Last Updated 21 | 08 | 2014 at 08:59


​The troubles in Libya are creating troubles too for Maltese enterprises which over the years, had invested and worked in this neighbouring country. Indeed, it is dubious whether in future we will...Read More >>

  • Airport, Central Bank and Snakes

    Date: Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:38

    ​Tourism minister Zammit Lewis was right to insist on an investigation regarding how the emergency lights at the runways of Gudja International Airport failed to switch on when the electricity supply in the country at large was shut off. Flights approaching Malta were...
  • A note from the heart of the Mediterranean: A celebration of village life and a tale of two farmers

    Date: Sun, 17/08/2014 - 16:10

    I featured the feast of Santa Maria from the village of Qrendi this week working on an assignment with my friend and colleague Ian Noel Pace and together with his beautiful photography, we managed to capture the serene life of this wonderful agricultural village and...
  • Neither Hamas Nor Israel Can Have It Both Ways

    Date: Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:25

    The earlier failure to achieve a new and lasting ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was not surprising.
  • Leaders

    Date: Thu, 14/08/2014 - 08:55

    ​During a very productive meeting held with General Workers Union leaders this week – Victor Carachi, Tony Zarb and Josef Bugeja – we discussed among other topics how we could coordinate inputs at the European Parliament with the activities of the European Trade Unions...
  • European Payments

    Date: Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:12

    I found it a bit strange that the coming into force of the Single European Payments Area (SEPA) on the 1 August was given practically no publicity. On the basis of this new arrangement, all banks in the euro zone will be able to effect transfers to each other on the...
  • Justified

    Date: Thu, 07/08/2014 - 09:16

    ​Finally, critical voices have begun to be heard. Their criticism is justified. ​During the weeks that Israel mercilessly bombarded Palestinian territory, the US and European countries issued no clear condemnation of what was going on. This approach created a huge...
  • Muscat's fixation on postponing the Local Council elections

    Date: Mon, 04/08/2014 - 13:36

    Immediately after the European Parliament Elections, not a single week had passed and Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat immediately put his plan in motion. A deceitful plan that once he puts it in action and it’s changed to a law it will ensure that Malta’s next...
  • Forecasts

    Date: Mon, 04/08/2014 - 08:47

    ​I’m finding it difficult to follow the forecasts being made about the current performance of the European economy.
  • Trapped Between Delusion And Denial

    Date: Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:51

    The Israelis and Palestinians have been trapped for decades between delusions and denial and both have resorted to ideological and religious dogmas that dismiss with conviction any factual evidence to the contrary.
  • Once Again: Re. Medicines

    Date: Thu, 31/07/2014 - 08:32

    ​The phone calls which most disturb me come from people who maintain that they are having problems to secure the medicines they need. It’s worse when their illness happens to be among the crueller ones. ​I got such a call recently from a patient with heart trouble. It...