The Malta Independent 6 December 2022, Tuesday
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Tourism flourishes

Monday, 5 December 2022, 07:57 Last update: about 1 day ago Alfred Sant MEP

It’s not been happening just in Malta. Everywhere travel has continued to develop and flourish, despite the anxieties still being triggered by the high inflation and the Ukraine war....

When the exception becomes the rule

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 09:54 Last update: about 3 days ago Kevin Aquilina

I have already had the occasion to write in this newspaper on government’s proposed amendment to the Criminal Code to legalise abortion by stealth. In this piece, I examine briefly...

The justice gap

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 09:04 Last update: about 1 day ago Mary Muscat

The social sciences call the institutional failure of supporting victim-survivors as the ‘justice gap’. It overlaps with the attrition rate, which is the number of reported cases dropped...

Supporting Bill 28

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 09:01 Last update: about 17 hours ago Carmel Cacopardo

The amendment to the Criminal Code forming part of Bill 28 which Parliament started discussing on Monday 28 November codifies the existing practice at the state hospital. It defines the necessary...

President Vella should not resign

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 09:00 Last update: about 1 day ago Mark A. Sammut Sassi

News outlets have reported that apparently President Vella is “considering the option to resign if the amendment is approved as proposed by the government. He is mainly concerned that the change...

Audacious deception

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 08:55 Last update: about 3 days ago Kevin Cassar

The first self-made Silicon Valley female billionaire has just been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Her company, Theranos, previously valued at 10 billion dollars is now worth nothing. Billions of...

Few things have changed

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 07:00 Last update: about 3 days ago Noel Grima

In 1998, driven by desperation, I wrote a letter to myself, a letter to the editor. My mother had been taken to St Luke’s Hospital and there was another patient near her who did not let...


Friday, 2 December 2022, 11:39 Last update: about 3 days ago Owen Bonnici

This week  I attended, along with my colleagues in the EU family, a formal Culture Council in Brussels. This Council meeting was one with a difference, as we were joined by the Ukrainian...

Property rights versus social security

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 08:00 Last update: about 5 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

Human rights, including the right to own property are recognized as a fundamental basis on which modern democratic society is built. However the same rights also have, and should have, a social...

Inflation and Malta’s political economy

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 07:51 Last update: about 5 days ago Michael Briguglio

Across the Eurozone and other economic blocs around the world, it seems that inflation is here to stay for the foreseeable future. This is hardly surprising, given global crises such as those related...

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