Useless forcing students to attend lectures physically, if their mind gets to be elsewhere
Carmelo Abela | Compulsory attendance, or redundant intendance? It is useless to force students to attend lectures physically, if their mind gets to be elsewhere
A legal buffer against hate towards the disabled
Julia Farrugia Portelli
Julia Farrugia Portelli | It will never be acceptable for a person with a disability to be subjected to intimidation, assault or ridicule because of their disability
Washing-machines for nothing (and your fridge for free…)
Raphael Vassallo

It is one thing, I suppose, to enter politics out of a vocation ‘to serve...

It is one thing, I suppose, to enter politics out of a...

An obscene comment that shows a complete absence of charity | Christopher Vella

A word of gratitude goes to the Archbishop and other priests who spoke out against obnoxious comments... you have taken up the moral responsibility to speak...

A word of gratitude goes to the Archbishop and other...

In Malta, forgiveness for rape is abundant but justice for women is scarce
Alessandra Baldacchino

Alessandra Baldacchino | Whatever the background, facets and nuances to a rape case: it is a crime with a victim and a perpetrator

Alessandra Baldacchino | Whatever the background, facets...

So now it’s official: you can ‘break quarantine’… but only to vote
Raphael Vassallo

I don’t know. Call me a pessimist as much as you like… but maybe those ‘Kaiser Chiefs’ were actually on to something, with that 2005...

I don’t know. Call me a pessimist as much as you...

Living in interesting times
Michael Falzon

In the current situation there are too many people who do not like either of the two parties in their current state and the turnout of this year’s...

In the current situation there are too many people who do...

Learning self-defence is a good idea: eradicating misogyny would be even better
Josanne Cassar

The facts and statistics when it comes to women being murdered by men are undeniable

The facts and statistics when it comes to women being...

The economy, stupid (apart from other important stuff)
Saviour Balzan

While enshrining his anti-corruption drive into the next electoral programme,...

While enshrining his anti-corruption drive into the next...

Why Malta needs a conversation on sex and toxic masculinity
James Debono

What happened in a public garden in Sliema obviously makes women feel more...

What happened in a public garden in Sliema obviously makes...

‘Impunity’ extends to crimes against women, too…
Raphael Vassallo

It seems to have taken Sunday’s murder, to finally alert people to...

It seems to have taken Sunday’s murder, to...

No shades of grey
Michael Falzon

When can our young citizens be taught to use their mind and be critical of everything they see around them?

When can our young citizens be taught to use their mind and...

Elections in the time of Omicron
Raphael Vassallo

Omicron does little to deter the erection of billboards all over the island (or stuffing our mailboxes with junk-mail, etc.). And there are also...

Omicron does little to deter the erection of billboards all...

The world is being divided into those who ‘get it’ and those who don’t
Josanne Cassar

To someone who is a “nobody” like Kate, the idea that someone of such a high rank would scam them of their money bewilders her, shocks her and...

To someone who is a “nobody” like Kate, the...

Education: the key area COVID made us forget
Saviour Balzan

Online teaching should be available, but primarily for those children who are...

Online teaching should be available, but primarily for...

Bread and circuses
Michael Falzon

People  tend  to  talk  of  abuses  carried  out by individual politicians for the benefit of their own pocket, but this...

People  tend  to  talk  of ...

Year of the Vaccine...
Raphael Vassallo

If   people  now  object  to  face-masks,  it  is  only  because  the ...

If   people  now  object  to ...

Looking back at 2021 | A new normal that shows no sign of waning
Matthew Vella

Christmas Specials • Malta’s government thrived under COVID-19,...

Christmas Specials • Malta’s government...

A mistake made more than once is called a decision
Josanne Cassar

Did Caruana really think she would not get caught out? And how does she have...

Did Caruana really think she would not get caught out? And...

Some Christmas this has been...
Saviour Balzan

Our political class just does not understand how standards in public life work... just because they happen to win some popularity contest once every...

Our political class just does not understand how...