A report which raises more questions than answers
Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the report: which was ultimately an investigation into a specific tendering process. As is to be expected, in the fog of...
Rent reform revisited: caution with fairness is the only way forward
Michael Falzon
It is definitely not the right time to ill-treat again this long-suffering citizen while the government shows off its great benevolence by giving away public land for peanuts to a...
Shrimp cocktail at the General Council
Saviour Balzan

What is needed is a clear vision and a realisation that nobody owes the PN anything. Nor to any other party

What is needed is a clear vision and a realisation that...

All hail the consumer culture
Josanne Cassar

When told to queue for the (free) organic bins and the waste separation bins, again came all the melodrama. Yet on Friday people battled traffic and fought...

When told to queue for the (free) organic bins and the...

Brexit political declaration: what it means for the future UK-EU relationship
The Conversation

Paul James Cardwell • Nothing in the document legally requires either the UK or the EU to do anything specific in the future. Things might happen, or...

Paul James Cardwell • Nothing in the document...

Playing for time on 17 Black

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him gets smaller and smaller… as it surely will, the longer this game of hide and seek...

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him...

Giving up is not an option
Josanne Cassar

Speaking truth to power is a crucial element in a democracy. Sitting back, giving up and letting it all slide, is simply not an option when one is part of...

Speaking truth to power is a crucial element in a...

Two ‘rights’ sometimes make a ‘wrong’
Raphael Vassallo

Partisan considerationshave meant that the entire country pays an exorbitant...

Partisan considerationshave meant that the entire country...

Something fishy in the fisheries department

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is too understaffed and...

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is...

The importance of  the Malta Book Festival
Mark Camilleri

We are driven by a passion for books, and our commitment is to see that our...

We are driven by a passion for books, and our commitment is...

Excellence at Wardija
Evarist Bartolo

These youngsters have been given opportunities where they can recognise their abilities through an entrepreneurial way. Without such help, it would have been...

These youngsters have been given opportunities where they...

The consummate juggler
Michael Falzon

What is at stake now is the Prime Minister's own future

What is at stake now is the Prime Minister's own future

‘We are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
Raphael Vassallo

If it’s a second (sorry, ‘final’) referendum you all want, by...

If it’s a second (sorry, ‘final’)...

So what is the endgame?
Saviour Balzan

I am not quite sure what is going on in Muscat’s mind but it must read like this: “If Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi resign now I will gain...

I am not quite sure what is going on in Muscat’s mind...

Come little children unto me… pulling a Porsche
Josanne Cassar

Doing something which goes against the grain is bad enough, but when your...

Doing something which goes against the grain is bad enough,...

Political and legal responsibility are not the same

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case...

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario...

Our greatest accomplishment
Evarist Bartolo

There have never been so many people being educated and graduating

There have never been so many people being educated and...

Brexit deal agreed by British cabinet, but parliament's approval remains unlikely
The Conversation

Robin Pettitt • While May has managed to get her cabinet to support her leave deal, the underlying divisions remain.

Robin Pettitt • While May has managed to get her...

Pillaging the land for the Gozo tunnel
Josanne Cassar

Malta’s complete philistine indifference towards its natural habitat is an indictment on our society, which, I am sure, will come back to haunt us one day

Malta’s complete philistine indifference towards its...

The devil you know...
Raphael Vassallo

Manfred Weber is about as qualified to present the ‘perspective of the people’, as I am to talk about the social customs of the Wada Fakawi tribe...

Manfred Weber is about as qualified to present the...