The changing political landscape
Michael Falzon
Robert Abela’s efforts to get rid of MPs who are closely linked with Joseph Muscat’s administration are proceeding slowly but surely. Whether this is the right way to...
More than a sporting chance | Julia Farrugia Portelli
Julia Farrugia Portelli
We want to give persons with a disability more than a sporting chance to help them feel equal in a fair and devoted society, and the best way to do that was to make...
Let’s not err too much on the side of caution

Instead of reacting to each new development in fits and starts, government...

Instead of reacting to each new development in fits and...

The magic of football…
Raphael Vassallo

It is, I suppose why they call it the ‘magic of football’: by replacing the expression ‘traffic jam’ with ‘carcade’,...

It is, I suppose why they call it the ‘magic of...

The misquoting magistrate
Michael Falzon

A rare correction of what a sitting Magistrate wrote in a sentence, made by a Chief Justice Emeritus. Probably this is a first in Malta’s legal history

A rare correction of what a sitting Magistrate wrote in a...

Solitary confinement is torture: it has to go

This newspaper can only back the public calls for a thorough reform of the...

This newspaper can only back the public calls for a...

A better shade of green | Ray Ellul

NDSF’s social investment demonstrates the importance it gives to initiatives which will improve the wellbeing of society through a better quality of the...

NDSF’s social investment demonstrates the importance...

The lives of great men | Aleks Farrugia

The problem that ‘great’ men pose to the historian is that greatness begets mythology or, to be more exact, ‘mythistory’

The problem that ‘great’ men pose to the...

So let me get this straight… UK teens, no. But EU teens, yes?
Josanne Cassar

It seems the Government is excelling in making decisions which contain zero...

It seems the Government is excelling in making decisions...

England’s identity: fans sing football’s coming home, but what is home?
The Conversation

In spite of the positive image of diverse modern England projected by this group of players and manager, it is unrealistic to expect football to navigate the...

In spite of the positive image of diverse modern England...

Malta shall prevail over greylisting through hard work | Andy Ellul

The message is clear from the government: tax dues – current and...

The message is clear from the government: tax dues...

Labour’s broken promises | Chris Said
Chris Said

It’s time to call Labour’s bluff on Gozo. It’s time to remind everyone how Labour has been taking Gozitans for a ride for nine years, and the...

It’s time to call Labour’s bluff on Gozo....

No sex please, we’re Mintoffjani…
Raphael Vassallo

What is more important: that Mintoff’s own (unabridged) version of events is recorded for posterity… or that it remains at the level of mere...

What is more important: that Mintoff’s own...

Why it is vital to decriminalise abortion: the case of Malta
The Conversation

Claire Pierson, Liza Caruana-Finkel | Criminalising abortion of course...

Claire Pierson, Liza Caruana-Finkel | Criminalising...

The ethical bar needs to be raised

As things stand, the best course is for Rosianne Cutajar to take the back seat, suspend herself from the party, and only seek re-election if cleared by the tax...

As things stand, the best course is for Rosianne Cutajar to...

State jobs galore
Michael Falzon

Meanwhile, Labour keeps fooling everybody by pretending that there is nothing wrong with the increase in unnecessary jobs with the state

Meanwhile, Labour keeps fooling everybody by pretending...

Worried about going to prison? Get a job in the construction sector...
Raphael Vassallo

Nowadays, the same sort of contradiction is painfully visible almost everywhere you look: for instance, whenever the Planning Authority comes down like a tonne...

Nowadays, the same sort of contradiction is painfully...

Private party? Relax, just tell them it’s a football celebration…
Josanne Cassar

I will bet my bottom dollar that the restrictive measures for people to hold...

I will bet my bottom dollar that the restrictive measures...

MPs, magistrates, and common mortals: not all are equal
Saviour Balzan

A new government must bring legitimacy and clarity, and do away – to a...

A new government must bring legitimacy and clarity, and do...

A ‘get-out-of-jail’ card for cowboy developers

Once again, Malta’s cowboy contractors have been given a...

Once again, Malta’s cowboy contractors have been...