So long, and thanks for all the profits...
Raphael Vassallo
If I were to place a bet on whether HSBC will stay or leave in the next five years… right now, I’d bet on ‘Leave’. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, or even...
Are trade unions facing a crisis?
Michael Falzon
The rate of increase in union members is out of synch with the rate of increase in employed persons
The National Writers' Congress: Our strategy
Mark Camilleri

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements of the Congress,...

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements...

Consumption of news in the visual age
Josanne Cassar

The reliance on the visual rather than the written is a trend which has grown ever since Smart phones became all the rage

The reliance on the visual rather than the written is a...

The vicious circle of economic migration
Josanne Cassar

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging terms, and more FB groups claim they want Malta back, and as the authorities insist we need more foreign...

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging...

Getting all excited about unconfirmed press reports again, are we?
Raphael Vassallo

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what seems to be a...

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what...

The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued – as an afterthought – by the University Rector are not enough

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued...

Strange things happen to people in job interviews...
Raphael Vassallo

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli ‘disagreed’ with...

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli...

The hardest job in the world
Josanne Cassar

As soon as your toddler toddles off to kindergarten, that is just the beginning because soon you will be faced by other options – should you send them to...

As soon as your toddler toddles off to kindergarten, that...

Topless bathing on Facebook
Saviour Balzan

Cassola is often right about many of his arguments, but if he presents them in his infantile gripe-a-day manner in the form of Facebook posts... how can he...

Cassola is often right about many of his arguments, but if...

Democracy stares down Communism
Matthew Bugeja

China has global ambitions to export its ideology abroad - but is finding it difficult to convince Hong Kong of its appeal. An irresistible force against an...

China has global ambitions to export its ideology abroad -...

Sometimes, social media serves a good purpose
Josanne Cassar

Now, it is obvious that political statements on campus are not only nothing...

Now, it is obvious that political statements on campus are...

Red Alert! Citizen protesting! I repeat, citizen protesting…!
Raphael Vassallo

No local ironic ‘situation’ can possibly be considered complete, if...

No local ironic ‘situation’ can possibly be...

61,000 futures at the start of the scholastic year
Evarist Bartolo

The immense responsibility on the shoulders of our educators is truly...

The immense responsibility on the shoulders of our...

Familiarity on a small island
Michael Falzon

As the old joke goes: success is relative – the more success the more relatives!

As the old joke goes: success is relative – the more...

‘Changing the world’ also means changing ourselves
Raphael Vassallo

People hate Greta Thunberg not merely because she is right but because –...

People hate Greta Thunberg not merely because she is right...

Public figures and lies
Josanne Cassar

Cheating, lying and deception are all around us, and it takes a lot of moral fibre to avoid falling into the same trap “because that is how things are...

Cheating, lying and deception are all around us, and it...

Marlene and Godfrey
Saviour Balzan

With Godfrey losing the health ministry in an ensuing Cabinet reshuffle, Marlene’s ire could not be contained

With Godfrey losing the health ministry in an ensuing...

Watch out for that tree
Josanne Cassar

But the trees, man those trees, they are the real trouble makers. They are dangerous, unpredictable creatures, and just keep jumping out at vehicles without...

But the trees, man those trees, they are the real trouble...

There is no such thing as a ‘temporary’ deal on migration
Raphael Vassallo

The bottom line is that - without any agreement on a permanent reform of that...

The bottom line is that - without any agreement on a...