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Malta International Airport Opening after COVID-19 Lockdown

The topic of this week’s current affairs programme is the opening of the Malta International Airport and the easing of lockdown with Professor Mark Brincat, Warren Zahra representing the Hospitality Industry, Professor Colin Lawrence and Christian Hunt joining from London with risk assessments. ‘The industry is very much looking forward to the airport opening and having the first arrivals into Malta.  The protocols are … Read More Malta International Airport Opening after COVID-19 Lockdown

‘European and Emerging Market companies will fall further behind their US counterparts’ Nicholas Glinsman

Judged by the free exchange of ideas, the world has never been a more global place. But viewed through an economic lens, in terms of the free movement across borders of goods, capital and labour, there is no doubt that globalisation has slowed. While trade wars have certainly been a factor recently, globalisation has, in fact, already been on the retreat for the better … Read More ‘European and Emerging Market companies will fall further behind their US counterparts’ Nicholas Glinsman

‘The Obama and Biden people had chosen Kamala Harris to run as VP as early as last year’ Albert Marko

Former President Barack Obama is going to be an instrumental part of the campaign  going forward for the Biden Harris ticket. There are a few people on the Vice President so-called ‘list’.  Some people say Susan Rice, but by all indications, the Omana and Biden people had chosen Kamala Harris to run as VP as early as last year. They need the selection to … Read More ‘The Obama and Biden people had chosen Kamala Harris to run as VP as early as last year’ Albert Marko

‘It is important not only to develop green energy but also to have security of supply from different energy sources’ Dr Peter Grima

I am one of those believers that feels that fossil fuels do have a role to play although it needs to take on a lesser role in society as we progress from energy that is purely based on fossil fuels to now having more influx of renewable energy. We have to remember that one of the three pillars of the EU energy law and … Read More ‘It is important not only to develop green energy but also to have security of supply from different energy sources’ Dr Peter Grima

Why are masks important? ‘To wear or not to wear masks’ Professor Mark Brincat

There is no doubt that health workers need to reduce their exposure to the virus.   There are expensive surgical masks such as N95 or N99, the higher the number the more resistant they are.   Cloth masks should be made properly using he right fabric with a few layers and possibly a filter in between and you  will find instructions on how to make your … Read More Why are masks important? ‘To wear or not to wear masks’ Professor Mark Brincat

Andrew Borg Cardona on the Maltese shareholders of Electrogas

Electrogas seems to have been owned by three of the richest and most enterprising families in Malta.  If I were being associated with the accused in the most serious murder trial we have had in Malta for many decades, I’d be very embarrassed and in fact the families are keeping an extremely low profile.  Electrogas was a very expensive enterprise for the country as … Read More Andrew Borg Cardona on the Maltese shareholders of Electrogas

Covid-19 Risk Assessments – Dr Colin Lawrence and Christian Hunt

Governments must be prepared for risks.  In the UK we have two sets of policies,  Brexit and Covid and both are not being done by the Government in the best possible way.  The government were not in a position to mitigate the risks that occurred with COVID-19.  You can only open up markets when people feel safe.   I believe economic growth is going … Read More Covid-19 Risk Assessments – Dr Colin Lawrence and Christian Hunt

‘In the land where the cops are the robbers, robbers are robbers and the cops go on holiday with the robbers…’ John Sweeney

‘Daphne was an extraordinary woman, incredibly brave and I am in awe of her. There were leaks of the murder enquiry from the Prime Minister’s office and the assassins were tipped off on when they were going to be arrested.   Its extraordinary.  It appears that another plot was allegedly funded by Former Economy Minister, Chris Cardona’ John Sweeney   Former Minister Chris Cardona is … Read More ‘In the land where the cops are the robbers, robbers are robbers and the cops go on holiday with the robbers…’ John Sweeney

Catching up with His Excellency Dimitrious Tsoungas on Orthodox Easter and COVID-19 in Greece

On the occasion of Orthodox Easter, we caught up with the Ambassador of Greece, Dimitrious G Tsoungas who spoke about how the 800 Greek residents in Malta will be celebrating Easter this weekend and also gave an update on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak in Greece. I think that in Greece we are doing rather well, with a few other countries like Malta for … Read More Catching up with His Excellency Dimitrious Tsoungas on Orthodox Easter and COVID-19 in Greece

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How many ventilators are available?

An adequate supply of ventilators is one of the key factors that will determine the number of severe cases leading to death by COVID19. Do we have enough ventilators in Malta and Gozo?   There have been countless projections, many curves, models and number crunching available on the public domain. The increase in the rate of infections globally has been fast. ‘Flattening the peak … Read More How many ventilators are available?

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‘Thank God for the Pandemic’ – Professor Arthur Lyon Dahl

Professor Arthur Lyon Dahl is President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with 50 years’ international experience in environment and sustainability. His most recent focus has been on global governance and UN reform. He has been a consultant to the World Bank on indicators of development, Visiting Professor at the University … Read More ‘Thank God for the Pandemic’ – Professor Arthur Lyon Dahl

Wuhan – where it all started

A couple of months ago this was one of those distant nightmares you hear about on international news sites, like those natural disasters that happen in faraway places.  This is where the nightmare started, on the verge of a possible outbreak here,  at our doorstep today.   Time no is not a luxury we  have right now and being vigilant is all we can … Read More Wuhan – where it all started