The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga
It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to deny entry are what...
[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog: An incredible request by pilots and the Daphne BBC radio drama
Saviour Balzan
Industrial action by Air Malta pilots and Daphne Caruana Galizia's docudrama on BBC4
Facebook killed the political star
Raphael Vassallo

If a Facebook post somehow chimes in with the viewer’s own private opinion or bias… it becomes an instant, incontrovertible ‘fact’

If a Facebook post somehow chimes in with the...

Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame
The Conversation

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles • The increasing prevalance of the badly behaved tourist, either in reality or simply as cultural meme, presents a serious...

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles • The increasing...

Are exams producing quality students?
Josanne Cassar

While I can understand that some parents are alarmed at the prospect of no more benchmarking exams at Year Six, I have never really been able to grasp the...

While I can understand that some parents are alarmed at the...

A brave but delicate proposal

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

Let’s razzle dazzle them, with some PR
Josanne Cassar

Did you blink and think you missed this clamping down on construction sites? No, because it just didn’t happen

Did you blink and think you missed this clamping down on...

‘Leadership cults’ are the last thing the PN needs
Raphael Vassallo

Now is not the time for ‘glorious leaders’; now is the time for a...

Now is not the time for ‘glorious leaders’; now...

No more blazers and ties. Learning should be about happiness
Evarist Bartolo

In schools the focus of the structure is obviously education and learning. But...

In schools the focus of the structure is obviously...

Crunch time for the PN

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert the total annihilation of the PN: either Delia emerges reconfirmed by a clear, unequivocal majority...

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert...

You’re either a magistrate, or a TV celebrity. You can’t be both...
Raphael Vassallo

Magistrate Joe Mifsud starts out his judgment with a typical ‘Thought of the Day’: an entirely random “warning against the harmful effects of...

Magistrate Joe Mifsud starts out his judgment with a...

What are the PN’s prospects for the future? The sad reply is zilch
Michael Falzon

The MP's behaviour is nothing short of obnoxious and selfish. They just saw...

The MP's behaviour is nothing short of obnoxious and...

The messenger with forged documents resigns
Saviour Balzan

What is sure is that Portelli worked endlessly with the PN before 2017 to make...

What is sure is that Portelli worked endlessly with the PN...

‘I’ll defend my party to the end’ (even if I suffer as a result)
Josanne Cassar

It is us who give politicians power by entrusting them with our vote. Why should we have any qualms about withdrawing our support once we feel we have...

It is us who give politicians power by entrusting them with...

From profits to people

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation Office have been starved of resources: making it all but impossible to maintain the sort of monitoring...

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog: On people power and Adrian Delia
Saviour Balzan

From ordinary people protesting against the construction spree to the internal...

From ordinary people protesting against the construction...

‘The threat is too great’
Raphael Vassallo

Does a young woman really have to be executed or dismembered, before we understand that this is not something a functional democracy can afford to ignore?

Does a young woman really have to be executed or...

Once in a while the citizen wins
Josanne Cassar

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people forget stupid partisan politics as they did in this case, and work together for a common cause, they...

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people...

You can’t just ruin people’s lives
Evarist Bartolo

Serious people in construction, people who think long-term must surely want to have public backing, rather than be seen as villains

Serious people in construction, people who think long-term...

The PN has no ‘Plan B’, either

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss goodbye to a not-insignificant section of the PN’s voter-base: a voter-base that has already...

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss...