Last Updated 30 | 10 | 2014 at 10:02


I imagine that the current controversy about the 58 cents weekly pay rise for workers to compensate for cost of living increases, under the so-called COLA, is leaving unimpressed those people who...Read More >>

  • The DRAGO Coat of Arms

    Date: Thu, 30/10/2014 - 09:30

    "The scaly monster of a dragon, coiled Full in the central field--unspeakable, With eyes oblique retorted, that aslant Shot gleaming flame: his hollow jaw fill’d Dispersedly with jagged fangs of white, Grim, unapproachable." - Hesiodus on the shield borne by the...
  • Delusional Victory Holds The Promise Of Change

    Date: Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:04

    Although the expected resumption of indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas in Cairo was postponed, it will likely take place in the next few weeks as the two sides appear to seek a new and more sustainable ceasefire.
  • Whom shall we believe?

    Date: Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:15

    “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller   “Air Malta jobs safe despite restructuring setback” – Zammit Lewis- Minister of Tourism
  • Bureaucracy

    Date: Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:20

    No matter what is being said about bureaucracy with all the aims that are proclaimed about how it is going to be curtailed, it is actually not declining but on the rise. Not just in Malta -- everywhere. Some instances that have recently come to notice are mind...
  • Muscat – The Master Illusionist

    Date: Mon, 27/10/2014 - 09:23

    Back in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s there was this one illusionist that was to become popular for many generations to come. Most of us heard about him, most us know his story. Harry Houdini was one of the best ever illusionists that graced this planet. In his...
  • Barroso

    Date: Thu, 23/10/2014 - 08:52

    ​In his farewell speech to the European Parliament, Manuel Barroso sounded defensive. The ex-President of the European Commission knows that the overall view about the work of the Commission he headed, especially the second one, is not at all positive. He therefore had...
  • Neither Direct, Nor Indirect

    Date: Mon, 20/10/2014 - 08:59

    ​The Chamber of Commerce is sceptical about government’s plan to emphasize in the upcoming budget, an increase of the indirect tax burden – thereby penalising consumption—instead of enhancing the direct tax burden, which weighs on citizens’ income.
  • The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight

    Date: Thu, 16/10/2014 - 20:09

    During the donor conference held in Cairo a few days ago, the US, EU, and other countries pledged $2.7 billion for reconstruction in Gaza. It is undoubtedly necessary to make such a humanitarian effort to rebuild the shattered lives of hundreds of thousands of...
  • 300

    Date: Thu, 16/10/2014 - 08:53

    To get the support ot euro parliamentarians in his bid to become President of the European Commission, or at least the socialist ones, Jean Claude Juncker made a central promise. He would arrange for the creation of a new investment fund totalling 300 billion euros....
  • A Malta Brand

    Date: Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:51

    ​We have been told that Malta should develop its own “brand” – a corporate image that would define her better with foreign investors and leaders, who do not know us too well. In this way, they would more likely be attracted to start a business relationship here.