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  • Gozitans deserve to know - Emmanuel J. Galea

    The leader ‘The Urbanisation of Gozo’ (February 10) contained several statements that have been rattling in my mind, prompting me to express some concerns. The Labour Party pledged the start of the Gozo tunnel project in its 2017 manifesto, which...

  • Iceberg in the Mediterranean - Manuel Delia

    Iceberg in the Mediterranean - Manuel Delia

    Spanish sources were quoted in the Times of Malta last week describing what we know of the “tuna laundering” scandal as the tip of the iceberg. The newspaper reported that Andreina Fenech Farrugia, the Director General of Fisheries who is now...

  • Heading towards a new arms race - Anthony Manduca

    Heading towards a new arms race - Anthony Manduca

    The announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States is suspending its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty – and will probably withdraw from the treaty in six months – is a rash, dangerous...

  • Land lust on Calypso’s island - Alan Deidun

    Land lust on Calypso’s island - Alan Deidun

    Gozitans constitute roughly four to five per cent of the native population of the entire archipelago, some elementary number-crunching reveals (e.g. by excluding the Maltese in possession of a Gozitan identification card and foreigners who have...

  • Deploy the foot soldiers - Peter Agius

    The European Socialists’ proposal to impose an EU-wide corporate tax of 18 per cent would be a direct hit to Malta’s competitiveness because it erodes our ability to make up for our natural disadvantages when compared to mainland Europe. Germany...

  • Question time: Healthy quality of life

    Josè Herrera, Minister For The Environment, Sustainable Development And Climate Change Economic growth cannot be sustainable if it is achieved at the expense of environmental protection and social progress. The government’s aspirations are that,...

  • More women in politics - Francine Farrugia

    Politics is a term that influences various aspects of life, particularly in Parliament where major legislative decisions are made. Decisions that, directly or indirectly, affect all of us, including women. A few years back, women were not given as...

  • Two-thirds pension is 40 - Carmel Mallia

    The National Insurance Act of 1956 provided for the payment of national insurance contributions and benefits including pensions at a flat rate. The introduction of the two-thirds pension with effect from January 21, 1979 was a big step in the...

  • Give children better schools - Adrian Delia

    Educating our children has become a feat too big to handle for this government. I write this with a heavy heart as I read report after report and watch news clip after news clip, all pointing to the systematic failure by this administration. My...

  • Strong and stable currency - Aaron Farrugia

    Strong and stable currency - Aaron Farrugia

    This year marks the 20th anniversary since the euro was introduced back in January 1999. This is certainly an important milestone and one that is worth reflecting upon. Although arguments for a common European currency had been floated for quite...

  • On land reclamation - Denis Camilleri

    On land reclamation - Denis Camilleri

    The Maltese archipelago is a small island state of 316 square kilometres with the total population standing at 475,701 people, up by 3.6 per cent when compared to 2017. Of these, 55,000, or 11.15 per cent, are non-Maltese nationals, an increase of...

  • Pietà heritage: a chance to act - Astrid Vella

    Whenever I see London being promoted as a tourist destination, it never fails to strike me how this city that prides itself on its modern buildings does not use images of its gleaming skyscrapers to draw visitors. Evidently, London’s marketing...

  • Don’t worry, love the price - Matthew Farrugia

    Don’t worry, love the price - Matthew Farrugia

      Our relationship status with oil has always been ‘complicated’, ever since we found out we can use it to propel ourselves forward and light our homes. For us Mediterraneans, oil is not just a matter of convenience, it is cultural when we...

  • Owen’s shades of grey - Ranier Fsadni

    Owen’s shades of grey - Ranier Fsadni

    For a long time, we have been told that the international Daphne Project, the European Parliament and the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia are one big unholy alliance. They spin the same story out of the same pack of lies, for the purpose of...

  • The Malta we believe in - Mario de Marco

    Sidney Hook is considered to be one of the top political philosophers of the 20th century. In his youth, he was a Marxist. Later on, he became an ardent critic of communism and any other extreme ideologies that suppressed democracy. He once wrote:...

  • Defaming and defacing - Martin Scicluna

    Defaming and defacing - Martin Scicluna

    The liberty of the press is one of the birth-rights of citizens in every civilised country em­bracing the rule of law. In Malta, the independence of the press is embedded in article 41 of the Constitution as a fundamental right. The appearance in...

  • Hell on valley of hope - Victor Formosa

    A year ago, the contractor arrived on our street, right on Wied tal-Isperanza (Valley of Hope) in Mosta, to start tearing the building adjacent to ours bringing over trucks and high-ups, noisy equipment and a generator whose noise levels exceeded...

  • Why they all march - Klaus Vella Bardon

    The annual Washington DC March for Life came and went with hardly any mention in the media. This year, the event took place on January 18, marking the 46th anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision of January 1973, Roe versus Wade, when...

  • Speaking up for the centre - Roberta Metsola

    Joseph Muscat’s recent rant in somehow trying to instil an imagined threat to pensions, is not only an economic falsity, it is an attempt to once again use projected fear to pull wool over eyes. But it did bring back memories of how I found myself...

  • It’s called ‘youth’ - Fr Charles Cini, SDB

    It’s called ‘youth’ - Fr Charles Cini, SDB

    Much of the selfish aggressiveness of young people today arises out of insecurity. Rapid changes in Maltese society have in many cases produced injustice; this has created a lack of self-confidence, causing humiliation before parents and family.