Here’s how that €11.4 million could be better spent
Josanne Cassar
There is psychology at work here, where the government is attempting to foster a kind of bonhomie among the populace - for some it will work, others will simply see it as yet...
Central Link: government’s own policies ignored
Ralph Cassar
It is highly irresponsible if not downright stupid to build an expensive system, and then at the same time increase space for cars on the roads
Because it’s the right thing to do
Evarist Bartolo

We do live in a country where sometimes the anything-goes mentality supersedes the common good. We’ve seen terrible driving, shoddy building and...

We do live in a country where sometimes the anything-goes...

Justified complaints vs constant moaning
Josanne Cassar

Between moaning about really silly things and criticizing any solutions, it seems we are quite happy to put up with the status quo as long as we can spend...

Between moaning about really silly things and criticizing...

Snobbery is wrong. But the real issue is inequality
James Debono

Class is invoked with gusto when denouncing snobbery, but remains taboo when it...

Class is invoked with gusto when denouncing snobbery, but...

Another Egrant in the making
Raphael Vassallo

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of ‘facts’ buttressing the argument, it is hard to really blame anyone for swallowing it hook, line and...

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of...

Is the European Commission really concerned with security?

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to cope with, without...

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to...

The social exclusion of children
Michael Briguglio

Commendable activities such as children’s parliament should be mainstreamed and children should be consulted more on what they would like to see at...

Commendable activities such as children’s parliament...

Genoa bridge collapse: maintaining these structures is a constant battle against traffic and decay
The Conversation

Marios Chryssanthopoulos • In the shadow of this terrible loss of life, it is worth remembering that bridge inspection and maintenance may be annoying for...

Marios Chryssanthopoulos • In the shadow of this...

The culture of hate
Michael Falzon

Their pointless stances and absurd allegations are the fruit of the culture of hate and are only serving to push more people into Muscat’s fold –...

Their pointless stances and absurd allegations are the...

The curious incident of the cat in the daytime...
Raphael Vassallo

‘Instant judgments’ keep coming thick and fast… no matter...

‘Instant judgments’ keep coming thick and...

It’s becoming harder and harder to keep the faith
Josanne Cassar

If priests and bishops feel they should be free to comment on social, current,...

If priests and bishops feel they should be free to comment...

Perhaps, a referendum on nature and ‘development’…
Saviour Balzan

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium on planned...

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium...

Criminalising NGOs doesn’t help

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had to step in where governments refuse to venture; now, it seems EU states want to try and give the...

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had...

Iran squeezed by US sanctions
Matthew Bugeja

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure from Trump

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure...

You can’t take it with you, and yet so many act as if they can
Josanne Cassar

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be obvious to all, and...

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be...

The term ‘fake news’ is doing great harm | Joshua Habgood-Coote
The Conversation

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a command not to...

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a...

Malta from a different perspective
Evarist Bartolo

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate it. It’s a common thing across the world. This is why I think we don’t value enough the...

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate...

The mother of all direct orders
Michael Falzon

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff negotiated the purchase of a boiler for the Marsa power station – eventually bought for some...

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff...

If you ‘shame them’... you can’t ‘beat them’
Raphael Vassallo

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a better description...

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a...