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  • Every breath you take… - Roberta Metsola

    Back in my student days, an economics professor had introduced the demand-supply correlation by saying that all commodities are governed by that principle, except air. He explained this assertion by saying that air is exempt because the supply is...

  • Invest in yourself: studying in the US - Mark A. Schapiro

    As every high school senior knows, this is university acceptance season.  Congratulations to all those students in Malta who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,700 accredited institutions of higher learning in the...

  • Thank you Liverpool - Kristina Chetcuti

    Thank you Liverpool - Kristina Chetcuti

    What a week that was. A week in which the word ‘Liverpool’ ceased to be a pronoun and became a verb. From now on if you’re on a mission and you know that your odds are astronomically stacked against you like a veritable underdog, and the chances...

  • It’s not just about the ‘bebbux’ Michael.... - Alan Deidun

    It’s not just about the ‘bebbux’ Michael.... - Alan Deidun

    Social Solidarity Minister Michael Falzon’s recent outburst in Parliament, which managed to pool together, in the same kettle of fish, social housing projects and snails (bebbux), raised more than one eyebrow. The minister attributes, in fact, the...

  • No piety but social action - Michael Falzon

    According to Eurostat, the percentage of those at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Malta, in 2017, was 19.3 per cent, down from 24 per cent in 2013. The rate of those considered to be in severe material deprivation went down by more than...

  • He is just a black man - Fr Joe Borg

    He is just a black man - Fr Joe Borg

    This heading is disgusting and shocking in more senses than one. I typed it, erased it, retyped it and erased it several times. I chose it as it represents fairly and squarely the attitude of several Maltese. Therefore, what is really shocking is...

  • Electric nightmares - Albert Bezzina

    The limited impact on health and the environment from banning conventional fuelled passenger car imports has been approached (‘Electric Dreams’, April 29). Here, I will highlight the implications EV-Day has on mobility, the economy, social impact,...

  • Complementarity - Philip Said

    Complementarity - Philip Said

    An election, whether it is local, national or European, has characteristics like those of our being as humans. It has its own language with a specialised register of lexicon, grammar and idiom. Its language is centred on the two keywords of...

  • Question time: Bending the law

    Question time: Bending the law

    Michael Mercieca, Nationalist Party MEP candidate The CEO of Infrastructure Malta, Fredrick Azzopardi, was reported in the Times of Malta as justifying illegal roadworks, claiming the work was deemed “very urgent”. This was stated in the presence...

  • Cheap party tricks - Eddie Aquilina

    During World War II, the Allies had a secret weapon that they used effectively during the bombing operations against Germany. It was code-named ‘Window’ and was intended to confuse enemy radar by creating false blips.  This secret weapon was...

  • The father of lies - Klaus Vella Bardon

    Steve Pace (Match 23) rightly challenges the spurious credentials of the NGO Aditus which, while portraying itself as promoting human rights, is now callously backing the introduction of abortion. As to be expected, Aditus reacted to this forceful...

  • Where are you…? - Neville Kyrke-Smith

    I was back in the Middle East earlier this year and met with Christians who had fled Daesh (Isis). Randa and Sami from Zabadani in Syria told me how they fled when more than 5,000 armed terrorists took over their town in February 2012. Christian...

  • Inclusive communities - André Debattista

    Inclusive communities - André Debattista

    Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche communities, passed away at the age of 90 on May 7.  He had reflected upon death in an interview given to the Catholic Herald in 2002. He was not frightened of death – “of suffering, of anguish, maybe” – but...

  • Cheap party tricks - Eddie Aquilina

    During World War II, the Allies had a secret weapon that they used effectively during the bombing operations against Germany. It was code-named ‘Window’ and was intended to confuse enemy radar by creating false blips.  This secret weapon was...

  • Sustainable health and pensions - Carmel Mallia

    In a report published by the European Commission for 2019 about country specific recommendations, it has been declared that Malta, among other things,  had  only made limited progress in ensuring the sustainability  of  healthcare and the pension...

  • Unprecedented cheap labour - Rosslyn Borg Knight

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, during a debate with the leader of the Opposition, said that he wants foreigners to pick up our rubbish. This comment was, rightly so, met with disgust and condemnation. It is a classist and racist comment.  The...

  • Why we loathe politics - Ranier Fsadni

    Why we loathe politics - Ranier Fsadni

    So this newspaper asks its online readers whether politics should be taught in schools, and two-thirds give a flat no. Sex education is fine, apparently, but politics would be too dirty. Sixteen-year-olds can vote but they should not deliberate...

  • Comprehensive plan - Catherine Tabone

    Established by Legal Notice 427 of 2018, the Valletta Cultural Agency was set up in March to sustain and strengthen the capital city’s vibrant cultural life through the creation of an annual programme of creative events developed in collaboration...

  • Significance of EU elections - Martin Scicluna

    Significance of EU elections - Martin Scicluna

    To put the forthcoming Euro-parliamentary elections in their constitutional and democratic context, it’s worth noting that the European Parliament has existed as a parliament for only 40 years. Although its powers have grown since the Lisbon...

  • Level playing field - Steve Pace

    The inspiration to this article came from a person who was attempting to justify the tunnel project on social media. He claimed that the tunnel will give Gozo a level playing field. My response to him went on the lines that a level playing field...