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  • Watch: Metro every six minutes will coax half the drivers out of cars

    Watch: Metro every six minutes will coax half the drivers out of cars

    An underground system would not be susceptible to traffic jams and that reliability – along with having a service every six minutes – would be enough to coax half the drivers to leave their cars behind, according to architect Konrad Xuereb. He...

  • Watch: Metro could generate €300 million a year

    Watch: Metro could generate €300 million a year

    The metro being proposed by architect Konrad Xuereb could generate as much as €300 million a year, he assured Times Talk, saying that the 50km project had to be seen as complementary to other transport systems. The controversial proposal was first...

  • Watch: 'Remove the George Cross and relocate colonial monuments'

    Watch: 'Remove the George Cross and relocate colonial monuments'

    It is time for the Maltese to ditch the misguided celebration of its colonial past and do away with flag insignia and monuments spread across its capital, according to historian Charles Xuereb. Malta decided to incorporate the George Cross in its...

  • Watch: 'They say we help smugglers... but they're the ones financing them'

    Watch: 'They say we help smugglers... but they're the ones financing them'

    Daniel Mainwaring was already familiar with the EU’s migration policy before he ever set foot on an NGO rescue vessel. After volunteering aboard the Sea-Watch, however, it is the human stories which are seared into his consciousness. “Every woman...

  • Watch: Horrors at sea, hypocrisy on land

    Watch: Horrors at sea, hypocrisy on land

    What is it like to be aboard a migrant rescue vessel, and what makes volunteers so sure that they are doing the right thing?  In this Times Talk interview, Sea-Watch volunteer Daniel Mainwaring recalls the horrific tales crew members hear, accuses...

  • Watch: ‘Grow a thick skin,’ President advises her successor

    Watch: ‘Grow a thick skin,’ President advises her successor

    Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has advised the next President of the Republic to “grow a thick skin” to survive the onslaught of unjust criticism. “That was my experience serving in this office… and that advice is even more relevant if it were to be a...

  • Watch: 'The unfair attacks on me' - President

    Watch: 'The unfair attacks on me' - President

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca looks back at her five-year legacy in one of the last interviews before stepping down from the post.  In an interview with Times Talk, the President fields questions about whether her actions throughout her...

  • Watch: 'Valletta 2018 was a missed opportunity,' says former mayor

    Watch: 'Valletta 2018 was a missed opportunity,' says former mayor

    Some authorities prefer to give precedence to commercial entities in Valletta, rather than to residents, which goes against the ideal balance that Alexiei Dingli had sought during his decade as the capital’s mayor. He also lamented to Times Talk...

  • Watch: Quality of life in parts of Valletta has worsened

    Watch: Quality of life in parts of Valletta has worsened

    Stepping down after serving for 10 years as the mayor of Valletta, Alexiei Dingli is concerned that the quality of life in some parts of the capital has worsened. On Times Talk, he talks about his frustrations and and the lack of vision for...

  • Watch: ‘Stop baptising newborns, remove Catholicism reference from constitution’

    Watch: ‘Stop baptising newborns, remove Catholicism reference from constitution’

    The Catholic Church in Malta should phase out “outdated” practices like baptising newborns, if it is to remain relevant, a well-known cleric has suggested. The Church needs to radically revise the way it "dishes out” sacraments, and its bishops...

  • Watch: 'This is how we need to change the Church'

    Watch: 'This is how we need to change the Church'

    Lecturer and theologian Rene Camilleri says he is not surprised by the abysmal church-going attendance figures unveiled in a recent census. The Church needs to take a good look at its "outdated" practices and revise its "product" if it is to...

  • Watch: Don't call party-owned media 'fake news'

    Watch: Don't call party-owned media 'fake news'

    Three decades of soaking up the one-sided perspectives of partisan media outlets have made Maltese more savvy in identifying news bias, sociologist Godfrey Baldacchino believes.  "It makes us a little bit smarter and more sensitive to the way in...

  • Watch: Fake news and what it means to be Maltese

    Watch: Fake news and what it means to be Maltese

    The internet has made it easier than ever before for information to spread - but it has also facilitated the proliferation of misinformation and fake news.  How is the technological age altering our sense of truth and fiction, and what does this...

  • Watch: Gozo tunnel will be built and run by the private sector

    Watch: Gozo tunnel will be built and run by the private sector

    A private contractor will have to finance the building of the Gozo-Malta tunnel and would then take over its operation for a number of years depending on its final cost, according to the head of the project’s steering committee, Franco...

  • Watch: ‘Paceville masterplan was dropped for commercial interests’ - KTP head

    Watch: ‘Paceville masterplan was dropped for commercial interests’ - KTP head

    The Paceville masterplan was dropped for commercial interests – but the conflicts of interest could have been easily solved, the new head of the Kamra tal-Periti Simone Vella Lenicker told Times Talk. The architect, who has been involved with the...

  • Watch: New head of the Kamra tal-Periti laments uglification of Malta

    Watch: New head of the Kamra tal-Periti laments uglification of Malta

    The new head of the Kamra tal-Periti, Simone Vella Lenicker, has promised that the entity will not flag in its efforts to improve the quality of the built environment. In an interview with Times Talk, the architect – who has spent 15 years on the...

  • Watch: 'Delia has to act, and act quickly'

    Watch: 'Delia has to act, and act quickly'

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia can no longer just parry blows raining down on him from within the shadows of his own party, his friend and architect Robert Musumeci believes.  "He cannot afford to wait any longer," Dr Musumeci tells Times...

  • Watch: Robert Musumeci defends his 'friend' Adrian Delia

    Watch: Robert Musumeci defends his 'friend' Adrian Delia

    As Opposition leader Adrian Delia continues to parry internal criticism, he has found a backer who these days is more often associated with his political adversaries.  Fellow Siġġiewi resident Robert Musumeci's staunch defence of his friend - and...

  • Watch: ‘I will not resign” – Delia rejects claims he’s pulling PN down

    Watch: ‘I will not resign” – Delia rejects claims he’s pulling PN down

    Updated 1pm with Occupy Justice statement Adrian Delia said he has never offered to step down or even suspend himself as leader of the Nationalist Party because his "personal matters" were not damaging or disrupting his political role.  Dr Delia...

  • Watch: Adrian Delia combative amid party upheaval

    Watch: Adrian Delia combative amid party upheaval

    Adrian Delia fields questions about his political future, amid internal party strife and claims of abuse surrounding his separation from his wife. In an interview on Times Talk, the Nationalist Party leader reacts to demands for his resignation,...