The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Blogs & Opinions

A Constitutional Premiership

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 11:07 Last update: about 1 day ago Mark A. Sammut

Why the need to reform the Constitution? This is a fundamental question which we, The People, need to answer. Do we need to reform it to ensure the citizens’ pursuit of...

Air pollution in our ports

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:15 Last update: about 20 hours ago Carmel Cacopardo

The quality of the air we breathe in our major ports is worrying. More residents in the areas around our ports are aware of this and are demanding action: they are all worried by the astronomic...

Lexi Con of ATLAM, a topsy-turvy place

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 09:06 Last update: about 20 hours ago Victor Calleja

Atlam, a land where time stands still; giants of a political tribe unseen and unheard of in the universe.  This is a land revered for its many attributes and hidden charms: a country with which...

Summer of fear

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 08:23 Last update: about 17 hours ago Noel Grima

This was one of the titles of an article by Rana Foroohar in The Financial Times last Monday. Another was ‘Braced for the global downturn’. She added: “It’s the calm...

Lazier by the day

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 08:53 Last update: about 1 day ago Rachel Borg

The growing belief about the way life is being shaped in Malta and what the political class has to offer, is that the tank is empty or filled with junk and old ideas.  It is amateur in the least,...

Nurturing our traditions

Friday, 16 August 2019, 11:30 Last update: about 2 days ago Owen Bonnici

Cultural memorabilia, artefacts and traditions have an important role in society. We keep them to remember the stories, knowledge, skills and methods of our ancestors but also to learn invaluable...

Job watch

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 08:00 Last update: about 3 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

At factories, hotels, restaurants, buses, hospitals... everywhere you find foreign workers. So the question arises: Where do the Maltese actually work? For the truth is that unemployment stands...

Protests

Monday, 12 August 2019, 08:00 Last update: about 6 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

Some people get rattled when protests are organised about the environment. They suspect that such protests are driven by partisan interests. I would not be too surprised to discover that in part at...

Another general in his labyrinth

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 11:02 Last update: about 7 days ago Mark A. Sammut

It is clear that he is tired: tired, and bitterly disappointed by his defeat abroad. Invincible though he thought he was, the dour reality is that, like everybody else, he is subject to failure. But...

I didn’t start the fire

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 10:46 Last update: about 5 days ago Charles Flores

Trust me to trudge into it without really knowing. Honestly, as that great 1989 Billy Joel song intimates, I didn’t start the fire. Only last week I was fancifully showing my distaste for the...

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