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A day of profound importance

Holocaust remembrance has an important role in contemporary society, emphasising the importance of fostering tolerance, understanding, and preventing the recurrence of such atrocities. The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed on 27th January, is a solemn occasion that honours the millions of lives lost during this horrific chapter in human history. This day serves as a reminder of the atrocities...
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Influencing, on a national level

Our students are being forced to learn things that Google can spit out faster than you can say "search". Yet, they're left in the dark about crucial life skills and how to navigate the digital world responsibly. Right, let’s have a little discussion about the struggle of getting teens to hit the books nowadays. This is a particularly sore subject for those whose kids are about to begin their mock exams, ahead of their O-Levels. Spoiler alert: it’s a tough gig, but...
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Breaking barriers in the political arena

Two candidates, each grappling with distinct disabilities, endeavored to secure a place in the Maltese Parliament, only to find their bids falling short of the electorate’s expectations. In a pivotal moment that resonates far beyond Valencia, Mar Galcerán’s triumph in the recent regional assembly election was a remarkable breakthrough in dismantling barriers within the political arena. Her ascent not only celebrates a personal milestone but also...
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Of u-turns and weather vanes

Like the PN establishment's exponents – despite being excluded from that circle – Alex Borg adopts the line of thinking that there is one law that applies for Nationalists and another for Labour supporters. In comments he gave to the the Times of Malta, Opposition spokesperson for Gozo, Alex Borg, claimed that he does not believe in u-turns. This statement was made in the context of the declaration of Prime Minister Robert Abela that the Labour Party is open to the...
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Increasing wages sustainably

Improved productivity, coupled with tight macroeconomic policies which limit companies from passing on higher costs to consumers, are essential if economies are to afford much higher wages without fanning inflation. With the Budget speech still fresh in most people’s minds, it is difficult not to pay attention to the business lobby and its various organisations complaining about higher wages.  Joseph Farrugia, director general of the Malta Employers’ Association (MEA),...
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The Labour movement must take the cue

Labour will not win the next election fighting on its track record, no matter how good its articulation of that record may be. The voters want change, and Labour has to convince them it can provide that change. Turning Labour’s revival into a greater and more durable majority is possible, but only if it delivers the changes people are crying out for. If it can learn one thing from recent events, it is that the continuity of social democracy can never be taken for granted....

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