When cinema explores universal social issues
Josanne Cassar
The concept of the class divide between ‘us’ and ‘them’ is something we can all instinctively recognise because it crosses all cultural barriers
How to abort a national discussion
Raphael Vassallo
In the end, then, Muscat’s endorsement of this discussion may well end up inadvertently aborting it instead
Robert Abela has a tall order on good governance, but the economy beckons too
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan on Robert Abela • The new prime minister appears to be pressing the right buttons, but he also faces the challenge of keeping purchasing...

Saviour Balzan on Robert Abela • The new prime...

The strange case of Dr Robert and Mr Abela
Raphael Vassallo

It is indeed ‘a strange case’ to have two such totally antithetical...

It is indeed ‘a strange case’ to have two such...

Labour’s choice
Michael Falzon

Whether Muscat will ever regret having helped Abela to succeed him is for the future to decide – but the possibility is certainly there

Whether Muscat will ever regret having helped Abela to...

It does not take much effort to do the right thing after all
Pressing the right buttons
Saviour Balzan

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has shown that he wants to detach himself from the Muscat hegemony and I would not be too surprised if he...

Robert Abela promised continuity, but in reality he has...

Building the foundation of a resilient community
Kahin Ismail

It is in the everyday actions of the public, and the work of dedicated members...

It is in the everyday actions of the public, and the work...

Is this a fresh start for Labour? Only time will tell
Josanne Cassar

Until Robert Abela and his new Cabinet get settled in and we get used to saying...

Until Robert Abela and his new Cabinet get settled in and...

‘Continuity’ works both ways
Raphael Vassallo

For Abela did not merely promise ‘continuity’ of Joseph Muscat’s economic or social policies; he also promised ‘continuity’...

For Abela did not merely promise...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan: What will Robert Abela’s priorities as PM be?
Saviour Balzan

Will Robert Abela tackle the problems of Malta’s deteriorating environment, good governance, transparency and accountability, and conflicts of interest?

Will Robert Abela tackle the problems of Malta’s...

We don't need another hero. Just good governance
Josanne Cassar

We just need someone to steer this country towards a more sensible,...

We just need someone to steer this country towards a more...

The new PM's job
Michael Falzon

So we will have to judge the new Prime Minister by what he does in his first 100 days, rather than by what he has been reported saying during the run-up to the...

So we will have to judge the new Prime Minister by what he...

Adieu Muscat, now for some more fun
Saviour Balzan

We need to calibrate this society, bring things down to earth a little bit. Bring forward some normality, bring communities together, help build a pluralistic...

We need to calibrate this society, bring things down to...

Muscat’s stadium-filler farewell concert left voters thirsting for more. Abela won easily
Matthew Vella

The Grinch who stole Christmas and the Labour leadership...

The Grinch who stole Christmas and the Labour leadership...

The problem is not ‘the media’, it’s your behaviour in office
Josanne Cassar

'It is none of your business,' he told journalists when questioned...

'It is none of your business,' he told...

How about reforming the planning sector while we’re at it?
Raphael Vassallo

If granted, this permit will only serve as the starter pistol for the same old...

If granted, this permit will only serve as the starter...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | Malta will not be a normal country with a new Labour leader
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Malta will still not be a normal country when it wakes up to a new prime minister on Monday

Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Malta will still not be a...

The future is uncertain...  but it won’t be ‘united’
Raphael Vassallo

Still, the question remains. Will this last-ditch attempt at populism be enough...

Still, the question remains. Will this last-ditch attempt...

Welcoming the prodigal son
Michael Falzon

The lesson of the parable of the prodigal son is one lesson the PN should grasp and understand properly if it is to rise again from the doldrums it finds...

The lesson of the parable of the prodigal son is one lesson...