Pandemics are no excuse to just forget about human rights
Raphael Vassallo
If one national institution is permitted to violate the fundamental human rights of any one minority group… it inevitably follows that all the others will start doing the...
A crash landing for Air Malta pilots
Michael Falzon
The clout of the pilot’s union has dissipated and its well-known mulish attitude has led it to what can only be considered as a veritable suicide
Like nothing ever before
Saviour Balzan

The virus that no one believed would hit us, has struck home, and in doing so it has changed our life and habits

The virus that no one believed would hit us, has struck...

Looking beyond the immediate crisis

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past crises Malta has had to endure, our ability to overcome it will depend how responsibly we behave today

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past...

Leadership in times of crisis
Raphael Vassallo

This is after all a medical, not a political problem; as such it requires a medical, and not a political solution

This is after all a medical, not a political problem; as...

This is the ultimate test for today’s ‘me first’ society
Josanne Cassar

If we cannot re-discover our ability to become a helping community it will not...

If we cannot re-discover our ability to become a helping...

Coronavirus: Tough times ahead

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will be facing daunting challenges in the near future. Our ability to withstand them will depend,...

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will...

The gender pay gap is real. We need action
Miriam Dalli

The biggest failure of our society is treating equality as a women’s...

The biggest failure of our society is treating equality as...

Greed: a convenient scapegoat
Michael Falzon

People owning a dog must have it tagged but people acting as demolition and excavation contractors do not need to have a licence. This glaring anomaly has...

People owning a dog must have it tagged but people acting...

Cracks in the edifice
Raphael Vassallo

Does it really have to be that way? Is it so very difficult, to devise a national construction and development policy that really does place the rights of...

Does it really have to be that way? Is it so very...

The world’s oldest profession. The world’s oldest argument
Josanne Cassar

Attempts to try and make sex workers seem like some kind of empowered, feminist...

Attempts to try and make sex workers seem like some kind of...

Robert Abela must act now
Saviour Balzan

There is an orgy of development today that is unacceptable and simply geared to make more people richer to the extent that their riches are simply unjustifiable

There is an orgy of development today that is unacceptable...

Why the Coronavirus matters... and why Pete Buttigieg is out – for now
Matthew Bugeja

Pete Buttigieg is out of the Democratic Primaries. Was it surprising? Yes and no

Pete Buttigieg is out of the Democratic Primaries. Was it...

Should former empires return removed relics (and do we get the sword back)?
Charles Xuereb

It is bad enough to find one’s iconic national treasures in global museums, but it is worse to have to pay huge sums of money to private concerns to...

It is bad enough to find one’s iconic national...

How can you control those who are out of control?
Josanne Cassar

That’s what happens when you give carte blanche to a mighty...

That’s what happens when you give carte...

And the construction machine keeps bulldozing on…
Raphael Vassallo

OK, so perhaps it was a little naïve of me to expect developers to...

OK, so perhaps it was a little naïve of me to expect...

Time to reassess our priorities

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their loved ones? Clearly, we must reassess our national priorities… otherwise we would have failed...

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their...

Queues and empty shelves reveal our fear of an uncertain future
Raisa Galea

Deep down, everyone who was filling up trolleys with basic goods harboured no...

Deep down, everyone who was filling up trolleys with basic...

Homes cannot be our coffins. The tyranny of complacency ends today
Andrew Azzopardi

We must take on the dictatorship of the haves and demand that our little island...

We must take on the dictatorship of the haves and demand...

Grab the money and run
Michael Falzon

The management contract is certainly in trouble. Not so the people behind Vitals and their chief executive

The management contract is certainly in trouble. Not so the...