The Malta Independent 18 May 2022, Wednesday

Blogs & Opinions

Insularity

Monday, 16 May 2022, 08:00 Last update: about 2 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

Without any doubt, the fact that the sea cuts us off from the European continent (or the African one, if you prefer) places great handicaps in the way of policies intended to better the welfare of the...

Justice at last

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 09:55 Last update: about 3 days ago Kevin Cassar

In 2013 he stormed to a resounding victory on the promise of stamping out corruption.  In 2017 he was re-elected for a second term. But just a few years after taking office, he was removed after...

From Dubai to Singapore

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 09:54 Last update: about 3 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

Last week, the President of the Republic, laying out the programme for the new government in what is known as the speech from the throne, emphasised that the environment is a core value for this...

Anglu’s gaffe ... or worse

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 08:56 Last update: about 3 days ago Noel Grima

The newly-inaugurated parliamentary legislature got off to the usual ritual start last Saturday with a Mass at St John’s and an augmented fashion show of hats and dresses now that we have the...

Borderline Personality Disorder

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 08:00 Last update: about 3 days ago Amber Jones

May is BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) awareness month, something I’m sure a lot of you have never heard of. This is because it is the most stigmatised mental health condition, especially...

Gozo airport

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 07:25 Last update: about 6 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

I remain unconvinced by the proposal for Gozo to develop an airport able to receive arrivals of planes from Malta carrying up to 11 passengers. That same load can be carried by a reasonably sized...

Malta’s new parliamentary season

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 07:15 Last update: about 5 days ago Michael Briguglio

Malta’s new parliamentary season, the first in the 2022-7 legislature has commenced. It is populated by the largest parliament ever. As was the case with the previous two legislatures, it is...

Maltese banks

Monday, 9 May 2022, 08:00 Last update: about 9 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

An ongoing controversy about the services that Maltese banks provide to citizens has clearly revealed that banks have decreased the services available to depositors while increasing their fees. It is...

Hidden victimisation

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 10:36 Last update: about 11 days ago Mary Muscat

I had the privilege, last month, of recording a Q&A organised by the Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence Commissariat on victimisation and the victim’s access to justice. Seven...

Americanisation of politics

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 09:54 Last update: about 11 days ago Mark A. Sammut Sassi

The idea has been proposed recently that Maltese politics should avoid absorbing and making its own the cultural wars raging in the United States. In essence, the proposition is that we aren’t...

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