The Malta Independent 20 February 2018, Tuesday


Cultural wars

Monday, 19 February 2018, 08:00 Last update: about 1 day ago Alfred Sant

The more I see how things are now developing, here and abroad, increasingly the temptation is to conclude that political initiative is taking the shape of cultural manoeuvering. It adds up to an...

Bitcoins and Blockchain

Monday, 19 February 2018, 07:36 Last update: about 19 hours ago Simon Mercieca

In the past weeks, there were a number of media reports about our government's initiatives in bitcoin and blockchain. These are two different sectors but as they are linked to  digital...

Three billboards outside Valletta, Malta

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 10:30 Last update: about 2 days ago Noel Grima

In the Oscar-nominated movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, an anguished mother seeks justice for her murdered daughter. After months pass without the culprit being caught, the mother...

Making hay… in St George’s Bay

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 08:06 Last update: about 2 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

The 23-storey Pender Gardens high-rise is nearly completed, after nearly 10 years of continuous construction activity. The application for the 31-storey Mercury House was approved last month and next...

A government on botox

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 09:21 Last update: about 2 days ago Rachel Borg

Each day and every utterance from the Prime Minister is drawing our reality farther and farther away from life as we know it.  People can feel the tug and the uncomfortable sensation that nothing...

Music to our ears

Friday, 16 February 2018, 08:26 Last update: about 3 days ago Owen Bonnici

"We're going to play "A Hero's Life", an overjoyed Sigmund Mifsud told me on the phone.  "This is such a big thing for us!" Indeed it was.  A Hero's Life is, of course, Richard...

It’s up to us

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:21 Last update: about 4 days ago David Stellini

I get quite taken aback when someone asks me why the EU is not doing anything about widespread corruption in Malta. It does happen quite frequently and I sincerely feel that these things should be...


Thursday, 15 February 2018, 08:08 Last update: about 4 days ago Alfred Sant

Big projects have always been an incessant temptation for Maltese governments, on both right and left. That is understandable. With such projects, one could face up to a substantial part of the...

Master plans must be mastered

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 14:17 Last update: about 5 days ago Marthese Portelli

In June 2013, Government had gone on record saying that it intended to substitute the regional local plans with three generic plans – one for Gozo and Comino, one for the whole of urban Malta...

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