Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions | Lucy van Dorp
The Conversation
The variant carries 14 defining mutations including seven in the spike protein, the protein that mediates entry of the virus into human cells. This is a relatively large number of...
Ignoring quarantine rules has become the most common crime all over
Michael Falzon
We have entered pandemic fatigue. Meanwhile, COVID-19 keeps multiplying and even mutating... and the pandemic rages on
2020: A lot of positive work overshadowed by COVID-19 | Josianne Cutajar

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of good work was carried out by the European Parliament in the past 12 months

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of...

Raising a glass to our children
Kurt Sansone

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives changed as much as ours but they also displayed a resilience that many parents, including myself, may...

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives...

Carbon-neutrality: no small feat | Aaron Farrugia
Aaron Farrugia

As a government, we are committed to ensuring that sustainability remains at...

As a government, we are committed to ensuring that...

Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem? Why Gospels disagree | Rodolfo Galvan Estrada
The Conversation

Today, genealogies may bring more awareness of one’s family medical history or help uncover lost family members. In the Greco-Roman era, birth stories...

Today, genealogies may bring more awareness of one’s...

Either they were human… or we’re aliens
Raphael Vassallo

Malta’s temple-builders at least had the excuse of pre-literate...

Malta’s temple-builders at least had the excuse of...

2020: Man proposes, COVID disposes
Michael Falzon

Without entering into the merits of Rosianne Cutajar’s tryst with the business classes, I cannot but comment that such ‘improbable’ links are...

Without entering into the merits of Rosianne...

Does Malta have (enough) talent?
Josanne Cassar

Malta’s Got Talent is just that... if these shows can bring some happiness to people stuck at home at a time when they need to come together... then they...

Malta’s Got Talent is just that... if these shows can...

A murder that unravelled the ugliness of our political system
Saviour Balzan

If allowed, Yorgen Fenech could drag the entire house of cards down...

If allowed, Yorgen Fenech could drag the entire...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...

The green revolution can create new jobs
Miriam Dalli

I intend to work to attract more firms that start seeing the local market as an interesting prospect. That would ensure the creation of local niches and embed...

I intend to work to attract more firms that start seeing...

A year of reckoning | Robert Fenech

If businesses are mainly interested in enriching themselves and their owners, and the government is mainly concerned with maintaining its power, who is to...

If businesses are mainly interested in enriching themselves...

Six ways to make EU and Maltese industry climate neutral | Ralph Cassar
Ralph Cassar

At the end of the day, it is also in industry’s interest to make a green transition. Together with other Green Parties from all over Europe we have...

At the end of the day, it is also in industry’s...

Yes, Rosianne Cutajar should resign: even just so we can all take a break for Christmas...
Raphael Vassallo

While I can more or less understand Rosianne Cutajar’s reluctance to resign… because it is, after all, her own head on the block… well,...

While I can more or less understand Rosianne...

Easier to attack the press, than to confront the facts

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find themselves under...

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find...

Robert Abela’s first major mistake
Michael Falzon

Abela’s stance in refusing to acknowledge the board’s need for an extension of time undermines his own efforts to sell the idea of his leading a...

Abela’s stance in refusing to acknowledge the...

Bernard Grech’s missed opportunities
Raphael Vassallo

You don’t exactly need a Masters degree in Political Science, to understand that an Opposition party has to actually offer something slightly different...

You don’t exactly need a Masters degree in Political...

The questions that went unanswered
Saviour Balzan

An independent inquiry would have been better off with truly independently-minded members of the judiciary, who would have given the findings of the inquiry...

An independent inquiry would have been better off with...

Sometimes, only swear words will do
Josanne Cassar

No matter who is in power, this is how I have always known it. If you cannot keep quiet when you see things that make you physically ill, you can either...

No matter who is in power, this is how I have always known...