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  • Watch: More than 1,000 cases a year of reported domestic abuse in Malta. Is it the full picture?

    Watch: More than 1,000 cases a year of reported domestic abuse in Malta. Is it the full picture?

    More than 5,000 reports of domestic violence were lodged in Malta between 2009 and the end of 2014. Many cases remained unreported. At least a quarter of all murders committed in Malta in the last five years were related to domestic violence. What...

  • Is Malta doing its bit to eradicate domestic violence?

    Is Malta doing its bit to eradicate domestic violence?

    More than 5,000 reports of domestic violence were lodged in Malta between 2009 and the end of 2014. Many cases remain unreported. At least a quarter of all murders committed in Malta in the last five years were related to domestic violence. What...

  • Archbishop: No one will shut me up

    Archbishop: No one will shut me up

    Archbishop Charles J Scicluna was frank and outspoken when he replied to questions on a range of subjects on TimesTalk on Tuesday. He insisted that he feels it his duty to make certain statements, even if they are construed to be “political” and...

  • Is Archbishop Charles Scicluna walking a tightrope?

    Is Archbishop Charles Scicluna walking a tightrope?

    Whether you agree with him or not, Archbishop Charles Scicluna has once again given a strong voice to the Maltese Church. But in doing so, is he taking the Church into potentially controversial arenas where it should keep out? How is he tackling...

  • Watch: Saving the young unemployed who drop through the net

    Watch: Saving the young unemployed who drop through the net

    Tuesday's edition of TimesTalk discussed the results of a recent census which found that half of unemployed Maltese aged between 16 and 24 do not see a future for themselves. Asked why they chose to be idle, half the respondents replied that they...

  • Wasted youths. An education or a social problem?

    Wasted youths. An education or a social problem?

    Half of unemployed Maltese youngsters aged between 16 and 24 do not see a future for themselves, accordance to a recent census. Asked why they chose to be idle, half the respondents replied that they did not care. Education Minister Evarist...

  • Watch: How the Malta hijack was botched

    Watch: How the Malta hijack was botched

    On November 23, 1985, an Egyptair flight took off on its Athens-to-Cairo route. Ten minutes after take-off, three Palestinian terrorists hijacked the aircraft and diverted it to Malta. Following hours of tension  and the shooting of a number of...

  • Watch: Paceville incident creates ripples on Times Talk

    Watch: Paceville incident creates ripples on Times Talk

    There were stiff exchanges during the TimesTalk discussion on Tuesday on what took place in Paceville on Saturday night. A stampede at PlusOne club left 74 people injured, two of them critically, including a 13-year-old.  It was one of the most...

  • What are the implications of the Paris attacks?

    What are the implications of the Paris attacks?

    French President Francois Hollande described the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday as a declaration of war. Who’s winning the battle? And what are the implications on security measures, the refugees… us? Are Islamist terrorists succeeding in...

  • Watch - Will anything come out of the Valletta summit?

    Watch - Will anything come out of the Valletta summit?

    Malta is hosting its biggest summit meeting ever this week as Europe faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Will the Valletta summit provide potential solutions to provide safe and legal passages for refugees and what kinds of...

  • Watch: Does it take two wheels to beat the traffic?

    Watch: Does it take two wheels to beat the traffic?

    Driving lessons remain a must for the operation of a low-powered motor scooter even though a licence will no longer be required as from January. This Budget measure, part of the government’s attempt to beat the traffic mayhem, was discussed in the...

  • Watch: Is the tunnel between Malta and Gozo pie in the sky?

    Watch: Is the tunnel between Malta and Gozo pie in the sky?

    Updated - Proposals for the building of a tunnel between Malta and Gozo were the focus of the latest edition of Times Talk. A report released by the government concluded that a tunnel between Malta and Gozo would be economically feasible. A...

  • Watch: Maltese 'discriminating' against Libyans, says doctor

    Watch: Maltese 'discriminating' against Libyans, says doctor

    The Maltese are becoming increasingly suspicious, showing hostility and discriminating against Libyans, according to a Libyan doctor residing in Malta.  Dr Mohammed Mufti, who has been connected with Malta for 30 years, was speaking during a phone...

  • Watch - Scicluna and De Marco go head-to-head on Budget

    Watch - Scicluna and De Marco go head-to-head on Budget

    The Labour government's third Budget was discussed on Times Talk on Tuesday by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and shadow finance minister Mario de Marco.   See a repeat of the programme above. Send us your comments and questions by sending an...

  • Watch - The supercar accident - what went wrong and how can we avoid a repeat?

    Watch - The supercar accident - what went wrong and how can we avoid a repeat?

    Twenty-eight people were injured, five critically, when a supercar ploughed into spectators watching the Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina motor show last Sunday. Could the accident have been avoided or do such displays come with a certain element of risk?...

  • Watch: 'No indications other organised crime groups operating in Malta'

    Watch: 'No indications other organised crime groups operating in Malta'

    Thefts carried out by organised crime gangs has been contained so far, Assistant Police Commissioner Silvio Valletta said on TimesTalk last Tuesday. "I can't tell you that we've put our minds at rest and that they won't return. But I'm convinced...

  • Can we lock burglars out?

    Can we lock burglars out?

    Five burglars from an international ring have been arraigned in connection with several thefts from homes in Malta. Does this mean our properties are now safe and what can home-owners and the police do to keep burglars at bay? In the first...

  • Times Talk returns on Tuesday

    Times Talk returns on Tuesday

    Times Talk will be back for a third season, starting on Tuesday. Times of Malta’s news analysis programme will be screened on TVM every Tuesday at 10.05pm, right after the popular drama Iċ-Ċaqqufa. Presented by Herman Grech and Mark Micallef, the...

  • Watch: Who will shoulder responsibility in the Gaffarena case?

    Watch: Who will shoulder responsibility in the Gaffarena case?

    Since Times of Malta revealed the story on the controversial expropriation of a Valletta property three weeks ago, nobody assumed responsibility. Two reports have been commissioned in a deal the Opposition claimed “reeked of corruption”. The...

  • Watch: Have we gone too far with construction works in Malta?

    Watch: Have we gone too far with construction works in Malta?

    Timestalk on Tuesday discussed the environment and building outside development zones. A national protest will be held in Valletta on Saturday to call for a stop to develop in areas designated as outside development zones. The proposal to build a...