The Malta Independent 22 August 2019, Thursday

Opinions

Force of reason

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 12:03 Last update: about 1 day ago Godfrey Farrugia

For the past six years, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been playing at being Malta’s knight in shining armour, who has our country’s good at heart. I was one of those who believed,...

Sizzling summers

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 12:03 Last update: about 4 days ago

Living on a Mediterranean island like ours makes it easy to forget that Europe is facing yet another scorching summer battling unprecedented heat-waves.  Unbearable record-high temperature levels...

Labour’s success is no coincidence

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:01 Last update: about 4 days ago Justyne Caruana

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chairman of...

Lest we forget

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 09:49 Last update: about 4 days ago Timothy Alden

The 15th August, the Feast of Santa Marija, is of great significance in Malta for many reasons and Operation Pedestal in particular looms large. It is the day when the SS Ohio limped into...

The hypocrisy that is Labour

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 08:50 Last update: about 4 days ago Alfred Mangion

Prior to the general elections of 2013 and of 2017 Joseph Muscat and the Labour Party presented two electoral manifestos to the nation. They included promises galore; promises of heaven on earth;...

Opinion - Ta’ Pinu: A clinic for the spirit - Bishop Grech

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:16 Last update: about 6 days ago Bishop Mario Grech

We find at Cana two embarrassed, newly married spouses, caught unexpectedly with a shortage of wine. When they realised what had happened, I imagine they felt they simply wanted to disappear from...

Five consecutive years of cutting poverty

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 09:49 Last update: about 11 days ago

In 2010, national governments across the EU agreed to implement a strategy entitled ‘Europe 2020’ – a strategy that has five targets, one of which is to remove 20 million Europeans...

A strong statement for Gozo

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 09:28 Last update: about 11 days ago Justyne Caruana

Real competitive advantage comes to countries that differentiate between, and sustain, what they have to offer through education, innovation and productivity. In order for our country to prosper...

How to identify weekend warriors

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 09:06 Last update: about 11 days ago Timothy Alden

Make way, make way for the opportunists and hypocrites as they come wailing and gnashing their teeth for the latest chopped-down tree. They mourn our environment while cheering on Europe’s first...

The growth of populism in Malta

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 08:48 Last update: about 11 days ago Michael Asciak

That the extreme-right views associated with Salvini, Le Pen and Boris Johnson – to say nothing of Trump – are taking a hold in Malta is evident. This normally happens because people find...

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