The Malta Independent 24 July 2021, Saturday

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Travel for young people

Saturday, 24 July 2021, 07:16 Last update: about 15 hours ago Rachel Borg

Travelling for young people was an essential in the formation of their educational life and for the pleasure it brought.  One of the overlooked consequences of the COVID19 pandemic has been the...

Elections and Covid

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 08:00 Last update: about 2 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

General elections loom, and not just in Malta. They will have to be held in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. What impact could this have? Recent state elections in Germany produced a result...

Why sociology?

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 07:12 Last update: about 2 days ago Michael Briguglio

At this time of the year, students from different age groups and social backgrounds would be pondering about what subjects to choose at the University of Malta. There is a wealth of choice and...

Grey, red, disgruntled labour lists

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 10:50 Last update: about 3 days ago Peter Agius

Not a single week goes by without news hitting the headlines showing Labour's excesses, bad governance, corruption, sleaze and impunity.  Investigations by the Commissioner for Standards in...

European environmental rules

Monday, 19 July 2021, 08:00 Last update: about 6 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

Last week, the European Commission published important proposals for a major upgrade of the laws and regulations intended to protect the environment from the global effects of climate warming which...

Waste of time

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 10:39 Last update: about 6 days ago Mark A. Sammut Sassi

Driving along the roads of this sunscorched island, where the heat shrivels brain tissue mostly, I often think of the young lawyer Thomas Macaulay who appeared before the Commons in 1833 to argue what...

Change must be fair

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 09:34 Last update: about 6 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

Achieving carbon neutrality is long overdue. It has long been obvious that an economy that is dependent on fossil fuel is not sustainable The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention for...

Please, don’t call them amateurs

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 09:20 Last update: about 6 days ago Claudette Buttigieg

What is an amateur? Strictly speaking, it is a person who does something purely out of love and not for financial gain You can achieve high standards and still be, in the proper sense, an...

Sleeping sad

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 08:33 Last update: about 7 days ago Noel Grima

Last Monday, Boris Johnson addressed the nation in a televised press conference. He began by referring to the event of the previous night. “Last night,” he said, “we all went to...

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