Moving forward to a new reality
This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical rethinking of our usual approach. Difficult decisions will need to be made about who can return to work
When we finally reboot, we should do  things differently. But will we?
Josanne Cassar
If we learn nothing from this crisis, at least I hope we learn that it is a bad idea to live from pay cheque to pay cheque or to assume (as so many did) that your extra income...
Malta’s leaders must present united front on COVID-19
Matthew Vella

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear conflicting messages will...

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear...

Now is the time to map out our next-generation economy
Claudio Grech

By learning from the adjustments that mother nature has imposed on us in the...

By learning from the adjustments that mother nature has...

All hands on deck | Julia Farrugia

Usually it takes two to tango. But to face the raging beast attacking us on all fronts, we must ‘tango in three’ to slay it: the government, the...

Usually it takes two to tango. But to face the raging beast...

COVID-19? It’s Mother Nature’s revenge for Bruno the Bear...
Raphael Vassallo

There is, in brief, nothing ‘unique’ or ’unprecedented’...

There is, in brief, nothing ‘unique’ or...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Government measures do not cater for over 100,000 workers
Saviour Balzan

The sacrifice cannot be limited to the 100,000 employees in the private sector, who work for companies that will not benefit from the €800 per month...

The sacrifice cannot be limited to the 100,000 employees in...

Time to talk about a windfall tax

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be expected to join the effort of ‘socialising the costs’. What remains uncertain is whether...

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be...

Amazing, how quickly we all forgot about the EU...
Raphael Vassallo

Where is all the ‘guidance’ that the European Health Commission is...

Where is all the ‘guidance’ that the European...

The end of the world as we know it
Michael Falzon

Maltese businesses facing liquidity problems would have deferred paying their tax and social security dues in any case

Maltese businesses facing liquidity problems would have...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Economic rescue measures are a joke
Saviour Balzan

Businesses and enterpreneurs need all the help in the world at a time of deep crisis

Businesses and enterpreneurs need all the help in the world...

And just like that… everything changed
Fighting a cancer with an aspirin
Abela’s COVID-19 budget won’t work: we should be planning a fightback
Matthew Vella

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance that will pay wages and keep the economy ready for its bounceback

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance...

It’s war... but not as our grandparents knew it
Raphael Vassallo

We have, in a nutshell, been cocooned from calamity by both time and space. But...

We have, in a nutshell, been cocooned from calamity by both...

Coronavirus: How the world is reacting to a pandemic | Neville Zammit

As the world is realizing that this is not a drill, society should come to...

As the world is realizing that this is not a drill, society...

A time for civic responsibility

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities that saw us through those dark times so effectively. We did it 70 years ago; and now we are called...

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities...

Subsidising a waste management disaster | Ralph Cassar

I’m afraid the business as usual mentality is so ingrained here that real...

I’m afraid the business as usual mentality is so...

The coronavirus effect
Michael Falzon

In the current circumstances, the government should take the Opposition in its confidence and the Opposition should co-operate with government

In the current circumstances, the government should take...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan Video Blog | A moratorium on bank loan repayments is needed
Saviour Balzan

The impact of the coronavirus on people's livelihoods is of grave concern and government has to have a clear plan to address this by obliging...

The impact of the coronavirus on people's...