Ernest Mercieca

SDM win KSJC election with a wide majority - Sat, Nov 15th 2014, 09:36

During yesterday's highly anticipated Kunsill Studenti Junior College (KSJC) Election, SDM garnered 959 of the1944 votes casted, while Pulse garnered 679 votes. 321 votes were mixed votes while...

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David Aitken

A Scotsman in Malta - Wed, Oct 1st 2014, 13:34

Teaching English in Valletta was a piece of cake.  Or to use another food metaphor, it was as easy as pie.  Apart from anything else, unlike other places I had worked, the students already...

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The HABER Coat of Arms - Fri, Nov 7th 2014, 14:40

It is no secret that many Maltese family coats of arms have very suspicious and obscure origins. Whilst several such shields have appertained to the same family throughout the centuries, handed down...

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Alan Abela-Wadge

The mask is finally coming off - Fri, Dec 12th 2014, 14:47

“It used to be so serene and so peaceful; why did I let myself to believe? To trust and to embrace the sweet elusive words that I, and many others were listening to? I can’t believe that...

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Dr. Alfred Sant

In Australia - Thu, Dec 18th 2014, 06:47

​Since when I visited Australia for the first time some twenty years ago, with other visits following, I retained a special affection  for that country which has given refuge to so many Maltese...

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Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

How Netanyahu Committed Political Suicide - Fri, Dec 5th 2014, 10:38

Prime Minster Netanyahu’s insistence on passing a bill that will define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is as disgraceful as his denial that Israel is not an occupying power. If...

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Therese Comodini Cachia

A Good Start - Tue, Jul 15th 2014, 08:53

Hardly 5 weeks have passed since I got elected to the European Parliament and this has been quite a hectic period. Let's forget the upheaval that working abroad brings to your family life after...

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Lea Hogg

A note from the heart of the Mediterranean: A family from Greece and local peaches - Sun, Aug 24th 2014, 10:10

Look at the picture, close your eyes, imagine a world full of brightness. Imagine the safety of an invisible cocoon of warmth, yet having the freedom of not being wrapped up in heavy garments....

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Arnold Cassola

European and Local elections grouping - Mon, Jun 9th 2014, 10:06

We have now been having elections of all kinds basically year, year out. Six years we at Alternattiva Demokratika suggested to the then Minister for Local councils, Chris Said, that we should...

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Willie Grech

Joseph or Simon? PL or PN? - Tue, May 20th 2014, 01:04

The leader of the Opposition, Dr. Simon Busuttil stated that this election for the MEPs is not a contest between the two leaders.  Why did he make such a statement?  Is he afraid to contest...

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Simon Ellul Sullivan

Your vote. Your voice. - Thu, May 15th 2014, 17:10

Caught up in the frenzy of the European Parliament electoral campaign, the Administrative Committee elections have been practically ignored by both major political parties.  It is quite sad...

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Nicolette Micallef

Health & Safety… whose responsibility is it? - Mon, Apr 14th 2014, 15:56

In the time I have been training workers in Health & Safety, I get the feeling that the average Maltese person equates the subject to the use of safety shoes or an association with the...

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Jesmond Saliba

National interests and the International order - Mon, Apr 28th 2014, 22:34

Soon after World War the League of Nations was set up. It was the first international organisation with its principal mission being that of maintaining world peace. Other aims it had, included...

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Helga Ellul

When things don’t add up - Fri, May 16th 2014, 09:04

I call on the Government to explain the dismissal of Ms Dolores Gauci from her role within the public Mental Health Service.  This is not a political appointment but a professional one, dealing...

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Denis Muscat

Nadur Carnival is no longer for the family - Sat, Feb 22nd 2014, 09:00

With the Nadur Carnival fast approaching I thought I’d take a look at some ways this colourful and at times volatile event has changed throughout the years. But with these changes also comes...

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Douglas Fenech

We are all the Mosta Cat Killer - Wed, Feb 19th 2014, 07:44

The barbaric acts of the Mosta Cat Killer appear to have united the nation in revulsion.  Regardless of one’s political disposition or religious affiliation everyone seems in agreement...

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Ingrid Brownrigg

A year of changes in the EU - Fri, Jan 31st 2014, 15:18

This year is an important year for the European Union because we are going to see a change at the top EU jobs. We tend to hear more about the elections of the members of the European Parliament, that...

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Karl Parnis - A religion perspective

Selfie - Tue, Jan 21st 2014, 21:15

I have been going out with this guy for the past month. What shall I do to get him closer to me? I think I have an idea: I’m going to send him a naked selfie. He’ll like it, for sure. I...

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Prof. Lino Bianco

The Student - Wed, Dec 4th 2013, 11:15

A leading figure in Twentieth Century literature, William Butler Yeats, once stated that “education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”.  Education: Malta and...

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Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando

‘Ad Astra per Aspera’ - Sun, Nov 3rd 2013, 21:39

I was honoured when I was given the post of Chairman of The Malta Council for Science and Technology four years ago by the previous Prime Minister Dr. Lawrence Gonzi. With the support of the previous...

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Joe Tanti

Let’s put the record straight - Tue, Oct 15th 2013, 17:19

Recently the MBB presented a report to Government, suggesting a revamp in the allocation of EU funds put to the disposal of the private sector. This report argues the case that funds allocated to the...

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Adrian Archer

Education: More Than Study, It Is About People - Mon, Jun 23rd 2014, 11:09

At we have interviewed Mr Justin Spiteri, a 25 year old adventurous young man with special needs, whose life story is truly inspirational. During this interview, the first of a series of...

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Abigail Mamo

Small Business Act (SBA) fact sheet – How is Malta fairing? - Wed, Dec 18th 2013, 07:33

In the yearly report published by the European Commission DG Enterprise, the 2013 Small Business Act Fact Sheet for Malta, it is very evident that while SMEs in Malta have struggled to advance, the...

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Joseph M. Cachia

Don't Seek Others' Pains! - Wed, Dec 17th 2014, 13:59

As reported in the UK’s ‘The Independent’: “Through its participation in the war on terror, Australia became a direct target of the terrorists.” Is this where we...

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Althea Bonnici

The lucky charm Tokay - Sat, Apr 20th 2013, 10:30

Tokay Geckos originate from India, Southern China and Southeast Asia and have also been introduced to Hawaii and Florida via the pet trade.  Being among the largest gecko species they are...

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