Keeping it real with those billboard messages
Josanne Cassar
I realise it is not easy to come up with snappy, snazzy slogans which fit on a billboard. In fact, to be done well, it usually takes a lot of thought and marketing expertise to...
Parks are needed where people live
No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality
The return of the Brussels abortion scare
Kurt Sansone

In a re-run of history, the main actors have traded places as the PN dangles...

In a re-run of history, the main actors have traded places...

The rise of Nazism is not a ‘protest vote’
Raphael Vassallo

The days when Malta was largely homogenous – all Christian, all...

The days when Malta was largely homogenous – all...

When private parties spill over into public streets
Josanne Cassar

Although I joked about the amount of flesh on display in Qawra at the beginning...

Although I joked about the amount of flesh on display in...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

Beyond the flags there’s another country
Evarist Bartolo

Have you ever heard of one proposal from the PN in two years? You'd think a...

Have you ever heard of one proposal from the PN in two...

The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon

In the early 1970s, the then Labour adminstration failed to appoint the Constitutional Court as a means to pressure the Opposition into agreeing with the...

In the early 1970s, the then Labour adminstration failed to...

We have forgotten how to argue
Raphael Vassallo

To replace ‘arguments’ with ‘insults’ is to automatically concede defeat. It proves that the argument you are attempting to assail is...

To replace ‘arguments’ with...

An election-eve, environmental epiphany

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make...

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government...

A flat, unenthusiastic debate
Josanne Cassar

One of the few times the two leaders became animated was when talking about 'the foreigner', writes Josanne Cassar, arguing that both need to decide...

One of the few times the two leaders became animated was...

Weak third parties, and the Lowell 'phenomenon'
Saviour Balzan

Malta is calling out for a third party with clear vision...Someone who can...

Malta is calling out for a third party with clear...

How far will Mayor Pete go?
Matthew Bugeja

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare locally, but the young Mayor has a steeper hill to climb than most realise

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare...

Not a very happy Workers’ Day if you are earning one euro per hour
Josanne Cassar

It is all very well to celebrate Workers’ Day with crowds of people...

It is all very well to celebrate Workers’ Day with...

Malta will be a different country after 25 May
Raphael Vassallo

Muscat’s position is so utterly unassailable today, that he can even joke...

Muscat’s position is so utterly unassailable today,...

Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more...

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some...

We must tackle the culture of bullying and intimidation of LGBTIQ people in schools
Evarist Bartolo

I believe that we have a lot to learn from the experience of other countries when dealing with similar issues

I believe that we have a lot to learn from the experience...

Government protecting developers at  public expense? Gee, what a surprise…
Raphael Vassallo

In the case of Gwardamangia, three Cabinet ministers – Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg and Social Solidarity...

In the case of Gwardamangia, three Cabinet ministers...

When it all starts crumbling down…
Josanne Cassar

As soon as the news hits the headlines and the public voices legitimate, justified concerns, the authorities automatically go on the defence with a knee-jerk...

As soon as the news hits the headlines and the public...

Construction sector reforms have failed

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the...