If only we knew
Saviour Balzan
In the Labour milieu, people are talking of a government that needs to act fast and of a strong Joseph Muscat who is simply not there
Complacency in a comfortable age
Josanne Cassar
Meanwhile, the populace can only stand by and watch as towns and villages are irreversibly destroyed in the name of progress, much like the residents of Venice were forced to...
Grants for animal adoptions: Doling out cheques is only a stop-gap measure
Josanne Cassar

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when one is not addressing the root cause, then it is merely a temporary stop-gap measure

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when...

Labour’s only Opposition  comes from… Labour
Raphael Vassallo

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without access to the...

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without...

The Archbishop’s gambit
Michael Falzon

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no doubt that Archbishop Scicluna is one of a kind – the right kind, of course

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no...

Why I think the Archbishop’s gesture matters...
Raphael Vassallo

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are intrinsically evil; even...

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are...

Charity marred by uncharitable behaviour
Josanne Cassar

We are reading more and more about people who do not have much; who are living hand to mouth, just about making ends meet between their rent/mortgage, daily...

We are reading more and more about people who do not have...

Does it all go away with just a sorry?
Saviour Balzan

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly commendable, but does it erase any of that anger for the Church’s actions in the 1960s?

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly...

History didn’t end with the fall of the Berlin Wall – but only now is the new battleground clear
The Conversation

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, we can see a new battleground for alternative visions of the future being laid. 1989 should be seen...

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell,...

I am a Maltese woman and I’m married to a black man | Lara Bezzina

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina feared for her...

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina...

Expansion joints: After all the jokes, I hope the joke's not on us
Josanne Cassar

There is no use in working in haste and at breakneck speed at the expense of...

There is no use in working in haste and at breakneck speed...

If this is true...
Raphael Vassallo

It disgusts me to read that 14 short-toed eagles may have been shot illegally, so many years after the problem of illegal hunting was supposed to have been...

It disgusts me to read that 14 short-toed eagles may have...

Change is not an option | Edward Zammit Lewis

The 'us' versus 'them' siege mentality must be rejected once...

The 'us' versus 'them' siege mentality must...

More than a spell checker
Evarist Bartolo

The major challenge that the Maltese language is facing is that of becoming irrelevant in the digital world

The major challenge that the Maltese language is facing is...

Making movies, on location...
Raphael Vassallo

Whilst Malta Film Commission and its commissioner Johann Grech have to constantly battle to get more funds allocated to the Malta Film Fund, the Arts Council...

Whilst Malta Film Commission and its commissioner Johann...

The Steward saga continues
Michael Falzon

With government apparently doing nothing about these serious failures in Steward’s obligations, why would they want to leave?

With government apparently doing nothing about these...

Anxiously anxious for fame
Josanne Cassar

There are those who believe that you have to face your worst fears in order to conquer them, while others maintain it just makes it worse for those who are...

There are those who believe that you have to face your...

Saying no to greed
Saviour Balzan

It was evident that the administration informed the PA members what to do, therefore it follows that Portelli's intentions were sanctioned by the government

It was evident that the administration informed the PA...

Is ISIS done for?
Matthew Bugeja

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the ingredients to stage a comeback

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the...

We have gone soft, so we need to recreate tough conditions
Josanne Cassar

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like stairs; most...

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like...