no ongoing struggles to right the...

  • Question time: Summer on hold

    Aleander Balzan, Director of Communications, Labour Party People have started going on holidays, taking leave from work and enjoying a well-deserved break after months of hard work. It’s the period during which many recharge themselves before...

  • Road to healthy living - George Debono

    Road to healthy living - George Debono

    What Jean Karl Soler wrote in a recent article titled ‘Irrational rationalisation’ is misleading and needs to be corrected. He declares himself again, unequivocally in favour of continuing with the destruction of trees to create more road space...

  • Alice in Egrant’s wonderland - Arthur Muscat

    Why all this fuss about this secret Panama-registered company called Egrant? Why cannot we just discard this curiosity to discover who owns this company? It is an accepted universal truth, and so we have been told, that there is nothing wrong, or...

  • Ocean governance catalyst - Edward Zammit Lewis

    Ocean governance catalyst - Edward Zammit Lewis

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was the keynote speaker at a symposium organised by the Nippon Foundation in Tokyo on July 30. The theme of the speech, ‘Protecting our oceans for present and future generations’, strikes a familiar note. It recalls...

  • ‘Summit 1’ for peace - Richard Galustian

    ‘Summit 1’ for peace - Richard Galustian

    Winston Churchill said all there is to say about political summits with his quote: “Jaw jaw is better than war war.” That is the thing to bear in mind when examining the rights and wrongs of the first Trump-Putin meeting, ‘Summit 1’: two leaders...

  • Life is a journey - David Stellini

    The outcome of the mammoth magisterial inquiry on the Egrant saga should not be taken lightly and lessons must be drawn, not least for the Nationalist Party. We must continue insisting on the full publication of the whole report until it is out...

  • The migration fix - Ranier Fsadni

    The migration fix - Ranier Fsadni

    The MV Aquarius, the NGO ship rescuing distressed migrants at sea, has announced that it will refuse to return any migrants it saves to Libya. For the foreseeable future it will bring them to Europe, leaving it to the authorities to decide which...

  • Post-Egrant challenges - Desmond Zammit Marmarà

    Post-Egrant challenges - Desmond Zammit Marmarà

    I am sure that all those who closely follow Maltese politics will agree with me that we are at present living in what can only be described as an almost surreal situation. We are witnessing the Nationalist Party in self-destruct mode. The PN...

  • PN at the crossroads - Martin Scicluna

    PN at the crossroads - Martin Scicluna

    For 17 years, between 1996 (when I returned to Malta) and 2013, I voted for the Nationalist Party because they were well-led, organised and unified behind their leader. I have not voted PN since then. I mention all this simply to point out that I...

  • Jesus and the loaves - Carol Gatt

    Jesus and the loaves - Carol Gatt

    My mother taught me to return the change when Tony the shopkeeper gave me extra change by mistake. She made us think how another child felt when he lost his toy and we found and took it. So we returned it. In the shadow of her upbringing, breaking...

  • Guillotine politics - Albert Buttigieg

    Joseph-Ignace Guillotine designed the guillotine, a mechanism which carries out executions by decapitation. This macabre contraption was notorious during the French Revolution. Thousands were decapitated, inclu-ding King Louis XVI and Queen Marie...

  • Harming his own party - Denis Tanti

    Harming his own party - Denis Tanti

    Opposition and Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia was prompt to strip his predecessor Simon Busuttil of his portfolio of Opposition spokeman for good governance and ask him to suspend himself from the party, following the publication of 49 out...

  • Taking things for Egrant(ed) - Arnold Cassola

    The publication of the conclusions of the Egrant inquiry has caused a furore in the country. I can fully understand this, with regards to the political earthquake that it is provoking. When the issue exploded in April last year, there were two...

  • Keeping up appearances - Theresa Cremona

    I refer to the article by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna (July 18) where he once again attempts to portray that he, and his ministry, have all aspects of the nation’s financial sector under control in terms of the supervision and regulation of...

  • Plastics all around - Victor Axiak

    Many people over 60 must remember the classic film The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman. A newly graduated son of an affluent American family is attending his graduation party. At one point, he is pulled aside by a rich industrialist, who looks him...

  • The tourist gaze - Michael Briguglio

    Malta is not the only country witnessing an increase in tourists. The increase is happening all around the world. During 2017, there were 1.3 billion tourist arrivals around the world, and 51 per cent chose European countries as their destinations.

  • Simon Busuttil, a thorn in Labour's side

    Simon Busuttil, a thorn in Labour's side

    Alfred Sant, for many years the Labour Party’s biggest liability and serial loser since that balmy Sunday morning in Cospicua when he labelled Mintoff a traitor, has said that Simon Busuttil is a millstone around the PN’s neck. It seems that time...

  • On being a martyr - Kristina Chetcuti

    On being a martyr - Kristina Chetcuti

    The 20th century English writer Virginia Woolf suffered constantly from ill health. But she took it in her stride and even wrote a witty essay called ‘On Being Ill’, in which she complains how the English language is ill-equipped, vocabulary-wise,...

  • Pesticides: a broader perspective - Peter Agius

    Whenever I’m passing by Mġarr I make it a point of stopping by one of the vans and stocking up on local produce, be it juicy strawberries or succulent melons. Like many parents, at home I try to bargain time on TV with my kids eating their...