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  • A comedy of errors - Richard Galustian

    The catalyst that sent the overall situation into an uncontrolled spiral was the phone call made on April 15 by US President Donald Trump to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar declaring his support for Haftar. The Trump call was clearly unknown to the...

  • Right of choice - Marilyn Bellizzi

    When a doctor was invited to a school to state his position regarding abortion, he was welcomed with applause as he started his speech by stating that he was ‘Pro-choice’. He continued by saying: “And because I believe in the right of choice of...

  • Good, bad and ugly - Magda Magri Naudi

    Good, bad and ugly - Magda Magri Naudi

    Local councils were set up 25 years ago. One of the principal roles of councils is that they are required to act as a representative, informed and as responsible decision makers in the interest of its community. They are the local government and...

  • Bring peaceful life back - John Vassallo

    The Times of Malta published an article (‘St Julian’s residents resolve to defend old streetscape’, March 20), about an attempt by a ruthless developer, aided by unscrupulous architects, seeking a permit, by devious means, to destroy two...

  • A position of trust - Tom Welch

    I turn the corner, climb the stairs and enter to the sounds of running water and whirring electrics. I am greeted with a smile and a cup of coffee, just the way I like it. I am at the hairdresser, barber, coiffeur, friseur, crimper or even...

  • A sigh of relief - Tonio Borg

    A sigh of relief - Tonio Borg

    On January 18 I had respectfully criticised a judgment of our courts whereby the introduction by a Nationalist government in 2006 of the right of any individual to request the triggering off of a magisterial inquiry on facts known to him, which...

  • If press freedom dies, democracy dies - Godfrey Farrugia

    “The moment we no longer have free press, anything can happen. What makes it possible for a totalitarian or any other dictatorship to rule is that the people are not informed.” Hannah Arendt. The Nationalist Party, through its newspaper Il-Mument,...

  • More than two on ballot sheet - Petra Caruana Dingli

    More than two on ballot sheet - Petra Caruana Dingli

    Joseph Muscat is attempting to pitch the upcoming elections as a choice between him and Adrian Delia. I refuse to accept that, or to vote on those lines. We are supposedly choosing local councillors, from among our own neighbours, to manage our...

  • How to vote at the elections - Sandro Spiteri

    The Local Council and European Parliament (EP) elections are around the corner, but I don’t think there was ever such a one-sided context in such a subtly toxic democratic environment as now. There are many reasons for people of good will to be...

  • A scoundrel’s Constitution - David Casa

    When the Venice Commission published its opinion on the Maltese constitutional structure, Joseph Muscat’s government was forced to admit that the current system was inadequate. It was laid bare, undeniably, for all to see: Malta is falling short...

  • Multiculturalism and religion - Raymond Azzopardi

    When it was reported that a circular had been sent to health centres instructing them to remove all religious symbols and pictures – as “the clinic is a health entity and we consider ourselves to be a multicultural society” – many were shocked and...

  • Urban planning: great expectations - Andre Pizzuto

    Urban planning: great expectations - Andre Pizzuto

    Much has been written and said in recent months and years about our planning system. Heritage and environmental NGOs consistently lament the erosion of our identity through the destruction of our built and environmental heritage. Developers defend...

  • For children and their families - Michael Falzon

    The headline above captures the vision and priority of the National Strategy for the Adoption of Children. The raison d’être of this document is to have measures that are in the best interest of children in vulnerable situations, giving them a...

  • Seven visits to the past - Kenneth Charles Curmi

    My recollection of childhood Easters is bound to be overlaid with nostalgia, but even the most objective and unbiased of observers would agree that change has indeed descended upon the feast. I returned to visit my childhood churches, and to...

  • European values! What values? - Noemi Zarb

    European values! What values? - Noemi Zarb

    Although Malta is changing beyond recognition, nothing has changed in its tribal partisan politics, which preclude any reasonable debate of European issues despite the countdown to the MEP elections on May 25. Few wonder what being an EU Member...

  • Politics should be taught at school - Kristina Chetcuti

    Politics should be taught at school - Kristina Chetcuti

    My daughter is 12. In two years’ time, at the age of 14, she will be eligible to become a member of the Labour Party or the Nationalist Party. This is because both political parties have reduced their minimum membership age from 16 to 14; a...

  • The future of life? It’s looking dismal - David Marinelli

    The future of life? It’s looking dismal - David Marinelli

    A study published nearly two years ago warned that “This current ‘biological annihilation’ underlines the seriousness for humanity of earth’s ongoing sixth mass extinction”.  This was a study by Gerardo Ceballos, Paul Ehrlich and Rodolfo Dirzo...

  • Unanimity and collusion - Steve Pace

    No intros, so let’s just get to the knuckle of the argument. What happened in Parliament proved beyond doubt that our country has been hijacked by two colluding political parties and their unanimous vote to capitalise on the existing issues faced...

  • Question time: A public prosecutor

    Question time: A public prosecutor

    David Casa, Nationalist Party MEP It is quite debatable. My first reading of what has been proposed by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici does not offer much comfort. In my view it just adds another layer of bureaucracy in a feeble attempt to...

  • Victims of terrifying abuse - Regina Catrambone

    For years, migration has been a part of our daily lives. Nevertheless, this phenomena that happens in different areas across the world - from the Mediterranean basin to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and the migrant caravan crossing Latin...