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  • Truth about contraception - Patrick Pullicino

    In the 1960s, shortly after the release of oral contraceptives, US senator Nelson stated: “Never in history have so many individuals taken such potent drugs with so little information as to the actual and potential hazards. We are embarking on a...

  • Malta-Gozo – so close yet so far - Francis Zammit Dimech

    The Labour government has justly been facing criticism for its lack of action over a span of six years when it comes to connectivity. They have promised a fast ferry, but we still do not have the service, they promised a fourth RO-RO passenger car...

  • Malta’s golden passport - Tina Urso

    Alfred Sant tells supporters ‘Brussels can’t take away Malta’s golden passport’, and I hope he’s wrong. The European Union is considering ending the sale of passport schemes by EU member states, particularly Malta’s and Cyprus’s schemes – two of...

  • Market change in Valletta - Thomas Cremona

    The accommodation market is a dynamic sector that necessitates constant monitoring to fine-tune strategies regarding the provision of additional facilities and refurbishing existing amenities. Research carried out by Casa Rooms has indicated that...

  • Law and mental disorder - Andrea Caruana

    Law and mental disorder - Andrea Caruana

    There are those in this world who are mistaken. They may throw the first stone and call you the mistaken one causing you to believe it, yet they are false prophets. Patience time and again reveals truth. There are those who believe the national...

  • 'Our hearts are the same as yours' - Daniel Mainwaring

    'Our hearts are the same as yours' - Daniel Mainwaring

    Achuil stands tall and resolute for a sixteen year old. He’s seen too much for a young man, but on the day that he speaks to me from detention at the Initial Reception Centre (IRC) in Marsa a tone of playful hopefulness never leaves his voice. He...

  • Incitement to kill the unborn - Tony Mifsud

    It has been reported that a UK-based charity providing financial assistance, practical information and accommodation to those living in countries with restrictive abortion laws said that it was also offering its services to residents in Malta and...

  • The Star of Malta revisited - Mark Said

    The Star of Malta revisited - Mark Said

    I refer to  Victoria Pace Ross’s letter of February 28 (‘Star of Malta’) whereby she requested any information about the incident. I recall that way back in 2009, John Buchanan of Milford On Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, England, had come over to...

  • Keep up the momentum - Paul Radmilli

    Under the presidency of George Abela there were many initiatives to set the ball rolling for constitutional reform. That momentum vanished into thin air. If reform does not materialise when there is a strong national debate, by default it gets...

  • Do you have the Ex-Factor? - Josianne Cutajar

    Malta may have found its rising star in Michela earlier this year, but the X-Factor drama is far from behind us. Matthew Grech, a contestant who was eliminated earlier on in the competition, seems to want to extend his 15 minutes of fame a while...

  • Help our farmers. Buy local - Kristina Chetcuti

    Help our farmers. Buy local - Kristina Chetcuti

    Last Sunday, I felt very much like I was starring in some Hollywoodian Perfect Storm movie. Rainwater flooded the kitchen; the old glass windows did not stop rattling; the rickety doors hung on by a hair’s breadth; the garden looked like a Florida...

  • Children’s rights are human rights - Michael Falzon

    Children are an essential element of our society, of future society and today’s. Children have a right to be safe, to be heard, to receive adequate care and to be loved. Every child should be protected and have his or her rights safeguarded. The...

  • Love that dare not speak its name - Michela Spiteri

    Once upon a time, homosexuals were denied Holy Communion. They were routinely rounded up by the police, marched through the streets, even executed. And believe it or not, there are countries which still criminalise same-sex relationships and exact...

  • The storm is us - Mark Anthony Falzon

    It’s well known that dogs tend to look and act like their owners. Or maybe it’s the other way round, but the lopsidedness of the relationship suggests that ‘canine mini-me’ is the more likely formula. Not so well known is that storms are like dogs.

  • Elastic heights on Manoel Island - Arnold Cassola

    Elastic heights on Manoel Island - Arnold Cassola

    The MIDI development on Manoel Island is based on a Development Brief issued by the Planning Authority way back in 1992. In this brief the authority states in paragraph 7.1: “Because all new development on Manoel Island should respect the existing...

  • ‘Papers please’ - Manuel Delia

    ‘Papers please’ - Manuel Delia

    You may not be thinking about this all the time, but we are experiencing a real crisis for civil rights in this country. You can divorce and remarry. You can marry someone of your own gender. It is ridiculous to say it is all going downhill. The...

  • ‘Oldest democracy’ in action - John Vassallo

    ‘Oldest democracy’ in action - John Vassallo

    On January 30, two months before the deadline set by the UK under Article 50 two years ago, the European Parliament held a debate on Brexit. All categorically excluded the reopening of the Withdrawal Agreement reached between the 27 Member States...

  • Where politicians fail, the crowd steps in - Alan Deidun

    Where politicians fail, the crowd steps in - Alan Deidun

    Crowdfunding – or the pooling of small sums of money from individual donors to sponsor an activity that would otherwise be beyond reach of a single financeer – is increasingly being deployed by civil society as an advocacy measure, mainly to...

  • Moynihan House bites the dust - Gordon Caruana Dingli

    Moynihan House bites the dust - Gordon Caruana Dingli

    A building is often a shelter from the elements for people to live in, work or, perhaps, to be used as a store. Some buildings are primarily erected for an aesthetic purpose or for defence or as a show of strength. In Malta they are now often seen...

  • Question time: Yes, Sir!

    Question time: Yes, Sir!

    Last December, top police officer Ian Abdilla declined to answer questions about 17 Black, telling Times of Malta that he was accountable to the police commissioner, not the public. We asked three commentators what they think.  Josef Caruana,...