The Malta Independent 17 July 2018, Tuesday

Opinions

Moving ahead on course

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 08:48 Last update: about 9 days ago Justyne Caruana

“Working for a cause is no guarantee for applause” may be a variation on the known saying, but could very well describe the reality for many of us engaged in public life. There are...

Peace, security and social progress among all nations

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 08:45 Last update: about 9 days ago Mark A. Sammut

“There is no immigrant crisis,” said philosopher Slavoj ?i?ek to the journalist during an interview on UK’s Channel 4 a couple of years ago. His point was that, beyond the...

Building the blockchain island

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 13:49 Last update: about 11 days ago JP Fabri

On 26 June, Malta's Parliament voted unanimously in favour of the three Bills that were piloted by parliamentary secretary Silvio Schembri and his team. After months of consultation and tweaking, the...

No pause for success

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 09:14 Last update: about 16 days ago Justyne Caruana

There is never a dull moment for a government that is fully aware of its responsibilities. While the country enjoys the holiday season, the administration takes no pause. Decisions need to be timely...

Questions of identity

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 09:12 Last update: about 16 days ago Mark A. Sammut

In his book on France in the Maltese collective memory, Charles Xuereb makes an interesting observation: with Dom Mintoff’s death, Malta’s quest for identity, which had preoccupied at...

Pirates, smugglers and migrants

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 09:08 Last update: about 16 days ago Ivan Grech Mintoff

I was in the European Parliament in Brussels this week and, to my amusement, found that many professed to believe that the ‘Maltese PM’ is now denoted as the ‘Maltese Pirate...

Mexican standoff

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 08:24 Last update: about 16 days ago Timothy Alden

Today I am going to discuss a historic election taking place in Mexico right now, which will in all likelihood show that clientelism can be overcome. In Malta, clientelism is something we take for...

My cosmopolitan dream

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 08:28 Last update: about 16 days ago

It makes me shudder with excitement to think that I am actually rapidly rising from impressing my society to literally leaving the cosmos breathless. My cosmopolitan dream is not wrong simply...

Tourism. The need for continuous nurturing

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:49 Last update: about 18 days ago JP Fabri

Malta's tourism sector continues to be a key economic contributor both in terms of value-added and employment. Recent economic indicators confirm this. However, complacency is not an option. For Malta...

Offering and refusing lessons

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:40 Last update: about 19 days ago

Since childhood and all throughout life, we are offered lessons and we often like to say: I/we have no lessons to learn from anyone. Lessons are offered and or refused at all levels of society –...

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