Politicise the Presidency? No, thanks
Raphael Vassallo
My guess is that the Council of Europe simply got their files muddled up, and issued the wrong country report by mistake. They might have mixed us up with somewhere like...
Who will bell the Constitutional cat?
Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together and with others to deliver a revamped Constitution that strengthens the system of checks and balances? Or will...
A very French, very yellow bandwagon...
Raphael Vassallo

With serious reservations about the method of engagement – I myself feel far more represented by the ‘gilets jaunes’ 25 points, than by...

With serious reservations about the method of engagement...

The Neville Gafà mystery
Michael Falzon

Gafà enjoys the trust of the Prime Minister – irrespective of so many allegations of wrongdoing. This cannot be taken lightly and should be an...

Gafà enjoys the trust of the Prime Minister –...

Admitting something is a bad  idea is the hardest job of all
Josanne Cassar

We have lived with this kind of division which splits the country right down...

We have lived with this kind of division which splits the...

Now that you mention aesthetics…
Saviour Balzan

Who would not say that Malta was thoroughly deflowered during that golden age of aestheticism when visionaries like Tonio Fenech and George Pullicino, and of...

Who would not say that Malta was thoroughly deflowered...

The President’s outspokenness will be missed

In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly...

In an age when so many other national institutions appear...

Caring for gifted students
Evarist Bartolo

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any children fall behind, it is also our duty not to hold back students from reaching their full...

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any...

Greenwashing our environmental policies
Josanne Cassar

Cut to the chase: the government could just admit that in its eagerness to greenwash its environmental policies, it was taken for a ride.

Cut to the chase: the government could just admit that...

‘The season of good jeer…’
Raphael Vassallo

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about another equally grumpy, Grinchy group placing flowers and candles at a makeshift shrine to a...

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about...

Loneliness is not just for Christmas

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that Caritas has put forward for its plan of action. And not without good reason. According to a recent...

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that...

G20 highlights global fractures
Matthew Bugeja

Global leaders gathered for G20 meetings amidst trade tensions, political risks and security issues

Global leaders gathered...

Just what the doctor ordered
Michael Falzon

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above those of the stupid people who elect their stupid representatives in Parliament – a Daphne...

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above...

Woman + Politics = Prostitute
Raphael Vassallo

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects the victim as the utmost perversion of society’s (very male) ideal of...

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects...

Hoist with his own petard
Saviour Balzan

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source who talked to me lamented that this was an old case and it had yet to be ascertained if the...

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source...

Running away from intimacy  into a fake, simulated world
Josanne Cassar

They will be living as if they are on an island, where social media becomes...

They will be living as if they are on an island, where...

Let’s call misogyny by its name

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable. What is needed is an effort to stamp out an increasingly worrying culture of verbal violence...

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable....

Iceland Christmas ad: barred, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of 'corporate caring'
The Conversation

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say Iceland is simply trying to increase its sales. But if the outcome is good – generating...

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say...

Striking a balance between the bad and the good
Josanne Cassar

When one balances the ‘good’ this administration has done with what...

When one balances the ‘good’ this...

Introducing your town’s new nig...  I mean, mayor
Raphael Vassallo

Who cares if Marsa really does one day elect an African councillor, or even an...

Who cares if Marsa really does one day elect an African...