Snobbery is wrong. But the real issue is inequality
James Debono
Class is invoked with gusto when denouncing snobbery, but remains taboo when it comes to challenge unequal access to power and wealth
Another Egrant in the making
Raphael Vassallo
Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of ‘facts’ buttressing the argument, it is hard to really blame anyone for swallowing it hook, line and sinker
Perhaps, a referendum on nature and ‘development’…
Saviour Balzan

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium on planned...

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium...

Criminalising NGOs doesn’t help

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had to step in where governments refuse to venture; now, it seems EU states want to try and give the...

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had...

Iran squeezed by US sanctions
Matthew Bugeja

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure from Trump

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure...

You can’t take it with you, and yet so many act as if they can
Josanne Cassar

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be obvious to all, and...

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be...

The term ‘fake news’ is doing great harm | Joshua Habgood-Coote
The Conversation

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a command not to...

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a...

Malta from a different perspective
Evarist Bartolo

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate it. It’s a common thing across the world. This is why I think we don’t value enough the...

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate...

The mother of all direct orders
Michael Falzon

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff negotiated the purchase of a boiler for the Marsa power station – eventually bought for some...

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff...

If you ‘shame them’... you can’t ‘beat them’
Raphael Vassallo

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a better description...

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a...

Let’s call time on partisan ignorance
Saviour Balzan

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in showing her feelings but she is right in putting her finger on the alarm button

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in...

Let’s put an end to all political bullying in schools
Josanne Cassar

This begs the question as to whether children should be exposed to political...

This begs the question as to whether children should be...

Justice must be a level playing field

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of the crime will be the first consideration in any bail request. In Malta, basic principles are all...

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of...

Nationality is irrelevant when it comes to crime and violence
Josanne Cassar

Dangerously violent men who snap because their girlfriend or wife leaves...

Dangerously violent men who snap because their girlfriend...

An agony aunt for the glasshouse brigade
Matthew Vella

No social media presence makes children fair game in the guilt-by-association war of political shaming, something that became a fact of life for Malta in the...

No social media presence makes children fair game in the...

Casualties of ‘war’
Raphael Vassallo

‘Sticks and stones’ may indeed ‘break your bones’... but words will hurt you far, far more in the long term

‘Sticks and stones’ may indeed ‘break...

Rent is a double-edged sword

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived from the 132% increase declared? Are the authorities working to ensure that all taxes are being paid...

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived...

After Egrant… a lesson to be learnt
Michael Briguglio

Unlike Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri’s involvement in Panama papers, no one has admitted he/she owns Egrant

Unlike Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri’s involvement...

Comment is free, but facts are sacred
Evarist Bartolo

The same time the media must not fall into the same trap as politicians and divide itself into camps. It should remain focused, vociferous and impartial

The same time the media must not fall into the same trap as...

A case of conspiracy fatigue
Michael Falzon

Do I see a conspiracy here? Of course not: all that would be correct and above board so long as it was not Malta’s Attorney General making similar...

Do I see a conspiracy here? Of course not: all that would...

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