The wood from the trees
Saviour Balzan
It seems incredible that someone like Iosif Galea, a gaming broker known to enjoy playing with fire and already in some bad books since the Dalligate scandal, could be treated...
This country is flipping out, and we haven’t even had our first heatwave yet
Josanne Cassar
Put yourselves in the shoes of someone new to the country, who can easily encounter such episodes at least once on an average day. The harsh sound of our language, the loudness of...
Apathy, genetic testing and more of Bernard
Saviour Balzan

We’re an overcrowded city masquerading as a country, that is looking...

We’re an overcrowded city masquerading as a country,...

This trial by media has not helped domestic violence victims one bit
Josanne Cassar

The temptation to mock anyone on social media who says they have been abused...

The temptation to mock anyone on social media who says they...

Metsola’s lost opportunity in Israel

One wonders how Europe’s renewed discovery of its global democratic role, in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, suddenly appears fragile in the...

One wonders how Europe’s renewed discovery of its...

Which part of ‘Animal Rights’ is so goddamn difficult to understand?
Raphael Vassallo

Or else, we simply resign ourselves to the fact that… well, we really are all living in an ‘Orwellian dystopia’, after all

Or else, we simply resign ourselves to the fact...

Gaming: one of Malta’s few industries that built a local ecosystem | Marisa Xuereb

The gaming industry is one of the few local industries that has managed to build a local ecosystem around it, and one industry where Malta is an established...

The gaming industry is one of the few local industries that...

We must question the efficacy – not just ‘ideology’ – of IVF treatment

In a nutshell, it is time to finally put this essential service – which taxpayers proudly finance out of communitarian solidarity – to a general...

In a nutshell, it is time to finally put this essential...

Climate change is the real pandemic, and we have a part to play
Cyrus Engerer

Through the individual choices that we make when we travel from point A to...

Through the individual choices that we make when we travel...

Opting for Ukraine in Turin
Michael Falzon

After all, they all are also a form of human expression, and the human spirit should be free to state what it wants to state, whatever the means used to...

After all, they all are also a form of human expression,...

‘A government that listens’…  to zookeepers
Raphael Vassallo

‘A government that listens’… to whom, exactly? Because it...

‘A government that listens’… to whom,...

Defamation and the Maltese courts: the chilling effect on the press
Saviour Balzan

Most journalists are unable to face down this culture of litigation; many media...

Most journalists are unable to face down this culture of...

We’re heading for a normal summer with abnormal staffing problems
Josanne Cassar

As the tourism sector looks forward to recouping some of its losses from the...

As the tourism sector looks forward to recouping some of...

Agriculture is about food security, not just ‘folklore’

At this juncture it is crucial to stop regarding agriculture as merely...

At this juncture it is crucial to stop regarding...

Want to win Eurovision? Just get invaded by Russia, that’s all…
Raphael Vassallo

But then again… what would any of that even matter? We’d have...

But then again… what would any of that even matter?...

How BOV duped shareholders on Deiulemar affair for years
Arnold Cassola

These shareholders have had to bear the brunt of it all. What has been...

These shareholders have had to bear the brunt of it...

Party financing law urgently needs an update

Expecting political parties to regulate themselves, in this matter, is...

Expecting political parties to regulate themselves, in this...

The siege of Malta’s critical thought | Luke Fenech

To start fighting the long-standing problem of critical thinking in our...

To start fighting the long-standing problem of critical...

Writing the end of democracy | Aleks Farrugia

Striving for peace is also a display of courage, perhaps even more than the...

Striving for peace is also a display of courage, perhaps...

The land of sleeping policemen
Michael Falzon

The system has been so corrupted over the years that police do not need any prodding from politicians – they naturally sense when there is some political...

The system has been so corrupted over the years that police...