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  • Watch: Manuel Delia on Times Talk

    Watch: Manuel Delia on Times Talk

    Blogger and columnist Manuel Delia fields questions over his transition from senior government official to civil society activist in Wednesday's edition of Times Talk. Mr Delia, a former head of secretariat in Austin Gatt's ministry, is seen by...

  • Watch: 'Everybody knows what happens in prison'

    Watch: 'Everybody knows what happens in prison'

      On Monday, William Agius is expected to face justice for a crime he committed 14 years ago, fearing that a prison sentence could simply re-route him to the drug habit he has since shunned. "My fear is that if I'm sent to prison then along the...

  • Watch: Reformed drug trafficker awaits his fate... 14 years later

    Watch: Reformed drug trafficker awaits his fate... 14 years later

    William Agius is resigned to accept his fate as he faces a minimum of six years jail for a crime he committed 14 years ago. Mr Agius says he does not expect preferential treatment but he would like to see the authorities acknowledge that he...

  • Watch: Who has the final say at University? It's always been the government, says rector

    Watch: Who has the final say at University? It's always been the government, says rector

    Government has always controlled the University of Malta's purse strings, rector Alfred Vella has said in his first public comments about plans to create a Castille-controlled committee with a final say about university expenditure.  "Control of...

  • University rector on Times Talk

    University rector on Times Talk

    As Malta's premier tertiary education institute, the University of Malta is no stranger to headlines.  In this Times Talk interview, rector Alfred Vella defends Maltese as an eligibility requirement for prospective students, insists that Malta has...

  • Watch: PN coalition agreement 'no longer stands,' new PD leader says

    Watch: PN coalition agreement 'no longer stands,' new PD leader says

    The coalition agreement between the Nationalist Party and the Democratic Party no longer stands, new PD chairman Anthony Buttigieg has told TimesTalk. “The pre-election coalition agreement we had was for a governing coalition and we are in...

  • Watch: 'Dating a disabled man? Why don't you find a proper partner?'

    Watch: 'Dating a disabled man? Why don't you find a proper partner?'

    Oliver Scicluna underlines the problems of being a disabled man in a country where prejudices still run rife. "We're used to being patronised," said Mr Scicluna, the Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disability tells Times Talk.  Mr...

  • Watch: Disability commissioner on sex workers... life as a disabled man

    Watch: Disability commissioner on sex workers... life as a disabled man

    The Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disability has defended his call for a discussion to break the taboo of sex and the disabled. Oliver Scicluna said it was pointless trying to ignore the fact that some disabled people might be...

  • Watch: If we shunned partisans we'd be a group of hermits, says Briguglio

    Watch: If we shunned partisans we'd be a group of hermits, says Briguglio

    Civil Society Network co-founder Michael Briguglio has little time for critics who say the group is a Nationalist Party Trojan horse, saying that shunning partisan help would leave the activists isolated from society at large.  "Can we only appeal...

  • Watch: Michael Briguglio discusses CSN protests on Times Talk

    Watch: Michael Briguglio discusses CSN protests on Times Talk

    Almost one month following the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, are concerns about the rule of law and good governance still high on the national agenda, or are they already fizzling out? Civil Society Network activists have organised three...

  • Watch: After assassination, business concern for Malta mounts

    Watch: After assassination, business concern for Malta mounts

    The two political parties need to get together and reform the institutions that ensure governance, and sooner rather than later, Frank Farrugia, the president of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry said. With Malta's...

  • 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...