‘U il-kotra qamet f’daqqa’…
Raphael Vassallo
And if that’s not a milestone historical moment, for Ruzar Briffa to write a poem about: I don’t know what is, quite frankly…
A budget not for the middle class? | Daniel Attard
While this budget heralds numerous improvements in social security benefits for low-income individuals, alongside a significant rise in the minimum wage, it also offers...
We need to emphasise EU cyberspace partnerships | Josianne Cutajar

Embracing technological foresight will redefine our industries, the European...

Embracing technological foresight will redefine our...

Look, 'self-healing' concrete implies a certain degree of intelligence

No. 217 - Celebrating Concrete

No. 217 - Celebrating Concrete

The Mosta trees debacle

The problem is that the lack of discussion with residents before the plans were put into action has created a situation of antagonism that clouds any form of...

The problem is that the lack of discussion with residents...

The PA is supposed to protect Malta’s cultural heritage… not destroy it
Raphael Vassallo

So the fact that it did – in defiance of all UNESCO’s concerns – only proves that neither the Superintendence, nor the PA itself, is even...

So the fact that it did – in defiance of all...

Reining in Clayton’s overspending
Michael Falzon

Will the government do this? Or will existing Air Malta employees be allowed to have the cake and eat it when they are re-employed by the ‘new’ Air...

Will the government do this? Or will existing Air Malta...

Fame, resilience and mental health
Josanne Cassar

After reaching dizzying heights with his talent, the tabloid press in the UK completely turned against him when during the 1998 World Cup, he got a red card...

After reaching dizzying heights with his talent, the...

A smart move: The imperative of an AI and technology committee in parliament | Rebekah Borg

By acknowledging our fears, updating our laws, bridging the digital gap, and collaborating internationally, we can ensure that AI and technology serve as tools...

By acknowledging our fears, updating our laws, bridging the...

A budget from the heart
Lydia Abela

This budget is more than just a financial plan; it is a testament to our nation’s unwavering dedication to supporting those who are most in need

This budget is more than just a financial plan; it is a...

Cartoon: 12 November 2023

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Safeguarding open space and local plan changes

The economic outlook, the country’s demography, the state of the...

The economic outlook, the country’s demography, the...

The additional mechanism to counter the effects of inflation | Mark Musu

Given the substantial increase in the allocation and the doubling of the eligible population, the impact of the programme this year is projected to be much...

Given the substantial increase in the allocation and the...

A budget for all
Miriam Dalli

These savings on energy bills directly impact households' financial well-being, allowing them to allocate resources to other expenses like food, housing,...

These savings on energy bills directly impact...

What on earth happened to Malta’s plan to ‘fully electrify urban traffic’ by 2050?
Raphael Vassallo

According to the latest National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Malta 2013, road transport currently accounts for 16.9% of the total greenhouse gas...

According to the latest National Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

These brawling youths are nothing but the nemesis-spirit raging against Valletta's gentrification

No. 216 - Republic Street Irregulars

No. 216 - Republic Street Irregulars

In pursuit of skilled foreign labour
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando

The National Skills Council feels that this exercise can also be a pilot study for similar initiatives in other areas in the future. One of the Council’s...

The National Skills Council feels that this exercise can...

PN needs a narrative of hope

It is a tall order indeed but one that cannot continue being put aside

It is a tall order indeed but one that cannot continue...

‘Vitals is the new Egrant’. Discuss…
Raphael Vassallo

In Joseph Muscat’s mind, ‘Egrant’ has clearly become...

In Joseph Muscat’s mind, ‘Egrant’ has...

A populist budget
Michael Falzon

I must confess that before I read this piece, I have never found myself being totally in agreement with Alfred Sant!

I must confess that before I read this piece, I have never...