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  • Watch: Parties should get together and reform institutions

    Watch: Parties should get together and reform institutions

    With Malta's reputation rocked by Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination, and various reports showing that competitiveness and attractiveness to foreign investors is already dropping, Times Talk spoke to the president of the Malta Chamber of...

  • Watch: 'Daphne faced regular threats' - close friend says

    Watch: 'Daphne faced regular threats' - close friend says

    Daphne Caruana Galizia faced regular threats but she had the ability to put them aside, a close friend has said.  Ms Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bomb last week, admitted that friends feared for her safety but never did they expect the...

  • Watch: Who was Daphne Caruana Galizia?

    Watch: Who was Daphne Caruana Galizia?

    Daphne Caruana Galizia was an enigma to many people who only knew her through her blog before she was killed.  Friend, columnist and blogger Petra Caruana Dingli gives an insight to Ms Caruana Galizia, and speaks about her quest to uncover...

  • Watch: Teachers expect raise of much more than 20%

    Watch: Teachers expect raise of much more than 20%

    The teachers' union expects a raise of “much more than 20 per cent” in salaries and is prepared to step up action should its demands continue being resisted. "We are prepared to take industrial action. We are a trade union and we have the means to...

  • Watch: What's next for the teachers?

    Watch: What's next for the teachers?

    The teachers' union is heading towards a showdown with the government over what it claims to be poor pay and work conditions. But are teachers really adapting to the needs of today or are they simply trying to ensure that students pass their...

  • Watch: 'Democracy is not above the law,' says Spain's ambassador to Malta

    Watch: 'Democracy is not above the law,' says Spain's ambassador to Malta

    Video clips of Catalans being hit and manhandled by police have been politicised and blown out of proportion, Spain's ambassador to Malta has said. In this Times Talk interview held before Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said he was willing to...

  • Watch: Spanish ambassador to Malta discusses the Catalan crisis

    Watch: Spanish ambassador to Malta discusses the Catalan crisis

    Violent scenes which unfolded when Catalans went to the polls 10 days ago shocked the world and have left Spain staring down the barrel of a political crisis.  But the heavy-handed enforcement could have been avoided had Catalan police obeyed a...

  • ‘I can’t pay the rent, I’m going to take my life'

    ‘I can’t pay the rent, I’m going to take my life'

    Sometimes, Charles Miceli has to answer the toughest phonecalls at the oddest times of the day. Recently, a man called him in a state of desperation, saying he had fallen back on his rent payments, that he was about to be sacked as a waiter... and...

  • Watch: Do we really care about the vulnerable?

    Watch: Do we really care about the vulnerable?

    Malta's poor and vulnerable will be under the spotlight in tomorrow's edition of Times Talk. In a blunt interview, Alleanza Kontra l-Faqar chairman Charles Miceli lists the social problems he faces on a daily basis, as well as the measures which...

  • Watch: ‘Ditch your car once a week and notice the impact on traffic’

    Watch: ‘Ditch your car once a week and notice the impact on traffic’

    The bus operator general manager has set out a challenge to all drivers in Malta: ditch the use of your car just once a week and see the “huge” impact on traffic. If everyone had to try to leave their car at home and "plan" their journey ahead by...

  • 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...