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  • Watch: Moviment Graffiti's PA anger

    Watch: Moviment Graffiti's PA anger

    One week after the Planning Authority voted 10-4 in favour of db Group's plans to build a 38-storey tower and mega hotel at St George's Bay, activists are still fuming.  Moviment Graffiti’s Andre Callus was one of the people spearheading...

  • Watch: 'The economy is not overheating' - Finance Minister

    Watch: 'The economy is not overheating' - Finance Minister

    The economy may be growing at a rate of nearly 6 per cent but it is not overheating, Finance Minister Edward Scicuna told Times Talk.  He said that the numerous cranes on the horizon showed that the infrastructure was reacting to the growth in...

  • Watch: Opposition hyperbole is hurting Malta's reputation - Edward Scicluna

    Watch: Opposition hyperbole is hurting Malta's reputation - Edward Scicluna

    With the Budget just a few weeks away, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has to balance the expectations resulting from another surplus with the need to ensure that the wealth is distributed across all levels of society. In the meantime, he also...

  • ‘I am not a racist’ – Adrian Delia

    ‘I am not a racist’ – Adrian Delia

    Adrian Delia has defended his controversial warnings about the influx of foreigners into Malta, but rejected claims that he was driven by racial or xenophobic motives. "I'm not advocating the politics of fear. But we never had these numbers and we...

  • Watch: Adrian Delia on worrying polls, foreigners

    Watch: Adrian Delia on worrying polls, foreigners

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia is the main guest in Wednesday's edition of Times Talk. Dr Delia fields questions about why he believes the PN and his trust rating keep trailing in opinion polls.  In the wake of mounting criticism, he...

  • Watch: 'Malta's economy is built on cheap labour' - Yana Mintoff

    Watch: 'Malta's economy is built on cheap labour' - Yana Mintoff

    Malta’s economy is booming, but beneath the positive sheen of record employment lies a darker reality that often goes ignored. “Our economy is built on cheap labour and precarious work,” says Yana Mintoff. “It’s not healthy. It’s not good for the...

  • Watch: Clean-ups are not just about collecting tonnes of rubbish

    Watch: Clean-ups are not just about collecting tonnes of rubbish

    NGO Żibel has managed to clear up 52 tonnes of rubbish since it was founded in spring of 2017 but its chairman and co-founder Andrew Schembri is very pragmatic about the number of volunteers, saying that land clean-ups were more about educating...

  • Watch: How can we do our bit to cut down on plastic?

    Watch: How can we do our bit to cut down on plastic?

    Want to cut down on plastic pollution? It's simple: just start by becoming aware of your own waste, according to Żibel co-founder Andrew Schembri. The NGO is among those spearheading the fight against waste. Mr Schembri said that awareness of the...

  • Watch: 'Yes we're late... so the earlier we start, the better'

    Watch: 'Yes we're late... so the earlier we start, the better'

    Malta’s natural environment has been bruised and battered over the years, and as the destruction steamrolls forward, the sense that the ecological horse has already bolted becomes increasingly difficult to ignore. It’s a perspective which Conrad...

  • Watch: Ambjent Malta chairman on why Malta needs this new agency

    Watch: Ambjent Malta chairman on why Malta needs this new agency

    Malta has itself a new environmental agency, at a time when concern about the country's natural heritage is at an all-time high.  But what will Ambjent Malta be responsible for, and why does the public sector need yet another bureaucratic...

  • Watch: Muscats should apologise to Malta’s children – Marlene Farrugia

    Watch: Muscats should apologise to Malta’s children – Marlene Farrugia

    Marlene Farrugia has turned the tables on Michelle Muscat after she denounced the bullying suffered by her children, with the PD MP saying it was the prime minister and his wife who should apologise to all Malta's children instead. "If you don't...

  • Watch: 'A magistrate is not an investigator,' says David Thake

    Watch: 'A magistrate is not an investigator,' says David Thake

    If the Nationalist Party is to have any hope of winning future elections it must start by putting an end to all the back-stabbing, David Thake has argued. Mr Thake, who previously served as a PN councillor and came within a whisker of representing...

  • 'I want Joseph Muscat to stay on' - Ian Borg silent on leadership contender rumours

    'I want Joseph Muscat to stay on' - Ian Borg silent on leadership contender rumours

    Ian Borg has refused to declare if he intends running for the Labour Party leadership once Joseph Muscat steps down, insisting he wants him to extend his stay as prime minister.  Asked if he was interested in the role, Dr Borg replied: "It was not...

  • Watch: Ian Borg on traffic, leadership aspirations

    Watch: Ian Borg on traffic, leadership aspirations

    Transport Minister Ian Borg is determined the government is driving through the right path to ease off the perennial traffic problem, but he says the solution does not come in the form of additional taxes.  The minister, who is also responsible...

  • Watch: 'Get them while they're young': only way to change gender stereotypes

    Watch: 'Get them while they're young': only way to change gender stereotypes

    Stereotypes become harder to change as people get older, but trying to educate children to keep an open mind is not without its pitfalls, the equality commissioner said. “Shops are usually split into toys for boys and for girls. I avoid those and...

  • Watch: Women need to learn how to negotiate their pay - Commissioner

    Watch: Women need to learn how to negotiate their pay - Commissioner

    Salary structures are not transparent in Malta and many contracts specify that the employee should not reveal how much he or she is getting paid – but that makes it very hard to determine whether there is a gender pay gap. The Commissioner for the...

  • Malta has a racism problem - Ira Losco

    Malta has a racism problem - Ira Losco

    Ira Losco had the privilege of being chosen to collaborate with international superstar Jason Derulo for his World Cup anthem Colours, ironically a song with a message to unite people from across the world. What she and her management did not...

  • Watch: Ira Losco on the Instagram generation, feminism... racism

    Watch: Ira Losco on the Instagram generation, feminism... racism

    With a musical career spanning more than 15 years, Ira Losco admits she has had to elbow the usual prejudices out of the way to make it to the top of her game. But the singer, who recently released her double album No Sinner, No Saint, says she is...

  • Watch: 'Destroying Libya wasn't just wrong... it was insane' - George Galloway

    Watch: 'Destroying Libya wasn't just wrong... it was insane' - George Galloway

    To say that George Galloway has attracted his fair share of criticism over the years would be an understatement. He has been called a traitor, an apologist for dictatorship and even an anti-Semite. Every time, he has swung back with his...

  • Watch: Controversial George Galloway on Times Talk

    Watch: Controversial George Galloway on Times Talk

    Having spent decades as the gadfly of No. 10 Downing Street, George Galloway vacated his backbench seat at the British House of Commons in 2015.  His strongly-held, loudly-voiced opinions did not go with him, however: Mr Galloway remains as vocal...