The whistleblowing farce
Michael Falzon
Where does this leave the Whistleblowers Act? Just as I predicted, it has turned out to be a piece of useless legislation that does not justify the political hype
‘The only winning move is not to play’
Raphael Vassallo
So tell you what: how about we all choose another strategy instead… and try and win this game by… erm… not actually playing at all? And how about, say, we all...
Students for choice: we support decriminalisation of abortion in Malta

Given the hundreds of abortions happening in Malta each year, it makes no sense at all for students to become doctors without being properly informed when it...

Given the hundreds of abortions happening in Malta each...

CFS and FM patients: their rights and needs
Alex Agius Saliba

To help patients suffering with CFS and Fibromyalgia, the work must be...

To help patients suffering with CFS and Fibromyalgia, the...

‘Be the change?’ You can start by paying your taxes…
Raphael Vassallo

Where is the ‘change’, anyway? And why should ‘we’ be...

Where is the ‘change’, anyway? And why should...

Impunity extends to party financing, too

Malta’s entire culture of political party financing – including, but not limited to, the impunity with which political parties evade tax – is...

Malta’s entire culture of political party financing...

Things are not always what they seem | Kurt Borg

Our lives are continually bombarded by images and catchphrases meant to...

Our lives are continually bombarded by images and...

‘The environment’ is about more than just ‘trees on roundabouts’, you know…
Raphael Vassallo

And this is why I suspect that no serious environmentalist could possibly have been consulted, in the drawing up of these proposals

And this is why I suspect that no serious environmentalist...

Upsetting the rental market... again
Michael Falzon

Upsetting once again the rental market by new forms of discriminatory government interference is a disservice Schembri – who holds university degrees in...

Upsetting once again the rental market by new forms of...

How is the removal of all that is historic ‘embellishment’?
Josanne Cassar

Every time I read that dreaded word ‘embellishment’ it is like a...

Every time I read that dreaded word...

The polls show the PN needs vision
Saviour Balzan

The Nationalist Party has to offer a vision, some form of hope, and an agenda that gives floating voters and also former voters that moved into Labour, a good...

The Nationalist Party has to offer a vision, some form of...

Hubris: Labour’s downfall

All of which raises a question that cannot be ignored forever. Why is Labour intent on ignoring the common citizen’s voice?

All of which raises a question that cannot be ignored...

‘Can’t do shit about it’ is not exactly an answer, you know…
Raphael Vassallo

So what, if Local Plans drawn up 20 years ago identified only ‘Wied...

So what, if Local Plans drawn up 20 years ago identified...

We cannot abandon the people  of Afghanistan
Cyrus Engerer

We must be prepared for this, as we cannot have a repeat of the 2015 Syrian...

We must be prepared for this, as we cannot have a repeat of...

Grech’s divided Opposition: a tale of failed leadership | Ramona Attard

Bernard Grech clearly cannot offer a solution to the PN woes as his leadership was supported by one of these factions contributing to the fragmentation of the...

Bernard Grech clearly cannot offer a solution to the PN...

Government’s hands are not ‘tied’ by the 2006 local plans

Either way, it seems that government does have the power to revise the local...

Either way, it seems that government does have the power to...

Abortion is a fact of life in modern Malta
Isabel Stabile

The presence of complete DNA and a beating heart are far less important than...

The presence of complete DNA and a beating heart are far...

‘Blessed are the boat-owners, for they shall inherit Marsaskala…’
Raphael Vassallo

By the same token, it will be the Marsaskala residents – the ones who rightly regard that bay as their own ‘public property’ – who will...

By the same token, it will be the Marsaskala residents...

Good care close to home | Alex Muscat

The evidence is that people like the convenience of receiving treatment for less serious conditions close to home

The evidence is that people like the convenience of...

Attack: the best form of defence
Michael Falzon

Attack, attack, attack seems to have been the only idea that was inspiring Joseph Muscat while replying to the questions made to him

Attack, attack, attack seems to have been the only idea...