Highlighting the rubbish problem... by using rubbish
Josanne Cassar
It is clear she has hit a raw nerve: obviously, no one likes to have the worst aspects of their country being given such prominence
The Palestinians are in a tough spot... and the Democratic primaries are off to a bad start
Matthew Bugeja
January felt like a long month for most following global news
A new dawn for Europe as sun sets on the United Kingdom’s EU membership

By EP President David Sassoli, European Council President Charles Michel, and EC President Ursula von der Leyen

By EP President David Sassoli, European Council President...

Fired from your job? Here, let us give you a better one!
Josanne Cassar

I’m sure there are many ordinary people reading this who have lost their...

I’m sure there are many ordinary people reading this...

‘Continuity’ and ‘change’ can’t both happen at the same time…
Raphael Vassallo

One thing, however, is certain: ‘continuity’ and ‘change’ cannot realistically co-exist for very long. Sooner or later… and my...

One thing, however, is certain: ‘continuity’...

A revolving door that needs to be shut

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the whirlwind he had sown, when publicly embracing Konrad Mizzi at his inauguration ceremony as newly elected...

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the...

On the environment, we can no longer leave anything to chance
Aaron Farrugia

Construction is important for the Maltese economy… but for the sake of...

Construction is important for the Maltese economy…...

At last: a Jurassic Park film, set in a Jurassic location…
Raphael Vassallo

The screening process would be geared towards identifying a candidate that is...

The screening process would be geared towards identifying a...

Choosing the top cop
Michael Falzon

I agree that subjecting the police commissioner’s appointment to a qualified majority in Parliament would be a better way of doing it – but it is...

I agree that subjecting the police commissioner’s...

Free speech for learners
Saviour Balzan

'Prostitute' is a retrograde slur employed by men (and women) to undermine women in positions of influence or who take a stand, or simply when men...

'Prostitute' is a retrograde slur employed by...

Mater Dei: A living example of how different nationalities can work together
Josanne Cassar

As long as we are going to continue encouraging a foreign workforce, there is clearly a dire need for some long-term planning in the form of more health...

As long as we are going to continue encouraging a foreign...

The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
When cinema explores universal social issues
Josanne Cassar

The concept of the class divide between ‘us’ and ‘them’...

The concept of the class divide between ‘us’...

How to abort a national discussion
Raphael Vassallo

In the end, then, Muscat’s endorsement of this discussion may well end up inadvertently aborting it instead

In the end, then, Muscat’s endorsement of this...

Robert Abela has a tall order on good governance, but the economy beckons too
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan on Robert Abela • The new prime minister appears to be pressing the right buttons, but he also faces the challenge of keeping purchasing...

Saviour Balzan on Robert Abela • The new prime...

Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...

The strange case of Dr Robert and Mr Abela
Raphael Vassallo

It is indeed ‘a strange case’ to have two such totally antithetical...

It is indeed ‘a strange case’ to have two such...

Labour’s choice
Michael Falzon

Whether Muscat will ever regret having helped Abela to succeed him is for the future to decide – but the possibility is certainly there

Whether Muscat will ever regret having helped Abela to...

It does not take much effort to do the right thing after all
Pressing the right buttons
Saviour Balzan

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has shown that he wants to detach himself from the Muscat hegemony and I would not be too surprised if he...

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has...