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  • Watch: 'Buses need to be given priority'

    Watch: 'Buses need to be given priority'

    Malta Public Transport expects to have carried 48 million passengers by the end of this year - 12 per cent more than in 2016 - but general manager Konrad Pule has a dire warning: "Buses need to be given priority to carry all those people." His...

  • Watch: "The Maltese are terrified of the word 'integration'," says Marsa mayor

    Watch: "The Maltese are terrified of the word 'integration'," says Marsa mayor

    Problems in Marsa have been a long time coming, but a bootlegging barber and other shady shops have tipped residents over the edge, mayor Francis Debono tells Times Talk.  "For many years we shouldered the burden along with other towns, but when...

  • Watch: Marsa worries on mayor's mind

    Watch: Marsa worries on mayor's mind

    Since Francis Debono went public with gripes about public safety concerns in Marsa last month, the town has barely been out of the headlines.  In this Times Talk interview, the Marsa mayor says talk of migrant "integration" often frightens locals,...

  • 'Drug trafficker, indebted, millionaire... ' Adrian Delia says his titles have been fascinating

    'Drug trafficker, indebted, millionaire... ' Adrian Delia says his titles have been fascinating

    Nationalist exponents who made certain declarations and are uncomfortable working for the party and with Adrian Delia will leave of their own accord, the leadership contender believes. “If I am elected leader, all those who really want to...

  • Adrian Delia frank on Times Talk

    Adrian Delia frank on Times Talk

    Adrian Delia fields questions about his claim that he wants to bring about a "new way" of doing politics during one of his last interviews before the Nationalist Party leadership election.  The political outsider is considered to be the favourite...

  • Watch: Chris Said, the underdog

    Watch: Chris Said, the underdog

    Updated 10.25am Nationalist Party leadership candidate Chris Said says that he would have no qualms about resigning his parliamentary seat and quitting politics if his fears about the PN becoming a "Labour Mark II" come to be.  The Nadur lawyer...

  • Watch: Chris Said on Times Talk

    Watch: Chris Said on Times Talk

    With less than two weeks to go before Nationalist Party members pick a new leader, Chris Said has his work cut out for him.  The Gozitan lawyer must convince party members that he is the right man for the job, and in this Times Talk interview Dr...

  • Watch: More days off work are hurting employers - MEA

    Watch: More days off work are hurting employers - MEA

    Employers are facing a slew of measures which would mean employees are absent from work for more days – and if Malta is to keep competitive, something has to done to make up for it, according to Joe Farrugia, the director general of the Malta...

  • Watch: Government should pay for first day of sick leave, says MEA

    Watch: Government should pay for first day of sick leave, says MEA

    The government must shoulder some of the burdens of various planned initiatives which mean employees will be away from work for many more days, Joe Farrugia, the director general of the Malta Employers’ Association told Times Talk. Government...

  • Watch: 'Players are now more interested in fixing a match'

    Watch: 'Players are now more interested in fixing a match'

    People involved in the sport sector need to be stronger and collaborate if corruption is to be stamped out, according to the Malta Football Association integrity officer.  With the incidence of online betting, players are more interested in...

  • Watch: The bribery plaguing football

    Watch: The bribery plaguing football

    Players are the "oxygen" of the match-fixer increasingly threatening the game of football, the Malta Football Association's integrity officer. "Without the players, there will be no match-fixer, no criminal and nobody will be successful in reaping...

  • Watch: PD may contest EP election on own steam

    Watch: PD may contest EP election on own steam

    When voters choose their MEPs in 2019, the ballot sheet is likely to include candidates from the Democratic Party, according to outgoing leader Marlene Farrugia. But the final decision whether the party will contest the MEP election will rest with...

  • Watch: ‘An hour is a long time in politics’ - Marlene Farrugia

    Watch: ‘An hour is a long time in politics’ - Marlene Farrugia

    Marlene Farrugia will no longer lead the Democratic Party after October but the energetic MP is unlikely to stay put. In a candid interview on Times Talk, she says she will still serve her parliamentary duties on behalf of the PD but does not...

  • Watch: Gentlemen's clubs are 'prostitution establishments'

    Watch: Gentlemen's clubs are 'prostitution establishments'

    Gentlemen's clubs "glamorise prostitution", are part and parcel of the sex trade and should be closed, a leading gender equality advocate has said.  Slamming the controversial venues as "prostitution establishments," lawyer and Women's Rights...

  • Watch: What to do with prostitution laws and gentlemen's clubs?

    Watch: What to do with prostitution laws and gentlemen's clubs?

    Reforming prostitution laws is a thorny subject at the best of times, but for Women's Rights Foundation director Lara Dimitrejivic, the evidence is clear.  "Studies show that the Nordic model works," she argues in a Times Talk interview to be...

  • Watch: Policies written to favour construction - commissioner

    Watch: Policies written to favour construction - commissioner

    Planning laws had been written to facilitate more construction, the Environment and Planning Commissioner has said. Statistics were reflecting a building frenzy thanks to policies which favour the developer, David Pace told Times Talk. Mr Pace was...

  • Watch: A building onslaught, but 'no reason to give up hope'

    Watch: A building onslaught, but 'no reason to give up hope'

    Despite the building onslaught in Malta, the Environment and Planning Commissioner feels encouraged by the increase in environmental awareness.  Interviewed for tomorrow's edition of Times Talk, David Pace says the pressure from both local and...

  • Watch: 'Injustice makes my blood boil,' says Maltese nun who saves Pakistani prisoners

    Watch: 'Injustice makes my blood boil,' says Maltese nun who saves Pakistani prisoners

    When sister Frances Farrugia visits prisoners in Pakistani police cells to hear them out and help them access a lawyer, she makes sure to go alone.  "If their relatives are nearby I tell them to stay at home," the Dominican nun says. "I make sure...

  • Watch: The Maltese nun helping people access justice in Pakistan

    Watch: The Maltese nun helping people access justice in Pakistan

    Sister Frances Farrugia has never been one to shy away from a sticky situation. The Dominican nun first moved to Pakistan 33 years ago, and in that period of time she's learned Urdu, provided communities with access to clean water and toilets and...

  • Watch: ‘Marijuana use is a personal choice’ – Chris Fearne

    Watch: ‘Marijuana use is a personal choice’ – Chris Fearne

    Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne believes marijuana use is a personal choice like smoking a cigarette and should not be criminalised. The newly elected Labour Party deputy leader for parliamentary affairs says that as a doctor he will argue that...