Scapegoating of Africans must stop
The ignorance of the Lega mayor infuriated the usual commentators, who were eager to remind Ceccardi that Malta has assumed its responsibility for migrants and asylum seekers
No need to sanctify someone after their death
Josanne Cassar
When a tragic death occurs, tributes get reproduced verbatim as ‘news stories’. But these are personal sentiments which should not make the leap into the news
It’s all coming home now...
Raphael Vassallo

What? Football? Me? Don’t be daft. I was talking about the brutal truth about one’s past actions returning to haunt one’s present. That all...

What? Football? Me? Don’t be daft. I was talking...

Quality of life should not be the price of success

Having a booming economy is something Malta can be justifiably...

Having a booming economy is something Malta can be...

The shared experience of a global sport
Josanne Cassar

In a world where the Internet has eliminated the concept of anticipation, the World Cup still has the capacity to clear the roads of traffic and unite...

In a world where the Internet has eliminated the concept of...

Celebrating our high-flyers
Evarist Bartolo

In mathematics, our students have won six bronze medals and two silver medals in Independent Challenge in the final round of the Mathematics Without Borders...

In mathematics, our students have won six bronze medals and...

The law courts’ ‘take-away’
Michael Falzon

The logistical running of the Law Courts – as distinct from the workings of the Judiciary – has always been shaky, to say the least

The logistical running of the Law Courts – as...

Faith? No more...
Raphael Vassallo

Maybe we did need Paloma Faith to spell it out for us in the end…  the very fact that political parties are allowed to own media corporations...

Maybe we did need Paloma Faith to spell it out for us in...

Anyone interested in my hit-list?
Saviour Balzan

Fireworks, and especially the use of petards and uncontrolled noise at untimely hours, are a problem that is still highly unregulated and goes on with little...

Fireworks, and especially the use of petards and...

Let's talk about rents, shall we?
Josanne Cassar

I guess the only saving grace in this era of swiftly-shared misinformation is that in today’s world, preposterous remarks can be immediately shot down by...

I guess the only saving grace in this era of swiftly-shared...

Leadership is the way forward

Europe needs a united and human response that does not forget the values that forged it after World War II; and this will come only through strong leadership...

Europe needs a united and human response that does not...

Europe’s politicians are being sniped by identity politics from the far right
Matthew Bugeja

Politicians are afraid of being ousted if they take a line which angers their citizens on the migration issue and are implementing measures touted by far-right...

Politicians are afraid of being ousted if they take a line...

Maltese women remain under-represented in science | Renee Laiviera

Women face considerable challenges in paving their way in the spheres of...

Women face considerable challenges in paving their way in...

Connecting business and education
Evarist Bartolo

Bi-partisan agreement enacted in Parliament sets out that accredited Vocational Education and Training providers may issue a skills card with the...

Bi-partisan agreement enacted in Parliament sets out...

Closing ports to rescue ships is not a solution
Raphael Vassallo

Malta's official position was that Italy had violated international law on...

Malta's official position was that Italy had violated...

Long way to go for 'cosmopolitan  Malta'

A lot of work still remains to be done. Just wishing for a cosmopolitan country is clearly not enough to make it happen successfully

A lot of work still remains to be done. Just wishing for a...

Now we got X Factor, we have some instant celebs to deal with
Josanne Cassar

Fame is a two-edged sword and with the fans, one will always have haters. For...

Fame is a two-edged sword and with the fans, one will...

On irregular migration, Adrian Delia is right
Frank Psaila

There is widespread agreement that Malta cannot, and should not cater for large...

There is widespread agreement that Malta cannot, and should...

Roads are popular promises. But the PLPN is just postponing the problem
Ralph Cassar

Do residential roads need fixing and in some cases rebuilding completely? Of course, they do. The real issue, however, is making residential roads safer and...

Do residential roads need fixing and in some cases...

It is the EU that must outsmart human traffickers
Miriam Dalli

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their businesses to decisions...

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their...

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