Coronavirus: compliance with controls will fall over the winter holidays
The Conversation
Sheheryar Banuri • In the upcoming holidays we face a different problem: the effects our behaviour has on one another – or what we call social norms
If cannabis is ‘bad for your health’... what’s prison?
Raphael Vassallo
I can safely say 100% certainty that the prison experience must have caused Daniel Holmes infinitely more harm – both physical and mental – than all the marijuana he...
So who has been talking to Yorgen?
Saviour Balzan

Confidants, individuals and acquaintances who shared the same space and time with Yorgen Fenech, according to the WhatsApp messages they exchanged with him at...

Confidants, individuals and acquaintances who shared the...

Attack the local plans: how to redress the democratic deficit on planning

The only way to protest the development assault on good sense and serenity, is to force the redrawing of local plans in Malta, whether by court action...

The only way to protest the development assault on good...

Muscat’s ‘belated realization’: better late than never
Raphael Vassallo

Does Muscat’s view on reproductive rights plant the seed of a...

Does Muscat’s view on reproductive rights plant...

The COVID-19 crisis demands a coherent, unified approach

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread perception that the...

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread...

Potentiality and personhood: personal views | Isabel Stabile

Once abortion becomes legal in Malta, and yes, that will happen, we will look...

Once abortion becomes legal in Malta, and yes, that will...

On the right to family and civil unions for LGBTIQ+ persons | Christopher Vella

The Church can celebrate our fidelity, commitment and fruitfulness as much as it celebrates these qualities for heterosexual unions. If only the Church were to...

The Church can celebrate our fidelity, commitment and...

Budget 2021: More of the same... hoping COVID-19 will vanish into thin air
Michael Falzon

The decrease in the approval rate of the current administration must have influenced government’s thinking. Many interpreted the decision to extend the...

The decrease in the approval rate of the current...

Robert Abela is always right, and his critics are always wrong. Any questions?
Raphael Vassallo

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way criticised – be it over his (utterly disastrous) handling of the COVID-19 crisis; or his stance on...

Each and every single time Robert Abela is in any way...

As long as we treat politics like a cult, there is no hope
Josanne Cassar

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held beliefs and emotions...

The inability of many voters to set aside their deep-held...

Where’s our green deal on Malta’s shrinking countryside?
Saviour Balzan

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been misshapen and...

Even well before 1964, the Maltese rural footprint has been...

Bernard Grech’s golden opportunity

Grech must certainly address the measures introduced by the Budget. But a partisan critique, aimed only at enthusing his party...

Grech must certainly address the measures...

We need to talk about abortion | Noah Fabri

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another political football that...

In the hands of politicians the debate becomes another...

A new European Bauhaus | Ursula von der Leyen

People should be able to feel, see and experience the European Green Deal

People should be able to feel, see and experience the...

Lying about others can only damage the United States’ own credibility | Zhaofeng Wang

The United States is the sole superpower in the world, yet it seems that lying about others has become its major diplomacy tool. How unfortunate

The United States is the sole superpower in the world, yet...

A wartime budget

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient fire-power, at a glance, to at least kickstart a jittery economy, it may not be enough to see through a...

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient...

Can Labour come clean?
Michael Falzon

These are all signs that Robert Abela is working on a new image of Labour, before he decides to hold the next general election

These are all signs that Robert Abela is working on a new...

Nice garden. Let’s demolish it, and build a petrol station instead...
Raphael Vassallo

No, no, make no mistake. As Boromir would no doubt have put it: 'not with 10,000 legal arguments can you possibly justify a criminal injustice of this...

No, no, make no mistake. As Boromir would no doubt have put...

Reforming the book industry during the hardest-ever economic crisis in history
Mark Camilleri

I sincerely hope the government comes to term with the necessity of taking the matter at hand with the serious approach it deserves

I sincerely hope the government comes to term with the...