The Malta Independent 8 May 2021, Saturday

Blogs & Opinions

The fall of progress

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 07:23 Last update: about 13 hours ago Rachel Borg

There is a very strong mentality in Malta that we must always be making progress.  Children must be educated to pass their exams.  Our consumerism must grow and be seen to have improved...

Listening mode

Friday, 7 May 2021, 13:54 Last update: about 1 day ago Owen Bonnici

There are three important questions we have to ask ourselves in the current moment in time, as we are steadfastly looking towards a post-pandemic future. Firstly, how do we improve quality of...

Post-Covid plan

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 08:00 Last update: about 2 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

It was quite the right idea to start preparing a plan for how the country should organise its exit from the state of crisis it had to maintain during the months (still ongoing) during which we needed...

‘Ziemel, ziemel’

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 07:37 Last update: about 3 days ago Andrew Azzopardi

This is the bitter story of a sweet mischievous boy I fell in love with.  I haven’t ever spoken openly about this chapter in my life, a sad one for that matter. This is the...

Lack of consultation risks EU funding problems

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 07:35 Last update: about 3 days ago Peter Agius

Government is late in presenting Malta’s National Recovery plan to tap into 316 million in EU funds. What’s worse, is that the draft being pieced up as we speak is not the outcome of...

Electoral races

Monday, 3 May 2021, 07:32 Last update: about 5 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

We all agree that the best way by which Malta should be run is in democratic mode. It is not generally accepted though that in a small community like ours, where we all practically know each other,...

Just saying...

Sunday, 2 May 2021, 09:59 Last update: about 7 days ago Charles Flores

The recent spat between the Labour government whip, Glenn Bedingfield, and the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler, highlights one very important point of realisation: it takes...

ERA’s accountability: keeping up the pressure

Sunday, 2 May 2021, 08:57 Last update: about 7 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

On Tuesday, slightly after 11am I received a telephone call from the EIA office at the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) informing me that the Waste to Energy (WtE) Environment Impact...

The Dubai-sation of Malta – the end of the dream

Sunday, 2 May 2021, 07:56 Last update: about 7 days ago Noel Grima

I was there when the Dubai dream came to Malta, and for a long time I looked back at that time with optimism and pride. Now I am not so sure. Strike that. I think the Dubai dream started...

Care about your country

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 07:53 Last update: about 7 days ago Rachel Borg

What do I love about my country?  These days it is getting quite hard to say.  For citizens of other countries, it can come quite easily for them to list reasons to love their...

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