An examination of our conscience is badly needed
Josanne Cassar
One of our most serious problems is not so much a lack of formal education but a lack of emotional intelligence and the ability to discern why something is inherently right or...
Maltese music should be getting more airplay
Saviour Balzan
Apart from those rare occasions when Eurovision takes over our lives, especially through the entertaining format that is X-Factor, radio stations avoid playing Maltese music
What does our reaction to egg-pelting stag party video say about us?
Josanne Cassar

When money exchanges hands, the power is in the hands of the person paying,...

When money exchanges hands, the power is in the hands of...

Malta must retain the ability to appreciate the beauty it has
Evarist Bartolo

In our pursuit of what we perceive as important, we have to make sure we retain...

In our pursuit of what we perceive as important, we have to...

Caught between the Devil and Dublin 2…
Raphael Vassallo

Men, women and children are just left to dangle out at sea caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea… because a bunch of supposedly...

Men, women and children are just left to dangle out at...

[WATCH] Putting money where it matters
Saviour Balzan

Policing, nursing and teaching are three pillars that require more investment

Policing, nursing and teaching are three pillars that...

The voice of reason
Michael Falzon

Galea depicted his appointment as an opportunity for everyone to take part in the PN’s renewal – a renewal that is necessary, because every...

Galea depicted his appointment as an opportunity for...

Think before you ink...
Raphael Vassallo

It’s not what you ‘do’ that counts… it’s the little trivialities that seem to miraculously deflect everyone’s attention...

It’s not what you ‘do’ that...

Pay our police, teachers and nurses more
Saviour Balzan

We cannot be serious and expect miracles when we know that a police inspector starts off with a basic salary of €21,960

We cannot be serious and expect miracles when we know that...

Of this and that
Josanne Cassar

A few diverse issues have come to my attention this week

A few diverse issues have come to my attention this week

Boris has little time to make an impression. So far, it’s not looking in his favour
Matthew Bugeja

The new British Prime Minister will have to face Brexit, separatist movements, potential unrest and possible economic contraction – and that’s just...

The new British Prime Minister will have to face Brexit,...

The air that we breathe
Josanne Cassar

Sometimes we do not realise just how disturbing and stressful it is to see rows of cranes, ravenous bulldozers crushing their way through neighbourhoods and...

Sometimes we do not realise just how disturbing and...

Why not just rename Ornis the ‘Society for the Protection and Care of Hunters’?
Raphael Vassallo

In case it wasn’t already obvious from all the derogations Malta has already obtained from European law… we had to be reminded that the WRBU also...

In case it wasn’t already obvious from all the...

Lack of innovation is education’s biggest risk
Evarist Bartolo

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often hindered by political...

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often...

Traffic: back to square one
Michael Falzon

One can scientifically and safely predict that road widening projects will not solve Malta’s traffic problems – or be the cure for the Maltese...

One can scientifically and safely predict that road...

There is such a thing as ‘foresight’, too…
Raphael Vassallo

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off certain sections of their...

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off...

The flipside
Saviour Balzan

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and left-of-centre newspaper with strong ideals and solid editorial direction. I do not meddle in its...

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and...

Thank you, next
Josanne Cassar

When Malta became independent and started enjoying self-rule, the acquiescence which the people used to show towards the British was transferred towards...

When Malta became independent and started enjoying...

Small wins that bring about big change
Evarist Bartolo

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a must-do. It's no longer about ancient books and same-old titles. We've modernised not just...

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a...

Missing the wood for the trees
Raphael Vassallo

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes = better air quality’, etc. Yes, but only for the first five or so years. For while the roads...

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes =...