The Malta Independent 19 December 2018, Wednesday


You’re on my Christmas Tree

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 08:00 Last update: about 1 hour ago Andrew Azzopardi

The Christmas Tree in our culture represents ‘shining hope’.   This is a list of people who would make up my ‘Christmas Tree’, individuals who in their own way, even...

Fix rule of law or risk losing EU funds

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:13 Last update: about 21 hours ago Francis Zammit Dimech

In his vlog MEP Zammit Dimech explains how throughout his work as MEP, several stakeholders speak to him about EU funding. Scientists want more funds for research, artists from small organisations...

Reveal the hero within you

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 08:46 Last update: about 1 day ago Camilla Appelgren

One day some 20 years ago I lay on a hospital bed nearly unconscious and heard a doctor telling my mother that it didn’t look good. My only memory from that day is the one where I was thinking...


Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 08:33 Last update: about 4 days ago Charles Flores

I cannot explain how Jesus is said to have walked on water and I do not know how Donald Trump became President of the United States, but my current conundrum concerns the way this small, once...

Inflation and lower incomes

Monday, 17 December 2018, 07:39 Last update: about 2 days ago Alfred Sant

The latest price index according to the EU’s methodology (HICP) seems to confirm that the pressure of price increases is mainly affecting those with low to lower middle incomes. The highest...

Pope Francis and his paradigm shift

Monday, 17 December 2018, 07:38 Last update: about 2 days ago Simon Mercieca

When my friend Philip Beattie asked me to review Jose Antonio Ureta’s book,  I hesitated. In this book, Ureta seeks to assess the first five years of Francis’ pontificate. He states...

Gozo tunnel nightmares

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 10:45 Last update: about 3 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

Minister Ian Borg informed us, earlier this week that he seeks to turn into reality a Gozitan “long-held dream” by starting the process for a Malta-Gozo tunnel below the seabed. After...

Right medicine, wrong doctor

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 10:27 Last update: about 2 days ago Noel Grima

“If clientelism continues to triumph over meritocracy, then we will not be enjoying the fullness of our democracy and the safeguarding of our human dignity,” President Marie-Louise Coleiro...


Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:27 Last update: about 5 days ago Alfred Sant

The growth rate for the third quarter of the year has been lower than the one projected. This is putting at risk financial targets set by the European Commission for member states of the...

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