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  • Strengthening our institutions - Max Ganado

    The need to split the Attorney General’s office and function into at least two different constitutional functions of the same calibre, with a Director of Public Prosecutions having independence and security of tenure, has long been...

  • Political geese and journalistic gander - Fr Joe Borg

    Political geese and journalistic gander - Fr Joe Borg

    Thumbs up for the front page story carried by this paper last Sunday revealing the meeting of two Nationalists MPs, Kristy Debono and Hermann Schiavone, with Yorgen Fenech, the owner of the shady company 17 Black. He is also, among many other...

  • Adieu, by any means - Mark Anthony Falzon

    I never imagined I would find solace in anything Sandro Chetcuti said. I was wrong.  The occasion was a conference held by the Malta Developers Association (MDA) at which an updated version of a report on the construction industry was presented...

  • The misrule of law - John Vassallo

    The misrule of law - John Vassallo

    Last month during the European Parliament Tax3 Committee meeting on Malta and its rapid descent into the black hole of corrupt countries, we witnessed quite clearly what is essentially wrong about the rule, or the misrule, of law in Malta. I admit...

  • The Triq tal-Ġebel - Manuel Delia

    The Triq tal-Ġebel - Manuel Delia

    You know your town has become violent when a drive-by shooting barely makes the news. It is facile to say that if Lassine Souleymane had been a dog found shot on the side of the Triq tal-Ġebel in Birżebbuġa there would have been more uproar. Such...

  • Fusing tradition with technology - Jonathan Mizzi

    Fusing tradition with technology - Jonathan Mizzi

    Transport is a hot topic of conversation in Malta, now more than ever. There’s much debate surrounding the planned Malta-Gozo tunnel and the possibility of introducing a metro system. One thing that we can all agree on is that our transport...

  • We need some new specs - Bishop Mario Grech

    We need some new specs - Bishop Mario Grech

    As the saying goes, “to the pure eye, everything is pure”. The one who has clear eyes, sees clearly; but the one who has hazy eyesight, sees just a mist; and he whose eyes are covered by a crust, only sees dimly. In the gospel story about the...

  • Deeds not words, Mr President - Kristina Chetcuti

    Deeds not words, Mr President - Kristina Chetcuti

    The term ‘good governance’ was coined sometime in the late 1980s. While the world was perming its hair, putting on shoulder pads and watching Dallas, someone put the adjective and noun together in a World Bank report about African countries. The...

  • Swan song for Burmarrad - Alan Deidun

    Swan song for Burmarrad - Alan Deidun

    Dua Lipa’s recently released Swan Song springs to mind when I think of Burmarrad’s current predicament. The phrase ‘swan song’ originally referred to an artist’s final performance, but it can also symboli­cally represent the inexorable demise of...

  • Make a difference, not just a living - Martin Scicluna

    Notwithstanding the contentious conversations one may have concerning the distribution of wealth in the world, it has to be recognised that there are still some very decent people making a difference and that the concept of giving back to society...

  • Question time: Property market

    Question time: Property market

    Why did the Prime Minister feel he should say that stakeholders should ‘not spit in the same well they drink from’ when speaking about the property market? Frank Psaila, Nationalist Party MEP candidate I cannot speak for the Prime Minister.

  • Does it really matter? - Marilyn Bellizzi

    Does it really matter? - Marilyn Bellizzi

    “As long as you’re happy, it does not matter whom you love.” This is a comment that I saw on social media a few days ago. My reply was: “It may not matter to you, but it matters to God.” This is the point of everything. Do you care about God, or...

  • Errors of judgement - Vicki Ann Cremona

    Errors of judgement - Vicki Ann Cremona

    Kristy Debono, president of the Council of the Nationalist Party, has described as an ‘error of judgement’ her meeting with Yorgen Fenech – owner of 17 Black – and one of the protagonists in the sordid tale of corruption and horror that is deeply...

  • Blockchain and Bitcoins - Anthony Curmi

    Blockchain and Bitcoins - Anthony Curmi

    In my letter ‘Virtual currencies and vigilance’ (January 2, 2018) I had concluded: “My view is a definite no to cryptocurrencies but by all means let us explore the potential introduction of blockchain technology with adequate safeguards.” The...

  • Planet Earth’s champions - George Camilleri

    Planet Earth’s champions - George Camilleri

    You have inherited hurricanes, floods, droughts, cyclones, freezing cold, heatwaves, acid rain, sea level rise, ocean acidification, damage to ecosystems, famines, depleting water resources and failing human health. Your industries, agriculture,...

  • A labelling society - Clifford Galea

    Various studies and surveys suggest that people in many societies are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes towards those dealing with drug addiction. In addition, people generally do not support government policies that aim to help...

  • Stains on our conscience - Ranier Fsadni

    Stains on our conscience - Ranier Fsadni

    George Vella’s inaugural speech as President was obviously well pondered, revealing a lifetime of political thought, but in one of the delicate passages there was a detail that might well have been written spontaneously, without overthinking,...

  • EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 - Alfred Baldacchino

    EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 - Alfred Baldacchino

    Conscious of the need to avert global biodiversity loss, on May 3, 2011, the European Commission adopted a new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity, known as EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 (EUBS). This was a response to two important strong...

  • Where are the buffer zones? - Joanna Spiteri Staines

    The Irrestawra Darek funds scheme introduced by the Planning Authority is an excellent scheme to restore the façades of traditional old buildings. The scheme was met with approval at Din l-Art Ħelwa since it helps home owners financially to...

  • Egypt recognises Malta’s ‘grande figure’ - Fr Mark Montebello

    Egypt recognises Malta’s ‘grande figure’ - Fr Mark Montebello

    Manuel Dimech (1860–1921) continues to be gradually recognised beyond the ideological and regional confines that so marked his initial diffusion. Much work has gone into this challenging process. His adoption in the Maltese islands by just one...