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, as they assess the risks, adjust their time frames and take stock of how each measure is affecting...
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 elderly or the vulnerable
Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

So... are there penalties for not wearing face-masks, or not?
Raphael Vassallo

Given all the excellent work carried out by the same Superintendence of Public...

Given all the excellent work carried out by the same...

Giving privacy a bad name | Mireille Caruana

What is of utmost importance is transparency and accountability: the detailed...

What is of utmost importance is transparency and...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

I challenge Abela to publish the secret Vitals-Steward agreements
Adrian Delia

I challenge Prime Minister Abela to publish this secret agreement and the legal...

I challenge Prime Minister Abela to publish this secret...

Science should guide all our health policies... including abortion
Raphael Vassallo

Our total abortion ban is no less dangerous or unhinged (or even idiotic, for...

Our total abortion ban is no less dangerous or unhinged (or...

Why Evarist Bartolo should hang on
Saviour Balzan

Politics needs people like Evarist Bartolo; his party needs him, warts and all 

Politics needs people like Evarist Bartolo; his party needs...

The case of the disappearing quarries
Michael Falzon

Instead of chiding its contractors for not doing their homework properly before accepting contracts that involved huge amounts of excavation waste,...

Instead of chiding its contractors for not doing their...

Testing the waters of the new normal
Josanne Cassar

The common factor, no matter what nationality we are, is that this new normal means that we need to keep our distance from each other and wear masks

The common factor, no matter what nationality we are, is...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

Act on utility bills. Now
Ryan Callus

If government truly has the well-being of our families at heart, the time of need and the time to act is definitely now

If government truly has the well-being of our families at...

‘More Europe’? Don’t we have enough already?
Raphael Vassallo

They failed to heed experts who said no country could fight the virus on its...

They failed to heed experts who said no country could fight...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Government needs to be creative with type and level of restrictions
Saviour Balzan

The government needs to map out a transition strategy to alleviate the economic stagnation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

The government needs to map out a transition strategy to...

The only way out of this is together
Roberta Metsola

We cannot retreat to the comfort combination of populism, Eurosceptism and pseudo-nationalism so favoured by Labour. That will not solve anything – we...

We cannot retreat to the comfort combination of populism,...

Granting citizenship may have risks, but Malta isn’t the problem | Alex Muscat

One thing we have learnt from the COVID-19 crisis is that economic fortunes can change overnight. We now see there was great foresight when the Individual...

One thing we have learnt from the COVID-19 crisis is that...

Moving forward to a new reality

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical rethinking of our usual approach. Difficult decisions will need to be made about who can return to work

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical...

When we finally reboot, we should do  things differently. But will we?
Josanne Cassar

If we learn nothing from this crisis, at least I hope we learn that it is a bad idea to live from pay cheque to pay cheque or to assume (as so many did) that...

If we learn nothing from this crisis, at least I hope we...

No golden fleece for Jason
Michael Falzon

The relationship between Repubblika and the PN has never been a very comfortable one. Made up mostly of disgruntled former PN stalwarts, Repubblika has...

The relationship between Repubblika and the PN has never...