Managing a fiasco
Saviour Balzan
The Nationalist Party cannot revive itself if it is to build its next programme on ageing and tested men and women who cannot make way for new blood, or even respect the plan of...
The real issue is fair competition… not ‘unfair propaganda’
Raphael Vassallo
This is not a matter of constitutional rights... it is the Competition And Consumer Affairs Authority where the case on political party ownership of television...
No one is above the law
Josanne Cassar

Standards for politicians are and must be different, and we should know that by now unless we want to go down the disastrous US route of the last four years

Standards for politicians are and must be different, and we...

2020 showed us the State is our strongest line of defence
Lydia Abela

The pandemic made it clear that having good, well-resourced public services is...

The pandemic made it clear that having good, well-resourced...

Gender quotas should be part of a holistic electoral reform

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to kick-start this much-needed...

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to...

Not bold enough: the fight against plastic pollution
Tia Reljic

The fight against plastic pollution will not be won just by enacting new laws....

The fight against plastic pollution will not be won just by...

The gas pipeline saga
Ralph Cassar

The story of energy policy in Malta is one of incompetence, mismanagement, of allegations of graft, corruption and of smoking guns. It is a story of the...

The story of energy policy in Malta is one of incompetence,...

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions | Lucy van Dorp
The Conversation

The variant carries 14 defining mutations including seven in the spike protein, the protein that mediates entry of the virus into human cells. This is a...

The variant carries 14 defining mutations including seven...

Ignoring quarantine rules has become the most common crime all over
Michael Falzon

We have entered pandemic fatigue. Meanwhile, COVID-19 keeps...

We have entered pandemic fatigue. Meanwhile,...

Easier to disrupt education than to ban private parties
Josanne Cassar

Robert Abela seems to be living in his own little cocoon of protected bliss,...

Robert Abela seems to be living in his own little cocoon of...

Call an election
Saviour Balzan

Prime Minister Robert Abela needs to be his own man, and one that can take this small Island State through the necessary changes that were wilfully neglected...

Prime Minister Robert Abela needs to be his own man, and...

Yorgen Fenech and the Castille gang
Arnold Cassola

Is it not strange that at least ten persons working in Castille during Joseph Muscat’s stint as Prime Minister have had connections of varying type with...

Is it not strange that at least ten persons working in...

Contempt of court, or gagging order?

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is, in fact, robust enough to avoid being unduly influenced by such observations

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is,...

Cowardly New World
Raphael Vassallo

One of the things that made 2020 such an awful year to live through (apart from COVID-19, and all the rest of it) was the realisation that humanity has, in...

One of the things that made 2020 such an awful year to live...

The war on truth
Michael Falzon

Post-truth is an invention of the powerful, not the powerless. It comes from the top, specifically with the intent to undermine the truth that may be...

Post-truth is an invention of the powerful, not the...

Changes in the new year
Saviour Balzan

Today, I am taking a step back. It is not a question of age. I am not dumping Mediatoday of course. But I will be doing solely what I have been doing for a...

Today, I am taking a step back. It is not a question of...

Looking back and looking ahead
Josanne Cassar

Will it not be much worse in the long run to give people false hope and have all their expectations dashed if normality is not restored as quickly as he has...

Will it not be much worse in the long run to give people...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

2020: A lot of positive work overshadowed by COVID-19 | Josianne Cutajar

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of good work was carried out by the European Parliament in the past 12 months

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of...

Raising a glass to our children
Kurt Sansone

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives changed as much as ours but they also displayed a resilience that many parents, including myself, may...

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives...