The Malta Independent 22 February 2018, Thursday

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The digital year

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 08:44 Last update: about 2 months ago Silvio Schembri

The year we have just saluted brought about significant changes in technology. 2017 was indeed an important year for digital transformation; it has laid the groundwork for the exciting opportunities...

The New Year – full speed ahead

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 09:22 Last update: about 3 months ago Justyne Caruana

Time has no actual divisions to mark its passage. But mankind has thought of establishing measurements to find its place and relate it to specific periods in history. In fact, we feel the need to...

The elderly, hipsters and agriculture

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 09:04 Last update: about 3 months ago Mark A. Sammut

When I was a boy, Rete 4 used to broadcast a Japanese animated series called Star Blazers. It featured the sunken WWII battleship Yamato – ‘Yamato’, Japan’s traditional name,...

Malta’s future has to be digital

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 09:01 Last update: about 3 months ago Philip Micallef

In a global and connected world, no country can improve the competitivity of its industry and the standard of living of its citizens without digitally transforming its economy and society at large....

Who should we sacrifice for the New Year?

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 09:00 Last update: about 3 months ago Colette Sciberras

Public sacrifices once had an important part to play in politics. I can’t pretend to know what it was like, but I imagine it to be similar to that episode in Game of Thrones, when we watched a...

Gone with the wind

Friday, 5 January 2018, 09:12 Last update: about 3 months ago Frank Psaila

In normal circumstances, it would have been foolish for the Opposition to demand the termination of an agreement with a private investor. But these are not normal circumstances, for the 'investors'...

Fiction for Everyday Life

Sunday, 31 December 2017, 08:45 Last update: about 3 months ago Mark A. Sammut

Many people I know would say that fiction - by which I mean "good literature" (i.e., I do not have Dan Brown, Stephen King, etc, in mind) - is just a waste of time. Better read a self-help book, or a...

Our commitment to 2018 and beyond

Sunday, 31 December 2017, 08:00 Last update: about 3 months ago Justyne Caruana

Beginning a new year tomorrow is only a chronological sequence of the country's progress that builds on the resilience of our people - as shown over the past year - and on lessons learnt through good...

2018: lack of transparency, rule of law and tax evasion

Sunday, 31 December 2017, 07:14 Last update: about 3 months ago George M Mangion

A recent IFSP seminar attended by over 200 practitioners discussed the impending imposition of a beneficial ownership register for all forms of a legal vehicle be it a company, a partnership, a trust...

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