Towards ‘truth and justice’
There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s career that we can all agree upon, regardless of our differences in opinion
Homeless and hopeless: Platitudes are not enough
Josanne Cassar
There are a lot of things we have never experienced in Malta before, and yet here we are in 2019, faced by a society which has changed beyond recognition and which would...
The vicious circle of economic migration
Josanne Cassar

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging terms, and more FB groups claim they want Malta back, and as the authorities insist we need more foreign...

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging...

Getting all excited about unconfirmed press reports again, are we?
Raphael Vassallo

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what seems to be a...

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what...

Yes, teachers need to be valued more

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an...

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each...

The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued – as an afterthought – by the University Rector are not enough

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued...

Strange things happen to people in job interviews...
Raphael Vassallo

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli ‘disagreed’ with...

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli...

The hardest job in the world
Josanne Cassar

As soon as your toddler toddles off to kindergarten, that is just the beginning because soon you will be faced by other options – should you send them to...

As soon as your toddler toddles off to kindergarten, that...

Topless bathing on Facebook
Saviour Balzan

Cassola is often right about many of his arguments, but if he presents them in his infantile gripe-a-day manner in the form of Facebook posts... how can he...

Cassola is often right about many of his arguments, but if...

Transparency applies to the law courts, too
Democracy stares down Communism
Matthew Bugeja

China has global ambitions to export its ideology abroad - but is finding it difficult to convince Hong Kong of its appeal. An irresistible force against an...

China has global ambitions to export its ideology abroad -...

Sometimes, social media serves a good purpose
Josanne Cassar

Now, it is obvious that political statements on campus are not only nothing...

Now, it is obvious that political statements on campus are...

Red Alert! Citizen protesting! I repeat, citizen protesting…!
Raphael Vassallo

No local ironic ‘situation’ can possibly be considered complete, if...

No local ironic ‘situation’ can possibly be...

University has a lot to learn

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can dissect power and speak to it without fear or favour. If the University of Malta is not capable of...

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can...

61,000 futures at the start of the scholastic year
Evarist Bartolo

The immense responsibility on the shoulders of our educators is truly...

The immense responsibility on the shoulders of our...

Familiarity on a small island
Michael Falzon

As the old joke goes: success is relative – the more success the more relatives!

As the old joke goes: success is relative – the more...

‘Changing the world’ also means changing ourselves
Raphael Vassallo

People hate Greta Thunberg not merely because she is right but because –...

People hate Greta Thunberg not merely because she is right...

Public figures and lies
Josanne Cassar

Cheating, lying and deception are all around us, and it takes a lot of moral fibre to avoid falling into the same trap “because that is how things are...

Cheating, lying and deception are all around us, and it...

Marlene and Godfrey
Saviour Balzan

With Godfrey losing the health ministry in an ensuing Cabinet reshuffle, Marlene’s ire could not be contained

With Godfrey losing the health ministry in an ensuing...

The Farrugias’ fateful legacy

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can even be said to exist any longer, as a political force in this country

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can...