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  • Create oases in Malta - Frank Salt

    The other day I was talking to a good friend who told me she had just been to a wedding in Cornwall, England. She said that the place was beautiful, neat, tidy and clean. She then turned to me and said she was so depressed when she came back to...

  • Question time: Unequivocal stand

    Question time: Unequivocal stand

    Claudio Grech, Opposition spokesman on Well-being, Family, Social Solidarity, Pensions, Children Rights and the Unborn Intrinsically, Malta is a nation that cherishes life. A recent survey carried out by MaltaToday leaves no doubt on this: 95.2...

  • The financial crisis - André DeBattista

    The financial crisis - André DeBattista

    The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development published a much-needed document calling for an ethical discernment regarding aspects of the present economic-financial system. Oeconomicae...

  • Abusing Zuckerberg’s tool - Ċensu Galea

    I am quite sure that if I were to ask who is Mark Zuckerberg, quite a few would not answer the question. Perhaps, after Cambridge Analytica more would be able to give a reply though. On the other hand, if I were to ask the question ‘What is...

  • Keeping up appearances - Steve Pace

    Keeping up appearances - Steve Pace

    There is always a lesson to be learnt in anything in life. The outcome of Ireland’s referendum was no surprise. As I said to someone, a win for the No vote would have probably made me believe in miracles. The celebrations are an expression of...

  • Equal treatment for pensioners - Carmel Mallia

    The Alliance of Pensioners’ Organisations refers to the opinion piece by Joseph Grech (May 23) titled ‘Letter of protest’. In terms of section 56 of the Social Security law a pension awarded for service rendered to an employer by an employee is...

  • Cohesion policy beyond 2020 - Corina Creţu

    It is worth €374 billion, it is Europe’s main source of investment and its aim is to reduce economic, social and territorial disparities Europe: it is the new cohesion policy for the 2021-27 financial period as announced by the Commission on 29...

  • Pro-life appeal to the President - Mary Hilda Camilleri

    My attention was drawn to a report in this newspaper (May 27) on the President’s stand on the maltreatment of children. I was struck by her deep concern for children and the risks some of them face when they are subjected to corporal punishment...

  • Sense of an ending - Ranier Fsadni

    Sense of an ending - Ranier Fsadni

    Here we are, one year short of the 100th anniversary of the Sette Giugno uprising. In the Maltese State’s iconography it’s a milestone in the achievement of democracy. And yet it’s hard to come across anyone – least of all online – who doesn’t...

  • The Floriana Ospizio - Joe Bugeja

    The Floriana Ospizio - Joe Bugeja

    The nightly rambling dreams still knock on morning doors to open wide. Distorted views and misty recollections project stories of old Sa Maison. The truth is hidden in learned minds of authors fragmented by the march of time. Even newspapers are...

  • Joseph, please break this policy - Chris Fearne

    Joseph, please break this policy - Chris Fearne

    Joseph Muscat has been at the helm of our party for exactly 10 years. The best observation I can think of making on this milestone, this wonderful anniversary is a simple, humble, yet deeply felt request: Joseph, do not leave before the next...

  • Casa conspiracy theorist - Martin Scicluna

    Casa conspiracy theorist - Martin Scicluna

    I find myself nonplussed. For the last few months since MEP David Casa rose without trace to become the European Parliament’s self-appointed expert on the rule of law in Malta, I have been unable to decide whether he is a charlatan or a...

  • Leaf out of Peter and Paul - Albert Buttigieg

    Leaf out of Peter and Paul - Albert Buttigieg

    Peter was a fisherman, Paul was a scholar. Although both concurred about the anointed One, both bore divergent points of view. Peter asserted that the Torah, the Jewish law, was to be firmly adhered to while Paul on the other hand was adamant...

  • Adoptions for childless couples - Tony Mifsud

    Congratulations to Family Minister Michael Falzon for introducing grants to childless couples who decide to adopt children from abroad to solve their infertility problem. The government  has now shown there are alternatives to embryo freezing.

  • Democratic governance - Kenneth Wain

    Democratic governance - Kenneth Wain

    The rule of law is one of those fundamental political concepts that are bounced about but left largely unexplained political convenience. Martin Scicluna quotes Tom Paine’s dictum that it is politically supreme, which is true to the extent that...

  • Playing with taxpayers’ money - Arnold Cassola

    We are all human beings, with our human defects. That is why checks and balances are needed in life.  And even more in political life. When in power, politicians tend to forget we are there to administer in the name of others and not to plunder...

  • The spectre of Moloch - Klaus Vella Bardon

    As to be expected, the shocking result of the abortion referendum in Ireland has been greeted with gleeful gloating by thelikes of Martin Scicluna. Meanwhile, Women’s Rights Foundation director, Lara Dimitrijevic, proudly reaffirms her...

  • Of courage and cowardice - Patrick Pullicino

    In May 2016, in Stratford upon Avon, a woman lunged into the path of a huge car transporter to push her little daughter, riding a scooter, out of its way. She saved her daughter but she was crushed to death. Two months ago at Trèbes, in France,...

  • Workers for partisan needs - Michael Briguglio

    A total 839 persons are now employed by the Community Work Scheme administered by the General Workers’ Union and financed through public funds. This scheme was set up in 2016 to provide employment for 600 workers who were registering for work and...

  • Allure of city living - James Vella Clark

    Last week was 10 years since I first moved to Valletta. The allure of living in the city was all there. Back then, things looked very promising. From a car park with cement tiles, St George’s Square was turned into the very heart of the city. Many...