The Neville Gafà affair
Michael Falzon
That was how Muscat played the double game – by exercising what was in effect a pushback before migrant boats entered Malta’s SAR area, and playing the innocent virgin...
The choice between living with the virus and living in fear
Josanne Cassar
When and what to open is the dilemma all governments are having to face, as they assess the risks, adjust their time frames and take stock of how each measure is affecting...
My kids need never worry about where the next hour of Baby Shark will come from
Matthew Vella

Pandemic parenting: unlike my childhood of negotiating time and space with adults, it’s children who commandeer time and space

Pandemic parenting: unlike my childhood of negotiating...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Note to EU: think, plan, act now on COVID recovery
Miriam Dalli

As restrictive measures are slowly being eased with full realization that an...

As restrictive measures are slowly being eased with full...

Migration crisis, or hostage situation?
Raphael Vassallo

Malta has been practically begging the EU for a ‘relocation agreement’ for well over 15 years now... to no avail. Admittedly, it was the EU’s...

Malta has been practically begging the EU for a...

The right to insult
Michael Falzon

In the end, the issue, I suppose, is whether the writing under consideration instigates the reader to hate someone

In the end, the issue, I suppose, is whether the writing...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Authorities must come down hard on people who disregard social distancing
Saviour Balzan

Despite social distancing measures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, many keep meeting with family and friends

Despite social distancing measures aimed at limiting the...

A lawyer walks into the courtroom...
Saviour Balzan

Obviously at a distance, the fact that he is not a pedigree Nationalist but the son of former Labour politician, means this lad has...

Obviously at a distance, the fact that he is...

Enough with calling them ‘vulnerable’ – how   about we treat senior citizens with dignity?
Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

So... are there penalties for not wearing face-masks, or not?
Raphael Vassallo

Given all the excellent work carried out by the same Superintendence of Public...

Given all the excellent work carried out by the same...

Giving privacy a bad name | Mireille Caruana

What is of utmost importance is transparency and accountability: the detailed...

What is of utmost importance is transparency and...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

I challenge Abela to publish the secret Vitals-Steward agreements
Adrian Delia

I challenge Prime Minister Abela to publish this secret agreement and the legal...

I challenge Prime Minister Abela to publish this secret...

Science should guide all our health policies... including abortion
Raphael Vassallo

Our total abortion ban is no less dangerous or unhinged (or even idiotic, for...

Our total abortion ban is no less dangerous or unhinged (or...

Why Evarist Bartolo should hang on
Saviour Balzan

Politics needs people like Evarist Bartolo; his party needs him, warts and all 

Politics needs people like Evarist Bartolo; his party needs...

The case of the disappearing quarries
Michael Falzon

Instead of chiding its contractors for not doing their homework properly before accepting contracts that involved huge amounts of excavation waste,...

Instead of chiding its contractors for not doing their...

Testing the waters of the new normal
Josanne Cassar

The common factor, no matter what nationality we are, is that this new normal means that we need to keep our distance from each other and wear masks

The common factor, no matter what nationality we are, is...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...