This was the week everyone was outraged about something
Josanne Cassar
Even though ours was a mild lockdown, it was still taking its mental toll and those who have a short fuse have been among the worst affected
Still not seeing the light
Saviour Balzan
There will be struggling businesses, and while those who have deep pockets may continue to operate, the vast majority will be hit hard
Under COVID-19, over-65s have been unjustly targeted with exclusion from life

It would be more logical to trust responsible adults care about their health, whether 65 or chronically ill, rather than allow this Big Brother...

It would be more logical to trust responsible adults...

How Europe uses COVID-19 to reinforce a hostile environment in the Mediterranean
The Conversation

Maurice Stierl | In the past, politicians claimed NGO rescuers encouraged migrants to make the journey across the Mediterranean. But migrant departures...

Maurice Stierl | In the past, politicians claimed NGO...

What if there’s no ‘normal’ to go back to?
Raphael Vassallo

People are unpredictable creatures at the best of times… and it is...

People are unpredictable creatures at the best of...

A cautious, disciplined re-opening

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any consideration of the re-opening of travel corridors for the time being

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s video blog | Lifting restrictions raises many questions
Saviour Balzan

The decision to lift restrictions seems to be based on the need to revive the economy and not burden the State with more handouts

The decision to lift restrictions seems to be based on the...

My, how hyper-sensitive we’ve all suddenly become…
Raphael Vassallo

We seem to be living in a country where ‘misogyny’ and...

We seem to be living in a country where...

The Neville Gafà affair
Michael Falzon

That was how Muscat played the double game – by exercising what was in effect a pushback before migrant boats entered Malta’s SAR area, and playing...

That was how Muscat played the double game – by...

The choice between living with the virus and living in fear
Josanne Cassar

When and what to open is the dilemma all governments are having to face,...

When and what to open is the dilemma all governments...

Taking history as an example
Saviour Balzan

Our numbers are still low, but it could get higher and the worst thing that can happen is if those infected turn out to be...

Our numbers are still low, but it could get higher and...

Upping the game in financial regulation

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner of Police will be crucial to improving authorities’ image on dealing with financial crime 

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner...

Can competitiveness fit with an improved quality of life in Malta? | Gordon Cordina

The reaping of the dividends from the digital economy is not automatic. It requires a concerted effort from social and civil stakeholders

The reaping of the dividends from the digital economy is...

So Josep Borrel is ‘disappointed’, is he? How tragic…
Raphael Vassallo

And… um… the EU expects us to supporting a military operation to...

And… um… the EU expects us to supporting a...

My kids need never worry about where the next hour of Baby Shark will come from
Matthew Vella

Pandemic parenting: unlike my childhood of negotiating time and space with adults, it’s children who commandeer time and space

Pandemic parenting: unlike my childhood of negotiating...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Note to EU: think, plan, act now on COVID recovery
Miriam Dalli

As restrictive measures are slowly being eased with full realization that an...

As restrictive measures are slowly being eased with full...

Migration crisis, or hostage situation?
Raphael Vassallo

Malta has been practically begging the EU for a ‘relocation agreement’ for well over 15 years now... to no avail. Admittedly, it was the EU’s...

Malta has been practically begging the EU for a...

The right to insult
Michael Falzon

In the end, the issue, I suppose, is whether the writing under consideration instigates the reader to hate someone

In the end, the issue, I suppose, is whether the writing...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Authorities must come down hard on people who disregard social distancing
Saviour Balzan

Despite social distancing measures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, many keep meeting with family and friends

Despite social distancing measures aimed at limiting the...