‘We’re all human’ (but some of us are more human than others)
Raphael Vassallo
If even a self-styled ‘Labour stalwart’ like Desmond Zammit Marmara could bring himself to publicly denounce Labour as “the party representing first and...
The end of the PL-PN duopoly?
Michael Falzon
In this situation the possibility of a strong third party cannot be ignored. This party should take most of the voters who are now saying that they will not vote in the next...
‘Disgusting, disappointing, infuriating’… but not ‘surprising’
Raphael Vassallo

It is a little difficult to expect anything better from the Malta Police Force…  when the Maltese government not only condones...

It is a little difficult to expect anything better from the...

Navigating through the sudden increase in interest rates | Gordon Cordina, Kenneth Farrugia

BOV’s future base rate will need to be shaped by the overall size and pace of the ECB’s interest rate decisions going forward, especially if such...

BOV’s future base rate will need to be shaped by the...

Police brutality: mandatory anti-racism training needed 

It is therefore high time that the government take ownership of this...

It is therefore high time that the government take...

Agricultural land reform
Michael Falzon

Having lost hope of reforming an existing government department that is set in its archaic ways, the adminstration resorts to the setting up of an Authority...

Having lost hope of reforming an existing government...

‘Bongu, Ministru’…
Raphael Vassallo

… well, is there any reason under the sun why any of us should take his second belated realisation, any more seriously than the first?

… well, is there any reason under the sun why any of...

Media reform: setting the record straight
Saviour Balzan

At every stage of the reform, it was clear that the prerogative of what gets...

At every stage of the reform, it was clear that the...

Money for nothing? It’s a rich man’s world
Josanne Cassar

Unlike so many countries where university students voice their concerns...

Unlike so many countries where university students...

Rural leases: property market must be regulated

What the government’s proposed reform for agricultural leases this week...

What the government’s proposed reform for...

Delivering the promise of media reform | Jonathan Attard

These ground-breaking and innovative amendments will enshrine the duty to...

These ground-breaking and innovative amendments will...

Now is the time to empower girls
Renee Laiviera

Around 30% of women worldwide aged 15 years and older have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or...

Around 30% of women worldwide aged 15 years and older have...

The impact of the shrinking household on the environment | Rachael Scicluna

Rachael Scicluna | The phenomenon of one-person households and alternative living arrangements are now becoming urgent matters in policy terms due to their...

Rachael Scicluna | The phenomenon of one-person households...

It would take more than just a ‘new pronoun’ for Maltese to become gender-neutral
Raphael Vassallo

Everything, from tables, to chairs, to trees, to clouds, to body-parts, is effectively ‘genderless’ in the English language. In...

Everything, from tables, to chairs, to trees, to clouds, to...

PN protest: a reminder that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’  

In this sense, the party needs to go into listening mode, and fashion its...

In this sense, the party needs to go into listening mode,...

Lessons in democracy, from Vladimir Putin…
Raphael Vassallo

While the rest of the world – including Malta’s government, and...

While the rest of the world – including Malta’s...

A pumping station too many
Michael Falzon

Does this venture into competition with private enterprise – by providing the consumer with commercial catering facilities in WSC premises – have...

Does this venture into competition with private enterprise...

Who’s really running this country anyway?
Josanne Cassar

No one seems willing to take the bull by the horns and really take charge of...

No one seems willing to take the bull by the horns and...

Waiting for the messiah
Saviour Balzan

Bernard Grech cannot win a game of dominoes, let alone an election

Bernard Grech cannot win a game of dominoes, let alone an...

Press laws not strong enough

The government cannot take its tweaked laws as a fait accompli, without a convincing public consultation that takes on board also important observations on the...

The government cannot take its tweaked laws as a fait...