Something fishy in the fisheries department
Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is too understaffed and under-equipped to meet the basic requirements of its role. As a result, a substantial percentage of...
The importance of  the Malta Book Festival
Mark Camilleri
We are driven by a passion for books, and our commitment is to see that our society improves by ensuring the children of today keep reading tomorrow when they are adults. This is...
Come little children unto me… pulling a Porsche
Josanne Cassar

Doing something which goes against the grain is bad enough, but when your...

Doing something which goes against the grain is bad enough,...

Political and legal responsibility are not the same

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case...

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario...

Our greatest accomplishment
Evarist Bartolo

There have never been so many people being educated and graduating

There have never been so many people being educated and...

Brexit deal agreed by British cabinet, but parliament's approval remains unlikely
The Conversation

Robin Pettitt • While May has managed to get her cabinet to support her leave deal, the underlying divisions remain.

Robin Pettitt • While May has managed to get her...

Pillaging the land for the Gozo tunnel
Josanne Cassar

Malta’s complete philistine indifference towards its natural habitat is an indictment on our society, which, I am sure, will come back to haunt us one day

Malta’s complete philistine indifference towards its...

The devil you know...
Raphael Vassallo

Manfred Weber is about as qualified to present the ‘perspective of the people’, as I am to talk about the social customs of the Wada Fakawi tribe...

Manfred Weber is about as qualified to present the...

A welcome, but long overdue, appointment

A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed: not only have serious allegations undermined public confidence in elected officials, but the lack of...

A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed:...

US midterm results: six issues on the country’s uncertain future
The Conversation

Scott Lucas | The most important person in America will be Robert Mueller....

Scott Lucas | The most important person in America...

The abortion (non)-debate
Michael Falzon

Malta is the only country in the EU where abortion remains illegal, and is still a taboo subject for many. At the same time, hundreds of women leave Malta each...

Malta is the only country in the EU where abortion remains...

Affordable housing? We will just cram them in like sardines
Josanne Cassar

It would be very interesting to know how much living space Sandro Chetcuti...

It would be very interesting to know how much living space...

There is more than one way to skin a cat…
Raphael Vassallo

Muscat is as perfectly wrong to retain Mizzi and Schembri, as he is...

Muscat is as perfectly wrong to retain Mizzi and...

17 Black | Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri must go

Muscat’s refusal to sack Mizzi and Schembri two years ago – when...

Muscat’s refusal to sack Mizzi and Schembri two years...

Can you imagine if Malta had mid-term elections?
Josanne Cassar

The results of Tuesday’s vote made me lapse into a wistful daydream. Can...

The results of Tuesday’s vote made me lapse into a...

‘Sorry, but support for your party leader is no longer available…’
Raphael Vassallo

Short of cloning Eddie Fenech Adami himself… there is simply no one in that party, or outside it, who can possibly bridge the gulf that has now opened...

Short of cloning Eddie Fenech Adami himself… there...

A critical juncture for PN and Malta

Just as personal problems sometimes become public concern, the Nationalist Party’s internal problems cannot be considered ‘private’, when...

Just as personal problems sometimes become public concern,...

Doing and not just knowing, and why it matters
Evarist Bartolo

Vocational education is also an integral part of a national policy to ...

Vocational education is also an integral part of a national...

Planet of the robotic citizen apes
Raphael Vassallo

If we’re already creating robots that are highly intelligent, and experienced in the assembly and manufacture of complex mechanical devices…...

If we’re already creating robots that are highly...

The ‘sub judice’ mess
Michael Falzon

The truth is that, irrespective of the way this case was handled and resolved, such issues are tantamount to a clash between freedom of the press and the rule...

The truth is that, irrespective of the way this case was...