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  • Egrant and the PN - Ranier Fsadni

    Egrant and the PN - Ranier Fsadni

    Unless the full 1,500-page report of the Egrant inquiry is published, there will remain important unresolved questions, some of which have been highlighted by the sons of the late Daphne Caruana Galizia. However, the Nationalist Party needs to...

  • Living in denial - Arnold Cassola

    The authorities in Malta seem to be living in a cloud cuckoo land of their own, where everything is bliss, things work like clockwork, nothing is wrong and everything is perfect. Joseph Muscat and company have conjured up the illusion, mantra and...

  • What are we doing? - David Mercieca

    The whole migrant and refugee issue has gone on for far too long and at this point as a Maltese teenage citizen my heart aches not only for what my country is going through but even more for what my country is doing in response to it. Till 2014, I...

  • A heartfelt call to reason - Alex Perici-Calascione

    The recent events which unfolded in such quick succession following the publication of the conclusions of the Egrant inquiry, conducted by Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, have indeed left myriad mixed reactions behind. This is not merely on the...

  • Justice served - Martin Scicluna

    Justice served - Martin Scicluna

    Justice is truth in action. We have just witnessed truth in action. We have learnt from Magistrate Aaron Bugeja’s comprehensive 15-month investigation into the accusation by the late Daphne Caruana Galizia that the Prime Minister’s wife was the...

  • It’s history revisiting us - Carol Gatt

    It’s history revisiting us - Carol Gatt

    Many of us Maltese, like many Europeans and people in the West, think refugees could be genuine, legal, but only when they say so. When we accept that they could be genuine refugees who justly come and claim help from better, safer countries, we...

  • 'How I'm seeing Malta disappear through its doors'

    'How I'm seeing Malta disappear through its doors'

    Expedition and photography producer, writer, and blogger HELEN JONES-FLORIO shudders at the sight of another building permit proposing to cement Malta's architecture. I first arrived on the island of Malta, three years ago, with my husband,...

  • More than just lies - Owen Bonnici

    The conclusion of the monumental Egrant inquiry has started to close a dark chapter in Maltese politics. At the same time, it has also alerted us to the extent to which the political scenario of this country has become vulnerable to the unholy...

  • Helsinki 1975-2018 - Evarist Saliba

    Helsinki 1975-2018 - Evarist Saliba

    As I watched the press conference given by Donald Trump, US President, and Vladi­mir Putin, Russian President, on July 16, at the end of their brief encounter in Helsinki, my mind could not help going back to Helsinki 1975, when the Helsinki Final...

  • Maria Tabone – a tribute (1) - Philip Farrugia Randon

    Maria Tabone – a tribute (1) - Philip Farrugia Randon

    Writing an appreciation for a mother-in-law is not a common thing but my mother-in-law was, in any case, quite uncommon. I loved her dearly and I am sure she shared the same sentiment towards me. Maria Tabone always kept both her feet firmly on...

  • Maria Tabone – a tribute (2) - Francis Zammit Dimech

    Yesterday afternoon a packed Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Balluta celebrated the life of Maria Tabone. As I formed part of that congregation, fond memories of her and Ċensu came back to my mind. Maria was a woman of substance and dignity and...

  • The weakest European link - Arthur Muscat

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna’s ‘Talking Point’ titled ‘Keeping up appearances’ (July 18) sets out to minimise the gravity of having a State institution – the Financial Analysis Intelligence Unit, also set up to fight money laundering – caught...

  • Ideology, political calculation - Michael Briguglio

    What’s in an ideological tag? Some argue that in today’s liquid societies, ideologies are as outdated as typewriters. Others believe their own political stance to be objective and correct, to the contrary of other stances that are labelled as...

  • Human smuggling - Charles Buttigieg

    Human smuggling - Charles Buttigieg

    “If someone prevents us, we will find other solutions. Migrants have always found a way to escape. And we have always found a way to let them leave,” said a 32-year-old smuggler to journalist Francesca Mannocchi during an in-depth investigation...

  • Standing up for journalism before it’s too late - Pace, Peregin, Diacono

    Standing up for journalism before it’s too late - Pace, Peregin, Diacono

    Journalism is under threat. Society is changing, and the information-sharing landscape has been radically transformed by social media and the Internet.Not only do media outlets have to compete with everyone for space on this landscape, but they...

  • Save our villages - Kristina Chetcuti

    Save our villages - Kristina Chetcuti

    I’m enthralled by the villages of Għasri and San Lawrenz in Gozo. Għasri only has a bunch of 500 inhabitants, and if you discount Comino, it’s officially the least pop­u­lated village on our islands. San Lawrenz is a close second. There’s maybe,...

  • Central Link: the best solution - Fredrick Azzopardi

    After announcing the Central Link Project, many relieved resi­dents and commuters encouraged us to ignore the naysayers, to get on with it and implement this long-awaited investment as soon as possible. I don’t subscribe to this point of view. The...

  • Tunnelling to trouble - Claire Bonello

    So it seems that the Malta-Gozo tunnel is edging into being, with the public consultation exercise having just been launched. There is some scepticism about the scope of these consultation exercises, especially as there is an air of inevitability...

  • The end of the road (rage) - Michela Spiteri

    There was one car fewer on our roads last week. My own. For years, I’ve advocated the benefits of public transport and written about relieving traffic congestion. But until recently I had not ‘walked the talk’ or weaned myself off driving.  So...

  • Migration and its myths - Mark Anthony Falzon

    Beggars are hard to avoid in India. They include amputees, people with severe physical disabilities generally, and the plainly desperately poor. Except most of them are secretly rather well off. Every morning, they put on their rags for the day’s...