Anxiously anxious for fame
Josanne Cassar
There are those who believe that you have to face your worst fears in order to conquer them, while others maintain it just makes it worse for those who are psychologically frail...
Saying no to greed
Saviour Balzan
It was evident that the administration informed the PA members what to do, therefore it follows that Portelli's intentions were sanctioned by the government
Is ISIS done for?
Matthew Bugeja

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the ingredients to stage a comeback

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the...

We have gone soft, so we need to recreate tough conditions
Josanne Cassar

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like stairs; most...

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like...

Security is no job for violent thugs
Raphael Vassallo

This latest incident is but further demonstration of just how perilous it is, for such a serious profession as ‘security’  to be run with...

This latest incident is but further demonstration of just...

Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

The numbers speak for themselves
Evarist Bartolo

The numbers are simply overwhelming and they put an even greater responsibility on myself, my colleagues and the rest of government to make sure these huge...

The numbers are simply overwhelming and they put an even...

Did you say 'deal' on migration? ... or was it 'meal'?
Raphael Vassallo

Yet we still blame asylum seekers – and only asylum seekers – for a...

Yet we still blame asylum seekers – and only asylum...

Tackling hate speech
Michael Falzon

Apart from the needed police action, we should not forget the need for more education – a sine qua non for an effective integration policy

Apart from the needed police action, we should not forget...

Getting the priorities right
Saviour Balzan

The problems that need to be fixed by us will not be seen to by any other international organisation with the ability to impose targets, regulations and limits...

The problems that need to be fixed by us will not be seen...

We don't need a witch  hunt, we just need decency
Josanne Cassar

The only way to extinguish the worst aspects of human nature is to not give...

The only way to extinguish the worst aspects of human...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

Only the lonely
Josanne Cassar

In a world where everyone seems happy (just look at their Facebook!). It is the tragedy of this day and age that people prefer to put on a fake smile and...

In a world where everyone seems happy (just look at their...

Chronicle of a riot foretold
Raphael Vassallo

For what it’s worth, this is my conclusion: we are deliberately keeping those people in the same degrading conditions, in order to mount further pressure...

For what it’s worth, this is my conclusion: we are...

Climate change - beyond the empty rhetoric
Ralph Cassar

We do not need shoddy motions or new laws which remain on paper. We need people...

We do not need shoddy motions or new laws which remain on...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

A budget for growth and sustainability
Evarist Bartolo

The budget builds on what has been achieved. The strategy of focusing on intensive growth and spending wisely has been very successful in recent years

The budget builds on what has been achieved. The strategy...

Opposition movements cannot be built on single issues
Raphael Vassallo

To all those people, then – and not just to Dione Borg – the sight...

To all those people, then – and not just to Dione...

The Budget: now and the future
Michael Falzon

It seems that government’s main concern is to keep voters happy while its attitude to the future is the Maltese ‘għada min raħ’ (whoever...

It seems that government’s main concern is to keep...

All of us want justice for Daphne
Saviour Balzan

This country has a festering wound that needs treatment. We may not agree with Daphne’s style or politics but we are all behind the need to nail the...

This country has a festering wound that needs...