The Malta Independent 21 May 2022, Saturday


Our XL Parliament

Friday, 20 May 2022, 14:07 Last update: about 1 day ago Mark Said

How large should our House of Representatives be? The question is not trivial. Assembly size has measurable effects on the representation of political parties. A parliament that is overly large in...

A second job is now a necessity

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 14:18 Last update: about 2 days ago

Having a second job is no longer an option, but a necessity. Excessive inflation on the daily needs and the hike in property prices together with low paid salaries are leading to an inferior quality...


Sunday, 15 May 2022, 10:02 Last update: about 7 days ago

It is not OK to hide one’s feelings of psychological distress, since acknowledging that one is not feeling well, whether physically or psychologically, is normal and to be...

Quality tourism, what quality?

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 10:00 Last update: about 7 days ago

In my last article, I wrote about the need to learn from other destinations about managing tourism. The Smart Tourism Destinations project, which is represented in Malta by the Malta Tourism Society,...

Should the use of pepper-spray be legalised in Malta?

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 09:59 Last update: about 7 days ago Mark Said

In 2016 police in Denmark sparked anger by warning a teenage girl that she faced prosecution for using pepper spray to fend off a sexual assault near an asylum seekers centre. The rape and murder of...

Switching to green hydrogen with zero emissions

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 08:00 Last update: about 8 days ago George M Mangion

Energy market developments in recent months - especially in Europe - have proven once again the essential role of renewables in improving energy security, in addition to their well-established...

Two decades on

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 08:00 Last update: about 8 days ago

Clearly, the importance of the igaming industry to Malta's economy shouldn't be underestimated. The corollary, of course, is that neither can it be taken for granted. It is heartening to have...

OPINION: Jason Azzopardi – anything but an honourable exit!

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 13:09 Last update: about 10 days ago Mark Said

Dear Jason, I recall that time when you were still a budding lawyer and you and I had more than one occasion where we crossed swords in various halls of our courts of justice. As a legal professional...

On wheels, keels and... wings?

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 07:43 Last update: about 14 days ago Mark Said

In spite of pockets of financial and well-being inequalities, Malta is undoubtedly an affluent society. Affluence gives rise to heavy consumerism which in turn unintentionally gives rise to heavy...

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