And what if this is really just another smear campaign?
Josanne Cassar
The general sentiment is that no one likes this kind of thing. It is like being made an unwilling Peeping Tom, voyeurism at its worst, especially when taken completely out of...
Year of the long knives
Political discussion, especially on the social media, has become increasingly hostile and vitriolic, to the point that we seem to be more concerned with airing our own political...
Towards a fairer and more just society

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by Malta's politically-charged news cycle, as journalists we are often staggered at how...

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by...

Bringing back the art of saying ‘no’ to your beloved children
Josanne Cassar

Not just because it makes for better-behaved kids, but because the rest of...

Not just because it makes for better-behaved kids, but...

The singer not the song
Michael Falzon

Do any constitutional changes provide Muscat with a future? Does he want to go down in history that, like Mintoff, he did the right thing in the end? Time will...

Do any constitutional changes provide Muscat with a future?...

The Malta Police Commissioner-for-Europe Show
Raphael Vassallo

I can only conclude that my appraisal of Lawrence Cutajar’s actual...

I can only conclude that my appraisal of Lawrence...

We need a gilet rouge  for the environment
Saviour Balzan

The Muscats of the world say the Gozo tunnel is a commitment in the manifesto....

The Muscats of the world say the Gozo tunnel is a...

About time we get our priorities right
Josanne Cassar

How does a harmless, flirtatious song between a man and a woman written 74 years ago, suddenly become date rape?

How does a harmless, flirtatious song between a man and a...

To have and have not, at Christmas

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic well-being only through the Gross Domestic Product. That view looks only at the ‘haves’,...

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic...

In a world with real problems, let’s stop being so easily offended
Josanne Cassar

Policies that simply tick all the progressive-sounding boxes without listening...

Policies that simply tick all the progressive-sounding...

Politicise the Presidency? No, thanks
Raphael Vassallo

My guess is that the Council of Europe simply got their files muddled up, and issued the wrong country report by mistake. They might have mixed us up with...

My guess is that the Council of Europe simply got...

Who will bell the Constitutional cat?

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together and with others to deliver a revamped Constitution that strengthens the system of checks and...

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together...

That’s not pro-business
Peter Agius

As odd as it might seem to some government operators... we do have rules on public spending: the present ones were ironically revised by Labour...

As odd as it might seem to some government...

Rokit crosses genre boundaries with award-winning novel
Mark Camilleri

With Rokit, Loranne Vella distinguished herself with yet another prize-winning...

With Rokit, Loranne Vella distinguished herself with yet...

A very French, very yellow bandwagon...
Raphael Vassallo

With serious reservations about the method of engagement – I myself feel far more represented by the ‘gilets jaunes’ 25 points, than by...

With serious reservations about the method of engagement...

The Neville Gafà mystery
Michael Falzon

Gafà enjoys the trust of the Prime Minister – irrespective of so many allegations of wrongdoing. This cannot be taken lightly and should be an...

Gafà enjoys the trust of the Prime Minister –...

Admitting something is a bad  idea is the hardest job of all
Josanne Cassar

We have lived with this kind of division which splits the country right down...

We have lived with this kind of division which splits the...

Now that you mention aesthetics…
Saviour Balzan

Who would not say that Malta was thoroughly deflowered during that golden age of aestheticism when visionaries like Tonio Fenech and George Pullicino, and of...

Who would not say that Malta was thoroughly deflowered...

The President’s outspokenness will be missed

In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly...

In an age when so many other national institutions appear...

Caring for gifted students
Evarist Bartolo

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any children fall behind, it is also our duty not to hold back students from reaching their full...

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any...