‘Mafia’ doesn’t mean ‘anyone you don’t like’
Raphael Vassallo
No matter how much of that perception is now destroyed by hindsight… well, hindsight was a luxury that nobody – not even The Times – had in 2013
Minimum wage and social justice | Rafel Grima
The gap between the haves and the have-nots in Malta is growing, and it has been exacerbated by the exponential increase in rental fees
A Maltese ‘Tangentopoli’, in the making

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once and for all, the...

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once...

Time for the mavericks?
Michael Falzon

Robert Abela is trying to clean Augean stables – a tight-rope exercise in which he is trying to balance the need for cleanliness with his need for the...

Robert Abela is trying to clean Augean stables – a...

Begging your pardon (again)...
Raphael Vassallo

This alone should be reason enough to remove the decision-making power from the Prime Minister’s hands, once and for all

This alone should be reason enough to remove the...

I think we’re going to need a bigger jail
Josanne Cassar

Those who refused to understand why Keith Schembri should have been removed...

Those who refused to understand why Keith Schembri should...

Disown Muscat now or face a worse scenario
Saviour Balzan

Because they believe that if Muscat’s memorable legacy is destroyed, the...

Because they believe that if Muscat’s memorable...

Death of the Republic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by Robert Abela, is now imperilled and has become toxic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by...

Gearing ourselves for a green economy
Aaron Farrugia

We need to continue gearing ourselves towards a sustainable development model where all citizens can grow, live, work, and age in an environment that optimises...

We need to continue gearing ourselves towards a sustainable...

One Health – health policy in a post-COVID world
Ralph Cassar

A question which begs an answer is how can a ‘One Health’ approach...

A question which begs an answer is how can a ‘One...

Keith Schembri and the Al Capone syndrome
Raphael Vassallo

For that, we would need to patiently follow all those remaining loose threads,...

For that, we would need to patiently follow all those...

Social media: easy to forget repercussions of words
Alex Agius Saliba

What we write online and what we decide to share with our friends and family...

What we write online and what we decide to share with our...

The Libyan frontier
Peter Agius

As friends of Libya we must extend the helping hand in rebuilding the country from the bottom up in all the different sectors where we have a good story to tell

As friends of Libya we must extend the helping hand in...

Labour has a lot of soul-searching to do

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to help Robert Abela build a strong narrative: through which he can reclaim his party’s moral...

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to...

Even cavemen understood ‘sustainability’ better than us
Raphael Vassallo

So the irony, I suppose, is twofold: on one hand… well, we don’t...

So the irony, I suppose, is twofold: on one hand…...

Malta’s pentito?
Michael Falzon

Malta needs to start breathing fresh air that is not polluted by the type of foul and wicked culture that has been exposed

Malta needs to start breathing fresh air that is not...

Overcoming gender disparities and inequalities one step at a time | Josianne Cutajar

We need to promote female role models in the field and invest in adequate skilling and assistance

We need to promote female role models in the field and...

There’s always something new which is ripe for abuse
Josanne Cassar

While some of those who should have received their jab by now sit anxiously at...

While some of those who should have received their jab by...

It’s time for Labour to talk about greedy fuckers like Keith
Matthew Vella

Was 2013’s Taghna Lkoll entirely in bad faith? And can...

Was 2013’s Taghna Lkoll entirely in...

Casting the first stone
Saviour Balzan

Whether this week’s events will rock the independent media or not, this should not cow the fourth estate; on the contrary, they need to recognise...

Whether this week’s events will rock the independent...